Category: *Human Resource Management

Thinking About Downsizing? Read This First!

Topic: HPWS, Downsizing
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: The effects of downsizing on labor productivity, the value of showing consideration for employees’ morale and welfare in high-performance work systems
Authors: R.D. Iverson, C.D. Zatzick
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart

The Business Case: Benefits of Diversity Management Beyond High-Performance Work Systems

Topic: Discrimination, Diversity
Publication: Human Resource Management (NOV/DEC 2010)
Article: The Impact Of Diversity And Equality Management On Firm Performance: Beyond High Performance Work Systems
Authors: C. Armstrong, P. C. Flood, J. P. Guthrie, W. Liu, S. Maccurtain, and T. Mkamwa
Reviewed By: Kerrin George

How Might Trainers Be Contributing to the Transfer Problem?

Topic: Training
Publication: Human Resource Management (JUL/AUG)
Article: A missing link in the transfer problem? Examining how trainers learn about training transfer
Authors: H.M. Hutchins, L.A. Burke, and A.M. Berthelsen
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Everything You Need to Know about Situational Judgement Tests

Topic: Assessment, Staffing Publication: Human Resource Management Review (SEP 2009) Article: Situational judgment tests: An overview of current research Authors: Whetzel, D. L., & McDaniel, M.A. Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs): you may have heard of them, may have used them, may have taken them, and may

Love is in the Air… Recommendations for Managing Workplace Romances

Topic: Sexual Harassment, HR Policy Publication: Human Resource Management (MAY/JUN 2009) Article: Moving beyond a legal-centric approach to managing workplace romances: Organizationally sensible recommendations for HR leaders Authors: C.A. Pierce, H. Aquinis Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Although work is not the most romantic of places, (“I just love the way

Problems with and Alternatives to Realistic Job Previews (RJPs)

Topic: Recruiting, Staffing Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Realistic recruitment practices in organizations: The potential benefits of generalized expectancy calibration Author: B.J. Morse, P.M. Popovich Featured by: Benjamin Granger Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) are commonly employed by organizations and are intended to provide recruits/job applicants with realistic (both positive and some negative) information about the job/organization. Ideally, RJPs should

Bringing Back the Cynics!

Topic: Change Management, Job Attitudes Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Organizational change cynicism: the role of employee involvement. Author: M. Brown, C. Cregan Featured by: Benjamin Granger Organizational cynicism involves a negative attitude on the part of an employee toward his/her  organization. It’s the belief or feeling that one’s organization has sacrificed the basic principles of honesty and fairness to further the self-interest

Who Wouldn’t Take the Money and Run?

Topic: Compensation, Culture, Organizational Commitment Article: When do committed employees retire?  The effects of organizational commitment on retirement plans under a defined benefit pension plan. Publication: Human Resource Management Blogger: Benjamin Granger Organizations commonly use defined-benefit pension plans in an effort to attract and retain good employees.  After all, turnover is expensive!  These plans usually allow employees to accrue retirement income