Frank Rock Medal – Cliona McParland
Congratulations to Dr. Cliona McParland who has been awarded the Frank Rock Medal.
This medal is awarded to one outstanding PhD graduate of DCU Business School whose research translates into practical people solutions and developing business growth.
Dr. Cliona McParland’s PhD thesis “ A Mixed Method Examination of Electronic Monitoring on Employee Trust and Organisational Commitment: An Information Privacy Concerns and Organisational Justice Perspective” explores the strategic and psycho-social impacts of workplace digital monitoring on the employee and organisation. It was chosen by a panel comprising Nicola O’Neill – Managing Director Harvest Resources, Gay White – Gay White Consulting and Current IITD President, and Milla Clynes – Head of Capability, Human Resources at AXA Insurance.
The award will be presented to Cliona by Nicola O’Neill at the Research Graduates’ Reception on 25th October in DCU Business School. She has also been invited to showcase and present her research findings at a breakfast briefing for Harvest clients and thought leaders from the HR and L&D community.
In response to winning, Dr. Cliona McParland said:
I am truly honoured to receive the Frank Rock Medal 2022. As this award not only recognises the importance of translating research into creative and practical business solutions, but honours the great legacy and values of Frank Rock and his passion for supporting people and organisations in reaching their full potential, I am sincerely grateful for this recognition of my research. I sincerely thank the judging panel, Nicola O’Neill – Managing Director of Harvest Resources, Gay White of Gay White Consulting and current IITD President and Milla Clynes – Head of Capability at AXA Insurance for affording me the opportunity to showcase my research and findings, as well as my PhD Supervisor, Prof. Regina Connolly, for her continued support with my research and career development”
Prof. Regina Connolly said:
This award confirms the timeliness and practical impact of Cliona’s research. Organisational use of digital technologies to monitor employee performance is increasing in response to competitive pressures and the emergence of hybrid working scenarios. These technologies can be used to increase organisational effectiveness, but have asymmetric power implications that accentuate employee privacy concerns. Cliona’s research provides much needed insights that will enable organisations who employ these technologies to address employee concerns more effectively, illustrating how this can be achieved in a way that strengthens employee trust and commitment to the organisation.
The Frank Rock Medal is sponsored by Harvest to honour the contribution of Frank Rock. For more information about Harvest and the award, please visit their website: www.harvest.ie
For more information about the DCU Business School PhD Programme visit the DCU website: http://www.dcu.ie/dcubs/phd_research_opportunities.shtml