How Corporate Social Performance Attracts Job Seekers

Corporate Social Performance is on the incline, and job seekers are increasingly starting to take notice. A new study examines how corporate social performance– including community involvement and pro-environmental efforts– can impact recruitment efforts and even make a company stand out among eager job seekers. [Read More]

How Job Interviewers’ Selling Orientation Impacts Their Judgment

Job interviewers often have two goals in mind when meeting an applicant: Evaluating the candidate’s fit for the company and the position, and selling the company’s benefits to the prospective employee. A new study in the Academy of Management Journal examines how this “selling orientation” impacts interviewers’ judgment, suggesting a separation of the attraction and evaluation processes. [Read More]

How Well-Connected Leaders Help Foster Creativity

How can you best foster innovation and creativity in your organization? New research suggests that the key might be the width of leaders’ social networks. By working with leaders who have substantial social networks, employees are granted more resources to utilize in creative ways. [Read More]

Why Organizations Should Invest in Executive Coaching

Executive coaching has gained popularity in organizations over the last decade. However, quantitative evidence measuring its effectiveness has been rare. A new study examines the effects of a well-designed coaching program during organizational change and provides evidence confirming their benefits. [Read More]

Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews – July 2014

I/O AT WORK’s Top 5 most popular article reviews for July 2014. Includes article reviews on Conflict, Star Performers, Inconsistent Leadership, Leading Virtual Teams and more! [Read More]

Leading Virtual Teams: An Investigation of Leadership and Structural Supports

Virtual teams are becoming increasingly necessary as work teams interact across geographical lines and cultures. Established models of leadership are much harder in this context, but various solutions may help counter the difficulty of leading a virtual team. New research shows that shared leadership and supplemental structural supports may help enhance performance, mitigating some of the difficulties associated with virtual leadership. [Read More]

The Secret Recipe for Good Workplace Conflict

Job conflict sounds like a bad thing. But when the circumstances are right, conflict leads to an exchange of valuable information and eventually increased job satisfaction. This new study examines the conditions under which these positive outcomes occur, and provides useful directives for how leaders can harness the positive effects of workplace conflict. [Read More]

Employee Start Time: Does the Early Bird Get the Worm?

Most of the time, we assume that early morning individuals are perceived more positively than their late-rising counterparts due to being evaluated as more productive and responsible. A new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology specifically examines how employees’ start times relate to the perception of their work ethics and subsequent supervisor performance ratings. [Read More]

Are You Managing and Keeping Your Star Performers?

In the evolving workforce of the 21st century, there is a tendency for star performers to produce a disproportionate amount of output compared to the average performer. Despite this trend there has been very little shift in how we treat and manage star performers, often treating and paying them the same as average performers. The result is higher turnover among stars. How important are star performers and what can we do to better manage and retain them? [Read More]

Is More Status Inherently Better? Investigating Performance After Status Loss

Is having higher status always the best thing for greater performance outcomes? A new study examines how status loss affects the performance of both high and low status individuals. Researchers found that those with higher status are more likely to experience decreases in the quality of their performance, possibly due to the threat to their self-concept brought about by losing status. [Read More]