Category: Surveys

Ask Me Online: Benefits of a Web-Based Reference Check Process

You want to hire the best. To get superior employees, your company does its homework on each potential candidate. Unfortunately, calling references isn’t that effective. Phone conversations just don’t provide accurate, consistent data. How can you improve the process? A new survey designed by Cynthia Hedricks and her colleagues may be a step forward in solving the professional reference problem.

The Placement of Demographic Questions in Surveys (IO Psychology)

Topic: Surveys Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (SEP 2012) Article: Demographic question placement: Effect on item response rates and means of a Veterans Health Administration survey Authors: R. Teclaw, M. C. Price, & K. Osatuke Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Imagine that you’re taking a survey for your company, and

Online survey invitations and perceived anonymity (IO Psychology)

Topic: Surveys Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Effects of personalized versus generic implementation of an intra-organizational online survey on psychological anonymity and response behavior: A field experiment Authors: Karsten Mueller, Tammo Straatmann, Kate Hattrup, & Marco Jochum Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Survey research, specifically online survey

If you’re trying to cut costs, don’t cut the engagement survey

Topic: Engagement, Job satisfaction, Surveys
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (JUN 2011)
Article: Measuring employee engagement during a financial downturn: Business imperative or nuisance?
Authors: Van Rooy, D. L., Whitman, D. S., Hart, D., & Caleo, S.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

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Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Surveys Publication: Organizational Research Methods Article: A Comment on Employee Surveys. Blogger: Rob Stilson This study focused on the empirical examination of qualitative data from employee surveys (e.g., open-ended questions). The data set was a climate survey administered to 661 employees at a large military organization, representing 23 different