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On-the-Job Development: Definition, Benefits, and Success Factors

The purpose of this article is to make clear the sometimes vague concept of employee development. In it, I will describe why leaders should invest in the development of their employees, what specific actions they should take, and how they can best support their employees throughout the developmental process.

Reduce Turnover with Realistic Job Previews

Recent research on employee turnover has identified a number of inexpensive practices that any employer can use to promote employee retention.  In this blog entry we address one of these practices:  realistic job previews. Realistic Job Previews Realistic job previews (RJP) are designed to give the job applicant much more information about the job than […]

Managing Overqualified Employees

Applied organizational research has shown that perceived overqualification is related to negative job attitudes and a greater likelihood of the overqualified employee leaving the organization for a different job. At the same time supervisors rate overqualified employees as better performers than their peers. Overqualification is a double-edged sword- it’s beneficial to the organization to have overqualified employees but unsatisfying and even frustrating for the employees themselves.