Faculty of Economics, Department of Management and Behavioral Economics
Development of human resources strategy (policy) in an unstable external environment

The composition of the scientific group: Shaulska L., Doronina O.

General information about the research group implementing the project

Larysa Shaulska, Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Department of Management and Behavioral Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University;

Olha Doronina, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of Management and Behavioral Economics, Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University.

Members of the research team have many years of experience in developing labor potential programs for various levels of management, personnel strategies, personnel policies (including anti-crisis ones), their individual components at the regional level and for organizations of various forms of ownership and economic activities, including higher education institutions.

Short description of the project

In modern conditions of dynamic environment and the leading role of human resources (personnel) in ensuring socio-economic development, businesses at different levels feel the urgent need to form and implement a competitive personnel strategy and policy that would neutralize the negative effects of macroeconomic and global processes.

The aim of the project is to develop a personnel strategy and/or tool for its implementation – a personnel policy, which can ensure innovative development, increase competitiveness, improve the quality of life of population (staff) and ensure decent work conditions in an unstable external environment and/or crisis phenomena in socio-economic sphere.

The main results of the project

  • adaptation of the regional personnel strategy (policy) to a changing external environment;
  • development of personnel strategy that meets the priorities of the organization and the challenges of the external environment;
  • formation of a personnel policy and its individual components (in particular, compensation policy), which helps organizations to train competent and motivated staff;
  • elimination of crisis situations in corporate personnel strategy through the use of anti-crisis tools;
  • preservation of human resources and increasing the efficiency of its use;
  • reduction of social risks and social tension among employees.

The most significant results achieved

The research team developed approaches and recommendations for the development of personnel strategy and personnel policy in changing external environment, in particular in crisis situations.

The most significant results are as follows:

  • solutions to the formation of regional personnel policy, ensuring the development and reproduction of human resources in the region;
  • recommendations for the elaboration of personnel strategy and its components with account of the internal environment and external challenges;
  • practical recommendations for the formation of corporate anti-crisis personnel policy, which takes into account the likelihood of different perceptions of the crisis in the organization both by individual employees and by different departments;
  • the organizational and methodological support of the anti-crisis personnel policy and its priority directions.

The results were implemented at the regional and corporate levels.

Application areas

Regional and corporate levels. The results of the project can be introduced into the system of crisis management at various types of organizations having different form of ownership. Some results can be implemented in the activities of local authorities.

Important publications

Doronina, O. Theoretical and practical aspects in formation of multilevel personnel policy as a basis for providing decent work conditions in Ukraine: monograph / O. Doronina. – Donetsk: DonNU, 2013. – 395 p. (in Ukrainian).

Doronina, O. Personnel policy as an instrument of anti-crisis management at the enterprise / O.A. Doronina // Investments: practice and experience. – 2015. – No. 20. – P. 92-95 (in Ukrainian).

Doronina, O. Strategy of anti-crisis personnel policy in Ukraine: theoretical bases of development and priorities of realization // Anti-crisis strategy of development of Ukraine: socio-economic, financial and global challenges: monograph /edited by Sidorova A. – Vinnytsia: Nilan_LTD, 2016 (in Ukrainian).

Doronina, O. Professional education in Ukraine: problems and prospects of development in the system of personnel policy of the state // О.А. Doronina // Economics and organization of management. – Issue 2 (22). – 2016. – P. 247 – 253 (in Ukrainian).

Doronina, O. Personnel policy as an instrument of strategic development of higher education institution / O.Doronina, M. Ryazanov // Economics and management organization. – No.1 (33) -2019 – P. 15-20 (in Ukrainian).

Shaulska, L. Modern approaches to the development and implementation of anti-crisis strategy for the development of university education in Ukraine / L.V. Shaulska // Anti-crisis development strategy of Ukraine: socio-economic, financial and global challenges: monograph, edited by A.V. Sidorova. – Vinnytsia: DonNU, 2016. – P. 142-162 (in Ukrainian).

Shaulska, L. The state of the labor market in the context of the strategy of human capital development in the region / L.V. Shaulska, М.О. Krymova // Labor market and employment. – 2018. – No.2 (55). – P. 23-32 (in Ukrainian).

Shaulska, L. Social policy as a prerequisite for the development of intellectual components of human potential / L.V. Shaulska, А.В. Karpenko // Management and Entrepreneurship: Development Trends. Electronic scientific periodical. – 2018. – No. 2 (04). – P. 33-44. – [Electronic resource]. – Access: https://management-journal.org.ua/index.php/journal/issue/view/4 (in Ukrainian).

Shaulska, L. Resources of the new economy: key components and efficiency of regulation / L.V. Shaulska // Economics and organization of management. – 2018. – No. 4 (32). – P. 7-16 (in Ukrainian).


Olha Doronina


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