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talent management

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?

Future of Human Resources

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.

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The Future of HR: Bringing Human Resources into the 21st Century

The words “Human Resources” conjure up images of paperwork for some, but true HR professionals understand the value of effective human resource management. The time is ripe for HR leaders to step up to the plate. A new article by Peter Cappelli provides must-read tips for anyone looking to take a company’s people processes to the next level.

Do HRM Practices Lead to Satisfaction? Depends on Employee Entitlement

Topic: Fairness, Strategic HR, Job Satisfaction
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2011)
Article: Trait Entitlement and Perceived Favorability of Human Resource Management Practices in the Prediction of Job Satisfaction
Authors: Z. S. Byrne, B. K. Miller, V. E. Pitts
Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood

Do Organizations Ask What They Shouldn’t Ask in Job Applications?

Topic: Fairness, Recruiting
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (DEC 2010)
Article: Science-practice gap in e-recruitment
Authors: A.L. Garcia-Izquierdo, H. Aguinis, and P.J. Ramos-Villagrasa
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Exhausted Employees? They May be Reacting to Your Goal-Oriented Leadership

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Culture, Personality
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2010)
Article: The Downside of Goal-Focused Leadership: The Role of Personality in Subordinate Exhaustion
Authors: S.J. Perry, L.A. Witt, L.M. Penney, and L. Atwater
Reviewed By: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor

Maximizing the Benefits of Autonomy in Teams

Topic: Job Design, Teams, Performance
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: The impact of autonomy and task uncertainty on team performance: A longitudinal field study (FEB 2010)
Author: J. L. Cordery, D. Morrison, B. M. Wright, & T. D. Wall
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Managing Assessors’ Workloads in Assessment Centers

Topic: Assessment, Staffing
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP)
Article: Do assessor have too much on their plates? The effects of simultaneously rating multiple assessment center candidates on rating quality
Authors: K.G. Melchers, M. Kleinmann, and M.A. Prinz
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

How Important are First Impressions at the Job Interviews?

Topic: Interviewing, Recruiting, Staffing
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (August, 2010)
Article: Initial Evaluations in the Interview: Relationships with Subsequent Interviewer Evaluations and Employment Offers
Authors: M.R. Barrick, B.W. Swider, and G.L. Stewart
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

How Might Trainers Be Contributing to the Transfer Problem?

Topic: Training
Publication: Human Resource Management (JUL/AUG)
Article: A missing link in the transfer problem? Examining how trainers learn about training transfer
Authors: H.M. Hutchins, L.A. Burke, and A.M. Berthelsen
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Transformational Leadership and Innovative Behavior

Topic: Leadership, Creativity
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: Transformational and transactional leadership and innovative behavior: The moderating role of psychological empowerment (MAY 2010)
Author: A. N. Pieterse, D. van Knippenberg, M. Schippers, & S. Stam
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

If You Want to Prevent Exhaustion … Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Topic: Stress, Burnout, Performance, Fairness, Compensation
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: Emotional exhaustion and job performance: The moderating role of distributive justice and positive affect (AUG 2010)
Author: O. Janssen, C. K. Lam, & X. Huang
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

In the Eye of the Follower: Leaders vs. Narcissists

Topic: Leadership
Publication: Personnel Psychology (FALL 2010)
Article: Visionary communication qualities as mediators of the relationship between narcissism and attributes of leader charisma
Authors: B. M. Galvin, D. A. Waldman, P. Balthazrd
Reviewed By: Lauren Wood

When Helping Hurts: The Dark Side of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Work-Life Balance
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (AUG 2010)
Article: Citizenship under pressure: What’s a good soldier to do?
Author: M. C. Bolino, W. H. Turnley, J. B. Gilstrap, & M. M. Sauzo
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Can I Get You a Cup of Coffee, Boss? Landing a Job after an Internship

Topic: Impression Management, Selection, Recruiting, Mentoring, Internship
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (OCT 2010)
Article: Internship: A Recruitment and Selection Perspective
Authors: Hao Zhao, Robert C. Liden
Reviewed by: Holly Engler

Want teamwork? Then get pride – with fair treatment and leaders who demonstrate the right values

Topic: Fairness, Leadership, Teams
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology 95(6)
Article: Cooperating when “you” and “I” are treated fairly: The moderating role of leader prototypicality
Authors: David De Cremer, Marius van Dijke, and David M. Mayer
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

Are Higher Paying Jobs More Satisfying?

