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Employee Attitudes are Contagious! How to hire employees whose attitudes are worth catching

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

By Michael Mercer, Ph.D.,

Employee attitudes are contagious!

In fact, employee attitude research reveals this truth. Research by Ronald Friedman, Ph.D., of University of Rochester, published in “Motivation & Emotion” journal found pairing people in a room with… (a) high-motivated people resulted in high motivation and work results, but (b) low-motivation people resulted in low motivation and lousy work results.

This gives you profitable reason to:

  • hire employees who ooze terrific work attitudes
  • “de-employ” employees who exude lousy work attitudes

My pre-employment test research on successful employees reveals specific employee attitudes of superb, highly productive employees. Managers can use my research results to hire good employees whose attitudes are worth catching by their co-workers.

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