Category: Evidence Based Management

Using data to make smart decisions: 1 + 1 = It’s Not That Simple

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

Unproctored Testing: Increasing the Applicant Pool to Combat Concerns with Cheating (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Evidence Based Management, Assessment Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2012) Article: Offsetting Performance Losses Due to Cheating in Unproctored Internet-Based Testing by Increasing the Applicant Pool Authors: Richard N. Landers & Paul R. Sackett Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Unproctored Internet testing (UIT) has been a

You’ve Been Tagged: On the Potential Risks and Rewards of Obtaining Applicant Information from Social Networking Sites (Human Resource Management)

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,

Can You Hear Me Now? The Impact of Power on Advice-Taking (IO Psychology)

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

Telling More than You Can Say: The Relationship Between Résumé Characteristics and Hiring Recommendations (Human Resources)

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

Tension at the Top: Why Women at the Executive Level May Not Welcome Other Women to the Club

Topic: Evidence-Based Management, Teams Publication: Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes (SEP 2011) Article: Female Tokens in High-Prestige Work Groups: Catalysts or Inhibitors of Group Diversification? Authors: Duguid, M. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Workplace diversity is a goal that many (and hopefully most or all) organizations aspire to. In recent

Life Isn’t Always Fair: Using Inducements & Contributions to Predict Employee Satisfaction

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Evidence-Based Management, Rewards
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUL 2011)
Article: Promised and Delivered Inducements and Contributions: An Integrated View of Psychological Contract Appraisal
Authors: Lambert, L. S.
Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada

Smarter Employees Perform Better, but Will They Stay?

Topic: Talent Management, Turnover
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (AUG)
Article: A conceptual and empirical analysis of the cognitive ability-voluntary turnover relationship
Authors: M.A. Maltarich, A.J. Nyberg, and G. Reilly
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Is Evidence-Based Management Actually Based on Evidence?

Topic: Human Resources
Publication: Academy of Management Perspectives
Article: What’s the evidence on evidence-based management? (NOV 2009)
Author: T. Reay, W. Berta, and M. K. Kohn
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague