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Why Creative Types May Be More Likely to Cheat?

Why Creative Types May Be More Likely to Cheat? | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Creative people think "outside the box," a gift of psychological flexibility that, it turns out, may also apply to their ethics, according to the latest research from the American Psychological Association.
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The 70-20-10 Rule - Center for Creative Leadership

The 70-20-10 Rule - Center for Creative Leadership | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
How do you learn to be an effective leader? Follow the 70-20-10 rule.

A research-based, time-tested guideline for developing managers says that you need to have three types of experience, using a 70-20-10 ratio: challenging assignments (70 percent), developmental relationships (20 percent) and coursework and training (10 percent).
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Transforming Relationships for High Performance

Transforming Relationships for High Performance | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

 

Relational coordination (RC) is a mutually reinforcing process of communicating and relating for the purpose of task integration. More simply, it is the coordination of work through relationships of shared goals, shared knowledge, and mutual respect. The mission of the newly formed Relational Coordination Research Collaborative is to bring academics and practitioners together to develop and test relational approaches to organizational change, informed by the theory of relational coordination.

 

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Why Extraversion May Not Matter

Why Extraversion May Not Matter | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

Recent research evidence suggests that while extraversion is predictive of many positive social outcomes, it may not be extraversion itself that matters. Instead, it may be possession of social skills or competencies that are better predictors of social outcomes than personality constructs such as extraversion. Let me explain.

Extraversion is a core personality trait that is associated with high levels of energy, expressing emotions, and seeking the company of others. Extraverts seek out social situations. Intraverts are more low-key, deliberate, and often seek solitude. There is a great deal of research that shows that extraverts are evaluated more positively in initial encounters (usually in social situations, and likely because they get "noticed"). Extraverts are also evaluated more positively in job interviews and, most relevant to my area of study -- leadership, extraverts are more likely to attain leadership positions and to be seen as more effective leaders. So, there is a seeming advantage to being an extravert.

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The 10 Worst Mistakes of First-Time Job Hunters

The 10 Worst Mistakes of First-Time Job Hunters | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself.

An April 2011 survey conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Adecco Staffing U.S. found that 71% of 500 recent four-year college graduates would have done something differently to prepare for the job market. While companies will hire 9.5% more graduates from the class of 2012 than they did from the 2011 graduating class, according to another poll, employers are still looking for the pick of the litter.

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Rude employee behavior quietly sabotages the bottom line

Insensitive, disrespectful or rude behavior by employees is rampant in US workplaces, yet consumers fail to report the offending workers and instead take their business elsewhere, researchers report in the latest edition of the Journal of Service Research.

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Wanted: HR Professionals with Social Media Skills

Wanted: HR Professionals with Social Media Skills | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Between May 26, 2011 and Aug. 24 2011, more than 1,000 new ads for HR occupations have included requirements for social media skills, nearly a 160 percent increase over the same period in 2010, according to WANTED Analytics.

The firm, which collects detailed hiring-demand data, said those skills include being able to develop new recruiting strategies and source talent by using the Internet and social networking sites. Those candidates looking for social media HR jobs need to be abreast of new, innovative sourcing techniques and recruitment best practices and know how to utilize web searches, apps, job boards and social media sites to create community and generate leads. Candidates for these HR jobs should do more than tweet job openings or scour LinkedIn or Facebook pages in hopes of finding talent.

WANTED said companies are looking for candidates who can:

Direct web traffic to corporate career sites through social media channels.

Proactively identify and attract passive talent through inexpensive sources such as social media.

Build and maintain a pipeline of prospects through networking and social media research, while maintaining a “robust LinkedIn profile.”

Learn and create Boolean search strings and perform advanced search techniques.

Assist in placing employment ads to appropriate sources, to include websites, social media and other sources.
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Daniel Goleman on Leadership and The Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman on Leadership and The Power of Emotional Intelligence | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
IQ tells you what level of cognitive complexity a person can manage in their job: you need high levels for top management, the professions, the sciences, while lower levels work fine in lower echelons.

 

Emotional intelligence competencies are learned abilities like the drive to achieve and emotional self-control, both of which build on underlying EI components like self-management. Self-awareness is one of four EI domains (the others: self-management, social awareness and relationship management). A powerful way to boost self-awareness is to undergo a 360-degree evaluation by people you know well and trust evaluating you on the EI competencies.

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How NOT to Fire an Employee

How NOT to Fire an Employee | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Would you ever fire someone over the phone? How disrespectful. That's what Yahoo's Board Chairman did to CEO Carol Bartz. I'm not privy to the details about why Ms. Bartz was fired.
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Are You Leaving Job Candidates with a Negative Impression?

Are You Leaving Job Candidates with a Negative Impression? | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

Over the past few years there seems to be a change in the candidate experience, and it isn’t a positive one.Let’s forget for a moment the hundreds of applicants who apply for a particular position, with a small percentage of them qualified. The candidate experience is not going to be positive for the unqualified applicants, and that’s okay. If they had taken seriously the minimum qualifications listed on the job posting, they would have realized they didn’t have a chance.

