Dr Adelle Bish
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Adelle formally commenced her career as an academic in 2009, transitioning from 17 years in industry in human resource management and management consulting roles. After initial training in organisational psychology, Adelle worked in a number of strategic and operational human resource management roles across a range of industries (e.g., electricity, banking, finance and insurance, state and federal government and management consulting).
Adelle has particular expertise as an HR generalist with specialist knowledge and skills gained through training in organisational psychology and management. As a practitioner her focus was on improving alignment of HR strategy, improving HR practices and the ability of HR to deliver effective interventions during times of change.
Adelle has provided extensive Industry Reports to Boards and Executive Management Teams covering topics such as: HR as a Strategic Business Partner, Managing Diversity, Effective Recruitment and Selection Practices in Banking, and HR Strategic Planning.
- Effective management of people in the workplace
- The design of effective HR strategies and practices to improve individual levels of performance
Adelle’s research focuses on the effective management of people in the workplace and on the design of effective HR strategies and practices to improve individual levels of performance. As an HR practitioner she conducted a number of research projects aimed at increasing performance by improving HR practices, particularly in the areas of recruitment and selection and managing change.
Adelle completed her PhD at QUT in 2006. Her research investigated HR’s role in facilitating outstanding levels of employee performance. This national research project was driven by her experiences as a practitioner in managing talent issues, both in the attraction, management and development of talent and in trying to understand star performers. She has published and presented her academic and practitioner papers in Australia and internationally.
Task and contextual performance, Organizational citizenship behaviors, Human resource management practices, High Performance Work Practices, Organizational Justice
Business and Management
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society
- Member of the Academy of Management
- Member of the Society for Human Resource Management
- Consulting and change management
- Organisational Behaviour
- Performance and Reward
- Recruitment and Selection
- People in Organisations
- Strategic Human Resource Development
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Bish A, Kabanoff B, (2014) Star performers: task and contextual performance are components, but are they enough?, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 52 (1) p110
- Ananthram S, Bish A, Connell J, Teo S, (2014) Human resource management of Indian call centre representatives, Presented at: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference p43
- Bish A, Newton C, Browning V, O'Connor P, Anibaldi R, (2014) An exploration of the professional competencies required in engineering asset management, European Journal of Engineering Education, 39 (4) p432
- Newton C, Bish A, (2013) Proximal and distal levels of leader vision: A stress buffering perspective, Presented at: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (73rd) p274
- Bish A, Newton C, Browning V, O'Connor P, Anibaldi R, (2012) An exploration of the professional competencies required in engineering asset management, Presented at: Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th) p1
- Bish A, Bradley L, Sargent L, (2004) Career Development for Going Beyond the Call of Duty: Is it Perceived as Fair?, Career Development International, 9 (4) p391