September is Smarter Workplace Awareness Month! Smarter Workplace Awareness Month is all about celebrating and promoting the science and practice of I-O psychology and how I-O psychology can help to make a Smarter Workplace. This year, we are focusing on the Top Ten Workplace Trends for 2018

For the four weeks of September we will be sharing how I-O can impact each of the workplace trends:

Week 1:

#10 The Gig Economy and Contract Work

#9 Automation of Jobs and Tasks

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Week 2:

#8 Selecting, Training, Developing, and Retaining Millennials

#7 Leadership Development and Improvement

#6 Algorithmic Selection Systems and People Analytics

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Week 3:

#5 The Changing Nature of How People Work

#4 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in I-O

#3 Work-life Balance Interventions & Employee Wellness

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Week 4:

#2 Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

#1 Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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What You Can Do to Get Involved

Here are several simple ways you can get involved and help spread the word about Smarter Workplace Awareness Month and I-O psychology:

  • Keep an eye out for all of the posts labeled #SmarterWorkplace on SIOP’s social media. These are posts specifically written for Smarter Workplace month and will contain links to new research, articles, history facts, and more interesting information about I-O psychology.
  • This month, use the hashtags #SIOP, #IOPsych and #SmarterWorkplace for all of your I-O and SIOP-related posts. After Smarter Workplace month, continue to use the #SIOP hashtag or @SIOPtweets in your posts to help stay connected to SIOP and let others know about us.
  • Read and share SIOP’s #SmarterWorkplace posts on social media. Sharing is caring!
  • Share your own or colleagues’ research articles and links to stories in which they are interviewed. And don’t forget bullet point #2.
  • Read our Smarter Workplace Research articles linked below and share the information with colleagues and friends.
  • Educate yourself about SIOP’s history, brand, and purpose. Read a history of SIOP and our mission statement, watch our branding video, or read through our new SIOP brochures.
  • Send any articles that mention SIOP members to Barbara Ruland at bruland@siop.org so we can promote them.


Additional Resources

We hope you are as excited to celebrate I-O psychology this month as we are! To help spread the I-O love, download and post one of our email or web images. Follow the instructions for using them below:

To insert into a webpage:

  • Copy link below image and insert into page HTML or
  • Right click and save image to computer and insert into page

To insert into e-mail signature:

  • Right click and copy or save image
  • Open signature menu in e-mail to edit an existing signature or create a new one
  • Paste or insert image into signature and save

If you wish to add a link to the image, please use www.siop.org/smarterworkplace to send visitors directly to SIOP’s Smarter Workplace Month page for more information.

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Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

#SIOP White Paper examines definition, scope and workplace effects of sexual harassment then provides research based recommendations for prevention.

Getting Engaged: Top Tips for an Engaged Workplace

#SIOP White Paper discusses employee work engagement and develop steps managers can take to improve engagement in their workplace.

Improving Communications in Virtual Teams

Communication is an important part of success for any team. #SIOP White Paper examines avenues to improve communication in virtual teams.

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: The Benefits of Taking Time to Recover from Work Demands

Are you binge-working? #SIOP White Paper analyzes the benefits of taking time to recover from work demands.

Preventing and Deterring Organizational Deviance

“When norms in a work group or organization support unethical behavior, employees are more likely to act in deviant ways.” #SIOP White Paper explores ways to discourage workplace deviance.

Sick, Unsafe, and Unproductive: Poor Employee Sleep is Bad for Business

When workers are tired, unhealthy, and not performing well, they are less productive. Should organizations prioritize sleep? What strategies are most effective for promoting sleep? #SIOP White Paper answers these questions.

What We Know About Youth Employment: Research Summary and Best Practices

#SIOP White Paper brings attention to youth employment and how current practices can be enhanced.

Workplace Bullying: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Strategies

#SIOP White Paper discusses workplace bullying causes, consequences, and intervention strategies.

Work-Life Balance

#SIOP White Paper examines how balancing work and personal life can make individuals feel more job and life satisfaction.