Topic: Feedback, Job Performance, Performance Appraisal Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment Article: The influence of a manager’s own performance appraisal on the evaluation of others. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Have you ever received a poor performance appraisal from a supervisor? (Let’s hope not too many!) If you have, were you surprised? (Hey, I’m a pretty good employee! What
Topic: Compensation, Culture, Organizational Commitment Article: When do committed employees retire? The effects of organizational commitment on retirement plans under a defined benefit pension plan. Publication: Human Resource Management Blogger: Benjamin Granger Organizations commonly use defined-benefit pension plans in an effort to attract and retain good employees. After all, turnover is expensive! These plans usually allow employees to accrue retirement income
Topic: Stress, Wellness, Work Environments Publication: Journal of Business Ethics Article: Ethical climates and workplace safety behaviors: an empirical investigation. Blogger: LitDigger How do you know that you won’t trip on the telephone cord your coworker has stretched across the entryway of your cubicle? You don’t (until the inevitable happens). How do you know whether or not workplace safety behaviors are actually practiced in your organization? A study
Topic: Decision Making, Job analysis Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: The transportability of job information across countries. Blogger: Larry Martinez I have never seen such a long article with no punch line. Taylor, Kan Shi, and Borman, armed with data from four different countries and elaborate theory-based hypotheses were at the beginning of a great rags-to-riches story (think the first 45 minutes of any Mighty Ducks
Topic: Feedback, Decision Making Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Article: Use of absolute and comparative performance feedback in absolute and comparative judgments and decisions. Blogger: James Grand Few people missed Michael Phelps’ performance during this past Summer Olympics—8 gold medals in 8 races, setting 7 world records in the process (the one race he didn’t get the world record?
Topic: Motivation, Training Publication: International Journal of Training and Development Article: The relationship between perceived training opportunities, work motivation and employee outcomes. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Needless to say, organizations are quite interested in discovering the benefits of offering training and development opportunities to their workforces. This interest has led to research around the factors that influence employees’ likelihood of successfully performing on the job after training. Let’s say your organization provides you with really great
Topic: Motivation, Organizational Performance, Work Environment Publication: Journal of Organizational Change Management Article: Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Commitment: An Empirical Study. Blogger: LitDigger Much academic literature investigating workplace performance overlooks the element of employee spirituality, but Rego and Cunha (2008) recently dared to venture into this unfamiliar territory. They found that workplace spirituality