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Gamification in Personnel Selection and the Need for Real-World Evaluation

The International Journal of Selection and Assessment recently included a feature article on the gamification of assessment. While the research methodology in the article was sound, I could not help but think that the article in many ways symbolised what is wrong with much of the assessment literature that emphasises psychometric properties as opposed to practical utility.

By |2019-05-06T03:16:49+00:00May 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Finally, Some Good News of the Replication Front – Sorta

While the failure to replicate findings from the psychological literature has been a common critique of psychology in the recent press, one area of psychology which does appear to replicate is that of trait-based prediction, a finding that is especially relevant for I/O Psychology.

By |2019-04-12T05:23:54+00:00April 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Gendered Brain and the Seven Deadly Sins of Psychological Science

A new book has recently hit the market that I believe should be mandatory reading for most scientists in the field. The book is called - 'The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters The Myth Of The Female Brain' - and the key premise of the book is that men and women’s brains are simply not that different.

By |2019-03-27T11:50:02+00:00March 11th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

What Is Organisational Development and Why Is It Important?

There are few words than cause fear as quickly as the word Change. Despite being anxiety inducing, it is the organisations that embrace change who survive; however, those who remain stagnant often fail. As Benjamin Franklin (2017) once said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning”. But [...]

By |2017-11-11T07:15:06+00:00November 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What is a More Strategic and Encompassing Approach to a Performance Management System Framework?

A Performance Management System (PMS) offers a guiding map to direct efforts and to assess how successfully organisations are meeting their business objectives. Successfully implemented PMS provide productivity improvements and enhanced strategic capabilities.

By |2017-11-19T07:49:27+00:00November 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments