Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This and that

I follow several journals, several of which aren't specifically devoted to recruitment and selection. But if you believe, as I do, that organizational structure and behavior have implications for what we usually talk about on this blog, I think you might find the following recently published articles interesting. I've also included a couple directly on point that you may have missed:

Got meetings? Turns out they're a key aspect of job satisfaction.

Thinking about work-life balancing measures? Consider the type of employee.

GLBT nondiscrimination policies may impact overall organizational performance.

Wrap your mind around this one: The ability to recognize opportunities may have a genetic component, similar to the personality aspect of openness to experience.

Are formal HR policies bad for morale? This study certainly suggests so. It also suggests that we need to "think small" when it comes to organizational units.

What makes someone "employable"? Willingness to change jobs--yes. Willingness to develop new competencies--not so much.

Interested in presenteeism (people coming to work sick)? Here's a good overview.

Maybe the New London police department wasn't so wacky. Turns out being overeducated negatively impacts job satisfaction--the good news is experience appears to moderate the relationship.

Bothered by the "criterion problem" in measuring the utility of assessments? This study won't make you feel any better, but it does help explain our challenge.

Want to do better on a test? Think positive.

Need more evidence that off-list checks are important? Check this out.

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