Sy Islam and Mike Chetta on Text Analytics

In this episode, we talk to Sy Islam and Mike Chetta about how they use text analytics in their consulting practice. Lots of great links to share this time around.

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Gabriel Pappalardo: From Skeptic to Ashram

Gabriel Pappalardo, Ph.D. went from mindfulness skeptic to living on a yoga ashram. How did that happen? Find out in this episode, along with Gabe’s thoughts on graduate school stress and mindfulness in the workplace. Gabriel is currently planning Mindful Activism workshops and is available for secular mindfulness consulting for companies.

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Alison Carr & Jay Hardy on Assessment Length & Applicant Dropout

We all know that long assessments cause job applicants to drop out of the selection process. Wait…do we know that? In this episode, we talk to Alison Carr, a consultant for Shaker, and Dr. Jay Hardy, Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Oregon State University. Alison and Jay talk about the research behind their new article, Are Applicants More Likely to Quit Longer Assessments? Examining the Effect of Assessment Length on Applicant Attrition Behavior.

Special thanks to Matt Sloan, another of the study’s co-authors, for suggesting this article.


Nathan Thompson on Computerized Adaptive Testing

Nathan Thompson, Chief Product Officer for Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC), defends computerized adaptive testing from a hostile cross-examination. You can read Dr. Thompson’s blog here, or connect with him on LinkedInTwitter, or email.

Click here for Dr. Thompson’s recommended introduction to CAT. He also recommended the book Item Response Theory for Psychologists and the Concerto package for developing adaptive tests.


Tiffany Poeppelman on Conducting Experiments at Work

We love to talk about bridging the gap between research and practice, but Tiffany Poeppelman is doing it. Tiffany, a Senior Sales Performance Consultant and Speaker at LinkedIn, shares her experiences conducting an experiment in the workplace. Along the way, we get some advice on choosing research questions, dealing with ethical issues, and presenting findings to business leaders.

You can connect with TIffany on Twitter (@TRPoeppelman) and LinkedIn. You can also read her column, The Modern App, in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, which she co-authors with Evan Sinar (@EvanSinar).