MEGA SESSION: The Science of a Good Hire

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how to apply scientific principles used by I-O psychologists so you can improve your candidate selection, retention and performance management processes.
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We expect that scientific principles are used to advance knowledge in such fields as engineering and medicine. Yet, some of these same principles are being used by industrial-organizational psychologists to address HR issues. What has research uncovered with respect to selecting good hires, and ensuring that they stay and reach their peak performance? This presentation will share examples to address these questions, provide advice, and identify what scientists are doing to help solve future challenges. Learn practical tips and advice that you can use to increase your processes to attract and retain your best talent.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Cynthia Hedricks


Dr. Cynthia Hedricks has 30+ years conducting and presenting research. She is now the Chief Analytics Officer at SkillSurvey, helping to improve the workforce, one applicant at a time, by using data gathered from the applicant’s references. Her most recent work in this area will soon be published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Cynthia has a PhD in Biopsychology from The University of Chicago.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
Critical Evaluation
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