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    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NYU Wasserman Career Center

    Interest in Employee Experience (EX) has increased exponentially in recent years. According to various business writers and HR consultancies, crafting compelling employee experiences is critical to business success. As a result, a number of organizations have established EX programs to supplement their Employee Engagement programs. But what does Employee Experience mean? While a variety of definitions and models exist, many seem like old wine in new skins. For I/O scientists and practitioners, this raises a critical question: is EX just another fad, or a valid concept worthy of exploration and development? During this session, Patrick Hyland, Director of Research & Development at Mercer|Sirota, will trace the evolution of the EX movement, propose a theoretical definition of the concept, and provide a research framework for conducting EX research.

    Presenter Bio

    Patrick Hyland, Ph.D., is the Director of Research & Development at Mercer|Sirota. He has over 20 years of experience in organizational research and consulting. At Mercer|Sirota, he has worked with a wide range of clients—including FedEx Ground, Tiffany & Co., and the Bank of Montreal—and conducted research on a variety of topics, including leadership, engagement, mindfulness, actioning. Patrick is a lead researcher at The Engagement Institute, a community of learning that includes over 100 senior human resources and human capital professionals. He received his Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor for ten years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NYU Wasserman Career Center
    • 96

    Please join us March 20th for Career day. METRO has a great line-up of panelists that will explore and discuss major career options available to I/O and OD professionals, students, and those looking to make career transitions. Join us to hear early career and senior practitioners discuss the competencies employers are seeking, and how to gain the upper hand in your job search.

    The full agenda is listed below and includes internal practitioners, academics, external practitioners, and young professionals. You will have an opportunity to talk with experts about issues in your career development and connect with local professionals through a series of networking sessions. 

    Some issues and questions the panels will address are:

    • Differences between the internal and external consultant role.
    • Shifts in skills for the current work environment.
    • Technical and non-technical resources available for help in the job search.
    • How can I provide added value or distinguish myself from everyone else?
    • Perspectives on how careers progress.
    • What do employers want to see on my resume?
    • Current trends in job markets
    • Internships - are they out there, and if so, how do I get one?


    9:00 am  --  Continental breakfast and networking

    9:15 am  --  Welcome and introduction to the day

    • Comila Shahani-Denning, METRO President
    • Jared Weintraub, METRO Career Day Chair

    9:20 am  --  Young Professional Panel

    • Krystina Moustakis, ADP
    • Caitlin Lapine, Touro College
    • Alex Lawlor, Highland Management Consulting
    • Haluk Oz, Tapestry, Inc
    • David Mihm, Facebook, Inc.

    10:20 am -- Networking and informal discussion with panelists

    10:40 am -- Internal Panel

    • Sachin Jain, PepsiCo
    • Anthony Auriemmo, Capri Holdings
    • Gerri Paul, Deloitte
    • Ethan Wieselthier, R/GA
    • Austin Smith, McCann Worldgroup
    • Lily Cushenbery, Stony Brook University

    11:40 am -- Networking and informal discussion with panelists

    12:00 pm -- External Panel

    • Yaron Prywes, C Global Consulting
    • Brian Ruggeberg, Kincentric
    • Pete Rutigliano, Mercer
    • Erika Reckert, BTS
    • Bill Battle, Gotham Leadership Consulting

    1:00 pm  --  Networking and informal discussion with panelists

    • 11 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NYU Wasserman Career Center

    Recent innovations and developments in the conceptualization and measurement of intelligence have great potential to impact and improve personnel selection. Specific advances include developments in modern conceptualizations of psychometric approaches to intelligence, cognitive approaches to intelligence, and modern intelligence test design principles as well as the implications of these developments for personnel selection.

    Presenter Bios

    Dr. Charles Scherbaum is currently an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College and on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University. Dr. Scherbaum’s research focuses on issues of diversity and equal opportunity in the context of employee selection, measuring individual differences, and assessing employee attitudes. Recent research has focused on sources of construct-irrelevant variance on standardized cognitive tests, non-cognitive predictors of job performance, detecting lying and dishonest responding, attitudes toward stigmatized employees, alternative validation strategies, attitude measurement, linking employee attitudes to organizational outcomes, employee survey methods, and employee selection. This research draws heavily on recent advances in analytical and methodological techniques.

    Dr. Harold W. Goldstein is a professor of industrial and organizational psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is a recognized expert in the management of human capital with over twenty years of independent consulting experience in industrial and organizational psychology and human resource management. Dr. Goldstein’s primary areas of expertise are in the areas of personnel selection, strategic competency modeling, managerial assessment, and leadership development. His research interests largely focus on how to develop valid selection systems that reduce adverse impact. His research has been published in top journals and books of the field including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He was the lead editor of the recently published Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Retention. Dr. Goldstein was one of the winners of the M. Scott Myers Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as the Innovation Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council for development of the Siena Reasoning Test. He has served as an expert to the U.S. Department of Justice on legal issues involving personnel selection and other human resource practices. He has consulted with both private and public organizations such as Morgan Stanley, SC Johnson, Merck, Federal Bureau of Investigation, NYC Department of Education, and the NFL and on a wide variety of human resource-focused services.


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