Year: 2011

The Peril of Excess: Why Moderate Levels of Many Traits Might be Best (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Assessment, Performance, Selection, Human Resource Management Publication: Perspectives on Psychological Science (JAN 2011) Article: Too Much of a Good Thing: The Challenge and Opportunity of the Inverted U Authors: Grant, A. M., & Schwartz, B. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada A common assumption in personnel selection practice (and research) in

What’s the Time? The Role of Temporal Perspective in Justice Concerns (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Fairness, Human Resource Management Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (SEP 2011) Article: Seeing the “Forest” or the “Trees” of Organizational Justice: Effects of Temporal Perspective on Employee Concerns about Unfair Treatment at Work Authors: Cojuharenco, I., Patient, D., & Bashshur, M. R. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Concerns

Increasing Training Transfer (I/O Psychology)

Topic: Training, Learning, Motivation Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology EC 2011) Article: Influencing learning states to enhance trainee motivation and improve training transfer Authors: Weissbein, D. A., Huang, J. L., Ford, J. K., & Schmidt, A. M. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin How many times have you heard about or

Everyone’s on the Same Page: The International Generalizability of Applicant Selection Attitudes (Selection)

Topic: Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2008) Article: Fairness Reactions to Personnel Selection Methods: An International Comparison Between the Netherlands, the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, and Singapore Authors: Anderson, N., & Witvliet, C. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Interest in applicant reactions to the selection process

Anger In The Workplace (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Work Environment, Creativity, Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2011) Article: Others’ Anger Makes People Work Harder Not Smarter: The Effect of Observing Anger and Sarcasm on Creative and Analytic Thinking Authors: E. Miron-Spektor, D. Efrat-Treister, A. Rafaeli, O. Schwarz-Cohen Reviewed By: Ben Sher Sometimes people are happy

Human Resource Management: Motivating Your Workers to Create Value

Topic: Human Resource Management, Motivation Publication: Academy of Management Review Article: Heterogeneous Motives and the Collective Creation of Value Authors: Bridoux, F., Coeurderoy, R., and Durand, R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli In a world where resources are becoming scarcer, firms should be looking to boost any kind of competitive advantage they

The polls are open!!

SIOP members: it is time to vote for SIOP’s next slate of elected officers.  President-elect candidates are: Rob Silzer, Managing Director, HR Assessment and Development & I-O Doctoral Faculty, Baruch/CUNY James L. Outtz, President of Outtz & Associates Deirdre J. Knapp, Vice President and Director of Assessment, Training, and Policy