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Job Attitudes
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (OCT 2010)
Article: The relationship between pay and job satisfaction: A meta-analysis of the literature
Authors: T.A. Judge, R.F. Piccolo, N.P. Podsakoff, J.C. Shaw, and B.L. Rich
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

With Age Comes Wisdom…And Better Job Attitudes

Topic: Diversity, Job Attitudes
Publication: Personnel Psychology (AUTUMN 2010)
Article: The relationships of age with job attitudes: A meta-analysis
Authors: T.W.H. Ng and D.C. Feldman
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

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

Minority Opinions: A Vital Role in Team Success

Topic: Teams, Decision Making
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2010)
Article: A Multilevel Model of Minority Opinion Expression and Team Decision-Making Effectiveness
Authors: G. Park, R.P. DeShon
Reviewed By: Ben Sher

Decreasing Turnover in your Organization

Topic: Turnover
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (AUG 2010)
Article: Will they stay or will they go? The role of job embeddedness in predicting turnover in individualistic and collectivistic cultures.
Authors: A. Ramesh, M. J. Gelfand
Reviewed By: Rachel Marsh

Third-Party Reactions to Injustice at Work

Topic: Fairness, Retribution
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology 95(5)
Article: Dual processing and organizational justice: The role of rational versus experiential processing in third-party reactions to workplace mistreatment
Authors: Daniel Skarlicki and Deborah Rupp
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

Hiring Tools and Applicant Reactions

Topic: Staffing
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP 2010)
Article: Applicant reactions in selection: Comprehensive meta-analysis into reaction generalization versus situational specificity
Authors: N. Anderson, J.F. Salgado and U.R. Hulsheger
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Task Conflict, Team Creativity and…Goldilocks?

Topic: Conflict, Creativity
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (AUG 2010)
Article: Task conflict and team creativity: A question of how much and when
Authors: Farh, J. L., Lee, C., & Farh, C. I.
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

What Does PHR Buy You?

Topic: Off The Wall
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP 2010)
Article: The impact of passing the Professional in Human Resources Exam on early career success for undergraduate entering the human resources field
Authors: S.W. Lester, J. Mencl, C. Maranto, K.A. Bourne and T. Keaveny
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Performance ratings are dynamic… now how do we rate them?

Topic: Performance Appraisal, Performance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2010)
Article: Understanding performance ratings: Dynamic performance, attributions, and rating purpose.
Authors: Jochen Reb and Gary Greguras
Reviewed By: Allison Gabriel

The Dissolution of Alliances: It’s Business, But It’s Also Social

Topic: Conflict, Trust
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Article: Built to last but falling apart: Cohesion, friction, and withdrawl from interfirm alliances
Authors: H. R. Greve, J. A. C. Baum, H. Mitsuhashi, & T. J. Rowley
Reviewed By: Katie Bachman

I’ll Have What She’s Having … An Explanation for Inaccurate Group Decisions

Topic: Decision Making
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Article: Knowing others’ preferences degrades the quality of group decisions (MAY 2010)
Author: A. Mojzisch, S. Schulz-Hardt
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

When Mental Detachment from Work is a Must

Topic: Stress, Wellness, Work-Life Balance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (AUG 2010)
Article: Staying well and engaged when demands are high: The role psychological detachment
Authors: S. Sonnentag, C. Binnewies, and E.J. Mojza
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Thank you! Why do these two words mean so much?

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Work Environment
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Article: A little thanks goes a long way: Explaining why gratitude expressions motivate prosocial behavior (JUN 2010)
Author: A. M. Grant, and F. Gino
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Wanted: Employees with High Work Locus of Control

Topic: Personality, Job Attitudes
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2010)
Article: A Meta-Analytic Examination of Work and General Locus of Control
Authors: Wang, Q., Bowling, N. A. & Eschleman, K. J.
Reviewed By: Rachel Marsh

Creating “I-Deal” Jobs … Do Individual Redesign Negotiations Work?

Topic: Job Design, Employee Satisfaction
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: Beyond top-down and bottom-up work redesign: Customizing job content through idiosyncratic deals (FEB 2010)
Author: S. Hornung, D. M. Rousseau, J. Glaser, P. Angerer, M. Weigl
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Who are we again? The Identity Crisis of I-O Psychologists

Topic: Professional Identity
Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
Article: Organizational Psychology and the Tipping Point of Professional Identity
Authors:Ann Marie Ryan and J. Kevin Ford Selected commentary authors: Muchinsky, Shanock,Rogelberg, and Heggestad
Reviewed by: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

Implicit Assumptions and Organizational Context- A Recipe for Immoral Behavior?

Topic: Moral Behavior, Automatic Social Cognition
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology
Article: Automatic ethics: The effects of implicit assumptions and contextual cues on moral behavior
Authors: Reynolds, S. J., Leavitt, K., & DeCelles, K. A.
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

Smarter Employees Perform Better, but Will They Stay?

Topic: Talent Management, Turnover
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (AUG)
Article: A conceptual and empirical analysis of the cognitive ability-voluntary turnover relationship
Authors: M.A. Maltarich, A.J. Nyberg, and G. Reilly
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Cheated Employees: Less Organizational Commitment and Less Creativity

Topic: Fairness, Organizational Commitment, Creativity
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (July, 2010)
Article: Psychological Contract Breaches, Organizational Commitment, and Innovation-Related Behaviors: A Latent Growth Modeling Approach
Authors: T.W.H. Ng, D.C. Feldman, S.S.K. Lam
Reviewed By: Ben Sher

What Does Organizational Tenure Really Buy You?

Topic: Citizenship Behaviors, Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Management (SEP) Article: Organizational tenure and job performance Authors: T.W.H. Ng and D.C. Feldman Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger It is often intuited that employees who remain in an organization longer gain more knowledge of their job and the organization and thus perform at a higher level than employees

Customer Satisfaction Surveys: A Measure of Race and Gender. A Measure of Performance? Not So Much

Topic: Fairness, Diversity, Performance Appraisal
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Article: An examination of whether and how racial and gender biases influence customer satisfaction
Authors: D. R. Hekman, K. Aquino, B. P. Owens, T. R. Mitchell, P. Schilpzand, & K. Leavitt
Reviewed By: Katie Bachman

Is Evidence-Based Management Actually Based on Evidence?

Topic: Human Resources
Publication: Academy of Management Perspectives
Article: What’s the evidence on evidence-based management? (NOV 2009)
Author: T. Reay, W. Berta, and M. K. Kohn
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Play Hard, Rest Hard and Maximize Your Performance

Topic: Work-Life Balance
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JUN 2010)
Article: Recovery during the weekend and fluctuations in weekly job performance: A week-level study examining intra-individual relationships
Authors: C. Binnewies, S. Sonnentag, and E.J. Mojza
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Test Bias Analysis: New Thoughts on an Old Method

Topic: Test Bias, Selection
Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
Article: Not Seeing Clearly With Cleary: What Test Bias Analyses Do and Do Not Tell Us
Authors: A.W. Meade and S. Tonidandel
Selected commentary authors: P.R. Sackett and P. Bobko
Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

Want more Bang For Your Training Buck? Then make sure your employees feel supported.

Topic: Training
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2010)
Article: Social support in the workplace and training transfer: a longitudinal analysis
Authors: D.S. Chiaburu, K. Van Dam, & H.M. Hutchins,
Reviewed By: Jared Ferrell

Is What We Think We Know, What We Actually Know?