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Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business

Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
It takes extraordinary chutzpah to promote a vision before it can be fully realized by your audience, let alone your company. IBM did just that in 1997 when it introduced the notion of e-business.
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10 Crazy Things People Put on Resumes - Intelligence - News & Reviews - Baseline.com

10 Crazy Things People Put on Resumes - Intelligence - News & Reviews - Baseline.com | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
It's hard enough to get a job these days without making a hash of your resume and your references (not to mention your interview wardrobe and behavior), but some candidates just can't seem to get out of their own way.
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Global mobility not integrated with talent systems, research finds

Global mobility not integrated with talent systems, research finds | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Just 2% of organisations think that their global mobility functions and talent programmes are aligned, despite nine in 10 (90%) believing that such integration is important.
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Final Cut: Words to Strike from Your Resume - Forbes

Final Cut: Words to Strike from Your Resume - Forbes | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Before you add another bullet point to your resume, consider this: Crafting the perfect document isn’t always about what you add in—the best changes may lie in what you take out.
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BPS Occupational Digest: Managers in the middle shape change their own way

BPS Occupational Digest: Managers in the middle shape change their own way | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

The middle child can be an awkward position in a family, and this is just as true in the workplace. Middle management juggle responsibilities to their reports and their managers, a feat trickiest when leadership decide that the organisation needs to change. Do they dutifully implement the bosses' plans, or cling to the manageable status quo? A recent qualitative study suggests this group take a third role, of ambivalent change agents.

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Creating a Psychologically Healthy Workplace: The Importance of Fit

Creating a Psychologically Healthy Workplace: The Importance of Fit | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

When a healthy workplace practice fails to achieve the desired results or anticipated ROI, some organizations become disenchanted and all-too-quickly abandon their efforts. However, workplace practice ineffectiveness may primarily stem from practice design and implementation issues rather than the practices themselves.

Many organizations rush to implement the latest “wellness” or “work-life balance” programs featured in top business magazines or adopted by their competitors, which, in some cases, can trigger a string of bad experiences and waste financial resources. Achieving a healthy workplace is not necessarily expensive, but with a few major missteps it certainly can be a financial drain. Therefore, managers need to consider the interplay among the employee, the organization, and the practice itself when adopting healthy workplace practices.

This article outlines an approach to psychologically healthy workplace practices that focuses on fit, as well as managerial steps to maximize practice effectiveness.

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Career Coach: Learning from the mistakes of the leaders of today — and yesterday

Career Coach: Learning from the mistakes of the leaders of today — and yesterday | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
To be an effective leader today, it’s critical to learn from the successful leaders of our times. It’s equally important to look at the challenges faced by past leaders.
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What employers look for of those re-entering the workforce

What employers look for of those re-entering the workforce | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

Finding a job in today's economy is difficult in the best of circumstances, but many women are facing an even bigger challenge: returning to the workforce after a long absence. Researchers recently looked at the characteristics on older women's resumes that received the most success in securing job interviews. The top characteristic that resulted in job interviews for middle-aged women seeking an entry level job was vocational or computer training, according to the study in the Journal of Career Development (JCD).

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Why (and How) the Growth of Social Media Has Created Opportunities for Qualitative Research in Organizational Development

Why (and How) the Growth of Social Media Has Created Opportunities for Qualitative Research in Organizational Development | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
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Are You Training Yourself to Fail?

Are You Training Yourself to Fail? | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Some people are naturally pre-disposed to being highly productive. They start their days with a clear and reasonable intention of what they plan to do, and then they work diligently throughout the day, sticking to their plans, focused on accomplishing their most important priorities, until the day ends and they've achieved precisely what they had expected. Each day moves them one day closer to what they intend to accomplish over the year.
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3 Pre-Interview Don'ts

We have all read reports on the political prisoner who fasts to protest something -- no food, just water -- a hunger strike just to make a point.
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How to Cultivate Engaged Employees

How to Cultivate Engaged Employees | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

Successful managers depend on the capabilities of their subordinates: George’s marketing skills, Maria’s ability to run the numbers, Michael’s local knowledge, Dimitra’s IT expertise. Shelves and shelves of books offer managers’ advice on how to mobilize their people to achieve overall performance targets.

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Why Volunteering is Good for Your Career

Why Volunteering is Good for Your Career | personnel psychology | Scoop.it

Millions of professionals donate their time volunteering that impacts the lives of others, but it turns out volunteering is as good for your career as it is to those you help. Here’s how:

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Secrets of Job Hunting in a Post-Job Board World | BNET

Secrets of Job Hunting in a Post-Job Board World | BNET | personnel psychology | Scoop.it
Experts agree that job boards are on the decline and largely a waste of time. So what should job hunters focus on instead?
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