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Personality Psychology: The Nature of Human Nature

What does evolutionary biology have to do with personality psychology or organizational behavior? Everything. By Derek Lusk, Ph.D., Ryne Sherman, Ph.D., and Robert Hogan, Ph.D. Our human ancestors repeatedly solved many problems related to their own survival (avoiding threats, finding food) and reproduction (finding a mate, caring for one’s kin). […]

Culture

Out with Talent, In with Fit

Selecting candidates based on technical skills and previous success no longer works. Want to hire for the 21st century? Shift your focus. By Warren Kennaugh If your organization is like most others, you spend a ton of time and money sticking to the script. You know the one: First you […]

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Why Your Company Can’t Find Great Female Talent

If you run an organization that struggles to attract and retain a gender-balanced workforce, it’s time to look in the mirror. Because make no mistake: It’s all your fault. By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox Women are 60 percent of the talent pool. They make 80 percent of consumer-buying decisions. They will soon […]

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The Retention Champions

The race to keep your brightest employees is as cutthroat as ever. It’s up to some hidden organizational heroes to help seal the deal. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., and Lindy Williams No matter how many long hours and sleepless nights you’ve devoted to carefully wording questions, ensuring distribution schedules are […]

Performance

The Algorithm in the Corner Office

Are leaders in danger of losing their jobs to automation? Don’t look now, but robots are rapidly learning how to become better bosses. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D. The videogame 7 Billion Humans begins with the premise that all jobs will someday be performed by robots. The result is a […]

Culture

5 Myths About Remote Work, Busted

No, it’s not bad for your bottom line, and your people can be just as productive. Here’s the truth about employees who work from home—and how to seamlessly lead them over Slack. By Robyn L. Garrett In the past several months, businesses have rushed to modify their remote work policies to adapt […]

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Think Outside the 9 Box

Sick of the performance-by-potential paradigm? So are we. Let’s replace it with something better. By Allan H. Church, Ph.D. No matter how hard we try to ditch performance ratings—and many organizations have made valiant attempts—we just can’t quit them. Psychologically, whether we like it or not, companies need ways to […]

Culture

The New Rules of Work-Family Integration

Paid maternity leave isn’t enough. If you want to compete globally, you need to think bigger, broader, and better. By Maura Mills, Ph.D. I want to start by sharing a secret: Employed new mothers in the United States aren’t always crying. You’d think they were given the cultural script that […]

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Hey, Women: Behold the Power of Pause

For females in the workplace, the key to continued growth is intentionally muting the noise. By Beverly Crowell and Beverly Kaye Women represent about half of the nation’s workforce, yet still make about 83 percent of men’s median wages, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They’re also underrepresented […]

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Blend Your Workforce: An 8-Step Plan

Freelancers and full-time employees working side by side … it’s the future. Your prep work starts now.  By Jon Younger and Michael Kearns For most companies, finding talented workers isn’t an obstacle. It’s a competitive crisis. In a survey by PwC, 70 percent of CEOs said talent gaps are a […]