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Dr. Behrend Speaks at Hogan

As part of the Hogan Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr. Behrend speaks to the Hogan Assessments staff about advanced technologies in recruitment and selection.

SAGE Business Researcher

Author Lorna Collier writes about the rapidly expanding presence of workplace surveillance and company monitoring of employees in a recent issue of SAGE business researcher.

The article contains a Q&A with Dr. Behrend on workplace surveillance.

SAGE Business Researcher

Collier, L. (2018, November 5). Workplace surveillance. SAGE business researcher. Retrieved from http://businessresearcher.sagepub.com/. doi: 10.1177/237455680433.n1

Congratulations Jerod!

WAVE lab member Jerod White recently participated in the fifth annual PTCMW Graduate Student Consulting Challenge hosted by Aon. His team, which consisted of three other I/O graduate students (pictured below), was awarded first place.

Teams were tasked with designing an innovative and efficient selection procedure for a security firm. They had one weekend to develop a proposal, write an executive summary of their plan, and give a 30-minute formal presentation to local I-Os and business professionals. Their winning proposal involved a variety of video- and game-based assessments of job-related competencies.

Pictured above (from left to right): Jerod White, Sabina Diyarova, Cierra Everette, and Alex Fernandes.

RAs Hard at Work!

A dedicated team of RAs, pictured below, was essential to a study that has just been published in Personality and Individual Differences

General Mental Ability and Decision-Making Competence: Theoretically Distinct but Empirically Redundant

7 Questions and Answers About AI and I-O

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, from factories to self-driving cars to robotic vacuums. But what is artificial intelligence, really, and how does it influence work? Few I-O psychologists have formal training in computer science, yet most of them are aware of AI’s growing presence in the workplace.

If you’ve ever struggled to understand the difference between a GitHub and a hubcap, or if deep learning puts you in a deep confusion, then this TIP article by the WAVE Lab’s Jerod White, along with Calista Tavallali and Sarah Reswow, will provide the jargon-free introduction to AI and its influence on the nature of work that you need.

Dr. Behrend Participates in CNSF Meetings

WAVE Lab Director Dr. Tara Behrend recently took part in the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and meetings on Capitol Hill. During the meetings, Dr. Behrend spoke with members of and staff from a variety of congressional committees responsible for overseeing funding for National Science Foundation research related to scientific, technological, and economic opportunities in the United States.

In these talks she discussed a range of topics including WAVE Lab research, inclusive STEM education, and how funding for research is fundamental to navigating current and future workforce issues. Dr. Behrend represented the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) at its booth during the exhibition portion of the event (pictured below).

 

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Congratulations Dr. Alex Gloss!

20182 The WAVE Lab would like to congratulate its affiliated researcher Alex Gloss on his recent graduation and new job as Assistant Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University. We wish you the best!

Call for Papers: Advanced Assessment Technologies

CaptureDr. Tara Behrend and Dr. Richard Landers are seeking papers for a special issue of Personnel Assessment and Decisions. This issue will highlight the latest research on technology-enhanced assessment, including (but not limited to) topics such as virtual reality, natural language processing, and games. Articles should be submitted by December 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

Understanding Reactions to Organizational Surveillance

Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 12.55.15 PMA new paper  explores the effects of electronic surveillance on employee attitudes and behaviors, finding that employees may react negatively and retaliate against the organization when their right to privacy is threatened. Read the article, by Allison Brown Yost, Tara Behrend, Garett Howardson, Jessica Badger Darrow, and Jaclyn Jensen, in the Journal of Business and Psychology, here.

Video: Evidence-based EPM Recommendations

New research from WAVE member Dave Tomczak, with Lauren Lanzo and Herman Aguinis, provides evidence-based recommendations for using electronic performance monitoring in organizations. To read the article in Business Horizons, click here.