Category: *Human Resource Management

Diversity Climate Cues in Recruitment: Do They Really Work?

Diversity in the workplace has become an increasingly important topic in recent years. A new study examines the draw of diversity during the hiring process, with a focus on how a prospective employee’s perception of an organization’s diversity climate may ultimately affect their interest in pursuing a given job.

Getting the Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace

Conventional wisdom would tell you that age diversity in the workplace is a bad thing. It can be costly and leads to communication difficulties, as well as value conflicts. However, there are important benefits to an age diverse workforce that can strengthen your organization, provided work is structured in a way that allows creative solutions to business problems.

Boundaries to success: Conditions under which human resource practices do and do not increase performance of small firms

The authors examined boundary conditions of the relationship between firm-level high-investment human resource systems and objective small-firm labor productivity in a sample of small, for-profit, Canadian firms.This study investigates the extent of the influence of these systems on small-firm labor productivity.

Team Intimacy and Organizational Interventions: Emphasizing Team Cohesion May be More Effective (IO Psychology)

Topic: Teams, Development Publication: Human Resource Management Review (JUN 2012) Article: Too Close for Comfort? Distinguishing Between Team Intimacy and Team Cohesion Authors: Rosh, L., Offermann, L. R., & Van Diest, R. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Within IO psychology, research on teams has become increasingly important in recent years. As

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

Trading Voice for Service: The Impact of Perceived Voice on Organizational Commitment During Periods of Change

Topic: Change Management, Organizational Commitment, Potential, Trust
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: The influence of perceived employee voice on organizational commitment: An exchange perspective
Authors: E. Farndale, J. Van Ruiten, C. Kelliher, and V. Hope-Hailey
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

The Waning Voices of Senior Employees: Does Tenure Reduce Impact Levels?

Topic: Potential, Staffing, Training, Turnover
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: Does voice go flat? How tenure diminishes the impact of voice
Authors: D. Avery, P. McKay, D. Wilson, S. Volpone, and E. Killham
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky