News http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news en Lauren Ferber Presents at Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists Annual Meeting http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/lauren-ferber-presents-society-southeastern-social-psychologists-annual-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lauren Ferber, a first-year in the IOHRM program, presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologist (SSSP) in Atlantic Beach, Florida. The presentation reflected an accumulation of 2 years of research with Dr. Andrew Monroe, a Professor in the Psychology Department, and co-presenter with Lauren.The research project consisted of three studies that tested how public vs. private moral judgments are impacted by social power. Results from the study showed that power strongly affects public blame, while private blame is unaffected.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lauren plans on continuing research on power, specifically focusing on leadership and teams in the future. Congrats to Lauren for presenting at a professional conference and sharing her knowledge from the research project. We hope she enjoyed sunny Florida, as well!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="390" height="390" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Lauren%20Farber.png?1510603255" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:01:04 +0000 kopelicsm 262 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Students Present at RCIO Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-present-rcio-conference-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On October 28<sup>th</sup>, IOHRM students and faculty participated in the 10<sup>th</sup> annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology conference. This conference, hosted by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, boasts a wide range of speakers, student presenters, and poster submissions. The theme of this year’s conference was “Culture in the Workplace”. There were presentations given on creating effective culture, how to assess culture, the need for diversity within organizational culture, and many others. Tim Kuppler, from Human Synergistics, started off the conference with a great keynote speech on the basics of culture and climate within the workplace. There were also a large number of research posters submitted by current IOHRM students working in conjunction with the HR Science team here on Appalachian’s Campus.</p> <p>One highlight of the conference was the amazing presentation given by second year students; Cheryl Nickel, Aimee Wood, and Lorin Farr. Alongside Dr. Shawn Bergman, and Dr. Chris Cunningham of UTC, these students gave an overview of Big Data and the methods used to transform standard cultures into data-driven cultures. Their presentation session was a huge hit with students and faculty alike. Lorin, Aimee, and Cheryl made Big Data seem a little less intimidating, and brought a lot of insight to the discussion panel at the conclusion of the conference.</p> <p>The RCIO conference is a great way for students to engage in networking opportunities and learn more about current research and practices in the field. With so many other graduate level students in attendance, IOHRM students are able to broaden the scope of their knowledge and collaborate with others interested in the same topics. Congratulations to all those who presented their posters, and participated in another amazing RCIO conference</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="485" height="582" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Jessica%20news%20update%20pic.png?1510247744" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:15:48 +0000 kopelicsm 261 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Study Abroad in Paris! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/study-abroad-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Second-year IOHRM students Lorin Farr and Stephanie Jeffer recently participated in the ASU College of Business fall study abroad strip to Paris and Angers, France.&nbsp; The University of Angers hosted students from Poland, Belgium, France, China, Russia, and the United States.&nbsp; Students gathered in mutual appreciation of intercultural commerce and awareness of the challenges associated with global business.&nbsp; In addition to an immersive business-educational experience, Lorin and Stephanie had the opportunity to enjoy planned visits to the Champs-Elysees, The Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, The Palace of Versailles, and the Castle at Angers.&nbsp; The Paris &amp; Angers study abroad trip is among the most popular offerings of the program due to the confluence of business, culture, fashion, history, art, and food that students find across the North of France.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="378" height="566" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Stephanie%20in%20Paris.png?1509979370" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="374" height="560" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Lorin%20in%20Paris.png?1509979381" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:43:23 +0000 kopelicsm 259 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Cody Rusher Presents at the 2017 Walker College of Business Dean’s Club Research Poster Session http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/cody-rusher-presents-2017-walker-college-business-dean%E2%80%99s-club-research-poster-session <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cody Rusher, one of our current second year IOHRM students, had the honor of presenting at the 2017 Walker College of Business Dean’s Club Research Poster Session on October 25th. This poster sessions was funded by the Walker College of Business Dean’s Club. The Dean's Club is an annual giving society designed to benefit our students and faculty while enhancing our academic programs. The poster session included research from faculty and students in the college of business.</p> <p>Cody, and his faculty mentor, Carol Kline, have been conducting research on public perception of policies directed at cattle and pigs raised for human consumption as well as laying hens. Preliminary results demonstrated a greater number of statistical significant differences due to gender, political affiliation and geographic region. Results from this study undoubtedly include ethical and moral implications regarding animal welcome, but also address issues regarding public education, agricultural industry practices, and marketing strategy. Cody’s role in this research was primarily involved in the data analysis phase and he has contributed to both the quantitative and qualitative coding processes. He also played a role in extracting larger themes from the data and was able to find some interesting results with that. In his own words, Cody said, “The most interesting part [of this research project] was definitely just seeing the spectrum of responses and reasonings. Particularly, the qualitative analysis was fascinating because there were so many layers to be pulled apart in trying to determine the psychology behind our participants’ perspectives and behavior.”</p> <p>Sounds like Cody is doing some really awesome things in the Walker College of Business and has some data analytical skills up his sleeve! We are so proud of you Cody and cannot wait to see the final results of this study!&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="975" height="731" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Cody%20Presents.png?1509296590" /> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 29 Oct 2017 17:03:15 +0000 kopelicsm 258 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu 4th Annual Appalachian Safety Summit http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/4th-annual-appalachian-safety-summit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 4th&nbsp;Annual Appalachian Safety Summit will be occurring in Boone, NC on May 1-2, 2018.&nbsp; In previous years, the summit has educated and informed safety employees, teams, and managers about the latest research in behavioral safety approaches to safety culture change.&nbsp; This will be the first year that the summit is occurring on campus during the spring semester and all IOHRM students are encouraged to attend!</p> <p>The speakers for the upcoming conference include Dr. Richard Pollock, Dave Johnson, Dr. Timothy Ludwig, John Drebinger, Dr. Shawn Bergman, and Dr. Krista Geller. &nbsp;&nbsp;More information about the speakers, and the event, are available on the Appalachian Safety Summit website, <a href="https://www.appalachiansafetysummit.com/">https://www.appalachiansafetysummit.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Attendees of the conference will walk away with the tools and strategies to help motivate employees and maintain safe behavior that ensures a more productive and safe workplace in order to achieve the goal to <strong>Elevate Your Approach to Behavioral Safety!&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="562" height="564" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/News%20Amanda%20R.png?1508793631" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:20:52 +0000 kopelicsm 253 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Partners With Beans 2 Brew http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-partners-beans-2-brew <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As part of the IOHRM program’s involvement with Beans 2 Brew, first year students Sydney Kopelic, Katie Maness, and Annie Jankura prepare to take leadership roles within the organization. Beans 2 Brew is a student run coffee shop that operates within Peacock Business Hall. The IOHRM program has been able to help successfully transition the coffee shop from 15 to a pool of over 100 volunteers. Initially spearheaded by second year Cheryl Nickel, the IOHRM program has built the foundation of a functional HR department, and has begun to develop forward-thinking processes, through various organizational development and succession planning projects.</p> <p>Initially beginning as a one-person position with Cheryl Nickel, the Human Resources position has since expanded to include six IOHRM students and one undergraduate student. Second year students Amanda Dixon and Lorin Farr have since focused on developing an organizational chart to plot each position within Beans 2 Brew and develop a succession plan. Appalachian undergraduate, Logan Ellis, has also taken charge of preparing schedules for a pool of over 100 volunteers across 16 separate clubs in the Walker College of Business.</p> <p>As we are in the midst of a transition semester, 1<sup>st</sup> year students will begin by shadowing their respective predecessor over the following months. Katie will prepare to take over scheduling responsibilities from Logan, Sydney will prepare to take over the HR Coordinator position from Cheryl, and Annie will assume training coordinator responsibilities from Amanda and Lorin. Our partnership with Beans 2 Brew has provided us an opportunity to take I-O knowledge from the classroom to real-world application.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="723" height="643" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/B2B%20Logo.png?1508617964" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:32:49 +0000 kopelicsm 252 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu 2nd Year IOHRM Students Present on Summer Internships http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/2nd-year-iohrm-students-present-summer-internships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As a part of the IOHRM program curriculum, all students must have an internship within the field of Human Resources the summer in between their first and second years. Upon completion of these internships, students were given the opportunity to present their projects and major takeaways from their internships in front of the first year students and IOHRM faculty. Every internship was distinct from one another and included a wide range of responsibilities, such as recruitment, performance management, training, data analytics, employment law compliance, and even event planning.</p> <p>Lorin Farr and Nkem Obi-Melekwe are two of the 2nd year IOHRM students that shared their experiences from their internships this past Friday. Lorin worked for HD Supply in Atlanta, Georgia for 12 weeks where her projects focused on compliance related to pay history and minimum wage laws, in addition to upgrading the applicant tracking process to rival their competitors. Nkem worked for NPR (National Public Radio) in Washington, D.C. for 14 weeks where his projects focused on talent acquisition for music-related roles and developing branding strategies for the NPR Career website. <strong>Congratulations to Lorin, Nkem, and the rest of the 2nd year IOHRM students on a wonderful day of presentations!</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="563" height="421" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/NewUpdateOic3.png?1508436053" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:01:33 +0000 kopelicsm 251 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Professional Development Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-professional-development-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The third IOHRM Professional Development Conference took place on Friday, September 29th. This gathering saw some 50 IOHRM students, faculty, and alumni come together for a day full of insightful presentations covering an exciting array of topics such as Human Resource’s role in sustainable business practices. </p> <p>The day began with an informative session regarding big data and data analytics from three second-year IOHRM students. Cameron Brown, Lorin Farr, and Aimee Wood discussed strategies for developing a data-driven culture within organizations, the plethora of advantages in doing so, and the future of data analytics within the field of Human Resources. This group, along with fellow second-year and contributor Cheryl Nickel, will present on this topic again at the River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference later this month. Way to go, team!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="357" height="424" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/NewsUpdatePic2.png?1508255122" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:47:40 +0000 kopelicsm 250 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu SHRM Tailgate http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/shrm-tailgate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IOHRM program celebrated App State's first home game the Mountaineer way at our first SHRM tailgate! What better way to show our support for our football team before their first home game against Savannah State? Merriment included a live band, corn hole tournament, face painting, and much more! Even Chancellor, Dr. Sheri N. Everts stopped by to join in on the fun! Cody Rusher, Class of 2018 noted, “It was wonderful for the current SHRM members to bond in a way that supported the university outside of an academic setting.” We are looking forward to the next event!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="406" height="370" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/NewsPic1.png?1508166022" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:01:36 +0000 kopelicsm 249 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Welcome, IOHRM Class of 2019! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/welcome-iohrm-class-2019 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The IOHRM program has started another academic year and we are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2019, the largest IOHRM cohort to date! The second year IOHRM students kicked off the year by hosting a 2-day orientation for the incoming class. Over the course of two days, the first years heard from Program Director, Dr. Tim Huelsman, as well as other faculty. They learned about classroom expectations and workload, other elements of the Program, and life in Boone. It was a great opportunity for students to get to know each other and ask any burning question they had coming into the program.</p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">The 2019 cohort is represented by a variety of backgrounds, including the traditional Psychology background, as well as Wilderness Therapy, Management, and Religious Studies. The fifteen incoming IOHRM students come from all over the United States, including New Mexico, California, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, and our home state of North Carolina. </p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">As the Class of 2017 begins their careers (or PhD programs), we wish them the best of luck (don’t forget to come back and visit!) and look forward to continuing to get to know the newest IOHRM class. As in prior years, students will provide updates on the IOHRM Facebook page, LinkedIn group, and website. We have so many great things happening in the IOHRM program, and hope you’ll stay tuned to see how our program continues to invest in and develop future HR leaders! </p> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2000" height="1333" title="Class of 2019" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/DSC_0160%20%281%29.jpg?1504723360" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:42:52 +0000 nickelcc 248 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Congratulations, to the Class of 2017! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/congratulations-class-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A big congratulations to the largest ever IOHRM class! In keeping with IOHRM tradition, this class is nothing short of impressive, and we cannot wait to see what they accomplish - we have no doubt they will do great things, no matter where life takes them. You will be sorely missed, but we wish you the very best! Congratulations!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="904" height="904" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/18403681_10155367481634169_8536815501335918089_n.jpg?1495556932" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 23 May 2017 16:28:59 +0000 nickelcc 247 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Largest Ever IOHRM Class to Graduate May 12! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/largest-ever-iohrm-class-graduate-may-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">With only a few weeks left in the semester, it will soon be time for our second-year IOHRM students to graduate! The Class of 2017 has shown incredible talent, determination, and intellect over the past two years, and we know they will continue to grow into the future. These individuals have faced many challenges throughout their time at App State, each one contributing to their learning and preparing them for their lives beyond the program. When asked about what they will take away from the IOHRM program, the second-years had this to say:</p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">“My two years in the IOHRM program have been some of the most challenging, yet rewarding years of my life. Not only have I expanded my knowledge base and professional resources, I have also developed some of the best relationships with the faculty and my peers that I know will last a lifetime. Being in this program has provided me with the tools I will need to become a successful individual in the field I am so passionate about.”</p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">“The most important thing I've learned in the IOHRM program is&nbsp;trust. It was one of the first things I&nbsp;was taught&nbsp;as a graduate student. Trusting my cohort and my professors was one of the hardest (graduate students all have a hard time giving up control)&nbsp;but most rewarding lessons I ever learned. Trusting my colleagues allowed me to learn how to delegate,&nbsp;avoid micro-management, give and receive feedback, and build both professional and personal relationships. Although it was a lesson meant for my professional career, it is something I know I will apply to every aspect of my life moving forward.”</p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">“Thanks to Dr. (Shawn) Bergman I have developed a passion for Stats and learned to answer every question with 'it depends.' Thanks to Dr. Ludwig I have seen the value of giving and receiving honest feedback and learned to strive for continuous improvement. Thanks to Dr. Acikgoz, Dr. (Jacqui) Bergman, Dr. Ellington, Dr. Huelsman, and Dr. Whitaker I have learned to look at every Human Resources issue through a lens that is both practical and tactical, on the one hand, and theoretical and strategic, on the other. And last but certainly not least, thanks to my AMAZING cohort I have been inspired and encouraged on a daily basis for the last two years. I will cherish the memories and friendships I have made at App for a lifetime.”</p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">We know that every one of this year’s graduates will move on to do great things in the fields of I-O psychology and HR management, and we look forward to celebrating your many accomplishments.</p> <blockquote><h3>Congratulations Class of 2017!</h3> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="646" height="399" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/class%20of%202017_0.png?1493473602" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:46:48 +0000 nickelcc 245 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Students, Meaghan Hansen and Emily Salter, Chosen to Attend SIOP Master's Student Consortium http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-meaghan-hansen-and-emily-salter-chosen-attend-siop-masters-student-consort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) hosts an annual Master’s Student Consortium prior to the annual SIOP conference. Nominated by the IOHRM faculty, Emily Salter and Meaghan Hansen attended this year’s consortium on April 26 in Orlando, FL. Designed for students enrolled in master’s programs in I-O psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management, the program boasts an impressive lineup of graduates who have excelled as managers and consultants for many successful organizations. Enrollment is limited to 60 students, providing ample opportunities for interaction between students and speakers over two workshops, a question-and-answer roundtable, and social hour. </p> <p>Congratulations for being selected to represent the IOHRM program, Emily and Meaghan!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="640" height="960" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Emily%20Salter.jpg?1493473229" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="960" height="720" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Meaghan%20Hansen.jpg?1493473250" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:40:56 +0000 nickelcc 244 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu 2nd Year Student, Casher Belinda, Accepted into UNC's Organizational Behavior PhD Program! