Research demonstrates that narcissism can be harnessed with humility, an unlikely combination that may lead to good leadership.
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?
In today’s world of work, you’re always thinking about the next job. But have you thought about how your resume makes people perceive you? Have you thought about what aspects of your resume might make you seem more hirable and land you the job of your dreams? If you haven’t thought about these things, it’s not too late. Recent research provides some practical advice on how you can make your resume shine!
Most of the time, we assume that early morning individuals are perceived more positively than their late-rising counterparts due to being evaluated as more productive and responsible. A new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology specifically examines how employees’ start times relate to the perception of their work ethics and subsequent supervisor performance ratings.
Does it pay to be disagreeable? Well, if you are male, studies indicate that it does. A series of four studies show that both women and agreeable men suffer an income penalty unrelated to their job performance or other personality factors. In other words, the wage gap, so much discussed over the years, extends beyond women and affects men who don’t behave in stereotypically dominant and aggressive ways.
Just when you thought there couldn’t be another article on the introvert-extrovert debate, researchers behind this study investigate whether it pays off to be a little neurotic (as opposed to extroverted) when it comes to the workplace. Their answer might surprise you!
In this study, authors move beyond the “dark triad” to assess aberrant personality tendencies at work via an alternative methodology. Indicators of aberrant personality tendencies were calculated using 6 five-factor model (FFM) aberrant compounds. Results reveal that FFM aberrant personality tendencies could be useful for personnel psychologists looking to form new linear combinations of FFM facets.
In this recent study, Honkaniemi et al. (2013) set out of explore whether a job applicant’s personality type is associated with his/her reactions – including perceptions of fairness and face validity – to the selection process. Results question whether personality types should be included in models and analyses investigating applicant reactions.
Topic: Personality Publication: Personnel Psychology (1991) Article: The big five personality dimensions and job performance: A meta-analysis Authors: Murray R. Barrick & Michael K. Mount Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Personality and job performance are related, according to a study performed by Murray Barrick of Texas A & M University
Topic: Personality Publication: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk, and Trust, and IEEE International Conference on Social Computing Article: Our twitter profiles, our selves: Predicting personality with Twitter Authors: Daniele Quercia, Michal Kosinskii, David Stillwell, & Jon Crowcroft Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin When you use Twitter, you