Topic: Assessment, Training
Publication: Academy of Management Learning & Education (JUN)
Article: Self-assessment of knowledge: A cognitive learning or affective measure?
Authors: T. Sitzmann, K.E. Ely, K.G. Brown and K.N. Bauer
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Assessment centers for personnel selection: strengths, inconsistencies, and best practices

Topic: Assessment Centers
Publication: Human Resource Management Review (September, 2009)
Article: Validity of assessment centers for personnel selection
Authors: Thornton, G. C., & Gibbons, A. M.
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

To Give Is To Get In Work Teams

Topic: Goals, Performance, Teams
Publication: Human Performance
Article: What you do for your team comes back to you: A cross-level investigation of individual goal specification, team-goal clarity, and individual performance
Authors: S. Sonnentag and J. Volmer
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Rushing Toward Goal Attainment

Topic: Goals, Satisfaction
Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (JUN 2010)
Article: Velocity as a predictor of performance satisfaction, mental focus, and goal revision
Authors: J.D. Elicker, R.G. Lord, S.R. Ash, N.C. Kohari, B.J. Hruska, N.L McConnell and M.E. Medvedeff
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

How Important is The Store Manager?

Topic: Organizational Performance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2010)
Article: Store manager performance and satisfaction: Effects on store employee performance and satisfaction, store customer satisfaction, and store customer spending growth.
Authors: R.G. Netemeyer, J.G. Maxham III, D.R. Lichtenstein
Reviewed By: Allison Gabriel

One Morally Bankrupt Apple Spoils the Bunch…

Topic: Counter-Productive Work Behavior
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Article: The normalization of deviant organizational practices: Wage arrears in Russia, 1991-98
Authors: Earle, Spicer, & Peter
Reviewed By: Katie Bachman

Maximizing the Predictive Power of Personality Measures

Topic: Assessment, Personality
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN)
Article: Improving prediction of work performance through frame-of-reference consistency: Empirical evidence using openness to experience
Authors: V.L. Pace and M.T. Brannick
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Workplace Fairness: Crucial for Powerful Supervisors

Topic: Decision Making, Fairness, Trust
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (May, 2010)
Article: The Role of Authority Power in Explaining Procedural Fairness Effects
Authors: M. van Dijke, D. De Cremer, D.M. Mayer
Reviewed By: Ben Sher

When Performance Goals are a Must

Topic: Feedback, Goals, Performance
Publication: Human Performance
Article: Achievement goals, feedback, and task performance
Authors: A.M. Cianci, J.M. Schaubroeck, and G.A. McGill
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

The Pearls and Perils of Work Sample Exams

Topic: Assessment, Staffing
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2010)
Article: Work sample exams and gender adverse impact potential: The influence of self-concept, social skills, and written skills
Authors: P.L. Roth, M.A. Buster, and J. Barnes-Farrell
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Servant Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

Topic: Leadership, Performance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2010)
Article: Servant leadership, procedural justice climate, service climate, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior: A cross-level investigation
Authors: F.O. Walumbwa, C.A. Hartnell, and A. Oke
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Service with a Smile? But I’m Exhausted!

Topic: Work Environment, Burnout
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (March, 2010)
Article: Contextualizing emotional exhaustion and positive emotional display: The signaling effect of supervisors’ emotional exhaustion and service climate.
Authors: C.K. Lam, X. Huang, & O. Janssen
Reviewed By: Allison Gabriel

The Good News about Structured Interviews

Topic: Staffing
Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2010)
Article: Are highly structured job interviews resistant to demographic similarity effects?
Authors: J.M. McCarthy, D.H. Van Iddekinge, and M.A. Campion
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Heavy Workloads: Much More Than Just a Nuisance

Topic: Stress, Wellness, Work Environment
Publication: Personnel Psychology (Summer 2010)
Article: Psychological and physiological reactions to high workloads: Implications for well-being
Authors: R. Ilies, N. Dimotakis, and I.E. De Pater
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Are there cultural differences in the “Think Manager, Think Male” phenomenon?

Topic: Leadership, Gender, Culture
Publication: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Article: Causal Attributions About Feminine and Leadership Roles: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Authors: R. Garcia-Retamero and E. López-Zafra
Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

Does It Pay to Measure Emotional Intelligence During Selection?