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/2nd-year-student-casher-belinda-accepted-uncs-organizational-behavior-phd-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Congratulations to 2nd Year&nbsp;IOHRM&nbsp;Student Casher Belinda on his acceptance into the University of North Carolina’s Organizational Behavior PhD Program!&nbsp;This four to five year program, housed in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, focuses on collaboration between students and faculty while also encouraging quality research. The program is divided into two parts,&nbsp;which are split between the the second and third years of attendance.&nbsp;</p> <p>The first two years of the program are centered around the intensive study of Organizational Behavior topics and an examination of the qualities of high quality research. The end of the second year&nbsp;will be&nbsp;concluded by oral examinations to test students on their OB knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <p>The third through fifth years of the program are focused on completion, and defense of the student’s thesis.&nbsp;Casher plans to focus his research on interpersonal workplace relationships,and&nbsp;ethical decision-making and behavior.&nbsp;Regarding&nbsp;his acceptance into this PhD program Casher said, “I could not be more grateful to have the opportunity to continue pursuing this aspiration at UNC. Receiving an offer from my dream school while at the library, trying to prepare for my oral comprehensive exam, was an ineffable experience.”</p> <p>Congratulations and best of luck, Casher!&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="600" height="658" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/casher.png?1493241936" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:27:12 +0000 nickelcc 243 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Cody Rusher, Accepts Internship at ATI Specialty Materials http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-cody-rusher-accepts-internship-ati-specialty-materials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">First-year IOHRM student Cody Rusher recently accepted a summer human resources internship with ATI Specialty Materials, located in Monroe, North Carolina. ATI is one of the largest and most diversified specialty metals producers in the world and has approximately 9,600 full-time employees worldwide.</p> <p dir="ltr">At ATI, employees use innovative technologies to offer global markets a wide range of specialty metals solutions. ATI's major markets include aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical process industry, electrical energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliance, and construction and mining.</p> <p dir="ltr">One of Cody's primary projects will involve developing creative methods to better gauge employee satisfaction at ATI. In addition, Cody will be assisting the HR team as they transition to an electronically-based management system. Cody will also serve as the point-of-contact for all other interns at ATI, overseeing their projects and assisting with performance reviews.</p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">Congratulations, Cody!</p> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Cody%20Rusher_2.JPG?1493140938" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:22:21 +0000 nickelcc 242 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Lorin Farr, Accepts Internship with HD Supply http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-lorin-farr-accepts-internship-hd-supply <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Congratulations to Lorin Farr, who accepted an internship with HD Supply at their headquarters in Atlanta, GA! HD supply is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. It supplies a variety of products and services to approximately 500,000 customers in maintenance, repair and operations, water infrastructure, residential and non-residential construction sectors. The company has 500 locations in 48 states, along with 6 Canadian provinces.</p> <p dir="ltr">Lorin will be a talent acquisition intern, and will have two main projects: social media assessment to identify the most effective outreach effort(s) to recruit new candidates, and her second project will involve assessing industry benchmarks to compare the processes and performance metrics of HD supply to other companies. At the conclusion of her internship, Lorin will create a report and deliver a presentation on both projects. Outside of these two projects, however, she will also have the opportunity to network and gain experience in multiple aspects of talent acquisition and recruitment. </p> <p>Congratulations, Lorin! </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1500" height="1125" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Lorin%20Farr%20.JPG?1493140800" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:20:04 +0000 nickelcc 241 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Nkem Obi-Melekwe, Accepts Internship with NPR http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-nkem-obi-melekwe-accepts-internship-npr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First-year IOHRM student, Nkem Obi-Melekwe,&nbsp;has accepted&nbsp;an internship in Human Resources at National Public Radio (NPR). NPR is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization with a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR was ranked #1 most trusted news organization in the country according to a 2014 Pew research study.&nbsp;</p> <p>Nkem will be interning with NPR for 12 weeks and will be located in Washington, D.C. At NPR he will be assisting with talent acquisition. He will be helping with a wide range of HR and recruitment initiatives, including coordinating interviews, updating career pages, and providing analytics and reporting support on diversity recruiting.</p> <p>Congratulations, Nkem!</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1458" height="1094" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Nkem%20Obi-Melekwe%20.JPG?1493056209" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:50:13 +0000 nickelcc 239 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Cheryl Nickel, Accepts Internship with Acuity Brands, Inc. http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-cheryl-nickel-accepts-internship-acuity-brands-inc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">First year student, Cheryl Nickel, has accepted an Organizational Development Internship with Acuity Brands, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions for commercial and residential applications around the world, Acuity employs over 12,000 people and reported 2016 sales of $3.3 billion.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Company’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems, while maintaining a commitment to sustainable business practices, which include reducing the organization’s electrical consumption by 36% since 2006, reducing copy paper use by 74%, implementing water reclamation and reduction processes in manufacturing and office sites, building two LEED Silver and Gold certified facilities, and achieving a net-zero landfill impact at one regional manufacturing center.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Organizational Development Department is a relatively new addition to Acuity, and Cheryl will have the opportunity to assist in a number of areas in the growing department. Her projects will include interpreting the results of a recent Employee Engagement survey, revamping performance management systems, researching alternative compensation/benefits packages to address generational differences in what benefits are most valued, as well as helping to build processes to further develop the growing department. </p> <p>Congratulations, Cheryl! </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1330" height="2048" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/MBA%20-%20Cheryl%20Nickel.jpg?1492623618" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:40:18 +0000 nickelcc 238 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Students Pass Oral Comps! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-pass-oral-comps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <blockquote><p>Congratulations to all&nbsp;second year&nbsp;IOHRM&nbsp;graduate students for passing the Oral Comps Exam!&nbsp;<br /> </p><p class="m_6962257025414574817gmail-m_-8424679937336309632p1">The Oral&nbsp;Comprehensive&nbsp;Exam is a broad based verbal test taken in the Spring semester of the last year of the graduate program. Made up of a panel of three IOHRM faculty members, this exam tests the knowledge that the students gained during the course of their graduate studies. It consists of questions that assess knowledge in a variety of courses related to industrial-organizational psychology and human resource management, such as recruitment and selection, staffing, employment law, training and development, and statistical and quantitative methods. Students are provided a list of questions representative of the content for which they should be prepared at the beginning of the Spring semester. Students must pass this exam in order to complete the requirements of the degree program.</p> <p>Every one of this year's second year students passed, many with distinction. Again, congrats to all of our second years! We wish you the best of luck as you transition into your work lives,&nbsp;Ph.D.&nbsp;programs, or whatever else lies ahead.</p></blockquote> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="646" height="399" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/class%20of%202017.png?1492622953" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:29:17 +0000 nickelcc 237 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Several IOHRM Students Present at Appalachian Research in Business Symposium http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/several-iohrm-students-present-appalachian-research-business-symposium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <blockquote><p>On March 31, 2017, several IOHRM graduate students presented at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) &nbsp;The symposium consisted of more than 100 business faculty members and students from Appalachian, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee State University and Western Carolina. Both first year and second year IOHRM students (along with psychology undergraduates) presented on various research projects that they have been working on throughout the year. These projects included: examining job seekers’ reactions to an organization’s use of social media screening; understanding the language of a convict: an analysis of social media; displaying corporate social responsibility: how online platforms affect perceptions of organizations; and using analytics to assess the effectiveness of enrollment factors in predicting math/performance. Overall, it was a rewarding experience for the students to present on their projects and learn from other business-related presentations at the symposium. </p></blockquote> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="272" height="244" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/ARBS.png?1491920768" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:26:14 +0000 nickelcc 228 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Hannah Booth, Accepts Internship with Shurtape http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-hannah-booth-accepts-internship-shurtape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <blockquote><p>Congratulations to IOHRM student Hannah Booth for accepting an internship with&nbsp;Shurtape Technologies LLC, a&nbsp;privately owned company located in Hickory, NC that produces tape for local and international businesses. Their markets range from painting, packaging, HVAC to transportation. Shurtape prides itself of customer and craftsmen relations as well as high quality standards. Shurtape Technologies was born in Hickory out of the Shuford Mills textile manufacturing plant. They quickly outgrew the small space and moved into a large factory in Hudson, North Carolina. They recently opened a new state-of-the-art plant in Hickory, and acquired a facility in Singapore. They continue to reach international markets with 12 world-wide manufacturing and distribution centers.&nbsp;&nbsp;Hannah will be participating in a 10-week internship in&nbsp;Shurtape’s Talent Development sector. Her internship will consist&nbsp;of five main projects. She will develop training materials for sales and marketing departments, assist in the enhancement of their current Leadership Development program,&nbsp;and assist in the redevelopment of their performance management process. She will also be assisting in the implementation of a succession planning system by creating&nbsp;a&nbsp;competency model for key roles in various departments. Her final project will&nbsp;involve&nbsp;assessing&nbsp;the organization for other development needs during her time there.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1364" height="2048" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/MBA%20-%20Booth.jpg?1491401625" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:14:03 +0000 nickelcc 227 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Cameron Brown, Accepts Internship with Gallup http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-cameron-brown-accepts-internship-gallup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Congratulations to Cameron Brown for accepting an internship with Gallup, Inc.!<br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />Gallup is an American, research-based, global performance management consulting company. Founded by George Gallup in 1935, the company became known for its public opinion polls conducted worldwide. It provides research and strategic consulting to large organizations in many countries, focusing on "analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems." <br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />Cameron's internship program will be broken up into three phases. During the “Orientation” phase, he will learn about Gallup and the different data consulting projects, which range from selection, to training, to talent development and succession planning. During the “Project” phase, Cameron will be learning about different opportunities within the company, and will have a choice regarding what he wants to work on for the next 4 weeks. He is specifically interested in learning about their selection opportunities and hoping to work on a project related to these areas. Finally, after a month, during the “Wrap Up and Report” phase, he will begin concluding his project and working on a report for his supervisor and those higher in Gallup to show them what he has accomplished. <br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />We are all so excited to see what Cameron will accomplish through his internship this summer. Congrats again and best of luck!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1365" height="2048" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/MBA%20-%20Cameron%20Brown.jpg?1490827673" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:47:57 +0000 nickelcc 226 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Stephanie Jeffer, Accepts Internship with Sealed Air http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-stephanie-jeffer-accepts-internship-sealed-air <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Congratulations are in order for first-year IOHRM student&nbsp;Stephanie Jeffer, who accepted a summer internship with Sealed Air this week.<br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />When Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes got together in 1957, they set out to create an innovative new variety of wallpaper. Instead, they invented Bubble Wrap, which permanently changed the packaging and shipping industry. Their team ultimately evolved into Sealed Air, a Fortune 500 company with over 25,000 employees serving 175 countries. In addition to Bubble Wrap cushioning, Sealed Air is responsible for Cryovac food packaging and Diversey cleaning and hygiene products. <br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />Stephanie will be serving as a Talent and Learning Intern at Sealed Air’s global headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her responsibilities will include gathering relevant data and performing talent analytics is various aspects of Sealed Air’s human resources department, developing employee engagement and satisfaction surveys, and promoting Sealed Air’s core competencies through training efforts. Stephanie will also have the opportunity to participate in active change management planning and processes throughout the summer.</p> <p>Best of luck, Stephanie! <br class="kix-line-break" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1365" height="2048" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/MBA%20-%20Jeffer.jpg?1489592810" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:46:55 +0000 nickelcc 224 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM COMP-Anionship Program http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-comp-anionship-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <blockquote><p class="m_3647110547738198778gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst">The IOHRM Program has implemented a new program called ‘COMP-Anionship’, where first-year IOHRM students will support the second-year students during their comprehensive exams. In order to graduate, second-year students must pass a one-hour&nbsp;comprehensive&nbsp;exam,&nbsp;during which&nbsp;they answer questions in front of a panel of three professors. They prepare for the exam throughout the semester,&nbsp;as they are given the questions at the beginning of spring semester. This exam&nbsp;tests&nbsp;the students’ broad knowledge that they have retained from coursework throughout their&nbsp;two years in the program.</p> <p class="m_3647110547738198778gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle">For 'Comp-anionship', first-year students will provide moral support to second-year students on the day of their&nbsp;exam. One first-year student is matched with a second-year&nbsp;student,&nbsp;and&nbsp;&nbsp;is encouraged to do something that will help reduce stress for&nbsp;the&nbsp;second-year&nbsp;student, leading up to, and/or&nbsp;on the day of the exam. Many first-year students will&nbsp;be getting coffee or lunch for&nbsp;the&nbsp;second-year&nbsp;students&nbsp;after the exam.</p> <p class="m_3647110547738198778gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle">Comprehensive exams begin&nbsp;March 21<sup>st</sup>,&nbsp;and the second-years are diligently prepping for them until then. We are excited to see how the COMP-Anionship program helps alleviate stress,&nbsp;&nbsp;and hope to make it a tradition every year. Best of luck to the second-years - we know that they will do well!&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="462" height="399" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/companionship%20pic.jpg?1488851454" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:51:47 +0000 nickelcc 223 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Student, Bridget Wasowski, Accepts Job With B/E Aerospace http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-student-bridget-wasowski-accepts-job-be-aerospace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Second-year IOHRM Master’s student, Bridget Wasowski, has accepted a position as Human Resources Specialist at B/E Aerospace in Winston Salem, NC. After working at B/E Aerospace as a summer intern, Bridget has decided to continue her career with the company after graduation.<br /> B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, and designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircrafts and business jets. Thanks to a culture that champions tireless innovation, uncompromising performance, and strategic growth, B/E Aerospace has evolved into an industry leader with over 10,000 employees and more than 35 major facilities around the world.</p> <p>Bridget will be supporting the Seating Aftermarket business within B/E Aerospace, which provides a comprehensive aftermarket service to customers. The facility that she will be working at in Winston Salem, NC is a unionized facility with around 300 employees. Bridget will also be supporting a small facility of about 40 employees in Savannah, GA. She will serve as an HR liaison, and will primarily be responsible for the following areas: labor relations, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training and development.</p> <p>We are proud of Bridget for taking this opportunity and know that she will succeed in her new position!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2798" height="3348" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/wasowski.jpg?1488556572" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:56:17 +0000 nickelcc 222 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Student, Aimee Wood, Accepts Internship with BF Saul http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-student-aimee-wood-accepts-internship-bf-saul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Congratulations to first-year IOHRM Master’s student, Aimee Wood, for her acceptance of a summer HR internship opportunity with BF Saul in Bethesda, Maryland. &nbsp;Aimee is the first to accept an internship for the upcoming summer. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">BF Saul is one of the largest privately owned real estate companies based in the DC area. &nbsp;It has been active for over one hundred and twenty years, and employs more than 1,600 employees. &nbsp;They concentrate on equity investments in commercial real estate, property management, commercial real estate development, commercial insurance, and hotel management and ownership. &nbsp;Additionally, they have several affiliated companies such as, Chevy Chase Trust, ASB Capital Management, and BF Saul Insurance. BF Saul has been voted one of the top places to work by The Washington Post for both 2014 and 2015. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Aimee’s internship is primarily an HR generalist position, and will Begin on May 22nd, lasting for 10 weeks. &nbsp;Throughout the internship, she will also have the opportunity to work on projects focusing on her specific research interests, recruitment and hotel management. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Aimee is thrilled to receive an internship with ties to her current research interests that is also located close to home. &nbsp;Good luck, Aimee!</p> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1365" height="2048" title="Aimee Wood" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/16112946_1453274398024337_3672676463766716397_o%20%281%29.jpg?1487781289" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:34:56 +0000 nickelcc 221 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Faculty and Students Chosen for SIOP Project http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-faculty-and-students-chosen-siop-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IOHRM faculty and students were selected by SIOP (Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology), among other universities, to work on a project of updating I-O Psychology graduate program rankings. Headed by Dr. Acikgoz &amp; Dr. Huelsman, IOHRM first year students Amanda Dixon, Amanda Ross, Jessica Swets, Ryan Olsen, and Stephanie Jeffer are currently working on developing the survey that will be used to form these rankings.</p> <p>Titled “Rankings of I-O Psychology Master’s Programs Based on Program Experience and Satisfaction: A Multiple-Perspective Evaluation,” this project focuses on measuring subjective information gathered from current students, alumni, and employers of alumni from Master’s level I-O Psychology programs around the country. The results of this project are expected to be published in the summer of 2018 issue of SIOP’s publication TIP, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="143" height="311" title="SIOP Group" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/SIOP%20group.jpg?1487780996" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:30:05 +0000 nickelcc 220 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Eight IOHRM Students Add MBA http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/eight-iohrm-students-add-mba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The Walker College of Business offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) while simultaneously earning a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM).</p> <p dir="ltr">As a result of interdisciplinary cooperation between the Walker College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, students are offered the possibility of double-counting up to 18 hours of coursework between the programs, making it possible to complete both programs without adding a significant amount of time. This partnership allows students to add business expertise, which complements the wealth of knowledge obtained in the IOHRM program.</p> <p dir="ltr">Last year, second-year IOHRM students Skylar Ritchie and Sarah Willis joined the MBA program. This year, six first-year IOHRM students followed suit: Hannah Booth, Cameron Brown, Lorin Farr, Stephanie Jeffer, Cheryl Nickel, and Aimee Wood.</p> <p>These students are all very excited to be participating in the dual-degree opportunity and ready for the semester ahead!&nbsp;</p> <p>Pictured:</p> <p>Top Row (L-R): Stephanie Jeffer, Hannah Booth, Cameron Brown, Aimee Wood</p> <p>Bottom Rob (L-R): Sarah Willis, Lorin Farr, Skylar Ritchie, Cheryl Nickel</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="787" height="596" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/MBA%20Collage.jpg?1485798934" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:57:06 +0000 nickelcc 218 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year IOHRM Student, Kate Lesniak, Accepts Offer with Fiserv http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-iohrm-student-kate-lesniak-accepts-offer-fiserv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Second-year IOHRM Master’s student, Kate Lesniak, has accepted a position with Fiserv. A Fortune 500 company, Fiserv specializes in financial services technology solutions, and was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">Beginning in June, Kate will be part of a two-year HR Leadership Development Rotational program, where she will spend eight months in each rotation. One rotation will be as an HR Business Partner and the other two will be tailored specifically to Kate’s areas of interest and strength. With offices all over the country, Kate will have the opportunity to live short-term in three different locations, as each rotation will be in a different office. At the conclusion of her two-year rotation, Kate will be placed in a full-time HR role.</p> <p>We are so proud of Kate and all she has accomplished during her time at App State. While we will be sad to see her go, we are thrilled for her and cannot wait to see what her future holds. Congratulations, Kate! </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2396" height="3594" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Lesniak.jpg?1484950598" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:16:43 +0000 nickelcc 217 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Student, Casher Belinda, Leads SPSS Regression Workshop http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-student-casher-belinda-leads-spss-regression-workshop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">On Nov. 9, Casher Belinda, 2nd year IOHRM student, ran a regression workshop with Dr. Shawn Bergman for Appalachian State University faculty. The workshop, titled Introduction to OLS Regression, was hosted by the Office of Research Consultation, with the main purpose of providing the faculty with a review of simple and multiple regression. Casher and Dr. Bergman discussed with the faculty how to conduct analyses, conduct diagnostics, and interpret regression results with SPSS software. Additionally, different regression concepts were discussed including multicollinearity and part and partial correlation, specific to multiple regression.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br /> </p><p dir="ltr">The workshop provided a great refresher for researchers who want to incorporate basic and advanced regression techniques into their projects. It helped those in attendance understand the purpose of single and multiple regression, the assumptions and limitations of these analyses, and how to interpret regression output in SPSS. We are excited that Casher had the opportunity to represent the IOHRM program at this workshop. </p> <p>&nbsp;<br /> </p><p dir="ltr">Way to go Cash!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="977" height="731" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/belinda.png?1480799846" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:17:33 +0000 nickelcc 216 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Student, Bridget Wasowski, Presents at NCWorks Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-student-bridget-wasowski-presents-ncworks-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">On October 7th, 2nd-year IOHRM student Bridget Wasowski gave a presentation titled Using Analytics to Identify Patterns in Client Services at the NCWorks Conference in Greensboro, NC. Accompanied by Dr. Shawn Bergman and members of the High Country Workforce Development Board (HCWDB), Bridget explained how the use of analytics can be beneficial to organizations and help them reach many of their business goals. Specifically, the presentation discussed specific analytics results from the HCWDB services, including client demographics and the most popular services that were rendered by the organization. The audience, which consisted of many NC Workforce Development and Department of Commerce employees, also received a demonstration of how predictive and diagnostic analytics dashboards can help them solve some of the more complex problems that they are facing.</p> <p> When asked about the importance of giving this type of presentation, Bridget explained that the HCWDB and NCWorks have tons of data at their disposal, but aren’t always sure how to analyze it in an effective manner. However, following Bridget’s presentation, these organizations now have the tools they need to increase the number of positive employment outcomes for their customers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/IMG_0808.jpg?1480465104" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:18:33 +0000 nickelcc 215 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Student, Kane Thibodeaux, Leads SPSS Workshop http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-student-kane-thibodeaux-leads-spss-workshop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">On September 28th, 2nd year IOHRM student Kane Thibodeaux ran an SPSS workshop alongside Dr. Shawn Bergman for Appalachian State University faculty and students. This presentation, titled Advanced SPSS Data Preparation Techniques, was hosted by the Office of Research Consultation, which provides input in the design and completion of research to faculty across the university that are conducting research projects. This workshop included some helpful data management tips for working in SPSS, such as how to set up data within the statistical package, importing and labelling data, recoding variables, and how to merge datasets together along different variables and cases.