Title

Making it happen: Keeping precarious workers’ experiences central during COVID-19

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-23-2021

Department 1

Management

Abstract

This commentary highlights industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology's responsibility in supporting precarious workers by conducting workercentric research that draws on their unique experiences during COVID-19 and by identifying opportunities where research can drive meaningful change and improvement in this population's lives. We expand on the focal article's (Rudolph et al., 2021) call for more research on precarious work by offering concrete guidelines and specific resources to help researchers connect with this population, conduct workercentric research, and help drive government policy. We ground our guidelines by focusing on gig workers (e.g., Doordash, Instacart workers) but offer general suggestions for those researching other precarious workers and beyond. [excerpt]

DOI

10.1017/iop.2021.36

Version

Post-print

Required Publisher's Statement

This article has been published in a revised form in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice [http://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2021.36]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. 2021.

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