The words “Human Resources” conjure up images of paperwork for some, but true HR professionals understand the value of effective human resource management. The time is ripe for HR leaders to step up to the plate. A new article by Peter Cappelli provides must-read tips for anyone looking to take a company’s people processes to the next level.
No one wants to have to enforce restrictive work policies, but managers often have to do just that. How can they get employee buy-in, when a policy is something their employees will naturally feel inhibited by? An analysis of four studies reveals an interesting technique for getting buy-in on restrictive work policies without altering the policies themselves.
We’ve all heard that boredom leads to employee turnover. Conventional wisdom says continuing to challenge your employees over time with difficult assignments and stretch goals is vital to keeping their engagement high. But what challenges are the right challenges? A new study indicates that treating all your employees the same way might be a serious mistake.
Among the many personnel-related processes that organizations engage in, downsizing is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded by everyone involved. The employees themselves who lose their jobs often face financial hardships, while the employees who remain employed by the organization may face an increased workload and
Topic: Business Strategy, Decision Making, Evidence Based Management, Statistics Publication: Harvard Business Review (APR 2012) Article: Good Data Won’t Guarantee Good Decisions Authors: S. Shah, A. Horne, and J. Capellá Reviewed By: Megan Leasher When we were in grade school, we learned that 1 + 1 = 2. We
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Topic: Selection, Evidence Based Management, Personality Assessment Publication: Journal of Managerial Psychology (2009) Article: Future Employment Selection Methods: Evaluating Social Networking Web Sites Authors: Donald H. Kluemper & Peter A. Rosen Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada As social networking web sites (SNWs) such as Facebook and LinkedIn become ever more popular,
Topic: Evidence Based Management Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (JAN 2012) Article: Power, Competitiveness, and Advice Taking: Why the Powerful Don’t Listen Authors: Tost, L. P., Gino, F., & Larrick, R. P. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada It will come as no surprise to individuals working in IO psychology
Topic: Evidence-Based Management, Recruiting Publication: International Journal of Selection & Assessment (DEC 2011) Article: Test of a Model Linking Applicant Résumé Information and Hiring Recommendations Authors: Chen, C.- C., Huang, Y.- M., & Lee, M.- I. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada A common feature of the job application process that many
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