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?
There’s a fine line between work engagement and workaholism. The former can lead to positive, dedicated employees; the latter can lead to burnout, bad attitudes, and quitting. Youngkeun Choi examines the differences between the two, offering organizations guidance on encouraging work engagement and discouraging workaholism.
Have strong toxic and weak healthy relationships in your workplace made you ready to leave? Your bonds with others at work could affect your satisfaction, commitment, and intentions to quit. If not combined with positive connections, negative ties upset workplace relationship satisfaction and harm organizational attachment. A new study offers ways to prevent workers from hitting the road by ensuring their happiness and commitment.
The authors examined predictors of aggregate quit rates using data from a 1998 establishment-level survey of telecommunications employees. Using industrial relationships and strategic human resource theory, they identify set of mechanisms and practices that are likely to predict quit rates.
Topic: Job Attitudes, Turnover Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: When and How Is Job Embeddedness Predictive of Turnover? A Meta-Analytic Investigation Authors: Jiang, K., Liu, D., McKay, P. F., Lee, T. W., & Mitchell, T. R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Have you ever had a job where you felt like
Topic: Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Journal (APR 2012) Article: No place like home? An identity strain perspective on repatriate turnover Authors: Maria L. Kraimer, Margaret A. Shaffer, David A. Harrison and Hong Ren Reviewed By: Nupur Deshpande What happens to employees during and after an international assignment? Mostly, they
Topic: Talent Management, Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Review (JUL 2012) Article: Rethinking Sustained Competitive Advantage from Human Capital Authors: Benjamin A. Campbell, Russell Coff, & David Kryscynski Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten All organizations want the secret to retaining top talent; I challenge you to find me one that doesn’t!
Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A Meta-analysis Authors: D. P. Costanza, J. M. Badger, R. L. Fraswer, J. B. Severt, & P. A. Gade Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Do generational differences predict work-related
Topic: Turnover Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (online pre-publication) Article: When and how is job embeddedness predictive of turnover? A meta-analytic investigation Authors: Jiang, K., Liu, D., McKay, P. F., Lee, T. W., & Mitchell, T. R. Reviewed by: Larry Martinez Turnover is a huge concern for most organizations. The