Topic: Assessment, Emotional Intelligence, Staffi
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2010)
Article: Emotional intelligence in selection contexts: Measurement method, criterion-related validity, and vulnerability to response distortion
Authors: N.D. Christiansen, J.E. Janovics, and B.P. Siers
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

When Job Satisfaction Does (Doesn’t) Matter for Performance

Topic: Performance, Personality
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Effects of job satisfaction and conscientiousness on extra-role behaviors
Authors: N.A. Bowling
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Walking the “Diversity” Walk > Talking the “Diversity” Talk

Topic: Diversity
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Establishing a diversity program is not enough: Exploring the determinants of diversity climate
Authors: A.O. Herdman and A. McMillan-Capehart
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Oldies — but Goodies — in Complex Jobs

Topic: Performance, Goals
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (JUNE 2010)
Article: Focus on opportunities as a mediator of the relationships between age, job complexity and work performance
Authors: H. Zacher, S. Heusner, M. Schmitz, M.M., Zwierzanska, and M. Frese
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Organizational Citizenship: more than a matter of “scratching backs

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Fairness
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Paying you back or paying me forward: Understanding rewarded and unrewarded organizational citizenship behavior
Authors: M.A. Korsgaard, B.M. Meglino, S.W. Lester, & S.S. Jeong
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

The Overwhelming Effect of Job Demands on Spillover

Topic: Stress, Work-Life Balance
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (JUN 2010)
Article: The costs of today’s jobs: Job characteristics and organizational supports as antecedents of negative spillover
Authors: A.R. Grotto and K.S. Lyness
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Performance Ratings = More Than Just Performance

Topic: Performance Appraisal
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (MAY 2010)
Article: The impact of non-performance information on ratings of job performance: A policy-capturing approach
Authors: J.R. Spence and L.M. Keeping
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Corporate Image, Attraction, and Top Talent

Topic: Recruiting, Organizational Reputation
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment
Article: Does image matter to different job applicants? The influences of corporate image and applicant individual differences on organizational attractiveness
Authors: W-C. Tsai & I. W-F. Yang
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

What Makes for a Successful Employee and Why?

Topic: Job Performance, Personality
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Human capital and objective indicators of career success: The mediating effects of cognitive ability and conscientiousness
Authors: T.W.H. Ng and D.C. Feldman
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Work Hard or Disengage in the Face of Job Insecurity?

Topic: Performance, Turnover
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: A model for the effects of job insecurity on performance, turnover intention, and absenteeism
Authors: T. Staufenbiel and C.J. König
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Do Situational Judgment Tests Work?… and more

Topic: Selection
Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010)
Article: Situational judgment tests: Constructs assessed and a meta-analysis of their criterion-related validity
Authors: M.S. Christian, B.D. Edwards, and J.C. Bradley
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Do “Shocks” Lead to Positive Workplace Outcomes?

Topic: Job Performance, Job Attitudes
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (FEB 2010)
Article: The buffering effects of job embeddedness on negative shocks
Authors: J.P. Burton, B.C. Holtom, C.J. Sablynski, T.R. Mitchell, and T.W. Lee
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Cheating on Unproctored Internet-Based Tests – is it a big deal?

Topic: Personality Assessment
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2010)
Article: The magnitude and extent of cheating and response distortion effects on unproctored internet-based tests of cognitive ability and personality
Authors: W. Arthur, R.M. Glaze, A.J. Villado, and J.E. Taylor
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

The Employee Network: to Keep or Not to Keep Under the Radar

Topic: Organizational Performance, Change Management
Publication: Harvard Business Review (MAR 2010)
Article: Harnessing your staff’s informal networks
Authors: R. McDermott, D. Archibald
Reviewed by: Liz Brashier

Should Organizations Implement LGBT-Supportive Policies?

Topic: Diversity
Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (MAR 2010)
Article: The Social and Economic Imperative of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered
Supportive Organizational Policies
Authors: M.B. King & J.M. Cortina
Selected commentary authors: Zickar, M.J. and Locke, E.
Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

Hands-on practice increases creativity in teams

Topic: Creativity, Teams
Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAR 2010)
Article: First, get your feet wet: The effects of learning from direct and indirect experience on team creativity
Authors: F. Gino, L. Argote, E. Miron-Spektor, G. Todorova
Reviewed By: Jared Ferrell

Culture Matters When it comes to Stressors and Strains

Topic: Culture, Self Efficacy, Work Environment
Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (JAN 2010)
Article: A cross-national examination of self-efficacy as a moderator of autonomy/job strain relationships
Authors: M.M. Nauta, C. Liu, and C. Li
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

