Month: August 2012

Another Perk of Volunteering: It Does Look Good on a Résumé!

Topic: Recruiting Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP 2012) Article: Do I Look Like Someone Who Cares? Recruiters’ Ratings of Applicants’ Paid and Volunteer Experience Authors: Christa Wilkin and Catherine Connelly Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada In the world of human resource management, recruiters often have a limited number

Keeping Your Hottest Performers From Burning Out (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Burnout Publication: Academy of Management Review (JUL 2012) Article: Catching Falling Stars: A Human Resource Response to Social Capital’s Detrimental Effect of Information Overload on Star Employees Authors: James B. Oldroyd and Shad S. Morris Reviewer: Susan Rosengarten Every organization has its “star employees”—those people whose performance seems to

Fighting Back or Playing Nice: How Employees React to Bullying Bosses

Topic: Human Resource Management Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUL 2012) Article: Employees’ Behavioral Reactions to Supervisor Aggression: An Examination of Individual and Situational Factors Authors: M. Mitchell, M. Ambrose Reviewed By: Chrystal Ensey It’s no secret that supervisor aggression is a serious issue facing many organizations with a wide

Whistle While You Work: The Importance of Work Enjoyment for Managers (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Motivation, Performance, Wellness Publication: Journal of Management (SEP 2012) Article: Driven to Work and Enjoyment of Work: Effects on Managers’ Outcomes Authors: Laura Graves, Marian Ruderman, Patricia Ohlott, & Todd Weber Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Work motivation, a topic that is relevant to almost all employees in almost every

A Closer Look at Human Capital as a Competitive Advantage (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Talent Management, Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Review (JUL 2012) Article: Rethinking Sustained Competitive Advantage from Human Capital Authors: Benjamin A. Campbell, Russell Coff, & David Kryscynski Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten All organizations want the secret to retaining top talent; I challenge you to find me one that doesn’t!

Organizational Inducements and Resilience: Oft Ignored, but Effective Resources for Building Commitment and Support for Change

Topic:  Change Management Publication:  Academy of Management Journal Article:  Resources for change:  The relationships of organizational inducements and psychological resilience to employees’ attitudes and behaviors toward organizational change Authors:  J. Shin, M.S. Taylor, M. Seo Reviewed by:  Kecia Bingham Although change is common among organizations, successful organizational change is far

Talkin’ ‘bout my generation: Does it affect work-related attitudes?

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A Meta-analysis Authors: D. P. Costanza, J. M. Badger, R. L. Fraswer, J. B. Severt, & P. A. Gade Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Do generational differences predict work-related

Using data to make smart decisions: 1 + 1 = It’s Not That Simple

Topic: Business Strategy, Decision Making, Evidence Based Management, Statistics Publication: Harvard Business Review (APR 2012) Article: Good Data Won’t Guarantee Good Decisions Authors: S. Shah, A. Horne, and J. Capellá Reviewed By: Megan Leasher   When we were in grade school, we learned that 1 + 1 = 2.  We

What are those emerging markets thinking? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Assessment Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2012) Article: Cross-cultural Examination of Applicant Reactions to Selection Methods: United States and Vietnam Authors: Hoang, T.G., Truxillo, D.M., Erdogan, B., and Bauer, T.N. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Over the past several years I-O psychologists have become more interested in