occupational

Shiftworkers – people working outside the normal 7am to 7pm day – are a minority, amounting to around 15 per cent of the UK working population (according to a Labour Force Survey report cited in the 2006 HSE booklet, Managing Shiftwork). Visible shiftworkers at any time point...

Psychology has for sometime maintained an interest in the promotion of psychological wellbeing in the workplace. Peter Warr’s seminal work (see Warr, 1996) in the 90s has enabled our conceptual understanding of issues around employee wellbeing.

Subsequent research in...

Happiness is very important to us, professionally as well as personally. In personal terms, we all seek to achieve happiness in some way; for many people, it is the basis of a ‘good life’. Happy individuals act differently from others, and this can lead to activities and...

One of the classic goals of psychometric assessment has been to predict performance based on psychological characteristics. Two major categories of psychometric instruments are tests of intelligence and personality, both of which have a long history in predicting behavioural...

Imagine the following situation: Your secretary knows you have an important meeting coming up and, without any prompting, prepares a file for you with all the documentation you need, anticipating that you may otherwise forget something. Or, think of a customer service...

The contributors
Neil Anderson is Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of Research of the HRM-OB research centre (CREWES) at Brunel University. He previously held a chair at the University of Amsterdam.

Rob Briner is Professor of...

From the room in one of UBS’s buildings in Finsbury Avenue I looked across a square, coffee bars and office blocks to a fine view of the ‘gherkin’ building. The weather was wet, windy and miserable. Fancifully, this could be seen as reflecting the state of the economy and the...

For many employees, meetings are an important part of their work diary. They can provide leaders with a way to communicate their vision, serve as a cornerstone of democracy and help organisations respond to the challenges they face. Yet as...