Category: *Journal of Applied Social Psychology

The Downside to Monitoring Web-based Trainings

There are many reasons to monitor employees. Particularly when implementing relatively new technologies such as web-based trainings, it might seem wise to monitor not only employee skill acquisition, but also their efficiency completing the training, their internet activity, even the speed of their keystrokes. However, monitoring has a downside.

Could Your Facebook Persona Cost You a Job? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Personality, Recruiting Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (MAY 2012) Article: Social Networking Websites:  Personality Ratings, and the Organizational Context: More Than Meets the Eye? Authors: D. H. Kluemper, P. A. Rosen, and K. W. Mossholder Reviewed By: Megan Leasher We are used to companies having candidates take

Why Are You Asking Me This? Investigating Reactions to Puzzle Interviews (IO Psychology)

Topic: Interviewing, Selection Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology Article: Why Are Manhole Covers Round? A Laboratory Study of Reactions to Puzzle Interviews (in press) Authors: Chris W. Wright, Chris J. Sablynski, Todd M. Manson, & Steven Oshiro Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Despite controversy over their effectiveness, interviews remain a

Using Facebook profiles to assess personality (IO Psychology)

Topic: Personality Assessment, Selection Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (in press) Article: Social networking websites, personality ratings, and the organizational context: More than meets the eye? Authors: Kluemper, D. H., Rosen, P. A., & Mossholder, K. W. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin As Facebook becomes increasingly more popular, employers are