Unemployment is a scary sounding word. In today’s economy it seems typical to be “between jobs” for an extended amount of time. Have you ever considered the psychological effects of being out of work? New research shows that extended unemployment can even change someone’s personality.
We all have limited amount of stress and pressure we can take. Many studies have established the strain resulting from the threat to employees’ resources that layoffs or possible income losses represent. However, how do employees handle stress when a job furlough is what’s on the table, or when an employee has, in fact, been furloughed?
All over America, people are looking for jobs. With unemployment high and companies requiring advanced degrees or years of experience, even for entry level work, job seekers want an edge. What sets you apart from other applicants could be as simple as the smile on your face.
Quite possibly one of the most relevant areas of study within I/O in the current economic climate is unemployment. Koen, Klehe, and Van Vianen (2013) investigated the concept of employability and its utility for job seekers who have been unemployed for a lengthy period of time.
Topic: Unemployment, Wellness Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Unemployment impairs mental health: Meta-analyses. Author: K.I. Paul, K. Moser Featured by: Benjamin Granger Does unemployment CAUSE poor mental health? After all, isn’t it possible that poor mental health can cause unemployment? Seriously, what employer wants to hire a distressed, anxious, depressed employee with low self-esteem? In an attempt to arrive at a firm conclusion about whether unemployment