Category: *Industrial & Organizational Psychology

The Most Important Skill for Getting a Job and Creating a Successful Career

After I graduate, I have the short-term goal of getting a job and the long-term goal of having a successful career. What skills do I need to accomplish each goal? Are they the same skills or different ones? A new study suggests that one set of skills is extremely important both on the job hunt and in building a successful career.

Negotiating as a Team or Alone: Which is more effective?

The days of single country business teams are fast falling behind us. In the modern global marketplace most successful companies are multi-national. A negotiating team may consist of members from many countries, or even many continents. So, how does that affect negotiating style? Is negotiating as a team more effective? A new study suggests that based on the culture of the negotiators different tactics are more effective.

What Practitioners Need to Know about Personality Testing

Topic: Assessment, Personality, Selection Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology Article: Personality testing and Industrial Organizational Psychology: A productive exchange and some future directions. Blogger: Benjamin Granger In an overview of the current state of personality testing in organizations, Oswald and Hough (2008)  take on several perspectives and present some important ideas for research and practice in the

The Intuition Strikes Back

Topic: Assessment, Selection, Staffing Publication: Industrial and Org. Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice Article:  Stubborn reliance on human nature in employee selection: statistical decision aids are evolutionarily novel. Blogger: Benjamin Granger In a previous blog titled “Intuition vs. Science: The Battle Rages On!”, I wrote on Highhouse’s (2008) article which called attention to the disparity between

Intuition vs. Science: The Battle Rages On!

Topic: Assessment, Selection, Staffing Publication: Industrial and Org. Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice Article: Stubborn reliance on intuition and subjectivity in employee selection. Blogger: Benjamin Granger How do typical organizations make hiring decisions? More specifically, do employers tend to prefer selection decision aids supported by research, or do they tend to prefer the use