Top luxury companies use a unique approach to talent management to stay ahead of the competition. What is their secret?
How is volunteering perceived in the workplace? Contrary to expectations, employees who volunteer are viewed both positively and negatively depending on the perceived motives behind the volunteering. The results of a recent study show that volunteering for the “wrong reasons” results in negative judgment and potentially harmful behavior toward employee volunteers.
For some jobs, working from home is just not possible. This is especially true if you are an assembly line technician, postal worker, coal miner, or pirate. But in the new economy, many professions require little else but a computer and mouse. This is why telework—or working from home—is all the rage. But does it work? And is it good for employees?
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.
Facebook walls, Twitter feeds, nosy co-workers peeking over cubicles, sometimes it feels like our privacy is under constant attack. But even though workplace privacy is a growing concern for many employees, not everyone has the same privacy needs. What can organizations do to fulfill the privacy needs of all their employees?
Many organizations may not realize that their recruitment websites provide diversity cues about their company culture. Research looks at how Black and White viewers process the information they see. The findings might surprise you.
In a study by Gong et al. (2009), researchers developed a dual-concern model of human resources management. The authors identified HR practices that fall into maintenance- and performance-oriented HR subsystems. Results offer improved insights into how HR provides a source of organizational and competitive advantage.
Topic: Performance, Human Resources, Culture, Business Strategy Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2012) Article: Impact of High-Performance Work Systems on Individual- and Branch- Level Performance: Test of a Multilevel Model of Intermediate Linkages Authors: Samuel Aryee, Fred O. Walumbwa, Emmanuel Y. M. Seidu, & Lilian E. Otaye Reviewed By: Lauren
Topic: Human Resources Publication: Harvard Business Review Article: First let’s fire all the managers Author: Gary Hamel Reviewed by: Liz Brashier There are some fundamental problems with top-heavy management. Managers spend excessive amount of time supervising employees’ work and add considerable overhead. A top-heavy management hierarchy also seems to encourage
Topic: Mentoring, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Mentoring and psychological contract breach Authors: Haggard, D. L. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Having a mentor can lead to many positive outcomes for the protégé, but what kinds of negative outcomes might a mentor cause? Haggard (in