Topic: Self Efficacy Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2009) Article: Does it pay to be smart, attractive, or confident (or all three)? Relationships among general mental ability, physical attractiveness, core self-evaluations, and income. Authors: T.A. Judge, C. Hurst, L.S. Simon Reviewed by: Larry Martinez Who among us would be surprised
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.
Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Motivation, Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Journal (JUN 2009) Article: Turnover contagion: How coworkers’ job embeddedness and job search behaviors influence quitting. Author: W. Felps, T.R. Mitchell, D.R. Hekman, T.W. Lee, B.C. Holtman, W.S. Harman Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger There is a HUGE body of research literature on the predictors and causes of employee turnover (better grab two cups of coffee before reading all of these articles!). Most of the research has investigated either individual-level explanations (e.g., low job satisfaction) or economic
Topic: Change Management, Organizational Reputation Publication: Academy of Management Journal (DEC 2008) Article: Good fences make good neighbors: A longitudinal analysis of an industry self-regulatory institution Author: M.L. Barnett, A.A. King Reviewed By: Katie Bachman In these “interesting” economic times, it seems like every company is struggling to overcome challenges within their organizations. Bad news: You need to be worried about what your competitors struggle with too! In a recent article in the Academy of Management Journal, Barnett and
Topic: Diversity Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management Article: The challenge of increasing minority-group professional representation in the United States Author: E.H. Buttner, K.B. Lowe, L. Billings-Harris Featured By: Benjamin Granger Despite the heavy focus on diversity, women and racial minorities are still under-represented in a number of professions requiring advanced degrees (e.g., attorneys, accountants, and university professors are more likely to be white men). For this reason, Buttner and colleagues (2009) surveyed 143 business school deans in the
Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: British Journal of Management Article: Location, location, location: Does place of work really matter? Author: T. Redman, E. Snape, C. Ashurst Featured By: Benjamin Granger Flexplace refers to an organizational policy that allows employees to work from a physical location other than the actual workplace (Wouldn’t it be nice!). Many employees who utilize this option work from home and much research has been directed at uncovering the benefits and pitfalls of working from