Transitioning Your Class Online: A Teaching Survival Guide

With many Universities asking professors to transition their classes online, the Education and Training Committee at SIOP has compiled best practices and recommendations for those needing to make this transition. Teaching online is substantially different than teaching in a face-to-face classroom. As I-O Psychologists, we recognize that thecompetencies required to teach online effectively take time […]

Predictive Assessments Give Companies Insight into Candidates’ Potential

The popularity of pre-hire assessments is growing among companies that want more predictive accuracy in their hiring processes. The best of these tests go beyond screening past experience or education to measuring a candidate’s aptitude, fit or potential in scientifically validated and reliable ways, adding more rigor to hiring decisions. The data support the growing […]

Getting the Truth into Workplace Surveys

There’s no doubt that companies can benefit from workplace surveys and questionnaires. A GTE survey in the mid-1990s, for example, revealed that the performance of its different billing operations, as measured by the accuracy of bills sent out, was closely tied to the leadership style of the unit managers. Units whose managers exercised a relatively […]

Positive Psychology Strategies for Keeping Stress at Bay

COPING DURING THE ONGOING COVID-19 CRISIS. Take a deep breath… This has not been easy. Without question, we are exploring uncharted territory with the COVID-19 global pandemic. Within days we experienced sudden, rapid, and unexpected disruptions in our social, economic, and psychological lives. I’m a professor of psychological science and the sophomore Class Advisor on the Dean […]

Coaching as an Employee Benefit: It’s a Win-Win

The benefits of coaching are vast, including everything from improved employee engagement and motivation to identifying and developing employees. However, “Coaching has typically been reserved for the select few, or ‘high potentials,’” says Phillip Roark, chief executive officer of Insala, a talent development software and consulting provider. As a result, lower-level employees miss out on this opportunity […]

What Can Coaches Do For You?

In the seventeenth century, the French statesman Cardinal Richelieu relied heavily on the advice of Father François Leclerc du Tremblay, known as France’s éminence grise for his gray monk’s habit. Like the famous cardinal, today’s business leaders have their gray eminences. But these advisers aren’t monks bound by a vow of poverty. They’re usually called […]