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Optimizing Perceived Organizational Support to Enhance Employee Engagement

6/15/2016-

by SIOP Administrative Office

Latest White Paper Published in SHRM-SIOP Collaborative Series

A new white paper geared toward HR professionals is now available on the SIOP website. The paper, part of an effort by SIOP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), can be found here.

Optimizing Perceived Organizational Support to Enhance Employee Engagement, by Robert Eisenberger, Glenn P. Malone and William D. Presson of the University of Houston, focuses on developing and maintaining an engaged workforce, which remains a critical objective for HR professionals as domestic and foreign competition stiffens. Perceived organizational support (POS), involving the extent to which employees feel the organization values their work contributions and cares for their well-being, provides an important tool for this objective. Evidence-based research consistently shows that POS is linked to employees’ increased psychological well-being and performance plus reduced absenteeism and turnover. The authors provide HR professionals, upper-level managers, and frontline supervisors with tactics to enhance POS and its benefits for employees and their work organizations.

This white paper is part of an initiative titled “The Science of HR,” created under a collaborative partnership between SIOP and SHRM to develop resources for HR practitioners that will further the use and understanding of evidence-based HR practices. These resources, available to both SIOP and SHRM members, are specifically intended to infuse the science of I-O psychology and other HR disciplines into management practices for daily use in the workplace.

The SHRM-SIOP Science of HR series provides practitioner-oriented reviews of evidence-based HR practices. These papers, written by leading researchers and practitioners in the field of I-O psychology and HR, make the science of evidence-based HR practices accessible to SIOP and SHRM members.

SIOP is continuously working to develop materials about topics that will be published and distributed by SHRM to its membership. For a full list of collaborative articles, visit the SHRM-SIOP page here.

For more information regarding the SHRM-SIOP Science of HR Series, please contact James Kurtessis (james.kurtessis@shrm.org) or David Dubin (David@psycharts.com).