Research Interests

My primary research interest lies on the paradoxical nature of human traits—arguably the basic building blocks of one’s strengths and talents—and how such seemingly contradictory relationships can be used to enhance the human potential to achieve breakthroughs in organizational performance and create a “strengths-based workplace.”

 

As such, I am genuinely interested in conducting academic or applied research on topics or areas such as:

 

  • Strengths-based Talent Management and Leadership Development

  • Paradox Theory and Enjoyment-Performance Theory

  • Positive Organizational Behavior or Scholarship (POB/S)

  • Positive Organizational Psychology

  • Science of the Individual (SoI)

If any of the above research interests match yours, I am open to collaborate with fellow researchers, academics, and practitioners so that we may jointly find the answers we are looking for or even create new knowledge and understanding that we can contribute to our fields and the society.

Feel free to get in touch with me using my Contact Page.

Publications

Publications/Whitepapers

 

Kabigting, F.P.Jr. (2017, November). Positive Human Resources Management (HR+): A Conceptual Framework to Positively Reinvent HR. Tokyo: Positive Organizational Psychology Term Paper – Temple University Japan Campus.

 

Brislin, R., Worthley, R., The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, MacNab, B., University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Kabigting Jr, F. and Zukis, B., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tokyo, Japan (2005, April). Evolving Perceptions of Japanese Workplace Motivation: An Employee-Manager Comparison. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 5(1), 87-104.

 

Zukis, B. & Kabigting, J., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kondo, H. & Weinger, K., Baker & McKenzie, Weeks, J.R., Gavin Anderson & Company (2002, November).  Employee Downsizing in Japan: A joint whitepaper of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baker & McKenzie, and Gavin Anderson & Company. Tokyo: PricewaterhouseCoopers Global HR Solutions K.K.

 

Zukis, B., Maeda, T. & Kabigting, J. (2002, January). Whitepaper on Understanding Employee Motivation in Japan. Tokyo: PricewaterhouseCoopers Global HR Solutions K.K.

 

Zukis, B. & Kabigting, J. (2001, December). Should I outsource payroll in Japan?: A Whitepaper on Payroll Outsourcing in Japan. Tokyo: PricewaterhouseCoopers Global HR Solutions K.K.

 

Magazine Articles (Print)

 

Kabigting, J. (2017, July 1). Ten Years and Counting…JHRS 10th Anniversary. The HR Agenda Magazine, 7(1), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2016, July 1). All for HR, HR for All: The HR Agenda Triumvirate. The HR Agenda Magazine, 6(1), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2015, July 1). Succession Planning: Leadership From Within. The HR Agenda Magazine, 5(1), 21-24.

 

Kabigting, J. (2015, July 1). The HR Agenda Marks Anniversary, Moves Forward With Changes. The HR Agenda Magazine, 5(1), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2015, April 1). Coaching and Coaches: In Good and Bad Times. The HR Agenda Magazine, 4(4), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2015, January 1). Stronger. Bolder. Better.: The State of the JHRS Community Report 2015. The HR Agenda Magazine, 4(3), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2014, October 1). Re-Working Work: Achieving work-life balance through workplace wellness. The HR Agenda Magazine, 4(2), 5-6.

 

Kabigting, J. (2014, July 1). From Lifetime Employment to Lifetime Employability: How L&D Can Help You Make That. The HR Agenda Magazine, 4(1), 3-4.

 

Kabigting, J. (2014, January 1). Be Relevant. Be HR.: The State of the JHRS Community Report 2014. The HR Agenda Magazine, 3(3), 3-4.

 

Kabigting, J. (2013, October 1). Why Are You in HR? A Hint -- It Shouldn’t be Just About the People. The HR Agenda Magazine, 3(2), 3-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2013, July 1). Does HR Belong to the Hiring Business? The HR Agenda Magazine, 3(1), 11-12.

 

Kabigting, J. (2013, July 1). Advancing HR Journalism in Japan: The HR Agenda Moves Forward. The HR Agenda Magazine, 3(1), 3-4.

 

Kabigting, J. (2013, April 1). Committing to a Code: A Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct can Raise the Bar for HR. The HR Agenda Magazine, 2(4), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2013, January 1). Onward and Upward! The State of the JHRS Community Report. The HR Agenda Magazine, 2(3), 4-6.

 

Kabigting, J. (2012, October 1). HR Certification: A Step Forward for the HR Profession in Japan. The HR Agenda Magazine, 2(2), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2012, July 1). Letting Go of Employees the Japanese Way. The HR Agenda Magazine, 2(1), 10-11.

 

Kabigting, J. (2012, July 1). Advancing the HR Agenda in Japan and a Time for Celebration. The HR Agenda Magazine, 2(1), 3.

 

Kabigting, J. (2012, April 1). Reliving the Kizuna Spirit: A Challenge for Japan HR Professionals? The HR Agenda Magazine, 1(4), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2012, January 1). Thankful: The State of the JHRS Community Report 2012. The HR Agenda Magazine, 1(3), 4-5.

 

Kabigting, J. (2011, October 1). The Global Imperative for Japan-focused HR Professionals. The HR Agenda Magazine, 1(2), 3.

