By Sy Islam, PhD, Vivian Woo, PhD, & Jenna-Lyn Roman, MS On September 4th, the White House issued a memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies, directing them to identify and cancel “all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on ‘critical race theory,’ ‘white privilege,’ […]
Author: Sy Islam, Ph.D.
The Problem is the Problem
Over the past week, the United States has been rocked by protests related to the killing of George Floyd. Despite the threat of a global pandemic, protesters have marched on the streets, seeking justice. Riots, property damage, and looting have marred the protests. As I have watched these events unfold, […]
What Jobs Matter During the COVID-19 Crisis?
When I teach introductory courses in I-O psychology or human resources management, I like to ask my students to describe their dream jobs. As you might expect, they typically name high-status, white-collar professions such as doctor, lawyer, or CEO. These are the same kinds of jobs that I-O and human […]
A Tribute to a Band That Knew How to Sing About Work
On April 1st, Adam Schlesinger of the band Fountains of Wayne passed away from complications related to COVID19. Fountains of Wayne has been one of my favorite bands for more than 20 years. I loved their music long before I became an I-O psychologist. They were a band from the […]
Business Strategy is Human Capital Strategy: A View From the Video Game Industry
Human capital management and I-O psychology do not usually appear in popular culture. So, when familiar issues do appear, I enjoy highlighting them (I may be the only person whose written about Parks and Rec, SNL, and Star Wars in terms of human capital and I-O psychology). This week, Hassan […]