Fashion Forward Talent Management

There are powerhouse companies behind the brands Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Gucci, and they are fierce contenders in the war for talent. These luxury mega-giants are proving that talent management is always in vogue. What do these companies do differently to ensure that their brands remain on top? What is their secret? [Read More]

Why Would People Stigmatize Employees Who Volunteer?

How is volunteering perceived in the workplace? Contrary to expectations, employees who volunteer are viewed both positively and negatively depending on the perceived motives behind the volunteering. The results of a recent study show that volunteering for the “wrong reasons” results in negative judgment and potentially harmful behavior toward employee volunteers. [Read More]

Ethnic and Gender Discrimination When Reviewing Job Resumes

They say that recruiters look at job resumes for just a few seconds, but sometimes that’s all it takes for a job applicant to be categorized and judged accordingly. Some of these categorizations may not work out in the applicant’s favor, especially when stereotypes and group biases are in play. What situations are most prone to hiring discrimination, and what can organizations do to make sure they treat all applicants fairly? [Read More]

Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews – September 2015

I/O at Work’s Top 5 Most Popular Reviews for September 2015. Includes article reviews on Creating Proactive Employees, Diversity Training Methods, Distracting Technology, Developing Passion for Work and our #1 most popular review… [Read More]

The Future of Human Resources: Create Value

Is HR useful for anything? Well, of course we think it is or we probably wouldn’t have this website. Yet there always seem to be a few skeptics out there. So what does HR have to do to finally and fully be acknowledged as a strategic partner in organizational success? The key, says a new article, is in creating value for the organization. The future of HR may actually be brighter than its past. [Read More]

The Psychology of Unemployment: Can Personality Change?

Unemployment is a scary sounding word. In today’s economy it seems typical to be “between jobs” for an extended amount of time. Have you ever considered the psychological effects of being out of work? New research shows that extended unemployment can even change someone’s personality. [Read More]

The Role of HR as a Strategic Partner: Forming the G3

It’s no secret that HR leaders have struggled for some time to get a “seat at the table,” and to be seen as credible business partners. As the world becomes increasingly more complex, human capital continues to be one of the most often cited challenges facing the CEOs of today. A new article suggest that a different and more strategic role for the CHRO, or Chief Human Resources Officer, is necessary. [Read More]

Leader Decision Making: Balancing Company Needs Versus Employee Needs

Leaders are often met with paradoxes. Sometimes they must choose between the needs of the organization and the needs of their employees. But a recent study shows that it might not be necessary to choose just one side. How can Eastern cultural values help leaders please everyone? Can leaders really satisfy company needs as well as employee needs? [Read More]

Diversity Training: Are All Methods Equal?

The workforce is more diverse than it has ever been, with the number of female, racial or ethnic minority, and older employees continuously increasing. With the change in worker composition, organizations are becoming increasingly focused on diversity training. But, are all methods equal? A recent article shows that some methods may be more effective than others. [Read More]

When Does Job Security Affect Job Performance?

Job security has become a recurring theme after the economic downturn. It seems that nobody is completely immune to the threat of layoffs. Have you ever wondered what this does to the productivity and effectiveness of employees? What can employers do to make sure that their employees don’t become discouraged in the face of job insecurity, and instead maintain good job performance? [Read More]