SIOP NewsBrief

August 2009

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LEC Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

Leading Edge of Selection and Assessment in a Global Setting
Denver, CO
Hyatt Regency Tech Center
October 16-17, 2009

The 5th annual Leading Edge Consortium will be taking place October 16-17 this year, but you can register early now and save money too!

Registration is $425 on or before the early registration deadline of August 28 and $495 thereafter. Consortium includes breaks, lunch on Friday and Saturday and receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings. Register for the consortium today to receive your early registration discount!

This Year’s Keynotes:

During her opening address, “I-O and Clinical Assessment Methodologies: Leveraging the Power of Both at Cisco,” SIOP Member and Cisco Systems, Inc. Director of Talent Planning & Executive Assessment Kristie Wright will discuss Cisco’s approach to using both I-O and clinical assessment methodologies, the lessons learned, and the benefits of a blended approach from the point of view of an I-O practitioner.

SIOP member and closing keynote speaker Todd Carlisle was the first of now a 25 member People Analytics team at Google. During his “Microtrends in Global Staffing: Finding Signals in Noisy Recruiting Data,” Carlisle will discuss what a dozen statisticians, armed with millions of data points, might predict about the future of staffing.  Using data recently collected from Google’s global staffing efforts, several micro trends will be discussed including better candidate sourcing, how algorithms can help make hiring decisions, and what the long tail means to recruiters.

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Name Change Final Comments Due July 31

In May, the SIOP Executive Board asked members to provide their opinions on a possible name change for the Society via the SIOP Exchange blog. 

The Board has since compiled these comments and is in the process of using them to gauge members’ interest in a possible name change and decide if there will be a vote in the fall between the current name and an alternative name that would replace “industrial-organizational psychology” with “organizational psychology.”

You can still give your opinion on a possible name change now on the SIOP Exchange.

Join the discussion now on the Exchange!

The board will review final comments posted through July 31, 2009, so join the discussion and give your opinions on SIOP’s future today!

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New Samples Available on SIOP Learning Center

New audio samples are now available on SIOP’s Learning Center. All of these new samples can be found on the Learning Center page under the samples link.

Listen to sessions on timely topics such as adverse impact in “A Frank Discussion of Adverse Impact” from the 2006 SIOP Conference and “Adverse Impact: A Review of Practical, Statistical, and Legal Issues” from the 2008 Conference, with presenters including Arthur Gutman, Sheldon Zedeck,  James L. Outtz, and many others. 

The samples also include sessions on the increasingly relevant topic of career change in “What Happens After Job Loss? Process-Oriented Perspectives on Job Search” from the 2008 SIOP conference and “Tying Career Orientations to Critical Outcomes in the ‘New Career’” from SIOP 2007.

You can also prepare for the topic of this Year’s leading Edge Consortium “Leading Edge of Selection and Assessment in a Global Setting” by listening to “Sailing the Seas of Global Selection: Unique Challenges and Solutions” from the 2009 conference or listen to the latest on the scientist-practitioner model in SIOP 2007’s “Checking in With the Scientific-Practitioner Model: How Are We Doing?”

If you enjoy these samples, subscribe to the Learning Center today to gain access to streaming audio beginning with SIOP’s 2005 conference as well as audio and video from all of the LEC presentations!

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Submit Your 2009 Conference Proposals Early

The online submission of proposals for the 2010 SIOP annual conference is now open, and members should have already received reminder e-mails with information about the process.

The Call for Proposals is available here. The submission deadline this year is September 9, 2009, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. You will not need your username and password to access the Call for Proposals, but you will need your username and password to submit proposals and you will need to have paid your 2010 dues.

It may be easy to toss those reminders aside and put off submitting your proposal until September, but SIOP history shows that may not be such a good idea. Read here about the problems members have encountered when waiting until the last minute to submit.

The 2010 conference is scheduled for April 8–10 at the Hilton Atlanta. This Conference will also celebrate our 25th anniversary!  We look forward to your submission, attendance, and involvement!

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Schneider Receives Michael R. Losey Award

SIOP Fellow Benjamin Schneider was recently honored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) with the $50,000 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award.

The award was presented June 30 during SHRM’s 61st Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans.

The Losey award recognizes human resource researchers whose contributions significantly advance the field of human resource management, acknowledging major research accomplishments and aiming to help fund and facilitate future individual contributions to the field. 

To read a story about the Schneider’s research that led to the award, visit the SIOP Web site.

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Members Receive APA Innovative Practice Award

SIOP members David P. Baker and Christina Banks have recently been selected to receive Innovative Practice Award Presidential Citations from the American Psychological Association (APA) for their outstanding and creative work in the application of psychology in consulting. 

The two were nominated by SIOP (Division 14 of APA), Banks through SIOP member Joan Brannick and Baker through SIOP member Alex Alonso. The award winners will be featured in the September edition of the Monitor on Psychology.

To read a profile of both Baker on the SIOP Web site, click here. To read a profile of Banks, click here.

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