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Nominate by June 30!

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SIOP and the SIOP Foundation have a rich history of awarding deserving individuals and groups for research that advances the field of industrial and organizational psychology. This tradition continues with the 2021 slate of awards, open now for nominations. New this year, the Awards Committee created an interactive poster with all of the awards, grants, and scholarships to help you decide which one(s) might apply to you. 

Find the open awards and criteria at https://www.siop.org/Foundation/Awards. Nominations for awards, research grants, and scholarships close on June 30, so nominate yourself or a worthy colleague now.

Something for Everyone!

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The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) has always prided itself on its broad appeal, including articles and items for all members of the I-O community. If you haven’t accessed TIP lately, here are some of the most recent articles, labeled to make it easier than ever to find information relevant to your work and your interests

A Broader Vision of I-O Psychology: First SIOP Visionary Circle Grant Goes to Project Supporting Gig Workers

By Robin Gerrow

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The number of self-employed workers in the United States has been growing and is expected to comprise as much as 40% of the workforce by the mid-2020s. Although many of us think of gig workers as shoppers or ride-share drivers, as many as 60% of them are skilled professionals.

The winners of the inaugural Visionary Grant are seeking to widen the vision of I-O psychology and make sure those workers have the resources needed to thrive.

Dr. Sue Ashford from the University of Michigan, Dr. Brianna Barker Caza of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and PhD candidate Brittany Lambert of the University of Colorado, Boulder, won the prestigious grant of $100,000 for a proposal to identify the particular challenges faced by gig workers and test evidence-based interventions to bolster resilience among those workers.

“We’ve spent decades on research with a particular worker in mind,” Ashford said, “a worker who travels to a particular place very day and works within an organization. But there is a growing body of people who just don’t work in that way and who may not fit into our theories. And we aren’t capturing their experiences. Those are people who work independently, outside of an organization and on their own.”

Volunteering for SIOP Is a Win-Win!

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“Through volunteering for SIOP, you learn how the organization works and network with amazing people.”

- Margaret Beier

Volunteering for SIOP Is a Win-Win!

Member volunteers are the lifeblood of SIOP, advancing the organization’s mission through engagement in projects and initiatives as directed by the Executive Board and in partnership with the Administrative Office staff.

Committee volunteerism is an important way to derive real value from your membership. Why should you consider serving on a SIOP committee?

  1. You will develop new personal and professional relationships and enrich your knowledge of the profession while collaborating with current and future I-O psychology thought leaders.
  2. Your volunteer work advances the profession of I-O psychology by raising public awareness of its value to the business community and to the public at large.
  3. You can assist SIOP in providing even greater value for your fellow members by helping keep their needs in clear focus.
  4. Working within the committee structure is a great way to develop your leadership skills and train for possible future leadership roles within the organization as well as in your career.
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