Why rejection stings so hard for internal job applicants

Why rejection stings so hard for internal job applicants
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An emotional response worthy of Shakespeare is pretty common when internal applicants are denied a promotion. “There’s a feeling that the psychological contract has been broken,” says Kathryn Dlugos, an assistant professor of human resource management at Pennsylvania State University. “The risk that they might leave is actually very high,” says Dlugos.

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