Month: December 2011

Telling More than You Can Say: The Relationship Between Résumé Characteristics and Hiring Recommendations (Human Resources)

Topic: Evidence-Based Management, Recruiting Publication: International Journal of Selection & Assessment (DEC 2011) Article: Test of a Model Linking Applicant Résumé Information and Hiring Recommendations Authors: Chen, C.- C., Huang, Y.- M., & Lee, M.- I. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada A common feature of the job application process that many

A Bad Boss Can Ruin Your Marriage

Topic: Conflict, Stress, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Deviance Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: The Fallout from Abusive Supervision: An Examination of Subordinates and Their Partners Authors: Carson, D. S., Ferguson, M., Perrewé, P. L., & Whitten, D. Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Maybe this can be filed in the “Well, Duh” folder, but

Do you learn more if you trust your mentor? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Mentoring, Learning Publication: Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (AUG 2011) Article: Trust as a moderator of the relationship between mentoring and knowledge transfer Authors: Fleig-Palmer, M. M., & Schoorman, F. D. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Mentoring is widely considered to be an effective way of transferring knowledge and

How Much Do Pronouns Matter Anyway? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Personality Publication: Harvard Business Review Article: Your use of pronouns reveals your personality Author: Pennebaker, J. Reviewed by: Liz Brashier Do function words – words like pronouns, conjunctions, and prepositions – matter? And if so, what do they tell us?  James Pennebaker, chair of the Psychology department at the

Should We Get Rid of the Managers? (Human Resources)

Topic: Human Resources Publication: Harvard Business Review Article: First let’s fire all the managers Author: Gary Hamel Reviewed by: Liz Brashier There are some fundamental problems with top-heavy management. Managers spend excessive amount of time supervising employees’ work and add considerable overhead. A top-heavy management hierarchy also seems to encourage

Making the Most of an Internal Move (Job Performance)

Topic: Development, Job Performance Publication: Harvard Business Review Title: Get ready for your next assignment Authors: K. S. Milway, A. G. Gregory, J. Davis-Peccoud, and K. Yazbak Reviewed by: Liz Brashier How do we make the most of an internal move? While most managers and executives know about internal role

How do you spell success? G.R.I.T. (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, IO Psychology Publication: Social Psychological and Personality Science (2011) Article: Deliberate Practice Spells Success: Why Grittier Competitors Triumph at the National Spelling Bee. Authors: A.L. Duckworth, T.A. Kirby, E. Tsukayama, H. Berstein, & K. A. Anders Ericsson Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin In 2011, the winning word at