Marie-Hélène Budworth

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, specializing in learning, development & motivation.

Marie-Hélène Budworth

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Don’t you have the summer off?

June 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on Don’t you have the summer off? · Uncategorized

Summer is here!  And no, I do not have the summer off.  Teaching is only a part of what I do.  In fact, it is supposed to represent just over 1/3 of my commitment to the university.  When I am not teaching, I am either conducting research or supporting the functioning of the university by […]

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Your best asset in today’s job market: Resilience

March 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on Your best asset in today’s job market: Resilience · Uncategorized

Last year my former graduate student and current research colleague Jennifer Harrison and I followed a group of new graduates during the early phases of their job search. We collected a set of measures at planned intervals to capture their progress and experience during the process.  In particular, we were interested in what personal characteristics provided […]

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Thinking about the past, present, and future

March 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on Thinking about the past, present, and future · Uncategorized

I read somewhere that there is no past, present, and future only memory, perception, and anticipation.  Despite my best efforts to track down this quote, I cannot find the source.  However, I find the message quite powerful all the same.  There has been no other time when this idea has been more obvious to me […]

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Moral licensing and the state of America

February 16th, 2017 · Comments Off on Moral licensing and the state of America · Uncategorized

A phenomenon has been observed in the social sciences whereby people who initially behave in a moral way subsequently exhibit behaviors that are immoral, unethical, or otherwise problematic.  The tendency has been demonstrated in a range of important contexts such as hiring, charitable donations, and consumer behaviour.  For example, if Tom donates to charity today, […]

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Migrant workers in Canada

May 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on Migrant workers in Canada · Uncategorized

I have been working on a series of studies with my co-author, Dr. Sara Mann from the University of Guelph.  Together we have had some really interesting experiences looking at migrant workers on farms in Ontario. Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program gets a lot of bad press.  I will not review the criticisms here as […]

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The Art of Doodling

May 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Art of Doodling · Uncategorized

I did a doodling workshop last Friday. It was offered by Carolyn Ellis of Brilliance Mastery.  It was creative and fun and engaging; a great way to spend a Friday.  I took the workshop largely because I enjoy being creative and wanted to find ways to inject some creativity into my work life.  I have […]

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Feminine Modesty

February 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Feminine Modesty · Uncategorized

Last night the Grammy’s were awarded in Los Angeles.  Taylor Swift won for album of the year, for a second time.  Her acceptance speech was all over social media this morning.  Most reviewers called it a rebuff to Kanye West, who famously jumped on stage after her win at the VMAs to announce to the […]

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Fresh start

February 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Fresh start · Uncategorized

This Blog has really been a learning experience for me. I used to believe that there was time for everything; that if you were motivated enough, you could fit anything in. Well, that has been truly tested over the last several years. Since 2008, I have been working in significant administrative roles at the University. […]

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Unconscious goals

November 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

My mentor and former doctoral supervisor, Gary Latham, visited the School of HRM last week and gave a talk to the MHRM alumni group where he reviewed his recent research on unconscious goals.  As always, it was an insightful, and entertaining, presentation. Gary’s work on unconscious goal setting is an extension of research in social psychology […]

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Using Big Data to predict well-being

November 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I recently had the privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. Marty Seligman where he was awarded the inaugural Tang Foundation prize.  Dr. Seligman is a prominent psychology, past president of the American Psychological Association, creator of the modern day field of Positive Psychology.  In his lecture, he talked about where we have been as […]

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