Are Public Sector Employees Less Likely to Change Sectors?

[We're pleased to welcome author Jaclyn Piatak of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Piatak recently published a paper in Public Personnel Management entitled, "Sector Switching in Good Times and in Bad: Are Public Sector Employees Less Likely to Change Sectors?," which is free to read for a limited time. Below, Piatak reflects on … Continue reading Are Public Sector Employees Less Likely to Change Sectors?

Do Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Employee Turnover?

How can organization's prevent employee turnover? The recent Public Personnel Management article "Does Satisfaction with Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Turnover? A Panel Study Conducted in U.S. Federal Agencies" from author James Gerard Caillier of University of Alabama suggests that the key to employee retention for an organization could be family-friendly programs. Programs like telework, alternative work schedules, child … Continue reading Do Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Employee Turnover?

Are Authentic Leadership and Fairness Connected?

[We're pleased to welcome Christa Kiersch of University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Dr. Kiersch recently collaborated with Zinta S. Byrne of Colorado State University on their article from Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies entitled "Is Being Authentic Being Fair? Multilevel Examination of Authentic Leadership, Justice, and Employee Outcomes."] Like many interested in leadership and organizational … Continue reading Are Authentic Leadership and Fairness Connected?

Finding the Balance Between Greed and Altruism

Are greedy managers or altruistic managers more successful? The answer may not be so black and white. According to Katalin Takacs Haynes, Matthew Josefy, and Michael A. Hitt, authors of "Tipping Point: Managers’ Self-Interest, Greed, and Altruism" from Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, harmony between the two characteristics is actually the most beneficial to … Continue reading Finding the Balance Between Greed and Altruism

Top Five: Advances in Developing Human Resources

Want to know all about the latest research in human resource development? Take a look at the top five most read articles from Advances in Developing Human Resources! This journal explores problems and solutions in an organizational setting and discusses concepts for the future allowing scholars and practitioners to work more effectively in human resource … Continue reading Top Five: Advances in Developing Human Resources

How Do Employers Handle Termination Documentation?

One only has to do a quick internet search on job termination practices to find pages upon pages of advice ranging from legal tips to breaking the bad news. But is there a set procedure that employers follow when it comes to the documentation of a termination? That's what authors Mike Duncan and Jillian Hill … Continue reading How Do Employers Handle Termination Documentation?

How Are Salespeople Viewed Around the World?

How do we view salespeople? Are they overly excited individuals selling us products that may or may not work for a quick buck or career oriented people who simply enjoy a challenge? How much does this perception differ around the globe? An article recently published in Journal of Marketing Education entitled "A Cross-Cultural Investigation of … Continue reading How Are Salespeople Viewed Around the World?

Workplace Values Across the Generations

According the Economist, the current workforce can mostly be broken down into three generations: Baby-boomers (born between 1946 and the mid 60's), Generation X (born from the mid 60's to the early 80's) and Generation Y (born after the early 80's). However, managers are concerned more than in the past about working with three groups … Continue reading Workplace Values Across the Generations

Out of Whack: On the Strength of Weak Ties

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Out of Whack: AQ, PQ, Miscue?

[We're pleased to reproduce Journal of Management Inquiry's "Out of Whack" by Charles M. Vance.] Read “Out of Whack” for free from the January 2014 issue of Journal of Management Inquiry by clicking here. Want to know about all the latest from Journal of Management Inquiry? Click here to sign up for e-alerts!