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Obesity in the Workplace: Discrimination Against Employees and Customers in a Retail…

  Obesity in the workplace continues to be a pressing issue because obesity rates continue to rise across the United States. This creates concerns for the two-thirds of the adult population that can be considered obese or overweight, as well … [Read More]

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Fathers in the Workplace: Can Men Really Do it All?

So much attention has been focused on the ability of women to balance family life with work life, but less attention has been given to how men manage the same obstacle. Men face increased societal pressure to be closely involved with parenting, while simultaneously facing societal pressure to meet the standards of the perfect employee. Can men really do it all? If not, how are modern men managing this tricky situation? [Read More]

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Corporate Ethics: Good Behavior Leads to Less Turnover

The term “corporate ethics” might send a shiver up the spine of many high-level executives. Illegal activities can send anybody to jail, no matter how white their collar. But there’s more to ethics than avoiding punishment. New research shows that organizations stand to gain immensely through ethical behavior, especially through the behavior of employees. How can organizations position themselves to take advantage of the benefits of being ethical? [Read More]

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Which Leadership Style Leads to Burnout?

Leadership style has a tremendous impact on employee commitment, productivity, and overall organizational success. At the same time, some leaders may be more susceptible to burnout because of how they regulate their emotions. A recent study investigated the relationship between leadership style, emotion regulation strategies, and the likelihood of employee burnout. [Read More]

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Treadmill Desks: Good for Employers and Employees

Forget whistling while you work, how about running a whole entire marathon! That’s right, treadmill desks and cycling desks are now being sold as an alternative to the old-fashioned desks that didn’t really do anything all that interesting. So, do these things actually work? Can employees get physically fit without a loss of productivity? And how do the employees feel after using them? [Read More]

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Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews – April 2015

I/O at Work’s Top 5 Most Popular Reviews for April 2015. Includes article reviews on the benefits of age diversity, generational differences, new developments in intelligence testing, the role of storytelling in job interviews, and our #1 most popular review…. [Read More]

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Email Overload and the Harmful Effects of Telepressure

You sit down at your desk to start the workday and log in to your work email. “YOU’VE GOT (187 pieces of) MAIL!” You might just have email overload. Besides for being extremely annoying, you might feel pressured to quickly respond to all of these emails. This pressure now has a word: telepressure. Does telepressure make you more productive at work, or can it lead to harmful outcomes ultimately affecting an organization’s bottom line? [Read More]

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Which Type of Personality Leads to Workplace Safety?

It is difficult for employees to completely separate their home lives from their work lives. Stress that develops at home can actually spillover into the work environment, which leads to negative health outcomes for employees and negative organizational outcomes. A new study shows why organizations need to be on the lookout for employees who are experiencing stressful events in their personal lives. [Read More]

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What Does Job Security Have to Do With Organizational Citizenship Behavior?

My company is going through tough times and I’m afraid that I might lose my job. Will I be more or less likely to help the organization with extra effort? It’s an interesting question that has led to conflicting answers. However, new research sets the record straight. Is there a relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and job security? [Read More]

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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Careers Aren’t What They Used to Be

The “olden days” means something different to everyone. For me, it means a time when the internet wouldn’t start without a 60 second cacophony of assorted beeping and scratching sounds. But we can all agree that in the olden days career paths were different than they are now. How have careers changed? And how have generational differences in the workplace contributed to how people handle these changes? [Read More]