Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Referral-based hiring is a commonplace practice for modern organizations, which holds considerable benefits for employees hired based upon a referral, including greater chances for upward mobility within the company. A recent paper published in ILR Review entitled "Lasting Effects? Referrals and Career Mobility of Demographic Groups in Organizations," further studies the benefits of referral based hiring, and finds that the … Continue reading Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Read the Latest Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!

The September 2016 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now published online and can be accessed free for the next 30 days! The September issue includes a 60th anniversary essay from Karl E. Weick of the University of Michigan, addressing the experience of organizational inquiry. The abstract for the essay: Jerry Davis’s (2015) question “What is organizational … Continue reading Read the Latest Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!

How Does Difficulty of Recruitment Impact Discrimination Against Applicants?

[We're pleased to welcome Stijn Baert of Ghent University. Stijn published an article in ILR Review entitled "Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?," with co-authors Bart Cockx, Niels Gheyle, and Cora Vandamme.] Do employers discriminate less when vacancies are difficult to fill? Theory says yes. Lower arrival rates of employees at … Continue reading How Does Difficulty of Recruitment Impact Discrimination Against Applicants?

Race, Gender, and Communication in the Workplace

Whether a manager is black or white, male or female, the stereotypes that persist in today's workplace can affect perceptions of managerial communication and undermine a leader's effectiveness, according to an article recently published in SAGE Open: Previous research has documented that gender and racial stereotypes affect beliefs about communication style. This study sought to … Continue reading Race, Gender, and Communication in the Workplace

Toxic Pollution and School Performance Scores

Cristina Lucier, Boston College, Anna Rosofsky, Bruce London, both of Clark University, Helen Scharber, Hampshire College, and John M. Shandra, SUNY Stony Brook, published "Toxic Pollution and School Performance Scores: Environmental Ascription in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana" on December 20th, 2011 in Organization & Environment. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: The … Continue reading Toxic Pollution and School Performance Scores