Category: Strategic HR

Which Way at the Intersection of Work and Home?

Topic:  Strategic HR, Work-Life Balance Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article:Satisfaction and Perceived Productivity when Professionals Work From Home. Blogger: Sarah Bowen Working from home (WFH) is a clear alternative to the 9-to-5 lifestyle, but what conditions are necessary in order to achieve both satisfaction and productivity when working from home?

A more personal “length of service award” makes a difference

Topic: Motivation, Rewards, Strategic HR, Publication: HR Magazine Article:  Length-of-Service Awards Becoming More Personal. Author: R.R. Hastings Featured by: Sarah Bowen Length-of-service awards (the small gold pin or certificate at the bottom of your junk drawer) can be truly rewarding when managed in the proper way. However, when carelessness is evident in such gestures, employees do not

Parents More Likely to Get By With a Little Help from…

Topic: Strategic HR, Work-Life Balance Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: The Influence of Support at Work and Home on Work Family Conflict: Does Gender Make a Difference? Blogger: Sarah Bowen A recent study study observed levels of managerial and spousal support in relation to Work-Family  Conflict (WFC). A sample of 185 married Malaysian, Chinese and Indian accountants that had at least one child were surveyed through mailed questionnaires. Gender was specifically examined in order to distinguish the varying roles

Quarter past nine, I’m late again!

Topic: Compensation, Motivation, Rewards, Strategic HR Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: A Mathematical Model to Monitor Late Arrivals at Work Author: S.A. Oke, T.M. Ezenachkwu Featured by: Sarah Bowen In their recent article, Oke and Ezenachukwu embark on an ambitious journey to prove that timeliness is improved through rewards and recognition in the workplace. The authors conduct their research in

Toward an Understanding of the Influences on HR Policies of Multinational Firms

Topic: Strategic HR Publication: British Journal of Management Article: Similarity, isomorphism or duality? Recent survey evidence on human resource management policies of multinational corporations. Author: C. Brewster, G. Wood, M. Brookes Featured by: Benjamin Granger Since multinational organizations are becoming more and more common, numerous researchers have set out to understand how multinational corporations set up organization-wide policies.

Read you like a book: Employee attributes of HR practices

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Performance, Strategic HR Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Employee attributions of the “why” of HR practices: Their effects on employee attitudes and behaviors, and customer satisfaction. Blogger: Benjamin Granger A recent article by Nishii and colleagues explores how employees’ beliefs about “why” management employs certain HR practices (training, payment, selection, etc.) affect organizational performance.  Although

What’s Your HR Policy Type?

Topic: Strategic HR Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Human resource configurations: Investigating fit with the organizational context. Blogger: James Grand Some businesses go for broke and pamper their employees from day one, starting with the all-expenses paid recruitment weekend all the way through the Golden Years retirement package, in the hopes that