Month: September 2011

Intelligence: What’s your mindset?

Topic: Development,human resource management Publication: Child Development (2007) Article: Implicit theories of intelligence predict achievement across an adolescent transition: A longitudinal study and an intervention Authors: L. S. Blackwell, K. H. Trzesniewski, & C. S. Dweck Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Let’s take a test. Please indicate your level of

Predicting CWBs: Have We Been Measuring the Wrong Things?

Topic: Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Personality Publication: Personnel Psychology, 64, 2 (Summer 2011) Article: Reconsidering the Dispositional Basis of Counterproductive Work Behavior: The Role of Aberrant Personality Authors: Wu, J. & Lebreton, J. M. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rad Counterproductive work behavior (CWB) remains a heavily-researched area in I-O psychology. CWBs can

Don’t Dump the Dimensions: A New Model for Evaluating Assessment Center Participants

Topic: Assessment Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2011) Article: Exercises and Dimensions are the Currency of Assessment Centers Authors: Hoffman, B. J., Melchers, K. G., Blair, C. A., Kleinmann, M., & Ladd, R. T. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Assessment centers (ACs) remain a popular, and often effective, way for organizations to

Improve service climate to retain customers and increase profitability

Topic: Organizational Performance, Strategic HR Publication: Human Resource Management (MAY/JUNE 2011) Article: The service climate-firm performance chain: The role of customer retention Authors: Towler, A., Lezotte, D. V., & Burke, M. J. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin When an organization wants to improve customer retention and therefore its profitability, it will

Predicting Burnout: Playing Well With Others Can Go a Long Way!

Topic: Burnout, Engagement
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol 79
Article: Social strategies during university studies predict early career work burnout and engagement: 18-year longitudinal study
Authors: Salmela-Aro, K., Tolvanen, A., Nurmi, J. E.
Reviewed by: Larry Martinez

Is Bureaucracy Bad for Creativity? That Depends on You

Topic: Creativity, Strategic HR, Teams
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Article: How does bureaucracy impact individual creativity? A cross-level investigation of team contextual influences on goal orientation-creativity relationships
Authors: Giles Hirst, Daan Van Knippenberg, Chin-Hui Chen, & Claudia A. Sacramento
Reviewed By: Katie Bachman