February 2012

Preventing Employer Misclassification of Student Interns and Trainees

February 28, 2012

The legality of unpaid internships has been recently examined in the media with news of Harper’s Bazaar’s former intern Xuedan “Diana” Wang filing suit against the Hearst Corporation on February 1, 2012.[i]  Ms. Wang was “head intern,” responsible for supervising eight interns in her charge.[ii]

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Do Nice Guys — And Gals — Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on Income

February 21, 2012

Download Key Findings • The pay gap between agreeable and disagreeable males is significantly larger than the gap between agreeable and disagreeable females. That is, there is a“benefit” of being (moderately) disagreeable as a male, but this “benefit” is minimal for females. • Employees are subject to gender stereotypes in the workplace. Males are expected […]

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An Employment Systems Approach to Turnover: Human Resources Practices, Quits, Dismissals, and Performance

February 21, 2012

Download Key Findings • Organizations using high-involvement work practices have lower rates of quits, dismissals, and total turnover, which in turn leads to higher rates of customer satisfaction. • Long-term investments in employees—such as the use of internal promotions , high relative pay, pensions, and full-time employment—lead to lower rates of quits, dismissals, and total […]

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