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March 1 #SIOPchat: Future of Big Data in Workforce Decisions


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP kicks off #SIOPchat on Twitter! Tune in on March 1 at 2 p.m. EST to join the discussion with @rnlanders! Dr. Richard Landers will lead the discussion on SIOP’s #1 workplace trend this year – Big Data!

Join in live as Dr. Landers looks at the Future of Big Data in Strategic Workforce Decisions. The one hour chat will include a look at the best and worst practices for big data, and how I-O Psychology can leverage big data to make better workforce decisions. Your questions and comments are welcome!

To follow the chat on Twitter, search for #SIOPchat. To ask a question or make a comment, just include the hashtag #SIOPchat in your post. If you’re not on Twitter, but want to view the chat, live or afterward, visit http://my.siop.org/chat.

Dr. Landers is an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, USA. His research program concerns the use of innovative technologies in assessment, employee selection, adult learning, and research methods.

Recent topics have included big data, game-based learning, game-based assessment, gamification, unproctored Internet-based testing, mobile devices, virtual reality, and online social media. His research and writing has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Science News, Popular Science, Maclean’s, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.

#SIOPchat is presented by SIOP’s Electronic Communications Committee, chaired by Dr. Tilman Sheets (@TilmanSheets) and co-chaired by Tiffany Poeppleman (@TRPoeppelman). #SIOPchat seeks to broaden public awareness of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and address important workplace topics.

The Electronic Communications Committee invites you to suggest topics for future sessions of #SIOPchat, just tweet them to @SIOPchat.  Look for @SIOPchat at the SIOP conference in April!