One of the most important and current areas of employee research is that of counterproductive work behaviours. This includes behaviours like bullying, ignoring safety rules, undermining leadership or colleagues, stealing, unnecessary absenteeism, or simply saying bad things about the employer. Much of the research to date has focussed on the effects of these behaviours on colleagues and the organisation, but we think that there is an equally crucial question – is it possible to identify characteristics which predict these behaviours and thereby hire people who are less likely to engage in these behaviours? SACS recently undertook what may well be the biggest study in Australia’s history into the relationship between personality and counterproductive work behaviours. 2000 people employed in an extremely wide range of industries participated in this research project which measured the personalities of participants as well as the degree to which they participated in counterproductive work behaviours. We used Lee and Ashton’s excellent HEXACO personality instrument and the Schwartz Personal Values Questionnaire and related it to a SACS developed survey measure of counterproductive work behaviours. The results are remarkable in that they show how widespread counterproductive work behaviours are in the workforce, but they also show an extremely strong link to personality and values, suggesting that these behaviours can be predicted and the risk of their occurrence quantified.WEBINARIf you cannot attend the seminar, we also offer a 1 hour Webinar at 11.30am on Thursday the 22nd of June 2017. Please click here to register for the Webinar.
When: 20 June, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Melbourne CBD - exact location to be confirmed with guests one week prior to event
Please RSVP before: 13 June, 2017
Cost: Please note this is complimentary for the first 3 people from an organisation, $40 + GST per person thereafter
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