Behavioural science builds an understanding of how people react psychologically and respond behaviourally to interventions, environments and stimuli. In a work context, an understanding of behavioural science can help develop HR management, reward systems, and effective organisation performance. Here you’ll find information which explores the behavioural science of HR, executive reward, and recruitment and selection.

Behavioural science for HR

Our research, Our minds at work: Developing the behavioural science of HR, explores how behavioural science has a wide relevance to many, if not all, aspects of workplace behaviour and performance.

Interest in behavioural science has risen significantly over the past decade with industries as diverse as finance, energy and media, using its insights to improve resilience, innovation and leadership development. Take up in HR, however, has been slower, with many professionals unsure where to begin or how to apply behavioural science insights in their own organisations.

We also include two podcasts on behavioural science and its impact on people development.


Behavioural Science

Explore how insights from behavioural science can be applied in your organisation to help improve communication, learning and leadership

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Looking through a behavioural science lens

A set of three reports look at recruitment and reward through a behavioural science lens to offer examples from literature and practical tips.

Insights for L&D practice

Here we explore how findings from behavioural science are influencing the learning and development and the HR profession.