Professor Jessica Methot
Distinguished Research Professor in Management
Jessica R. Methot, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of HRM in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Management at University of Exeter Business School, UK. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.
Dr. Methot conducts research at the intersection of interpersonal workplace relationships and social network dynamics, including how formal HR practices transform informal social networks, the functional and dysfunctional consequences of workplace relationships, and their temporal and multidimensional features. Her research in these areas has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management Review and has been featured in over 200 popular media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, CNN Money, USA Today, Fast Company, and NY Times Magazine.
Dr. Methot is an active member of the Academy of Management, where she serves on the executive committee of the Organizational Behaviour Division; she sits on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology; and she is the faculty coordinator of the SMLR HR Advisory Board and a board member of the Rutgers Centre for Women and Work (CWW). She is co-founder of the website HighQConnections.com, a cultivated repository for academic research and news on work relationships. She frequently presents to and consults for audiences at a variety of corporations and professional organizations on topics ranging from managing personal and organizational networks to the digital HRM transformation.
- The impact of HR practices on intra-organizational social networks
- Workplace friendship network dynamics
- The multidimensionality of work relationships
Dr. Methot conducts research at the intersection of interpersonal workplace relationships and social network dynamics, including how formal HR practices transform informal social networks, the functional and dysfunctional consequences of workplace relationships, and their temporal and multidimensional features.
- I am currently collaborating with several junior faculty. With Allan Lee: a project examining the effects of employees’ perceptions of ambivalence toward their leaders
- With Ilke Inceoglu and Andrew Parker: a project examining the daily stress levels of employees at a consulting firm with tracking wristbands to investigate the effects of daily interpersonal interactions on well-being
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- Associate Professor of HRM, Rutgers University
- Faculty Director, Rutgers HR Department Advisory Board
- Faculty Advisory Board Member, Rutgers Centre for Women and Work
My teaching interests include topics focused on Social Network theory and methods, digital HRM, and broader HRM and Organizational Behaviour topics.