Human Relations is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering original research on social relationships at and around work and organizational forms, practices, and processes that affect the nature, structure, and conditions of work and work organizations. The journal is published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (London). The journal was established in 1947 by the Tavistock Institute and the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Human Relations aims to advance the understanding of social relationships at and around work through theoretical development and empirical investigation. The journal publishes papers which may contribute to the knowledge of social relationships at work and work organizations. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 1.701, ranking it 10th out of 84 journals in the category "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary". and 55th out of 144 journals in the category "Management"
Gay and lesbian job seekers face discrimination
A new study shows that discrimination of gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector in the UK.
New study of freelance workers examines link between their well-being and hours worked
A new study of freelance workers has discovered key factors that affect their well-being – either making them happier or increasing anxiety and risking depression.
Feeling bad at work can be a good thing
(Phys.org) —Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes.
Life and work: One and the same?
Flexible workplaces may seem attractive when considering work-life balance but new research being published shows it's not unusual for firms to cash-in, profiting from our "free" time and non-professional aptitudes, experts ...
Study finds Muslim women wearing headscarfs face job discrimination
In a study, Assistant Professor Sonia Ghumman from the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business found that Hijabis (Muslim women who wear headscarfs) encountered discrimination when seeking employment.
'Social capital' key to workers' success on the job, study says
(Phys.org) —The quality of the social relationships that newly hired people develop with other employees in their work groups is critical to newcomers' job satisfaction, learning their responsibilities and their ability ...
Graduate glut spells underused skills and dissatisfaction for many
Graduates are taking up jobs that don't fully use their skills and as a result are causing high turnover for employers, claims new research published today in the journal Human Relations, published by SAGE. The findings raise ...
Top executives' team spirit affects whole business
Effective teamwork among an organization's top management makes employees happier and more productive, with positive benefits to the organization.
Customer service is an emotional experience
You can probably recall a customer service experience that left you feeling good. A recent study has shown not only that positive emotion from sales staff is contagious to a customer, but that a satisfied customer also improves ...
The general link between worker happiness and productivity challenged
Managers encouraging employees to be more proactive and flexible do make gains in performance and productivity. But this is at the expense of employee job satisfaction, according to the latest research in the journal Human Re ...