Category: Job Satisfaction

What Science Tells Us About Telecommuting

Is telecommuting an effective work arrangement? A new review of the existing research makes informed conclusions about telecommuting implications for different work outcomes, including job satisfaction, organizational commitment, stress, performance, wages, withdrawal behavior, and firm-level metrics. So what’s the bottom line? Does telecommuting make life better or worse?

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Do Telecommuters Have Better Job Performance?

Are telecommuters better performers than their in-office counterparts? A new study examines the performance of telecommuters compared to their traditional office counterparts. Results show that in certain situations, telecommuting increases task performance and organizational citizenship behavior.

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Caregivers in the Workplace: How to Improve Their Well-Being

Caregivers are people who assume responsibility for helping another person with daily living activities. But many caregivers are also full-time employees. With the increase of caregivers in the workforce, a new study shows how family and supervisor support can influence the mental health outcomes of these caregivers, and lead to improved well-being.

Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

How a Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

New research reveals that having a strong sense of ”calling” early on in life may help later in navigating the tension between choosing the career you want versus choosing one for financial stability and job security. When a sense of calling is stronger earlier in life, perceived ability plays a greater role than actual ability when it comes to actually pursuing a challenging career.

Survey Nonresponse and Job Satisfaction

Many companies understand how important it is to survey employee satisfaction on the job. But does it matter how many employees actually respond to the survey? And, for those who don’t respond, how do we measure satisfaction? In this study, the authors caution companies to consider more than mere surface-level results of an employee satisfaction survey.

Assessing idiosyncratic deals (IO Psychology)

In this four-study article, the authors outline the development of a 16-item measure of i-deals negotiated by job incumbents. The authors then developed a reliable scale across four studies that replicated successfully in three samples. Results indicate that employees negotiate i-deals across four content domains.

Talkin’ ‘bout my generation: Does it affect work-related attitudes?

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A Meta-analysis Authors: D. P. Costanza, J. M. Badger, R. L. Fraswer, J. B. Severt, & P. A. Gade Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Do generational differences predict work-related