How Has HR Become More Strategic and Integral to Businesses?

In today’s competitive and complex business environment, the role of human resources (HR) is constantly changing. With its increasing alignment to core business and integration to the bottom line, HR is a reflection of the constant changing nature of its functions. Being responsive to globalization, demographic and technological changes, as well as the turbulent, competitive and … Continue reading How Has HR Become More Strategic and Integral to Businesses?

How Organizational Fit Impacts Workplace Stress

[We're pleased to welcome Jeremy Mackey. Jeremy recently published an article entitled "Do I Fit In? Perceptions of Organizational Fit as a Resource in the Workplace Stress Process" in Group & Organization Management with  co-authors Pamela L. Perrewé and Charn P. McAllister.] Pam Perrewé, Charn McAllister, and I began working on our paper entitled “Do … Continue reading How Organizational Fit Impacts Workplace Stress

Book Review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Lauren A. Rivera : Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. 375 pp. $35.00, hardcover. Jennifer Merluzzi recently reviewed this book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: The book is a very detailed read on hiring and elite firms and is thus best suited for individuals interested in these topics, … Continue reading Book Review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Does Employer Branding Influence a Candidate’s Job Application Decisions?

Employer branding is mainly concerned with creating and improving the image of an organization as an employer or as a great place to work. The employer brand influences how current and potential employees interact with a company’s brand, and more specifically, the company’s brand image as an employer. Both firm-level and job-related variables significantly influence … Continue reading Does Employer Branding Influence a Candidate’s Job Application Decisions?

Is Skills Training on the Decline in the US?

Employer-sponsored training plays an important part at all levels of business. On the individual scale, employee-sponsored training can improve productivity and expand employee skills. In turn, a well-trained workforce can improve the performance and efficiency of a business. Broadly speaking, if a majority of businesses adopt employer-sponsored training, the economy as a whole becomes more … Continue reading Is Skills Training on the Decline in the US?

How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Crises are common in the modern world and the value system of leaders plays a crucial role in effectively managing a crisis. The article “Role of Self-managing Leadership in Crisis Management: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Rajayoga” explores the role of self-managing leadership in crisis management. The topic is particularly pertinent because many … Continue reading How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Book Review: Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation

Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation. Edited by Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson . New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2015. 420 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-53721-6, $135 (Cloth). Rafael Gomez of University of Toronto recently took the time to review the book in the October Issue of ILR Review, … Continue reading Book Review: Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation

Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Brook, one of the editors of Work, employment, society. All 10 articles in the On the Front Line (OTFL) collection are being made permanently free as part of Work, employment and society’s wider commitment to public sociology.] These powerful testimonies of employees’ accounts of their working lives form a series … Continue reading Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

Gentlemen Prefer Red?

Nicolas Guéguen and Céline Jacob, both of the Université de Bretagne-Sud, published “Clothing Color and Tipping: Gentlemen Patrons Give More Tips to Waitresses With Red Clothes” on April 18, 2012 in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: Recent research conducted with humans demonstrated that … Continue reading Gentlemen Prefer Red?

Educating Managers to Create Healthy Workplaces

Brad Gilbreath, Colorado State University–Pueblo, published "Educating Managers to Create Healthy Workplaces" on December 7th, 2011 in the Journal of Management Education. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: This article provides management educators with a comprehensive, research-based set of concepts they can use to enrich students’ understanding of how to create healthy … Continue reading Educating Managers to Create Healthy Workplaces