Category: Human resource management

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The Future of HR: Bringing Human Resources into the 21st Century

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.

Diversity Climate Cues in Recruitment: Do They Really Work?

Diversity in the workplace has become an increasingly important topic in recent years. A new study examines the draw of diversity during the hiring process, with a focus on how a prospective employee’s perception of an organization’s diversity climate may ultimately affect their interest in pursuing a given job.

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.

What’s Missing from the Research on Work-Family Balance?

Research shows that human resource management departments that allow employees more flexible options to support their work-family balance create an environment of superior job performance and lower turnover. So why are more and more employers turning away from family friendly policies? The article suggest that, in part, the fault lies with the type of research being done.

Dealing with Difficult Customers: address the problem, not the emotion

Customers call service lines, because they have problems. Unfortunately, the negative feelings that problems can bring are probably counter-productive when it comes to getting a good solution. When dealing with difficult customers with strong negative feelings, customer service strategies that try to address the problem instead of the emotions yield the best results.

Fighting Back or Playing Nice: How Employees React to Bullying Bosses

Topic: Human Resource Management Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUL 2012) Article: Employees’ Behavioral Reactions to Supervisor Aggression: An Examination of Individual and Situational Factors Authors: M. Mitchell, M. Ambrose Reviewed By: Chrystal Ensey It’s no secret that supervisor aggression is a serious issue facing many organizations with a wide

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