Did you know that only about 30% of performance feedback interventions actually lead to increased performance? In fact, according to the most comprehensive study to date on performance feedback (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) researchers found that about 1/3 of the time feedback leads to performance, 1/3 of the time it does nothing, and 1/3 of the time […]
In the world of work, there are not many constructs that are as widely acknowledged yet largely misunderstood as the notion of job performance. It is such a large and ambiguous concept that most of us, managers, employees, and specialists alike, have our own unique definitions of what it is and what it looks like. […]
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 […]
What causes burnout? Many different things contribute to burnout and some of them are beyond your organization’s ability to control (e.g.., certain personality traits like “neuroticism” that make an employee more susceptible to burnout). However, the good news is that many factors are well within your sphere of influence: understanding each and taking action to deal with them will not only greatly reduce burnout, but in doing so will also contribute to employee retention and job satisfaction.
Over the past couple of decades, personality has taken a larger role in applied research and employee selection. This optimism is mostly due to the creation of a unified model of personality called the Big Five.
One of the most common barriers that managers face as they advance within their organizations is the constantly changing mix of skills and competencies needed to be successful at different levels of management. For example, the set of skills that a supervisor relies on day-to-day are very different from the set of skills that he […]
Management by Objectives (MBO) turned sixty years old recently. Hundreds of thousand of managers and professional have engaged in MBY by going through the process of setting personal objectives that were linked to the organization’s major areas of emphasis. Does all this work make any difference? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Researchers in the […]
Much has been written about employee satisfaction over the years. We discuss leadership styles that improve employee satisfaction. We make lists of the best companies to work for. We have strategies for empowering employees. We trumpet the importance and value of having satisfied employees. However a key question remains: does employee satisfaction make any difference […]