SHRM Foundation Research 7/30/2014 Permissions Bridging Communication Gaps in HR by Mapping Constructs and Findings Funded: June 2014 Expected Completion: July 2016 Frank A. Bosco, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Krista L. Uggerslev, Ph.D., Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Piers Steel, Ph.D., University of Calgary, Sven Kepes, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Michael A. McDaniel, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, and N. Sriram, Ph.D., Implisci.com Abstract The proposed research represents a giant leap for narrowing the scientist-practitioner gap by linking a database of more than one million HRM research findings to a hierarchical taxonomy of constructs. Through three primary studies using Q-sort methods and factor-analytic analytic techniques, we propose the development of a user interface designed specifically for practitioners that seeks to strike at the heart of the gap: automated empirical summaries that link the practitioner and academic parlance. In addition, we propose to expand an ongoing HRM research curation effort from 1 million to 1.2 million categorized findings by the end of the two-year period. View the full list of SHRM Foundation funded research. Permissions TOP PICKS: ADVANCE YOUR CAREER HR Jobs Time to advance your career: Find your next job here. SHRM Certification Get certified and set your self apart from the competition. Hire an HR Leader Published by SHRM: Learn what employers are looking for in HR candidates. HR Business Partners Develop skills needed to be an effective HR business partner. Be an Awesome HR Pro Robin Schooling on having a wildly successful HR career, SHRM Annual Conference session. Avoiding HR Extinction E-Learning: Reinvent your role. Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor Best-selling book on fast-tracking your career. Available from the SHRMStore. Succeed in the C Suite Webcast, featuring Dr. John Ullman, May 28, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Assurance of Learning Credentials for new HR professionals. Swipe enabled!