Evidence-Based Management

Myth-busting

Teamwork

Performance Management

Diversity & Inclusion

Does Diversity Training Work? Time for an Evidence-Based Answer

There’s one place where cooperation between people is necessary: the workplace. With so many instances of division, leaders must take responsibility for giving people opportunities to collaborate and, thus, foster inclusion in the workplace. Can diversity training help leaders build a more inclusive workplace? What can we do to increase the chances for diversity training to work?
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Recruiting and Selection

How to Reduce Gender Bias in Your Hiring Process

According to Fortune 500, the annual list of 500 United States companies with the highest revenue, the 2017 ranking includes only 32 female CEOs. And that’s just one of many examples of a gender gap in the workplace. What’s more, a substantial proportion of the fast-growing and promising future jobs, like web developer or mathematician, are occupied mostly by men (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). Should women be concerned about their position in the labour market?
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Leadership

Managers… How Much Justice Is Enough?

In 2013, Colquitt et al. published a colossal meta-analysis pooling results from 413 scientific studies which investigated to what extent employee perceptions of justice in managerial behavior are associated with higher employee performance. The type of research studies included allows us to conclude if there is a positive relationship between perceptions of justice and performance.
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Training & Development

Training that works (hint: motivation matters more than you think)

-Cognitive ability matters for training success, but motivation matters more!
-Motivation is likely to be higher when trainees believe in themselves (self-efficacy) and when they value the benefits that a training brings (valence).
-Training works when people learn, then apply what they learned to their job and their performance improves.
-Skill acquisition and self-efficacy will likely lead to training material being transferred to the job.
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Employee Turnover

Health and Safety

Mental Health is your business: Workplace Interventions that do good, and those that do harm

Key points To promote mental health, give employees more control over the scheduling of their own work and introduce programs to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, for example enabling employees to engage in physical activity Screen employees when appropriate; recommend and support Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and other effective interventions for those diagnosed with a mental health disorder
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Mental health is your business: The toxic job characteristics that risk our well-being

It is estimated that more than 3 in 10 employees will experience a mental health problem each year, with a staggering 80 million working days lost to anxiety and depression. These disorders are common yet devastating, and can make work a constant battle for employees. With such a widespread impact on employees across workplaces, identifying and addressing these risk factors is vital. What impact might they be having in your workplace?
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Interviews

Interview with Rob Briner, Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa)

ob Briner is Professor of Organizational Psychology in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London. He is also very active in developing evidence-based practice in management, HR and organizational psychology. He was a founding member, Vice-Chair and now Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management which, through its teaching, training and dissemination activities aims to help managers make better decisions by adopting the principles of evidence-based practice. Rob’s work in this area has led to him being named in 2016 the Most Influential HR Thinker by HR Magazine.
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