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SIOP Informs Policymakers of the Effects of Shutdown Furloughs on Federal Workforce

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On January 23, the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown, SIOP President Talya Bauer sent the following letter to congressional leadership, urging them to consider I-O psychology findings on the destabilizing impacts of shutdown furloughs on the federal workforce.  The letter aligns with both SIOP’s advocacy mission to ensure I-O psychology research and practice are considered in the development of federal policies and the Society’s commitment to support our members impacted by the partial shutdown.     

President Trump has since agreed to negotiate a short-term reopening of the federal government to enable discussions on a larger border security and immigration compromise.  SIOP will continue to provide I-O psychology findings to policymakers to ensure the well-being of the federal workforce continues to be considered.  

A Message of Support for Federal Workers

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SIOP’s 10,000+ members work in a variety of settings, including the federal government as employees and contractors.  For this reason, we are particularly thrilled about hosting our Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland just outside of Washington, DC this coming April 4-6, 2019.  Despite our excitement, SIOP would be remiss in not recognizing the hardships imposed by the current partial government shutdown and the negative impact it has had on many of our members in the Washington DC area and beyond, all federal employees, the larger communities affected, and the United States overall. 

Testing, Testarea, Pruebas, Essai

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New white paper helps take tests to other cultures and languages

Test Adaptation and Measurement Equivalence is the latest in the SIOP white paper series. Written by Neal Schmitt,emeritus professor of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University, and Dragoș Iliescu, professor of Psychology with the University of Bucharest, this paper explains the methods needed to effectively convert a test made for one culture, specifically an English-speaking one, to another. Simply translating the words is not enough.

There’s an App for That

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SIOP Member Developing Support App for Military Personnel

SIOP member Dr. Ann Huffman and her Northern Arizona University colleague Dr. Heidi Wayment were recently awarded a $1.4 million Department of Defense grant for their research on Psychological Health and Resilience of Military Personnel.

The Huffman-Wayment project is a response to many calls for the development of psychological health interventions for military personnel. The long-range goal of their work is to improve the quality of life for military personnel.

It’s the Same, Only Different

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New Trends Join Returning Topics in SIOP’s 6th Annual Top 10 Workplace Trends

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is pleased to announce its sixth annual Top 10 Workplace Trends list. Based on member surveys, these are the issues that will have the most impact on the workplace in 2019. Many of the entries in this year’s list, including job automation, #metoo, and diversity and inclusion, have appeared in previous lists. Newly trending topics include work–life balance, agile organizations, and data visualization.

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