 

Kabigting, J. (2011, July 1). Rise Up, Japan! A salute to the Japanese character, discipline, and resilience in the face of adversity. The HR Agenda Magazine, 1(1), 6-8.

 

Kabigting, J. (2011, July 1). Making History and Being a Part of It. The HR Agenda Magazine, 1(1), 4.

 

Magazine Articles (Online)

 

Kabigting, J. (2018, March 1). Pride and Prejudice: Tapping the LGBTQ Talent Pool. The HR Agenda Magazine – Online Edition, 7(3). Retrieved from http://hragenda.hrcentral.co.jp/issue/march-june-2018/article/pride-and-prejudice-tapping-the-lgbtq-talent-pool

 

Kabigting, J. (2017, November 1). Cultural Mindfulness: Going Beyond Cultural Stereotyping. The HR Agenda Magazine – Online Edition, 7(2). Retrieved from http://hragenda.hrcentral.co.jp/issue/november-2017-february-2018/article/cultural-mindfulness-going-beyond-cultural-stereotyping

 

Kabigting, J. (2017, March 28). How can HR speak the language of business: HR Metrics and Analytics. GLOBIS Insights – HR Talks. Retrieved from https://e.globis.jp/article/519

 

Kabigting, J. (2017, March 1). RoboHR: The Future of HR… Now (Embracing the HRTech Imperative). The HR Agenda Magazine – Online Edition, 6(3). Retrieved from http://hragenda.hrcentral.co.jp/issue/march-june-2017/article/robohr-the-future-of-hr-now

 

Kabigting, J. (2016, November 1). HR Metrics and Analytics: When Facts and Numbers Matter... Even in HR. The HR Agenda Magazine – Online Edition, 6(2). Retrieved from http://hragenda.hrcentral.co.jp/issue/november-2016-february-2017/article/when-facts-and-numbers-matter-even-in-hr

 

Kabigting, J. (2016, October 14). Insiders or Outsiders? Choosing your company’s next leader -- Japan’s oldest companies offer some clues for the rest of us. GLOBIS Insights – HR Talks. Retrieved from https://e.globis.jp/article/442

Kabigting, J. (2016, March 1). Performance Appraisals: Awakening the Force of Reason. The HR Agenda Magazine – Online Edition, 5(3). Retrieved from http://hragenda.hrcentral.co.jp/issue/march-june-2016/article/performance-appraisals

 

Kabigting, J. (2015, November 1). Shifting Gears: When Change is the Name of the Game. The HR Agenda Magazine – Online Edition, 5(2). Retrieved from http://hragenda.hrcentral.co.jp/issue/november-2015-february-2016/article/shifting-gears

 

Presentations and Panel Discussions

 

Kabigting, J. (2017, June). Agile & Rating-free Performance Management in Asia | Lessons Learned from a Multi-Country Comparison. Presentation made at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

 

Kabigting, J. (2016, December). Why Stop Doing Performance Appraisals and What To Do Instead | PMS 2.0: Agile Performance Management. Presentation made for the members of InterNations – Tokyo Chapter, Tokyo, Japan.  

 

Kabigting, J. (2016, September). Executive Briefing on PMS2.0: Agile and Rating-free Performance Management. Presentation made for the members of The Japan HR Society (JHRS), Tokyo, Japan.  

 

Kabigting, J. (2016, August). Transforming Performance Management: Use of Rating-Free Performance Appraisals. Presentation made at the 5th Annual HR Agenda: Looking Ahead Conference, Singapore.  

 

Kabigting, J., Sasaki, J., & Shoji, Y. (2016, June). Panel Discussion on Workplace Challenges and Opportunities: Then, Now and Tomorrow. Panelist for Temple University Japan (TUJ)’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Kabigting, J., Karseras, A., et al. (2013, November). Panel Discussion on Superior Talent Management Despite Japan’s Aging Demographics: Foreigners, Women, Middle management and People with disabilities. Panelist for the 3rd Annual Outsourcing, Business Transformation & Shared Services Japan Summit, Tokyo Japan.

 

Kabigting, J. (2012, October). Cracking the Talent Market: A Case Study on Why Japan is the Hardest Country in which to Recruit Talent and How You Can Win the War for Talent in Japan. Presentation made at the Global HR Excellence Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  

 

Kabigting, J. (2011, June). Japanese HR Management 101: Understanding the Japanese Way of People Management. Presentation made at the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

 

Kabigting, J. (2010, March). Japanese HR Management 101: Understanding the Japanese Way of People Management. Presentation made at the 8th Annual Asian Shared Services & Outsourcing for HR Conference, Singapore.  

 

Kabigting, J. (2018, February). Positive Human Resources Management (HR+): A Conceptual Framework to Positively Reinvent HR. Virtual presentation to be made at Adderley Positive Research Incubator, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA

 

Kabigting, J. (2018, March). Cracking the Japanese Talent Market: A Case Study on Why Japan is the Hardest Country in which to Recruit Talent and How You Can Win the War for Talent in Japan. Presentation made at the Digital HR Conference: Moving from Digitisation to Digitalisation--How to Live and Work in the Digital Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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