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Caregivers in the Workplace: How to Improve Their Well-Being

Caregivers are people who assume responsibility for helping another person with daily living activities. But many caregivers are also full-time employees. With the increase of caregivers in the workforce, a new study shows how family and supervisor support can influence the mental health outcomes of these caregivers, and lead to improved well-being. [Read More]

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How Forgiveness in the Workplace Can Harm Relationships

We all think of forgiveness as a way to improve relationships and remove tension from a situation. Recent studies have shown that this is not always the case. Offering forgiveness can actually prove detrimental to a working relationship. When is forgiveness productive and when can it backfire? [Read More]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Pregnancy In the Workplace

How does she do it all? It can be challenging for women to manage identities as both employees and mothers-to-be. Sometimes stereotypes associated with pregnancy can threaten careers and lead to negative consequences. So how can women maintain their professional image once they have disclosed their pregnancy to their employers and colleagues? New research shows which strategies work best. [Read More]

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Can Proctored Internet-Based Selection Tests Really Stop Cheating?

Organizations are starting to use proctored internet testing to decrease cheating on their pre-employment tests. It seems like a great idea – you can monitor applicants while they’re testing and it’s pretty hard for them to cheat. However, a new study shows why you might want to be cautious about using proctored internet tests in your organization. [Read More]

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How Emotional Expression Affects Workplace Attitudes and Opinions

What is the role of emotion in the workplace? Of course, at the time of publication, our workplaces are not yet staffed entirely by robots, so emotion will probably play at least a minor role. But have you considered how leaders can harness the power of emotion to help productively influence their employees? Once again, new research shows the way! [Read More]

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How to Design a Resume That Will Get You Hired

In today’s world of work, you’re always thinking about the next job. But have you thought about how your resume makes people perceive you? Have you thought about what aspects of your resume might make you seem more hirable and land you the job of your dreams? If you haven’t thought about these things, it’s not too late. Recent research provides some practical advice on how you can make your resume shine! [Read More]

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Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews – February 2015

I/O at Work’s Top 5 Most Popular Reviews for February 2015. Includes article reviews on How Personal Stress Leads to Stress on the Job, Pre-Employment Testing and Cheating, How to Make Meetings More Productive, Honest Feedback, and more! [Read More]

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How Rude! Passive Leadership May Encourage Workplace Incivility and Employee Withdrawal

Do you ever roll your eyes at co-workers while they are making important presentations or make snide remarks when the guy in the next cubicle wears his ugly sweater? Although rude workplace behavior may seem harmless, over time it can result in negative outcomes for both employees and organizations. A new study examines how passive leadership may allow uncivil behavior to occur in organizations. [Read More]

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Pre-Employment Testing Done Right: Does it Really Reduce Cheating?

Bob is a job applicant taking on online intelligence test as part of his pre-employment screening. Some of the questions are pretty hard, but he can simply Google the answers and get them right. Does he cheat? New research shows how organizations can help design these types of tests to make sure that cheating is less likely to occur. [Read More]

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Fantastic Feedback: How to Offer and Solicit Good Advice

In the inter-connected world of the twenty-first century there are myriad different ways to seek advice or feedback from others or impart our own wisdom. We can ask for informational interviews via Linkedin, blog about topics that interest us, Tweet what’s on our mind, and Instagram our musings of the day. However, there’s more to giving and receiving advice than meets the eye. How can we make advice giving a more successful endeavor? [Read More]