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Does Your Boss Give You The Blues?

Topic: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Publication: The Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Negative emotions in supervisory relationships: the role of relational models. Author: A.M. Game Featured by: LitDigger If you feel negative emotions resulting from your relationship with your boss, a recent article by Game (2008) provides an interesting theoretical explanation.  The author proposes

Slamming the Door on Performance Reviews

Topic: Assessment, Organizational Performance, Performance Appraisal Publication: Wall Street journal Article: Get rid of the performance review.  Author: S.A. Culbert Feature by: Benjamin Granger Annual pay and performance reviews are rarely fun (We can all attest to that!).  But it remains a common practice in many organizations.  Surely there’s a good reason why we

A more personal “length of service award” makes a difference

Topic: Motivation, Rewards, Strategic HR, Publication: HR Magazine Article:  Length-of-Service Awards Becoming More Personal. Author: R.R. Hastings Featured by: Sarah Bowen Length-of-service awards (the small gold pin or certificate at the bottom of your junk drawer) can be truly rewarding when managed in the proper way. However, when carelessness is evident in such gestures, employees do not

Parents More Likely to Get By With a Little Help from…

Topic: Strategic HR, Work-Life Balance Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: The Influence of Support at Work and Home on Work Family Conflict: Does Gender Make a Difference? Blogger: Sarah Bowen A recent study study observed levels of managerial and spousal support in relation to Work-Family  Conflict (WFC). A sample of 185 married Malaysian, Chinese and Indian accountants that had at least one child were surveyed through mailed questionnaires. Gender was specifically examined in order to distinguish the varying roles

Beware of trait dominance in groups: Those people may be full of hot air!

Topic: Personality, Teams Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Why do dominant personalities attain influence in face-to-face groups? The competence-signaling effects of trait dominance.). Why do dominant personalities attain influence in face-to-face groups? The competence-signaling effects of trait dominance. Author: C. Anderson, G. Kilduff Featured by: LitDigger While attitudes towards group projects run the

Quarter past nine, I’m late again!

Topic: Compensation, Motivation, Rewards, Strategic HR Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: A Mathematical Model to Monitor Late Arrivals at Work Author: S.A. Oke, T.M. Ezenachkwu Featured by: Sarah Bowen In their recent article, Oke and Ezenachukwu embark on an ambitious journey to prove that timeliness is improved through rewards and recognition in the workplace. The authors conduct their research in

Who is holding the glass ceiling in place?

Topic: Compensation, Organizational Justice, Motivation, Rewards Publication: Journal of Human ResourcesArticle: Who is holding the glass ceiling in place? Author: N. Fortin Featured by: Benjamin Granger Many 21st century women still earn less than their male counterparts.  However, this injustice may not be due fully to chauvinists and stereotypes. In her article, The Gender Wage Gap among Young

Using the Pen to “Right” Organizational Wrongs

Topic: Organizational Justice Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Healing the wounds of organizational injustice: Examining the benefits of expressive writing. Author: L.J. Barclay, D.P. Skarlik iFeatured by: Benjamin Granger When employees experience injustice in the workplace (e.g., unfair interpersonal treatment, unfair policies and procedures, unfair outcomes), they often experience negative emotions and engage in deviant

Identifying the Roots of Sexual Harassment

Topic: Organizational Justice,Sexual Harassment, Workplace Deviance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Organization justice and men’s likelihood to sexually harass: The moderating role of sexism and personality. Author: F. Krings, S. Facchin Featured by: Benjamin Granger Researchers Krings and Facchin (2009) set out to uncover the reasons why men engage in sexual harassment at work. The authors