Each year, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) surveys hundreds of employees across the US to assess trends in employee preferences and identify the factors that most contribute to job satisfaction and engagement. Results of this survey can help organizations target their development and improvement efforts to what matters most for employees right now. […]
Dr. Peter Scontrino, owner of Scontrino-Powell was just awarded Fellowship status to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in this first month of 2015. As an elected SIOP Fellow, Peter joins a short list of scientists and practitioners who have made an unusual and outstanding contribution to the field that is widely recognized […]
Now and in the future, leaders can expect to face high levels of complexity both inside and outside their organizations. To meet this new demand and excel in tomorrow’s business environment, it will be helpful to examine the challenges that leaders face in complex environments, and the strengths that help them excel. The purpose of […]
With everything we have been hearing in the news these past few years about the decline of America’s economy and the growth of China’s, many of us are left asking why. Even after considering the collapse of the housing market, bipartisan politics, unemployment, currency inflation, etc., there is still that lingering question “What happened to […]
What is Servant Leadership? Servant leadership is defined as a leadership style (many would call it a leadership philosophy) that emphasizes the leader’s responsibility to the success of the organization as well as his or her moral responsibility to subordinates, customers, and other stakeholders. Although it may seem like a new leadership style is being introduced […]
Years of research has established the fact that job burnout and depression go hand in hand: job burnout can lead to depression and depression can lead to job burnout. Likewise, annual studies by the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that about 7% of adults are depressed. Studies by the American Psychological Association report that about 1/3 […]
Why use social media as a selection tool in the first place? It may be because most of us believe we are good judges of character: ‘Of course I can get a sense of someone by browsing through his or her photographs and postings.’ Other organizations may be using social media to identify deviant […]
With decades of research, the merits of job satisfaction are fairly clear, but what about happiness? Do happy employees perform better than their morose counterparts? If so how can you encourage and promote well-being in the workplace? This blog seeks to answer both questions.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion of bullying in schools. We are all aware of the devastating impact bullies can have on their victims. Well, the same is true in organizations. Abusive supervision is defined as sustained displays of nonphysical aggression from supervisors to their direct reports.
Business leaders often fail to understand why their employees quit. For example, 41% of employers reported that a ‘poor relationship with manager’ was the top reason for employee turnover… only 15% of employees agreed.