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The overall purpose of a SIOP White Paper is to organize and summarize an important and timely topic in I-O psychology for business and HR professionals, members of the press, and interested individuals. White Papers are produced by the International Affairs Committee, the Scientific Affairs Committee, and the Visibility Committee.

For more information about the SIOP white papers, read the ‘About the Authoring SIOP Committees’ section at the bottom of this page.

Strategy and Measurement
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Leadership Development for Organizational Success  (PDF)

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Talent Management

Improving Communication in Virtual Teams (PDF)

Telecommuting (PDF) 

Achieving Well-Being in Retirement: Recommendations From 20 Years’ Research (PDF)

Performance Management
  Humanitarian Work Psychology: Concepts to Contributions (PDF)

About the Authoring SIOP Committees

International Affairs Committee

One of the principle goals of the International Affairs Committee (IAC) is the publication of SIOP white papers on topics of interest to the international practitioner and academic I-O community. Add more and contact information?

Scientific Affairs Committee

This committee is concerned with all aspects of industrial and organizational psychology as a science. Its members encourage, promote, and facilitate greater contributions of a scientific and technical nature. For example, members of this committee work on projects such as providing input to the APA committee that wrote the Standards. The workload of this committee is variable and depends on the issues that arise during the year. The work is both sporadic and short fuse. The committee chair often has little notice of the need to feed information to another organization, and members must respond quickly if SIOP's voice is to be heard.

Visibility Committee

The purpose of the Hot Topics white paper series is to provide short briefs on high-interest topics in I-O. These papers are written with a non-I-O audience in mind, and SIOP members are encouraged to use these papers as a resource to share with clients, business partners, and others who are interested in learning more about a topic.

The Visibility Committee Hot Topic white papers are written by I-O PhD students and undergo reviews from both a committee member and an external reviewer who has expertise in the topic area. This work is managed by the HR/Business subcommittee of the SIOP Visibility Committee. The committee was created to enhance the visibility of I-O Psychology to inform thought leaders in business, HR, and government, as well as students and the general public, of the ways in which I-O can improve the profitability of business and the productivity and well-being of the workforce. The Visibility Committee is comprised of 6 subcommittees, each with unique goals related to promoting I-O: Branding, HR/Business, Media/Outreach, Metrics, Public Policy/Advocacy, and Students/Academia.

SIOP is always interested in soliciting ideas for our Hot Topic paper series from our members. If you are interested in proposing a paper, contact Jolene Skinner and check out our Instructions to Authors.