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Virtual Workshop: Tackling Employee Redeployment

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 our upcoming webinar, Tackling Employee Redeployment–Ensuring Gain With Less Pain, presenters will discuss some of the challenges of redeployment, how it is commonly addressed, how I-O psychology research can help us in addressing this challenge, and some possible approaches to ease this highly complex task.

This webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET May 26 and is intended for practitioners who are considering or in the midst of redeploying employees at their organization. Click here to learn more and to register.

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Be able to discuss the benefits and challenges of redeployment
  • Understand how I-O 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

Presenters include:

Dr. Leann Schneider
Dr. Leann Schneider is a product manager at Plum. In this role she applies her passion for research-based practice and practical insight to Plum’s product development. She obtained her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph. 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. Leann's work involves managing the entire product delivery process, including discovery, problem specification, collaboration on solutions, and supporting the build and customer enablement processes.

Dr. Amanda Deacon
Dr. Amanda Deacon is an industrial organization (I-O) psychology specialist at Plum. She received her MSc and PhD in I-O Psychology at the University of Calgary. 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.

Dr. Lauren Bidwell
Dr. Lauren Bidwell is 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. Lauren received her PhD in Experimental and Decision-Making Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Lauren S. Park
Dr. Lauren S. Park is 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. Lauren 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.  Lauren received a dual-emphasis PhD in Industrial-Organizational and Quantitative Psychologies at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. 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. 


Thank you to Plum for their generous sponsorship of this event. Per APA Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists, Standard G, SIOP declares that there is no other commercial support or conflicts of interest for this program.

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