Be the Boss with William Gentry

In this episode, William Gentry, Ph.D. talks about his book, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders. Bill is the Director of Leadership Insights and Analytics and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). You can find Bill him on Twitter (@Lead_Better) and LinkedIn. You can also find out more about Bill and his work on his website.


After School Special

In this short episode, I speak to the students and make my best pitch for I/O Psych as a career and a field of science. I’m looking forward to releasing episodes more frequently in 2017, so if you’ve got a topic or a guest to suggest, contact me on Twitter (@department12pod) or LinkedIn.


Nikki Blacksmith on Technology in Employment Interviews

In this episode, Dr. Nikki Blacksmith discusses a meta-analysis she conducted along with Jon Willford and Tara Behrend on the use of technology in employment interviews.

You can contact Nikki on Twitter and LinkedIn. Nikki also recommends checking out The WAVE Lab at George Washington University, which focuses on research related to workplaces and virtual environments. Special thanks to Paul Thoresen for the questions.

Would you like to be a guest on the show? Reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn and say hello. You can also learn more on the website, www.department12.com. Thanks for listening!


Andrew Naber on Retesting

Don’t cry, kids, but this will be the last episode in the old “single voice” format. You’re just going to have to get used to hearing the actual guests speaking for themselves from now on.

In this episode, Andrew Naber, PhD, (@AndrewMNaber) discusses retesting. How does retesting affect scores and how should we interpret test score increases? Should we offer retesting to job applicants? Should we request retesting if we’re the job applicant?


Marc Prine on Strategic Job Analysis

On this episode, Marc Prine, PhD, a Director of Talent Consulting and Assessment at Taylor Strategy Partners, joins me to talk about strategic job analysis. What is it, and what makes it different from traditional job analysis? Why should HR professionals get into it? How do companies use this technique? And, most importantly, what’s the best ballpark in the U.S.?

Want to know more? Check out this article on strategic job analysis. Like the Dept. 12 Facebook page to check out some additional resources on this topic.

Get in touch with Marc on LinkedIn, Twitter, or bother him at work and ask for a copy of his one-pager on strategic job analysis.


Paul Thoresen on Change Management

In this episode, Paul Thoresen (@surveyguy2) joins us to talk about change management. Thanks to Chris Giebe (@chrisgiebe), Christopher Hudson(@chrishudsonjr), and Veronika Jakl (@VeronikaJakl) for their great questions.

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Steven Tseng Gives a Student Perspective

Steven Tseng (@stwtseng), an IO Psych grad student at the University of Akron talks about what got him interested in IO, the appeal of IO compared to an MBA or HRM degree, what makes a good IO professor (and department), and, of course, hitting people in the head with sticks.

Thanks to Timothy Jesurun, Peter J. Reily, Eugene Ohu, and John Heffernon for their questions.

Be sure to listen for this episodes question and respond on twitter @department12pod.