What is ASHRR?

ASHRR is a forum of senior practitioners and researchers examining emerging HR Issues in Australia and overseas.

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Senior Human Resources Roundtable (ASHRR) took place at the University of Sydney in March 2000. Since that time ASHRR has conducted regular HR workshops and conferences, has established a network of partnering University Business Schools in 5 cities and has sponsored three successful ARC Linkage research grant applications on substantive HR research topics. At present, ASHRR comprises senior HR practitioners and institutional partners from some 40 prominent Australian public and private sector organisations.

Background Information

Senior human resource practitioners rarely have the time to reflect on the bigger issues shaping work and management today. Equally researchers rarely have on going access to many of Australia's more thoughtful senior HR practitioners. ASHRR was formed to address these issues. Its primary aim is to facilitate more effective dialogue between senior HR practitioners and researchers

ASHRR is not a new representative body for the HR community. Neither is it another research consultancy. Rather, it is a forum where practice meets reflection. It is predominantly a forum of practitioners especially designed to enable practitioners and researchers to jointly identify emerging trends in work and organisational performance and determining the best options for responding to these

Administrative arrangements

An Executive Committee supported by an Executive Officer administer the operations of ASHRR – a not-for-profit professional membership organisation. In accordance the Constitution and Rules of ASHRR, half of the12 person committee is elected annually for two-year periods.

Institutional partnering support is provided by the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, the School of Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, the School of Business, Australian Defence Force Academy at the University of NSW, Canberra, the School of Management, University of South Australia, Adelaide and the School of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

For further information please contact Brian Pickett