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Beyond "Moneyball"

by Dan J. Putka & David Dorsey, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

I-O Psychology and the Maturation of AI/ML Technology in HR

When people think of data and HR, one of the first images that may still come to mind is Moneyball.  For those of you who don’t follow movies or baseball, Moneyball was a 2011 movie that chronicled major league baseball’s Oakland Athletics’ 2002 experience developing objective methods for quantifying human behavior and improving job performance using copious amount of data. 

Moneyball portrayed the subjective assessment of talent (scouts’ intuition) as a technique far inferior to that of using of data and analytic methods, something that Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychologists have recognized for more than 100 years. The idea of “evidence-based decision making” evangelized in Moneyball opened the eyes of many HR and business practitioners to methods that have been at the core of the I-O field since its inception....Read more


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The election for the American Psychological Association (APA) president began September 14, and will close October 29, 2018. The ballot also has two slates for APA Board of Directors....Read more