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Social Media and Selection: A Brief History and Practical Recommendations

SIOP Visibility Committee Releases New White Paper

In 2010, there were only about 350,000 users on Facebook, 90,000 users on Twitter, and a paltry 50,000 members on LinkedIn (Browser Media, 2011). In the past 6 years, membership on these social media sites has exploded.

Current statistics show there are over 1.7 billion Facebook users, 313 million active monthly Twitter users, and 450 million members on LinkedIn (Statistica, 2016). During this time, many other social media sites have come on the scene such as Glassdoor, Instagram, Snap Chat, Tumbler, WeChat, and WhatsApp. Needless to say, social media is here to stay.

Over this same time period, organizations and their staffing/recruiting functions quickly embraced this new technology and found social media to be a great tool to source candidates for open positions and justify selection and hiring decisions....Read more

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Congratulations New APA Representative!

Jeff McHenry Recently Elected to APA Council

Results of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives election have been received from the APA office.

SIOP is pleased to announce that Fellow Jeff McHenry, Principal of Rainier Leadership Solutions, has been elected to serve as an APA Council Representative for Division 14....Read more

Social SIOP
New Survey Sheds Light on Members’ Social Media Use SIOP has been involved in social media for several years, having created Read more...
Women and Men Report Similar Levels of Work-Family Conflicts
Research contradicts stereotypes that only women have trouble juggling work and family WASHINGTON — Contrary to public perception and many media Read more...
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IOP Editor Deadline Approaching

SIOP Seeks Editor for its premier quarterly journal

The deadline for nominations for the position of editor-in-chief of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice is quickly approaching!...Read More