October 2012

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 8th Annual LEC Talks Sustainability in New Orleans

The 2012 Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “Environmental Sustainability at Work: Advancing Research, Enhancing Practice,” brought out some of the best and brightest in the field of environmental sustainability October 19 and 20 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana!
Chaired by Sara Weiner, with Science Co-Chairs Stephan Dilchert and Deniz Ones, and Practice Chair Mark Schmit, the 2012 LEC was a weekend full of excellent speakers, informative presentations, and numerous opportunities to participate in the discussion of advancing and developing environmental sustainability practices in the workplace.

Attendees heard from 11 speakers on topics including creating sustainable effective organizations, the state of HR practice in sustainability, employee green behaviors, sustainable cultures, global sustainability, leveraging HR practices to drive environmental sustainability efforts at PepsiCo, environmental sustainability and employee engagement at 3M, creating and growing a culture of sustainability, staffing for environmental sustainability, the O*NET program’s view on green occupations, why and how to include environmental sustainability in I-O practice,  and embedding sustainability in mainstream companies. Attendees and presenters came from across the United States and the world, with some traveling from as far as Germany and France to attend the event.

Read a feature story about this event on the SIOP website or view a photo album on SIOP’s Facebook page

The 2013 Leading Edge Consortium will be held October 18-19 at the Richmond Omni in Richmond, Virginia on the topic of
Talent Management! We hope to see you there!

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SIOP Passes LGBT Policy Statement

Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable, but unfortunately millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans face discrimination in organizations every day simply because of who they are. Legislation is currently making its way through Congress to address LGBT employment discrimination and has garnered support from President Barack Obama, several members of Congress, and most recently, SIOP.

During its September 2012 meeting in Chicago, SIOP passed an official statement affirming the Society’s stance on LGBT and supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

The ENDA is designed to protect Americans from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Legislation is currently pending. If passed, the bill would protect LGBT employees from discriminatory hiring, firing, promotion or compensation practices, as well as retaliation for reporting such practices.

Click here to access the full policy statement.

SIOP is also sending out press releases announce the policy to organizations with LGBT interests. To read a copy of the press release, click here. To read a full story on the policy, go the SIOP story archives here.

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Get Ready to Elect New SIOP Officers

Voting for the newest additions to SIOP’s leadership begins this week! On November 1, voting members will receive an e-mail with instructions for voting and a list of their candidates and biographies. SIOP voting member will be choosing who will fill the following Executive Board positions:

1. President-Elect
2. External Affairs Officer: Responsible for External Relations, International Affairs, and Visibility Committees
3. Professional Practice Officer: Responsible for Professional Practice and State Affairs Committees
4. Instructional and Educational Officer: Responsible for Education & Training and CE Committees

Members will be sent a link when the elections site opens. All voting will take place online. The link will also be available on the SIOP website. The elections procedures have changed this year. Read more about it here. Check SIOP.org in the coming weeks for a full story with more information on the recent elections changes and the candidates!

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Fellows Nominations Close November 1

The deadline for nomination of SIOP Fellows is November 1, 2012. The Fellow status nomination process is now online here. SIOP Members or Fellows can nominate, and only online nominations will be accepted. Nominees for Fellow status must:

• Be SIOP Members or International Affiliates for no less than 2 years at the time of election
• Have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, preferably ten (10) years ago or more.
• Have made unusual and outstanding contributions to I-O psychology. 

Members do not nominate themselves; they must be nominated by another SIOP Member or Fellow who coordinates the submission of the required nomination materials on the Fellow Status Online Nomination Tool.  

The Fellowship Committee, chaired by Jerry Hedge (also including Cristina Banks, Michael Coovert, David Day, Art Gutman, Rick Jacobs, Amy Kristof-Brown, Paul Levy, Scott Tannenbaum, and Nancy Tippins) reviews all candidates and makes its recommendations to the SIOP Executive Committee.  New Fellows will be announced at the 2013 SIOP Annual Conference in Houston.

Detailed procedures for nominating SIOP Fellows are available on the SIOP website. A full story about the nominations can also be found here. For additional information or clarification, contact Jerry Hedge at jhedge@rti.org.

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Eduardo Salas Wins 2012 Losey Award
SIOP Fellow and past president Eduardo Salas, a leading expert on teams and training and at the University of Central Florida’s Department of Psychology and  Institute for Simulation & Training, has been announced the 2012 winner of the $50,000 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award.

The award recognizes human resource academics or experts whose research significantly advances the field of human resource management. This year’s award was presented at SHRM’s Strategy Conference October 3-5 in Palm Springs.

Salas won the award for his “prolific research on effectiveness, productivity and training of workplace teams.” SIOP members have seen great success in being granted this distinction in recent years, with a SIOP member winning the last five years in a row. SIOP Fellows Edward E. Lawler III (2002), Frank L. Schmidt (2005), Gary P. Latham (2006), Michael Beer (2007), Herbert G. Heneman III, (2008), Benjamin Schneider (2009), Wayne Cascio (2010), and Sara Rynes (2011) have all received the award. For more information about previous award recipients, visit the award page here.

Read more about Salas’ honor in a full story here.

For more information, visit the Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award page or click here to read an award flyer.

Click below to watch a video about Salas' award from SHRM that includes interviews with Salas, Gary Latham, and Alex Alonso! (It is the second segment, beginning about a quarter of the way through the video.)

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SIOP Committee Seeks Exchange Bloggers

Are you a SIOP member with an interesting take on research or application of I-O Psychology? The SIOP Exchange is in need of new conversation starters!

The Electronic Communications Committee is looking for bloggers of all varieties to join some of SIOP’s current bloggers add to the content of the official I-O blog. You don’t need to be a seasoned blogger; you just need to have something to say and the time to contribute on a regular basis—daily, weekly, monthly—that suits your commitment level. Readership of the SIOP Exchange is growing, and we want members who would like to help continue that trend by writing about topics they are passionate about. The committee is looking for 5-10 bloggers in numerous topic areas.

If you are interested in becoming an Exchange blogger, send an email to Stephany Below at sbelow@siop.org with your name, affiliation, a short description of the topic you would like to write about, and how often you would be able to write. The committee will then follow up with potential bloggers.

 Please submit your information by December 1, 2012!

For more information about contributor guidelines, view the SIOP Exchange post policy here. If you would like to see a list of the Exchange’s current bloggers, click here.

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New SIOP Series Books Recently Published

The holiday season is just around the corner. This year, fill your I-O friends' and colleagues' stockings with some of the most recent books published in the SIOP Professional Practice and Organizational Frontiers series!

Personal Relationships
The Effect on Employee Attitudes, Behavior, and Well-being
Member Price: $67.96
Non-Member Price: $84.95
Editor(s)/Author(s): Lillian Turner de Tormes Eby, Tammy Allen

Politics in Organizations
Theory and Research Considerations
Member Price: $63.96
Non-Member Price: $79.95
Editor(s)/Author(s): Gerald Ferris, Darren Treadway

The Psychology of Negotiations in the 21st Century Workplace

New Challenges and New Solutions
Member Price: $67.96
Non-Member Price: $84.95
Editor(s)/Author(s): Barry Goldman, Debra Shapiro

Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability

Member Price: $72.00
Non-Member Price: $90.00
Editor(s)/Author(s): Susan E. Jackson, Deniz S. Ones, Stephan Dilchert

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