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They say that recruiters look at job resumes for just a few seconds, but sometimes that’s all it takes for a job applicant to be categorized and judged accordingly. Some of these categorizations may not work out in the applicant’s favor, especially when stereotypes and group biases are in play. What situations are most prone to hiring discrimination, and what can organizations do to make sure they treat all applicants fairly?
Leaders are often met with paradoxes. Sometimes they must choose between the needs of the organization and the needs of their employees. But a recent study shows that it might not be necessary to choose just one side. How can Eastern cultural values help leaders please everyone? Can leaders really satisfy company needs as well as employee needs?
Job security has become a recurring theme after the economic downturn. It seems that nobody is completely immune to the threat of layoffs. Have you ever wondered what this does to the productivity and effectiveness of employees? What can employers do to make sure that their employees don’t become discouraged in the face of job insecurity, and instead maintain good job performance?
It can be difficult to evaluate leaders. Do we judge them based on their actions, the success of the individuals in the group, or the group outcomes? Or is there some other way that we determine their effectiveness? Shocking new research shows that people may evaluate leaders based on the racial makeup of the people they are leading.
Intelligence testing is one of the oldest I-O psychology topics, and we know that intelligence is really good at predicting workplace success. Still, intelligence tests are not a panacea toward improving the workforce. For example, lack of diversity can occur if there is an over-reliance on these tests. But researchers have been working to develop a “smarter” breed of intelligence test. How has new theory been contributing to advances in intelligence testing?