Category: July 2022

🔒 Why You Hate Your Job on Mondays

            Buzz, buzz. You reluctantly turn off your alarm clock and look at your phone. It’s Monday. You let out a sigh. The weekend has finally come to an end. A sense of dread washes over you as you think about all the work that needs to get done. When you get to work everyone…

🔒 Avoid Giving Out Illegitimate Tasks

            If you want happy employees, avoid giving out illegitimate tasks. Illegitimate tasks are tasks that go against “what can be expected in a given role or position” (1637). These tasks “are incongruent with an employee’s occupation or professional identity” (1637). Illegitimate tasks can be separated into two categories: unreasonable tasks and unnecessary tasks. Unreasonable…

🔒 Beautiful People: Perceived as More Hireable

 It turns out beautiful people have an unfair advantage at work. Research has found that attractive individuals have a higher pay, are promoted more often, and are more likely to receive a positive work evaluation (Tu, 120). One reason for this is that society prefers attractive people over unattractive people (120). It’s also well-known that…

🔒 13 Signs Your Employee is Going to Quit

            A study conducted by Timothy M. Gardner, and his fellow colleagues found that employees who plan on quitting emit observable pre-quitting behaviors (3231; 3250).  The researchers specifically tested 13 pre-quitting behaviors, and found that these behaviors do in fact predict future turnover (3251). Results from the study found that “a one-unit increase in PQBs…