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Making It Personal: Using Personality Assessments for Workforce Management Scheller School of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology October 20, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:39 PM | Linda Hoopes (Administrator)

In conjunction with the upcoming Leading Edge Consortium, SIOP’s Visibility Committee will once again hold a “Top Minds and Bottom Lines Series” event. This events series was created for students and non-I-O psychologists to demonstrate how the field of industrial and organizational psychology can benefit their organizations.

More and more organizations are employing personality assessment data to identify high quality candidates ranging from blue collar workers to top managers and even CEOs, according to several studies. The United States Assessment Barometer survey found 54 percent or companies are now using assessment tests to select, onboard, and develop their staff. Assessments, backed by rigorous scientific research, are powerful tools for organizations that can shed light on a candidate’s suitability for a specific job.

This free program will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, October 20 in Room 300 of the Scheller Business Building and will feature presentations from leaders in the field of employee selection and the use of personality assessments. You can find all of the information about this event at www.siop.org/topminds/2016.aspx.

This event is being held in conjunction with the upcoming SIOP Leading Edge Consortium (LEC).  SIOP’s 12th annual LEC will take place at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta October 21 and 22 on the topic of “Talent Analytics: Data Science to Drive People Decisions and Business Impact.” This event will showcase the power and promise of combining organizational science with new and emerging methods in data collection, analysis, and display to deliver game-changing insight for organizations. You can read more about this year’s LEC, including a full agenda and speaker list, at www.siop.org/lec.

Both of these events are sure to be informative and useful to attendees. Please pass on this information to any colleagues, students, consultants, or others you think may be interested in attending either of them.


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