Tackling Employee Redeployment – Ensuring Gain with Less Pain

May 26, 2021
11 AM Eastern, 10 AM Central, 9 AM Mountain, 8 AM Pacific  (60 Minutes)

A Virtual Webinar Offering 1 Continuing Education Credit for Psychologists and HR Professionals

Organizations have been faced with rapid downsizing, expansion, or repositioning of their business strategies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has made the conversation around employee redeployment a hot topic, however, direction on how to effectively and efficiently tackle redeployment remains scarce.

In this session, we will discuss some of the challenges of redeployment, how it is commonly addressed, how IO psychology research can help us in addressing this challenge, and some possible approaches to ease this highly complex task.

How is employee redeployment used?

* Transferring or relocating employees to jobs in other parts of the organization (Rowley & Ramasamy, 2016)
* Employee development (Greenhaues, Callanan & Godshalk, 2000)
* Addressing skills gaps in response to new product, business strategy, market, organizational structure (Plum, 2020)
* Downsizing and restructuring

43% of organizational leaders report they are already experiencing skills gaps.  Another 22% believe they will experience skills gaps in the next two years.  (McKinsey 2020)


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Intended Audience: 

Practitioners who are considering or in the midst of redeploying employees at their organization. This webinar is open to everyone interested in this topic, including graduate students.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Be able to discuss the benefits and challenges of redeployment
  • Understand how IO psychology research advises on how to approach redeployment
  • Be informed on current, practical methods for redeployment
  • Be able to formulate 1-3 specific actions to improve redeployment at their organization

All Presenters Are SIOP Members:

Dr. Leann Schneider

Dr. Leann Schneider is a SIOP Member and a Product Manager at Plum. In this role, she applies her passion for research-based practice and practical insight to Plum’s product development. Her research is published in peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Research in Personality, and Social Indicators Research. Schneider's work involves managing the entire product delivery process, including discovery, problem specification, collaboration on solutions, and supporting the build and customer enablement processes. She obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph.



Dr. Amanda Deacon

Dr. Amanda Deacon is a SIOP member and an Industrial Organization (I/O) Psychology Specialist at Plum.  In her role at Plum, she helps test the validity and reliability of Plum’s psychometric assessment and supports clients by taking a scientific approach to education, training, validation, and assessing for adverse impact.  She has always enjoyed applying I/O to organizations and has published on I/O topics in multiple fields, including medicine and engineering. Her applied work has covered numerous areas such as selection, personality, and team development. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in I/O Psychology at the University of Calgary.



Dr. Lauren Bidwell

Dr. Lauren Bidwell is a SIOP Member and a Senior Research Scientist with the SAP SuccessFactors Product Strategy Research team.  Her role involves studying the ways work is changing and driving innovative thinking around the implications of such changes for the effective design and use of HR Technology. Her goal and passion is to help build human and inclusive products. Lauren has engaged with hundreds of customer organizations around the world and is an active author and presenter on key workforce topics such as employee experience, team dynamics, continuous performance management, equitable talent decisions, collaborative learning and more.  Bidwell received her Ph.D. in Experimental and Decision-Making Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.



Dr. Lauren S. Park

Dr. Lauren S. Park is a SIOP Member and a  Research Scientist with the SAP SuccessFactors Product Strategy Research Team.  She conducts applied mixed-method research on workforce psychology topics in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors clients to support SAP SuccessFactors product strategy. Park has provided consultation to organizations around the world on a variety of topics, including employee engagement, technology adoption, and diversity, equity, and inclusion program evaluation. Her academic research focuses on the application of advanced statistical techniques to understand the experiences of employees from marginalized backgrounds and identify organizational best practices in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Park received a dual-emphasis PhD in Industrial/Organizational and Quantitative Psychologies at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon..


Continuing Education:

To obtain continuing education credit:
• Individuals must attend the full webinar to obtain credit; partial credit will not be awarded.
• Attendees must log in to ZOOM using their full name and remain logged into the webinar for the entirety of the event.
• SIOP's Evaluation Partner, Mercer-Sirota, will send attendees an evaluation within 24 hours of the event.
• SIOP will issue documentation granting credit within 30 days post-event after verifying full attendance.

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CE Credit for PSYCHOLOGY Purposes: This webinar will offer attendees 1.0 psychology credit.

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The use of this official seal confirms that the following activities has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This webinar will offer attendees 1.0 HR (General) credit.

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