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.
Many organizations may not realize that their recruitment websites provide diversity cues about their company culture. Research looks at how Black and White viewers process the information they see. The findings might surprise you.
In a study by Gong et al. (2009), researchers developed a dual-concern model of human resources management. The authors identified HR practices that fall into maintenance- and performance-oriented HR subsystems. Results offer improved insights into how HR provides a source of organizational and competitive advantage.
Topic: Performance, Human Resources, Culture, Business Strategy Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2012) Article: Impact of High-Performance Work Systems on Individual- and Branch- Level Performance: Test of a Multilevel Model of Intermediate Linkages Authors: Samuel Aryee, Fred O. Walumbwa, Emmanuel Y. M. Seidu, & Lilian E. Otaye Reviewed By: Lauren
Topic: Human Resources Publication: Harvard Business Review Article: First let’s fire all the managers Author: Gary Hamel Reviewed by: Liz Brashier There are some fundamental problems with top-heavy management. Managers spend excessive amount of time supervising employees’ work and add considerable overhead. A top-heavy management hierarchy also seems to encourage
Topic: Mentoring, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Mentoring and psychological contract breach Authors: Haggard, D. L. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Having a mentor can lead to many positive outcomes for the protégé, but what kinds of negative outcomes might a mentor cause? Haggard (in
Topic: Interviewing, Selection, Human Resources Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (March, 2011) Article: An Empirical Review of the Employment Interview Construct Literature Author: Allen I. Huffcutt Reviewed by: Jade L. Peters It can be very easy to assume a structured interview is the best technique when interviewing. It
Topic: Selection, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2011) Article: Designing Pareto-Optimal Selection Systems: Formalizing the Decisions Required for Selection System Development Authors: De Corte, W., Sackett, P. R., & Lievens, F. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Typically, when practitioners are designing a selection system, they are looking for
Topic: Selection, Human Resources, Sports Psychology Publication: The Sport Psychologist (2006) Article: Stressors, Coping, and Coping Effectiveness Among Professional Rugby Union Players. Authors: Nicholls, Adam R.; Holt, Nicholas L.; Polman, Remco C. J.; Bloomfield, Jonny Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin 10, 9, 8, 7; the clock ticks down in the
Topic: Selection, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2007) Article: Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals Authors: Angela L. Duckworth, Christopher Peterson, Michael D. Matthews, and Dennis R. Kelly Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Imagine that you are the head of Human Resources, and are tasked