ATLANTA, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHLPreVisor, the global leader in talent assessment solutions, today announced their participation in the 26th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference. Taking place from April 13-15 at the Hilton Chicago, this annual event brings together the leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists from around the country to facilitate discussion around current issues and emerging trends in the workplace. 54 panel discussions, symposia, poster sessions and more will be led by SHLPreVisor and PDRI (an SHL Company), and will cover a variety of hot industry topics including the global use of assessments, competency modeling, multimedia simulations, mobile testing, government hiring reform and more. Included in the topics will be a presentation on the importance of adaptive personality tests, for which the company received the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace in 2010 in recognition of their work on developing and validating computer adaptive personality assessments.
SHLPreVisor is the largest private employer of business psychologists in the world, which include many of the industry's most accomplished researchers and scientists. "It's an honor to have such a large number of accepted submissions at such a renowned conference in our industry - the most participation we've had to date," said David Leigh, CEO of SHLPreVisor. "We've built our reputation on science and innovation. So providing a record number of speakers at SIOP further demonstrates our leadership in the I-O psychology space, and expertise in providing companies the edge in selecting, retaining and identifying the best possible talent for the best possible business results."
Launching at the conference is a ground-breaking book published as part of SIOP's Professional Practice Series entitled "Technology-Enhanced Assessment of Talent", which includes several chapters from leading SHLPreVisor industrial-organizational psychology researchers including Dave Bartram, Eugene Burke, Mike Fetzer, Jay Janovics and Tracy Kantrowitz. Eugene Burke will also lead a panel discussion on this topic – addressing the challenges and opportunities of these types of assessments. SHLPreVisor will also announce its newly combined advisory board, re-formed in light of the merger of SHL Group and PreVisor in January of this year, and comprised of the most renowned I-O psychologists in the world.
The three-day conference will feature 54 SHLPreVisor presentations including:
- 21 panel discussions focusing on selection decisions using test scores, psychology in human capital risk management and gender issues in the workplace.
- 17 symposia spanning topics such as applicant perceptions of multimedia situational judgment tests, development of professional and administrative assessments supporting hiring reform, overhauling hiring methodologies, and more.
- 8 poster presentations addressing opportunities around green jobs, computer adaptive personality scales, predicting applicant cheating, and more.
- 3 paper presentations on taxonomy development of cyber behaviors, innovation in SJT technology and computer adaptive personality scales.
- 2 round table discussions on driving your career and the opportunities and challenges of working remotely.
- 1 workshop on performance management myth busters - covering best practices that don't work and how to make them better.
A Community of Practice on performance management will be presented by Dr. Elaine Pulakos, Chief Operating Officer of PDRI and a Community of Interest on environmental sustainability will be presented by Stephanie Klein. The full list of presentations is available on the SIOP Conference website and will be posted in SHLPreVisor's exhibit booth at the conference.
For more information about SHLPreVisor, PDRI, or research presented at SIOP 2011, please contact SHLPreVisor or call 800.367.2509.
SHLPreVisor is the global leader in talent assessment solutions, driving better business results for clients through superior people intelligence and decisions – from hiring and recruiting, to employee development and succession planning. With a presence in over 50 countries, SHLPreVisor delivers more than 15 million assessments annually in over 30 languages – allowing clients to benefit from both global expertise and local insight. Along with its world-class consulting practices and 24-hour support center, SHLPreVisor clients can access over 1,000 assessments through an easy-to-use technology platform. Headquartered in London, UK, the company has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA and Australia/New Zealand. www.shlprevisor.com.
About the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology or "SIOP" is the world's leading organization dedicated to enhancing human performance and well-being at work through applied behavioral science. Tracing its roots to the founding of American psychology over 100 years ago, today SIOP is comprised of over 7,000 scientists and professionals around the world who work to understand, measure, and predict human behavior in organizations. SIOP promotes the use of good science and data-driven practices to drive performance in organizations. SIOP's members design solutions that help employers hire the best people and develop them to their full potential, that improve employee satisfaction and engagement, and that make organizations more effective for their customers and stakeholders. For more information, visit www.siop.org.