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Internal Hiring: Slotting vs. Posting

Compared with slotted employees, workers who enter a job through posting have higher performance ratings, earn higher salaries, and are less likely to exit the firm. Posting involves posting an open position and inviting candidates to apply. Slotting is basically…


The Journey to Quality-of-Hire Measurement

Many know it can be difficult to measure the quality of a hiring decision. Just as important is to do so rather quickly, so output from the process can be fed back into the system, improving both the quality and…


What Can I Do With an IO Psych Degree?

Answer #4,351: Become the Human Resources Manager for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. Miranda Swartwout, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology-Organizational Development and Consultation from the University of New Haven, will be responsible for overseeing HR…


New IO Master’s Program

Sacred Heart University announced that it will add a master’s program in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology to its graduate studies lineup in the fall 2019 semester. Full article here.



I/O, HR and BE, Oh My!

The new kid on our “alphabet block” (see: title of this article) is Behavioral Economics (“BE”).  Unlike classical economics, which focuses on how people ought to behave (when driven by rational self-interest), BE focuses on how people actually behave, especially when that…


Should We Just Stop Using Smile Sheets?

I just had a discussion with the great Rob Briner about student evaluations and teacher effectiveness, sparked by this tweet: Smile sheets, or affective/reaction measures of training and teaching effectiveness, are a staple of training evaluation. Often, trainee feedback is…


New IO Psych Blog on Psychology Today

James Beck, Ph.D., an associate professor of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada is writing a new blog for Psychology Today called A Scientific Approach to Work.


Kick Some Glass

New to the market: Kick Some Glass: The Rule Smashing Guide for Motivated Women Who Want to Stop Following Someone Else’s Rules and Take Charge of Their Own Success.  The book, which can be pre-ordered on Amazon, was co-authored by IO…


Hard Targets for CSR

In short, if you want to incentivize corporate social responsibility through executive compensation, set hard, quantifiable targets. As with almost any other goal, if it’s not specific and measurable, it’s probably not going to happen. Read the entire article in…