Category: Development

Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

How a Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

New research reveals that having a strong sense of ”calling” early on in life may help later in navigating the tension between choosing the career you want versus choosing one for financial stability and job security. When a sense of calling is stronger earlier in life, perceived ability plays a greater role than actual ability when it comes to actually pursuing a challenging career.

Working Abroad- How to Help Employees Weather the Storm

Many employees are being sent on overseas assignments these days. Some start off working well in foreign cultures, but don’t maintain their adjustment levels over time, while others never perform as well as they did back home. A new study shows that initial motivation and psychological empowerment are crucial to the process, but interact with different kinds of stressors to affect performance in both positive and negative ways.

Thriving At Work Rather Than Just Going Through the Motions

Do you want to excel at what you do, instead of just going through the motions? A new study on thriving at work finds that employees who are more hopeful, efficacious, resilient, optimistic, and have supportive supervisors are more likely to succeed, which in turn is related to greater self-development and work performance.

It’s Not All About the Money? The Role of Career Values in the Engagement of Recent College Graduates

Life after college can be intimidating. Finding work is often hard, and finding work that lives up to your hopes and dreams is even harder. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices you have to make when transitioning from college to working life. But a new study sheds light on which career values are most important to identify and use as guides when entering the working world.

Be in Charge of Your Workplace Well-being

What makes a great workplace or a terrible one? Many would say upper management makes the difference or company values or even the guy in the next cubicle. Long days, stressful meetings, a grumpy boss are all factors that we would expect to determine our workplace well-being. Surprisingly, new research indicates that the key factor to well-being in your workplace is you.

Middle Skills Gap: Why are employers struggling to fill certain positions?

While many Americans are struggling to land a job, open positions all over the country remain unfilled and apparently unfillable. Employers just can’t find enough qualified candidates. So, what’s the solution? Training programs to fill the “middle skills gap.” Read more on how to implement an effective training program.

When women don’t reach the C-suite as often as men, benevolent sexism may be to blame

Topic: Gender, Discrimination, Development Publication: Journal of Management (NOV 2012) Article: Benevolent sexism at work: Gender differences in the distribution of challenging developmental experiences Authors: King, E. B., Botsford, W., Hebl, M. R., Kazama, S., Dawson, J. F., & Perkins, A. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Women are breaking the glass

The New Deal at Work: Breaking Traditional Organizational Development Boundaries (IO Psychology)

Topic: Development, Organizational Commitment Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Protean and Boundaryless Career Attitudes and Organizational Commitment: The Effects of Perceived Supervisor Support Authors: K. Ovgu Cakmak-Otluoglu Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood, M.S. The last few decades have brought many changes to the world of work. For vocational scholars,