It’s Easier to Deceive via e-Mail

Topic: Workplace Deviance, Ethics Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010) Article: The finer points of lying online: E-mail versus pen and paper Authors: C.E. Naquin, T.R. Kurtzberg, and L.Y. Belkin Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger While lying and deception may come easily to some (certain politicians come to mind…), research suggests that generally, people find

Alcohol and Absenteeism: it’s the binge drinkers that cost you

Topic: Absenteeism
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010)
Article: Alcohol consumption and workplace absenteeism: The moderating effect of social support
Authors: S.B. Bacharach, P. Bamberger, and M. Biron
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Are Cultural Minorities Less (or More) Committed to their Organizations?

Topic: Culture, Job Attitudes Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2010) Article: Commitment of cultural minorities in organizations: Effects of leadership and pressure to conform Authors: J. Rupert, K.A. Jehn, M.L. van Engen, and R.S.M. de Reuver Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Several organizational theories suggest that cultural minorities (employees born in a country different

Why Work Group Satisfaction Matters

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Job Performance, Teams Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010) Article: Satisfaction, citizenship behaviors, and performance in work units: A meta-analysis of collective construct relations Authors: D.S. Whitman, D.L. van Rooy, and C. Viswesvaran Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger The happy worker is the productive worker, right?  Not necessarily.  Indeed,

Predicting Job Performance with Implicit Words Games?

Topic: Personality, Measurement, Job Performance
Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010)
Article: We (sometimes) know not how we feel: Predicting job performance with an implicit measure of trait affectivity
Authors: R.E. Johnson, A.L. Tolentino, O.B., Rodopman, and E. Cho
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

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

How Positive Feedback Helps Prevent Negative Outcomes

Topic: Feedback Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (APR09) Article: Consequences of positive and negative feedback: The impact on emotions and extra-role behaviors Authors: F. D. Belschak, D. N. Den Hartog Reviewed By: Sarah Teague Two recent studies conducted by Belschak and Den Hartog (2009) investigated the impact of positive and

What do Job Ads Say About Your Organizational Culture?

Topic: Compensation, Culture, Motivation, Rewards, Organizational Reputation Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management Article: Compensation as a Signal of Organizational Culture: The Effects of Advertising Individual or Collective Incentives Author: K. Kuhn Reviewed By: Lit Digger It is commonly assumed that compensation and rewards systems reflect the cultures of the organizations

The Organizational Benefits of Work Life Balance

Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: Business Horizons Article: Embracing the whole individual: Advantages of a dual-centric perspective of work and life Authors: Bourne, K.A., Wilson, F., Lester, S.W., & Kickul, J. Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl Researchers have found that 95% of employees rate their lives outside of work as equally or more

How Ethical Leadership Drives Performance

Topic: Ethics, Leadership, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (2010) Article: The relationship between ethical leadership and core job characteristics Authors: R.F. Piccolo, R. Greenbaum, D.N., Den Hartog, and R. Folger Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger It has long been thought that the characteristics of an employees’ job affects their motivation and

Perceived Prosocial Impact: The Burnout Antidote

Topic: Burnout Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2010) Article: Doing good buffers against feeling bad: Prosocial impact compensates for negative task and self-evaluations. Authors: A.M. Grant, and S. Sonnentag Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Employee burnout often manifests itself in the form of emotional exhaustion which has been found to

Can Personality Lead to Better Performance?

Topic: Motivation, Personality, Job Performance Publication: Personality and Individual Differences (MAR 2009) Article: Using a two-factor theory of achievement motivation to examine performance-based outcomes and self-regulatory processes. Authors: Story, P.A., Hart, J.W., Stasson, M.F., & Mahoney, J.M. Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl Have you ever wondered why some employees seem to find

SJTs: They’re Not Perfect, but Gosh Darn it they Work!

Topic: Selection Publication: Human Performance ( JAN 2010) Article: Contextual effects on SJT responses: An examination of construct validity and mean differences across applicant and incumbent contexts Authors: W.I. MacKenzie, R.E. Ployhart, J.A. Weekley, and C. Ehlers Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger A situational judgment test (SJT) is a commonly used employee