Dr Rebecca Hewett

Rebecca Hewett

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Bex Hewett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management. Her research focuses on the interface between HR practices and people's everyday experiences at work and she is interested in how HR practices can enhance value for the organisation whilst benefiting the wellbeing of employees. Bex teaches HR-related courses to executives, and students at all levels, and is Academic Director for the MSc HRM at RSM. She works with organisations to apply research to practice and manages the Erasmus Centre for HR Excellence. Bex was awarded her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to this she worked for 10 years as an HR professional, finally as Head of HR Operations at Ofcom (the UK's communications regulator).

Publications

  • Academic (9)
    • Hewett, B., & Shantz, A. (2021). A theory of HR co-creation. Human Resource Management Review, [100823]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2021.100823

    • Clinton, ME., Conway, N., Sturges, J., & Hewett, B. (2020). Self-control during daily work activities and work-to-nonwork conflict. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118, [103410]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103410

    • Demerouti, E. E., Hewett, B., Haun, V., De Gieter, S., Rodriguez-Sanchez, A., & Skakon, J. (2019). From job crafting to home crafting: A daily diary study among six European countries. Human Relations, 73(7). https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726719848809

    • Hewett, B., & Leroy, H. (2019). Well it's only fair: How perceptions of manager discretion in bonus allocation affect intrinsic motivation. Journal of Management Studies, 56(6), 1105-1137. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12445

    • Hewett, B., Shantz, A., & Mundy, J. (2019). Information, beliefs and motivation: The antecedents to HR attributions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(5), 570-586. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2353

    • Hewett, B., Liefooghe, A., Visockaite, G., & Roongrerngsuke, S. (2018). Bullying at Work: Cognitive Appraisal of Negative Acts, Coping, Wellbeing, and Performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 71-84. https://doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000064

    • Hewett, B., Shantz, A., Mundy, J., & Alfes, K. (2017). Attribution theories in Human Resource Management research: a review and research agenda. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29(1), 87-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1380062

    • Hewett, B., Haun, VC., Demerouti, E. E., Rodriguez-Sanchez, AM., Skakon, J., & De Gieter, S. (2017). Compensating need satisfaction across life boundaries: A daily diary study. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90(2), 270-279. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12171

    • Hewett, B., & Conway, N. (2016). The Undermining Effect Revisited: The Salience of Everyday Verbal Rewards and Self-Determined Motivation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(3), 436-455. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2051

  • Internal (1)
    • Hewett, B. (2014). Examining the relationship between workplace rewards and the quality of motivational experience; a Self-Determination Theory perspective. Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • Professional (2)
    • Hewett, B. (Author). (2020). Marking the boundaries between home and work. Web publication/site, RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

    • Hewett, B. (Author), & Leroy, H. (Author). (2019). Are formal bonus procedures actually motivating your staff?. Web publication/site, RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

Additional activities (1)

  • Human Resource Management Journal (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

Media

Media items

  • Working 11 hours a day from home? Here's how to claw back some valuable family time

    Britons who work from home are spending 10 hours more per week working than pre-pandemic, leading to fears of burnout. Dr Bex Hewett, an assistant professor at the RSM, whose work focuses on people's mental health is afraid of…

  • Working 11 hours a day from home? Here's how to claw back some valuable family time

    Britons who work from home are spending 10 hours more per week working than pre-pandemic, leading to fears of burnout. Dr Bex Hewett, an assistant professor at the RSM, whose work focuses on people's mental health is afraid of…

  • Struggling with working from home? Here are 4 tips that may help

    An article that mentiones Rebecca Hewett's research on proactive steps we can take to help us feel more in control of our time.

  • 4 Steps For Successful Home Working

    Rebecca Hewett from RSM has compiled four 4 steps that may help working from home, mentioned in Forbes. She suggests to do a needs audit, craft your day, focusing on achievements and asking for help may help.

  • ‘Laat manager zelf beslissen wie welke bonus krijgt’

    An article that mentions research done by Rebecca Hewett and Hannes Leroy of RSM. The research shows that if managers are allowed to make their own decisions about performance bonuses to be awarded, employees are generally more…

  • Formal bonuses overrated in motivating staff

    Research done my Rebecca Hewett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, and Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM has been…

  • Why giving staff bonuses is riskier than you think

    Research done my Rebecca Hewett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, and Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM has been…

  • Why giving staff bonuses is riskier than you think

    Research done my Rebecca Hewett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, and Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM has been…

  • Want to motivate staff? Scrap formal bonus procedures

    Research done my Rebecca Hewett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, and Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM has been…

  • Want to motivate staff? Scrap formal bonus procedures

    Research done my Rebecca Hewett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, and Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM has been…

  • Want to motivate staff? Scrap formal bonus procedures

    Research done my Rebecca Hewett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, and Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM has been…

Discovery items

Don’t stress and drive

Organisations should try to reduce distractions and help people to express their emotions at work or the drive home will be more dangerous

Tips: Marking the boundaries between home and work

Work and non-work time are not separate, but we can harness energy from one to help us thrive in the other. Rebecca Hewett tells us how.

Are formal bonus procedures actually motivating your staff?

If the goal is to motivate the better performers, then allowing managers’ space to use their discretion is a good thing.

Courses

Human Resource Management

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BAD11
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Human resource management

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BK2102
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Human resource management

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BKB1022
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Strategic People Management

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BM13HRM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

HRM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMMTHRM
  • Level: Master

OCC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMMTOCC
  • Level: Master

Human Resource Management

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BT2102
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Past courses

HRM-OCC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BMMTHRM-OCC
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

OLD STYLE - Strategic and International HRM

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM03HRM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Organisational Behaviour

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BK1202
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Pre-master

Strategic HRM

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM07HRM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Behaviour in organisations

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BKB010

Leading People, Teams, and Organisations for Excellence

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BKBMIN004
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor 3