CORALS' Journal of Applied Research <p>Launched in 2023 from Port Saint Lucie, Florida (USA), the CORALS’ Journal of Applied Research is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly journal, and ready to accept papers to publish. Please review our policies and submission process and let us know how we can help you. We have manuscript conversion and editing support services, and discounts for bundled services. We specifically encourage new researchers to submit articles! We use licenses from Creative Commons.</p> <p>Note our scope and focus for articles in the “Submissions, Policies, and Pricing” tab. We are specifically looking for current research that <strong>helps bridge the gap between theory and practice</strong> in fields of work that impact how humans interact, survive, and persevere. Articles about research methods are welcomed if they show meaningful insights that will help other practical researchers improve data collection or analysis methods.</p> <p>Please consider publishing with us if you are in any of the following groups:</p> <ul> <li>Post-doctorates who want to publish their dissertation, thesis, or capstone projects (in article format).</li> <li>Professors who need to publish to avoid <em>perishing</em> (i.e., for tenure or teaching requirements).</li> <li>Researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business, education, medical, veterinary, legal (including law enforcement), engineering, IT, and other practical professions.</li> <li>PhDs who are adjuncts and not affiliated with teaching institutions but want IRB-sponsored research and a place to publish.</li> <li>Anyone else who is struggling to find the right journal for their article.</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong><strong>We welcome you to submit your article!</strong></p> CORALS LLC en-US CORALS' Journal of Applied Research 2993-9593 Using a human performance technology and improvement intervention to mitigate human resource business partner skill gaps <p class="CJARABSTRACT"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-style: normal;">Action learning and action research often receive combined attention. This action research project used a team of human resource (HR) professionals to pilot using action learning to train them about implementing human Performance Technology (HPT)</span> <span lang="EN-CA" style="font-style: normal;">and human performance improvement (HPI) concepts into their daily work processes. Skills development has become a central focus of most HR teams since the end of the pandemic. Thus, learning professionals have begun to emerge as leaders in HR departments, including chief learning officers, although some show gaps in their ability to provide transferable learning to their employees. This case study described a pilot training process. It showed that learning and transferable knowledge could occur by using the Revans’ L = P + Q (learning equals programmed knowledge plus questioning) equation along with action research principles where the researcher actively facilitates the scenarios of the research project. Findings included a positive increase in participants’ confidence levels in using HPT and HPI in the workplace. The case had practical implications by offering a process for new HR teams and learning directors to establish, create, and facilitate an action learning program.</span></p> Gary Wash Copyright (c) 2023 Gary Wash 2023-09-22 2023-09-22 1 3 21 21