Month: February 2011

When a job search becomes turnover: Reasons for why your employees may be on the hunt for a new job

Topic: Turnover
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology
Article: Examining the Job Search-Turnover Relationship: The Role of Embeddedness, Job
Satisfaction, and Available Alternatives (DEC 2010)
Authors: Brian W. Swider, Wendy R. Bosweel, and Ryan D. Zummerman
Reviewed By: Holly Engler

“Think Manager-Think Male” versus “Think Crisis-Think Female”

Topic: Leadership, Gender
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (December 2010)
Article: Think Crisis–Think Female: The Glass Cliff and Contextual Variation in the Think Manager–Think Male Stereotype
Authors: Michelle K. Ryan, S. Alexander Haslam, Mette D. Hersby, and Renata Bongiorno
Reviewed By: Kerrin George

Is Bad Behavior from an Employee the Consequence of an Unfulfilled Organizational Promise?

Topic: Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Fairness, Trust, Workplace Deviance
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (WINTER 2010)
Article: Psychological contracts and counterproductive work behaviors: employee responses to transactional and relational breach
Authors: J.M. Jensen, R.A. Opland, and A.M. Ryan
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

Thinking About Downsizing? Read This First!

Topic: HPWS, Downsizing
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: The effects of downsizing on labor productivity, the value of showing consideration for employees’ morale and welfare in high-performance work systems
Authors: R.D. Iverson, C.D. Zatzick
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart

Organizational Culture: Attracting Job Applicants by Advertising the “Softer Side”

Topic: Organizational Culture; Recruitment; Job Applicants; Gender
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2010: 25(4))Article: The impact of organizational culture on attraction and recruitment of job applicants
Authors: D. Catanzaro, H. Moore, T.R. Marshall
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart

Relax! Weekend Recovery Does a Career Good!

Topic: Work-life Balance, Stress, Recovery, Affect
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (NOV 2010)
Article: The weekend matters: Relationships between stress recovery and affective experiences
Authors: Fritz, C., Sonnentag, S., Spector, P. E., & McInroe, J.
Reviewed by: Charleen Maher

Increasing part-time employees to reduce costs?

Topic: Part-time, Work Schedules, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (JAN 2011)
Article: Effects of scheduling perceptions on attitudes and mobility in different part-time employee types
Authors: J.L.S. Wittmer, J.E. Martin
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart