Research interests include: Social networking behaviors, social capital, human resource development, career development and the transition to the labor market.
John-Paul Hatala, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Service Systems. He joined RIT at the start of the 2010-2011 academic year. Hatala is the founder of the Social Capital Development firm Flowork International. His academic research focuses on social networking behaviors, social capital, human resource development, career development and the transition to the labor market. To date, Hatala has developed a number of innovative systems and assessment tools including; Social Networking Management System (includes network analysis and network monitoring system), Strategic Job Search Management System (includes a monitoring system for labor market re-entry) and a series of assessments including the BEST for adults and BEST for youth (Barriers to entrepreneurship success tools), as well as the SELF (Social Exploration Learning Form). His latest book is entitled "The Strategic Networker: A Learner's Guide to Effective Networking."
- Hatala, J.P. (2009). Assessing Individual Social Capital Capacity: The Development and Validation of a Network Accessibility Scale. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 22(1), 53-68.
- Hatala, J.P. & Lutta, J. (2009). A method for measuring information sharing among employees in a knowledge intensive firm: A social network perspective. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 21(4), 5-33.
- Rizzuto, T.E. & Hatala, J.P. (2008). Modeling Person and Socio-Technical Context Factors in Academic Performance. Teaching of Psychology, 10(4), 1381-2890.
- Manning, L., Hatala, J.P. & Schneider, K. (2008). Cracking the cement ceiling: Immigrant mobility in the workplace. Paper presented at the Diversity 08 Conference. Ottawa, Canada.
- Manning, L., Hatala, J.P. & Schneider, K. (2008). Canadian companies talk the talk, but are they walking the walk? Workforce diversity and management capabilities. Paper presented at the Diversity 08 Conference. Ottawa, Canada.
- Fridel, C. & Hatala, J.P. (2008). Incorporating Problem Solving Theory and Social Capital Theory to Improve Entrepreneurial Goal Attainment. 24th annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE). Costa Rica.
- Hatala, J.P. (2007). Assessing Social Capital Capacity: The Development of a Network Accessibility Scale. 2007 Academy of human resource development proceedings. Indianapolis, IN: Academy of Human Resource Development.
- Rizzuto, T.E. & Hatala, J.P. (2007). It's Not Just Who You Know, but Who Knows You: Measuring the Impact of Social Network Density on Performance. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) conference in San Francisco, CA.
- Hatala, J.P. (2007). Making a career transition: a social network approach. The Canadian Journal of Career Development, 6(1), 28-38.
- Hatala, J.P. & Fleming, P. (2007). Making barriers to training transfer visible: Social Network Analysis as a method for facilitating the transfer of training. Human Resource Development Review, 6(1), 33-63.
- Hatala, J.P. (2006). Social Network Analysis: A New Methodology for Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review, 5(1), 45-71.
- Hatala, J.P. & Gumm, J. (2006). Managing organizational cultural influences during the implementation of Competency-Based Training. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 8(2), 229-246.
- Hatala, J.P. (2005). Identifying barriers to self-employment: the development and validation of the barriers to entrepreneurship success tool. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 18(4), 50-71.
Hatala is an active member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, the American Society of Training and Development, and National Association of Workforce Development Practitioners. He is also a reviewer for the Human Resource Development Review Journal and Performance Improvement Quarterly. In 2006, Hatala received the Elwood F. Holton, III Research Excellence Award, Academy of Human Resource Development.