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Image-Based Vision Statements

Which of these visions is more inspiring? “I hope that someday we will achieve full racial equality.” “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” Visions…


A Downside to Telling People They’re High-Potentials?

When we communicate high expectations for an employee, they become more likely to back down or quit in the face of setbacks. Why? “…after exhibiting poor initial performance on a task, individuals who face high external expectations feel more embarrassed…


Workplace Incivility & Insomnia

Our results support the spillover effect, suggesting that experienced incivility is linked to employee insomnia symptoms through rumination. However, the crossover effect was only found among work-linked couples.Charlotte Fritz, Young Ah Park, & Brittnie R. Shepherd Employees who experienced workplace…


Performance Appraisal Satisfaction & Organizational Commitment

The results established a significant relationship between performance appraisal satisfaction and organizational commitment. Affective and normative commitment and overall commitment were found to have significant correlation with Performance Appraisal Satisfaction.Ahuja, Padhy, & Srivastava This study has some serious limitations (i.e.,…


Does Formal Learning Stimulate Informal Learning?

Too often, we think about formal and informal  learning as mutually exclusive. As this research demonstrates, though, employees may seek informal learning to supplement or build upon what they learn in formal learning.  Read Do Opportunities for Formal Learning Stimulate Follow‐Up…


Internal Hiring: Slotting vs. Posting

Compared with slotted employees, workers who enter a job through posting have higher performance ratings, earn higher salaries, and are less likely to exit the firm. Posting involves posting an open position and inviting candidates to apply. Slotting is basically…


The Journey to Quality-of-Hire Measurement

Many know it can be difficult to measure the quality of a hiring decision. Just as important is to do so rather quickly, so output from the process can be fed back into the system, improving both the quality and…


What Can I Do With an IO Psych Degree?

Answer #4,351: Become the Human Resources Manager for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. Miranda Swartwout, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology-Organizational Development and Consultation from the University of New Haven, will be responsible for overseeing HR…


New IO Master’s Program

Sacred Heart University announced that it will add a master’s program in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology to its graduate studies lineup in the fall 2019 semester. Full article here.