Category: Employee Satisfaction

Do Stronger Ties with Peers & Bosses Mean Stronger Relationships with Subordinates? Suprisingly Yes!

Topics: Leadership; Job Attitudes; Employee Satisfaction; Employee Turnover  Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 95(6), November 2010, pp. 1071-1084. Article: Well-connected Leaders: The Impact of Leaders’ Social Network Ties on LMX and Members’ Work Attitudes Authors: V. Venkataramani; S.G. Green and D.J. Schleicher Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor Leaders have upward ties

Are Higher Paying Jobs More Satisfying?

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Job Attitudes
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (OCT 2010)
Article: The relationship between pay and job satisfaction: A meta-analysis of the literature
Authors: T.A. Judge, R.F. Piccolo, N.P. Podsakoff, J.C. Shaw, and B.L. Rich
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Creating “I-Deal” Jobs … Do Individual Redesign Negotiations Work?

Topic: Job Design, Employee Satisfaction
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: Beyond top-down and bottom-up work redesign: Customizing job content through idiosyncratic deals (FEB 2010)
Author: S. Hornung, D. M. Rousseau, J. Glaser, P. Angerer, M. Weigl
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Why Work Group Satisfaction Matters

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Job Performance, Teams Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010) Article: Satisfaction, citizenship behaviors, and performance in work units: A meta-analysis of collective construct relations Authors: D.S. Whitman, D.L. van Rooy, and C. Viswesvaran Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger The happy worker is the productive worker, right?  Not necessarily.  Indeed,

Beware the Turnover Bug: It’s Contagious!

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Motivation, Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Journal (JUN 2009) Article: Turnover contagion: How coworkers’ job embeddedness and job search behaviors influence quitting. Author: W. Felps, T.R. Mitchell, D.R. Hekman, T.W. Lee, B.C. Holtman, W.S. Harman Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger There is a HUGE body of research literature on the predictors and causes of employee turnover (better grab two cups of coffee before reading all of these articles!). Most of the research has investigated either individual-level explanations (e.g., low job satisfaction) or economic

The Worker Bee: Committed or Alienated?

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Strategic HR  Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: HRM: A Contributor to Employee Alienation. Author: G.R. Tonks, L.G. Nelson Featured by: Sarah Bowen Alienated employees are typified by powerlessness, purposelessness, loneliness and self-estrangement. But what causes these symptoms of alienation? Has Human Resource Management (HRM) contributed to the increase in alienated, less-committed employees? Tonks and Nelson suggest multiple variables play a role in the increased existence of

Any additional comments?

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Surveys Publication: Organizational Research Methods Article: A Comment on Employee Surveys. Blogger: Rob Stilson This study focused on the empirical examination of qualitative data from employee surveys (e.g., open-ended questions). The data set was a climate survey administered to 661 employees at a large military organization, representing 23 different