Alice and the Gig Economy

By Robin Gerrow

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When it comes to workplace legal issues, not much changes as quickly as the topic of “gig” workers these days. Teaching the next generation of business and industrial-organizational leaders about the subject requires being as nimble in the classroom as businesses must be to keep up with new regulations.

Alice Brawley Newlin, Ph.D., wants to make sure tomorrow’s leaders understand the implications of the gig economy. So, she created the senior capstone class “The Gig Economy” that she has been teaching since 2018 at Gettysburg College as part of the Organization and Management Studies major.

“Show Me the Money!”

Coming Soon: The 2019 SIOP Salary Survey

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For over 30 years, SIOP has been conducting a salary survey every 3 years to examine the income and employment of its members. In order for the 2019 salary survey efforts to provide the most accurate and valuable information for the membership, we need members to fill out the survey! Be on the lookout for an email with the information about the completing the survey in early October 2019.

The results of each survey effort are consistently provided in a detailed report accessible to members (e.g., Poteet, Parker, Herman, DuVernet, & Conley, 2017) and are often the subject of additional publications (e.g., Parker, Wiggins, Richard, Wright, Davison, & DuVernet, 2018). These reports summarize descriptive and other analyses designed to understand the factors that impact income, including highest degree obtained, tenure, and employment sector (e.g., academic vs. practitioner, internal vs. external practitioner, etc.) as well as other pertinent demographic variables (e.g., gender, age, geographic location).

Who’s Your I-O Hero?

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Each year at the Annual Conference, SIOP inducts a class of Society Fellows. This honor is bestowed on  SIOP Members who have made meaningful, sustained, and unusual contributions to the field and who have at least 10 years of professional membership in SIOP, including the previous 2 consecutive years.

If that describes one of your heroes, mentors, or role models, and you are a Member or Fellow, please consider nominating them for this prestigious honor.

News from the NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Directorate

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In the last week of September, the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Directorate (SBE) at the National Science Foundation announced the repositioning of some of its basic research programs.

The repositioning is intended to allow the SBE to better meet several objectives including responding to new areas of scientific inquiry; communicating the value of basic scientific research; and connecting basic research plans to national priorities.

Raise I-O Awareness Year-Round with #SmarterWorkplace Resources

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Richard Landers issued a challenge to I-O psychologists to step out of their workplace silos during his #SmarterWorkplace interview with Colin Omori on AI and Machine Learning.

He said, “’there is this unique, interesting stuff coming out of these new, modern prediction methods, and we need to figure out how to make that our own.’ If we don’t do that, then the data science/computer science communities will do it instead; they’re not going to have our values, and they’re going to run away with the farm, so to speak.”


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