Category: Strategic HR

Increase generic human capital to increase unit-specific human capital

Topic: Organizational performance, Talent management, Strategic HR
Publication: Academy of Management Journal (APR 2011)
Article: Acquiring and developing human capital in service contexts: The interconnectedness of human capital resources
Authors: Ployhart, R. E., Van Iddekinge, C. H., & MacKenzie, W. I.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Do you care about human capital? You should!

Topic: Organizational Performance, Talent Management, Strategic HR
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2011)
Article: Does human capital matter? A meta-analysis of the relationship between human capital and firm performance
Authors: Crook, T. R., Todd, S. Y., Combs, J. G., Woehr, D. J., & Ketchen, D. J.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Building successful and sustainable HR interventions

Topic: Change management, Strategic HR
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (JUN 2011)
Article: HR interventions that go viral
Authors: Yost, P. R., McLellan, J. R., Ecker, D. L., Chang, G. C., Hereford, J. M., Roenicke, C. C., Town, J. B., & Winberg, Y. L.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Creativity at Work…Through Increased Workplace Structure?

Topic: Creativity, Strategic HR, Stress
Publication: Human Resource Management (49)
Article: Does Structuring of Human Resource Management Process Enhance Employee Creativity? The Mediating Role of Psychological Availability
Authors: G. Binyamin, A. Carmeli
Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood

How talent analytics – and I/O psychologists – can help organizations succeed

Topic: Business Strategy, Strategic HR, Talent Management
Publication: Harvard Business Review (OCT 2010)
Article: Competing on talent analytics
Authors: T. H. Davenport, J. Harris, J. Shapiro
Reviewed By: Liz Brashier

Evidence-Based Management: One Small Step for You, One Giant Leap for the Profession

Topic: Strategic HR Publication: Academy of Management Journal Article: A Sticky, Leveraging, and Scalable Strategy for High-quality Connections between Organizational Practice and Science Author: D. M. Rousseau Reviewed By: Sarah Teague Have you ever participated in an EBM Collaboration? I’ll give you a hint… you’re participating right now! The term

Talent Management – Book Announcement

Topic: Leadership, Strategic HR Publication: Strategy-driven talent management: A leadership imperative Authors: Rob Silzer, Ben E. Dowell (Editors)Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative Effective Talent management can have a profound impact on organizational success. Therefore, the ability to identify, develop, and manage talent is key to the healthy functioning of any organization. Rob

Understanding the Links Between HR Strategy and Business Outcomes – Book Review

Topic: Book Reviews, Strategic HR, Measurement Book Title: Investing in what matters: linking employees to business outcomes Authors: Scott Mondore, Ph.D. and Shane Douthitt, Ph.D. In SHRM’s recently published the book, “Investing in What Matters,” Scott Mondore, Ph.D. and Shane Douthitt, Ph.D. offer a process to understand the links between HR strategy  and business outcomes. 

The Worker Bee: Committed or Alienated?

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Strategic HR  Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: HRM: A Contributor to Employee Alienation. Author: G.R. Tonks, L.G. Nelson Featured by: Sarah Bowen Alienated employees are typified by powerlessness, purposelessness, loneliness and self-estrangement. But what causes these symptoms of alienation? Has Human Resource Management (HRM) contributed to the increase in alienated, less-committed employees? Tonks and Nelson suggest multiple variables play a role in the increased existence of