Year: 2009

Why Women Make the Team…but Leave

Topic: Diversity, Turnover Publication: Journal of Business Research (NOV 2009) Article: What causes turnover among women on top management teams? Authors: H.A. Krishnan Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Although women are underrepresented in upper management, the gender diversity of Top Management Teams (TMTs) is steadily increasing. In fact, research suggests that the

Employee Pay Range Matters, but How?

Topic: Compensation, Job Performance Publication: Personnel Psychology (AUTUMN 2009) Article: Contingencies in the effects of pay range on organizational effectiveness Authors: S. Kepes, J. Delery, and N. Gupta Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger While pay variability among employees may signal to the workforce that the organization values and rewards good performance; it

Hiring an Army of Me

Topic: Job Analysis Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2009) Article: Using web-based frame-of-reference training to decrease biases in personality-based job analysis: An experimental field study Author: H. Aguinis, M.D. Mazurkiewicz, E.D. Heggestad Reviewed by: Katie Bachman Job analysis is one of the cornerstones of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the method for executing a job

After the Honeymoon: Supervisor support is still important

Topic: Job Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUNE 2009) Article: Change in newcomers’ supervisor support and socialization outcomes after organizational entry Authors: M. Jokisaari, J. Nurmi Reviewed by: Larry Martinez Most organizational researchers know about the “Honeymoon Effect” – the notion that employees are on their best behavior in the months

Great Expectations: Catalyst for Employee Learning and Development

Topic: Job Performance, Leadership, Training Publication: Journal of Management (OCT 2009) Article: Pygmalion and employee learning: The role of leader behaviors Authors: X.M. Bezuijen, P.T. van den Berg, K. van Dam, and H. Thierry Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Isn’t it fascinating how our expectations of others so frequently come to fruition?  The finding

So Many Constraints…Just Let Me to be Conscientious!

Topic: Job Performance, Personality Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (NOV 2009) Article: A meta-analytic investigation into the moderating effects of situational strength on the conscientiousness-performance relationship Authors: R.D. Meyer, R.S. Dalal and S. Bonaccio Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Conscientiousness is a personality trait that predisposes employees to be well organized, attentive

Misperceptions of Family-Work Conflict Maintain the Glass Ceiling

Topic: Conflict, Gender Publication: Academy of Management Journal (OCT 2009) Article: Bosses’ perceptions of family-work conflict and women’s promotability: Glass ceiling effects. Authors: J.M. Hoobler, S.J. Wayne, and G. Lemmon Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Although women have made headway in cracking through the glass ceiling, this barrier is still very much

Talent Management – Book Announcement

Topic: Leadership, Strategic HR Publication: Strategy-driven talent management: A leadership imperative Authors: Rob Silzer, Ben E. Dowell (Editors)Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative Effective Talent management can have a profound impact on organizational success. Therefore, the ability to identify, develop, and manage talent is key to the healthy functioning of any organization. Rob

Self-Starting Research on a Test of Personal Initiative

Topic: Research Methodology Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2009) Article: A situational judgment test of personal initiative and its relationship to performance. Author: R. Bledow, M. Freese Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Predicting performance is the Holy Grail of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I hate to whine, but how can we possibly measure performance when those

Organizational Politics: A Ubiquitous Evil

Topic: Organizational Performance, Job Attitudes Publication: Academy of Management Journal (DEC 2009) Article: The relationship between perceptions of organizational politics and employee attitudes, strain and behavior: A meta-analytic examination. Authors: C-H. Chang, C. C. Rosen, & P. E. Levy Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Organizational politics refer to activities that individuals