PBC Presenting at this year’s 14th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference
PBC are excited to both present and exhibit at this year’s 14th APS Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast from 7-9th July.
Here are details about our speakers, their topics, and the learning outcomes.
Decision making and algorithms and their role in bias in assessment
Dr Ryne Sherman – Chief Science Officer, Hogan Assessment Systems
Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:45pm – 2:30pm, Grand Ballroom 3
Popular media pieces frequently claim that algorithm-based decision-making in general, and personality assessments in particular, are biased against minority job candidates. This talk demonstrates why scientifically validated personality assessments are not only unbiased, but also one of the most effective ways to combat gender, racial, and age biases (among others) frequently seen in traditional methods of making personnel decisions. The talk begins by showing that all decisions, including personnel decision, are made using algorithms, whether these algorithms are formalized or not. I further show that all algorithms can be evaluated in terms of their accuracy, their transparency, and their bias. With these criteria in mind, I demonstrate that personality assessments offer one of the most accurate, transparent, and unbiased methods for making decisions. I conclude by discussing the applications of personality assessment to combat bias, with a brief discussion of assessing neurodiverse populations.
At the conclusion of this event, attendees will be able to:
- Articulate why all decisions are made using algorithms
- Identify three ways in which algorithms can be compare and evaluated
- Explain why scientifically validated personality assessments are one of the most accurate, transparent, and unbiased methods for making personnel decisions
- Discuss emerging concerns about assessment of neurodiverse populations in a scientifically informed manner
Ryne A. Sherman, Ph.D., is the Chief Science Officer at Hogan Assessment Systems. Prior to this he was an associate professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University and Texas Tech University for seven years, teaching personality, social, and IO psychology. He received his B.A. magna cum laude in Psychology and History from Monmouth College and his Ph.D. in Personality / Social Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Sherman is an expert on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. He is co-host of the Science of Personality Podcast which exposes listeners to the latest research on these topics. His research on personality and its interaction with everyday situations was awarded federal support from the National Science Foundation. He has received numerous awards for his research including being names a "Rising Star" in 2016 by the Association for Psychological Science and a SAGE Young Scholars award in 2018.
Exploring gender differences in the personality and performance of Australian leaders
Dr Lynne Cruickshank, Head of Research, Peter Berry Consultancy
Friday 8 July, 1:10 - 1:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom 3
Explores key insights from research comparing the performance of female and male leaders on personality and multi-rater assessments. Information and recommendations on how to more effectively support the selection and development of leadership talent within organisations is provided based on similarities and differences found between female and male leaders. This includes recommendations on how to leverage the insights obtained as part of leadership development programs and interventions including those specifically targeting women in leadership.
- Understand similarities and differences between females and male leaders in their performance on personality and multi-rater assessments including in relation to their day-to-day personality tendencies, derailment tendencies, motivators, and leadership competencies.
- Build an understanding of how to apply key insights from the research to enhance the selection and development of leadership talent in organisations including as part of leadership development programs and interventions that target specific groups such as women in leadership.
Comparing public and private sector leaders: Differences in personality and performance
Dr Lynne Cruickshank, Head of Research, Peter Berry Consultancy
Friday 8 July, 2:40 - 3:00 PM in the Grand Lagoon Room 1
Understanding what differentiates leaders can be useful when it comes to their selection and development. This presentation explores research examining personality and 360 performance differences for executives and managers in the Australian public and private sectors. Drawing on the similarities and differences found, insights and recommendations are provided on how to effectively support the selection and development of leadership talent within the public and private sectors.
- Understand similarities and differences between public and private sector leaders in relation to their performance on personality and 360 assessments.
- Develop an understanding of how to apply insights from the research to enhance the selection and development of leadership talent in public and private sector organisations.
Dr Lynne Cruickshank is an organisational psychologist and the Head of Research at Peter Berry Consultancy. She is experienced in using a broad range of assessments and approaches to enhance the selection and development practices of organisations across Australia and globally. Lynne is experienced in conducting research and data analytics projects including projects examining personality and multi-rater performance across various industries, sectors and job levels. She is committed to providing quality results and insights that organisations and individuals can use to enhance their performance and development.
The Australian Psychological Society is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia. The APS is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to people’s lives, through improving scientific knowledge and community wellbeing.
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