Category: Fairness

Reducing Stereotyping

Reducing Stereotyping: What You’re Doing May Not be Working

Stereotypes can be harmful, especially in a workplace. So how can organizations train employees to reduce the influence of stereotypes on their behavior? New research shows that discussing the prevalence of negative stereotypes can actually make things worse. Instead, it may be better to highlight examples of employees who do not believe in or act on stereotypes.

Welcome to the Future: Investigating Mobile Devices as Assessment Platforms

In the past, the advent of greater access to computers and the Internet inexorably changed the methods by which organizations recruited talent, and also the way in which possible hopefuls searched for and applied to these organizations. A new study suggests that assessment via mobile phone could be the wave of the near future.

When Leaders Do Not Treat Employees Equally

You can’t like everyone. Even as a leader, it is difficult to treat all your employees equally. Some share your interests, have been with you for longer, or are just plain more likable. Others you don’t know as well or don’t like as much. It happens. But if you allow relationships with your subordinates to become too different from one another, job performance in your organization will suffer.

Why Should Managers Care about Being Fair? (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Fairness, Organizational Justice, Organizational Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Fairness at the collective level: A meta-analytic examination of the consequences and boundary conditions of organizational justice climate. Authors: Whitman, D. S., Caleo, S., Carpenter, N. C., Horner, M. T., and Bernerth, J. B. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Organizational

When It Comes to Employee Health, More than an ‘Apple a Day’ is Needed (IO Psychology)

 Topic: Health & Safety, Organizational Justice, Fairness, Burnout, Stress Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2012) Article: Perceived Unfairness and Employee Health: A Meta-Analytic Integration Authors: Robbins, Jordan M.; Ford, Michael T.; Tetrick, Lois E. Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood, M.S. Practitioners and employers alike have expressed concern around the effects

Distracted Interviewing: The Case of Facial Scars (IO Psychology)

Topic: Interviewing, Fairness Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2012) Article: Discrimination Against Facially Stigmatized Applicants in Interviews: An Eye-Tracking and Face-to-Face Investigation Authors: J.M. Madera, M.R. Hebl Reviewed By: Ben Sher It’s easy to imagine reasons why a job interviewer might be distracted: Workplace politics, trouble at home, unnecessarily

Are cognitive ability tests insulting your applicants? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Organizational Justice, Fairness, Interviewing, Assessment, Selection Publication: Personnel Psychology (WINTER 2011) Article: Status and organizational entry: How organizational and individual status affect justice perceptions of hiring systems Authors: Sumanth, J. J., & Cable, D. M. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin It is well known in the field of IO psychology