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How Can Companies Protect Their Reputations by Discouraging Employees’ Bad Behavior?

Breaking News: Company X employee arrested after DUI. How can your company avoid being Company X? A company’s reputation is a valuable resource that can be tainted by employees’ poor or criminal behavior outside the workplace, called off-duty deviance. So how can companies protect their reputations from being tarnished by unruly employees? The answer is policy adoption and pre-employment screenings. [Read More]

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Does Rude Treatment by Interviewers Affect Job Searching Motivation?

Securing a good job can be tough in today’s economy. Have you ever had a job interviewer behave rudely toward you? Did it lower your interest in pursuing future opportunities? Consider new research that explores whether an interviewer’s professional discourtesy can lower a job seeker’s motivation. [Read More]

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How Does Individual Employee Recognition Help the Team?

We all know the saying, “there is no ‘I’ in team.” But what happens when there is a star performer on a team? If the star performer receives recognition, what impact does that have on the rest of the team? New research explores the positive effects of individual recognition on team performance. [Read More]

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How Can Leaders Effectively Manage Employees’ Negative Emotions?

Negative emotions are unfortunately found in most workplaces, and they can threaten the productivity or well-being of employees who have them. So what is the best way for leaders to manage their followers’ negative emotions? A new study finds that some strategies work better than others, and may even enhance job satisfaction and job performance. [Read More]

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Important News about Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders

People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may see their careers suffer due to stereotyping, stigmatizing, or misunderstandings about what their diagnosis actually means. As increasingly large numbers of people with ASD enter the workforce, it is now more important than ever for employers and coworkers to consider what may be holding back these people in the workplace. [Read More]

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Why is Workplace Ostracism so Dangerous?

Have you ever seen someone at work who is ignored by other employees? This may seem like a harmless way to act toward someone who is not appreciated or even disliked, but it has serious repercussions. Besides for the potential to make a person feel terrible, new research shows that it also may affect an organization’s bottom line. [Read More]

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The Impact of Networking on Employee Turnover

We always hear about the importance of networking in building professional relationships. But are there circumstances when networking can actually be harmful to an organization? New research suggests that whom you are networking with may affect whether or not you voluntarily leave your job. [Read More]

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Harnessing Job Stress to Build Personal Resilience

Think of the last time you were under intense time pressure at work. Now think about a time when you were unclear about a certain task that needed to get done. Although both of these situations cause stress, one situation may actually help build resilience. New research examines the relationship between different types of workplace stressors, resilience, and psychological strain. [Read More]

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Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews – February 2016

I/O at Work’s top 5 most popular reviews from February include topics such as Team Building, Personality, Fairness, Leadership, and Turnover. [Read More]

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How Organizational Citizenship Behavior Can Be Good for You

What happens if you do more than your job calls for? On one hand, you might be helping your organization achieve success. But what does it do for you? Will you feel exhausted by taking on more than you are supposed to? Or could there be hidden psychological advantages in store for you? [Read More]