</p> <p dir="ltr">Overall, this workshop was a great success. Many individuals in attendance were not aware of some of these functionalities, particularly SPSS syntax, and were very excited about the possibility of improving the speed and accuracy of their data management. Staff and faculty were interested in using this software and skillset for their research, while students in attendance have found it useful in their statistics classes. &nbsp;The IOHRM program is excited and proud that Kane had the opportunity to represent the program at this workshop. Good job, Kane!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="5712" height="3808" title="Kane Thibodeaux Leads SPSS Workshop" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/DSC_0060.jpg?1479928858" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:21:18 +0000 nickelcc 214 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Students, Kate Lesniak and Casher Belinda, Present at Southern Management Association http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-kate-lesniak-and-casher-belinda-present-southern-management-association <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This past week, IOHRM students Casher Belinda and Kate Lesniak had the opportunity to present their research regarding Corporate Social Responsibility in a symposium at the Southern Management Association’s (SMA) annual conference in Charlotte, NC. Since starting the program, Casher Belinda has led the Perceptions of Organizations team, within the HR Science Research Team. The group is made up of fellow IOHRM students Hannah Booth, Nkem Obi-Melekwe, and Kate Lesniak, and undergraduates Mat Clodfelter and Nile LaTowsky. &nbsp;The research team focuses on where job seekers create their perceptions of an organization via online mediums.&nbsp;</p> <p>The theme of the symposium was, “Social Media as a Technology for Connecting People to Each Other and Knowledge,” and the session included five presentations from a panel of researchers from Appalachian State, UNC Charlotte, and Indiana University Purdue. Casher and Kate showcased their research concerning how job seekers build their perceptions of an organization through highlighting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on corporate websites and social media. Their presentation entitled, “Online Displays of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Impact of Individual &amp; Website Design Factors on Recruitment Outcomes,” illustrated the necessity for organizations to effectively showcase their CSR initiatives on social media platforms as well as their corporate websites. The group then met up with program alumni, Dea Kamberaj and Heather Holden, for an IOHRM reunion in Charlotte.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1385" height="1175" title="Kate Lesniak and Casher Belinda at SMA" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/SMA.jpg?1478187815" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:43:52 +0000 nickelcc 212 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year Students Present at RCIO Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-present-rcio-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Saturday, October 22nd, several IOHRM students were able to attend the River City Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.&nbsp;Second-year IOHRM graduate students Casher Belinda, Kate Lesniak, and Bridget Wasowski, as well as Dr. Shawn Bergman, delivered a presentation at one of the sessions. The objective of the presentation was to provide an overview of the Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leadership models, and utilize them to illustrate how individuals may self-diagnosis their personal leadership style.&nbsp; The three leadership types have been found to differ in terms of how leaders make sense of their environments, and therefore can be useful for providing information about the leadership style an individual is using and why.</p> <p>Casher, Kate, and Bridget are all currently leading projects at Appalachian State University.&nbsp; All three of them briefly described the project they are working on, self-diagnosed their leadership style, and offered suggestions for ways they can improve.&nbsp; They concluded the presentations by discussing what they have learned through the leadership positions and providing the audience with such guidance.&nbsp;</p> <p>The IOHRM program is excited these second-year students had the opportunity to present and represent the IOHRM program at the River City Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="499" height="306" title="RCIO" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202016-10-31%20at%2010.49.15%20AM.png?1478109457" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:59:24 +0000 nickelcc 211 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year, Sandra Altman, accepts position with Texas Instrument’s HR Development Program. http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-sandra-altman-accepts-position-texas-instrument%E2%80%99s-hr-development-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Major congratulations are in order for second year student, Sandra Altman, who recently</p> <p>accepted a position with Texas Instrument’s (T.I.) highly competitive HR Development Program!</p> <p>Altman, who interned for T.I. this past summer will travel back to Dallas, TX in June 2017 to</p> <p>begin her three-year rotation with the company.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The program is divided into two major phases. During phase one, Sandra will spend one-and- a-</p> <p>half years as an HR business partner, working alongside various business-unit leaders to provide</p> <p>strategic insight on their human capital. Sandra will then spend phase two within a functional</p> <p>role that could see her contributing her valuable insight to compensation and benefits, talent</p> <p>management, recruitment, diversity and inclusion, ethics and employee relations, or other HR</p> <p>functions. Upon completion, Sandra will be placed within an HR area that she enjoys the most</p> <p>and where T.I. thinks she is the best fit.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Accepting T.I.’s offer was a no-brainer to Altman as she got to experience first-hand the</p> <p>organization’s culture and was able to make major contributions on behalf of many HR</p> <p>departments during her summer internship. Altman says that she is excited that she gets to</p> <p>spend the next couple of years “trying-on” various HR roles before she needs to commit to one,</p> <p>and that she’s ready to dive in and discover the different features of her new job to learn where</p> <p>she excels and what she might like or dislike about the different roles she’ll have.</p> <p>The IOHRM family is beyond thrilled for Sandra and her exciting opportunity!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2126" height="3189" title="Sandra Altman" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Altman.jpg?1476977694" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:35:11 +0000 nickelcc 208 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumni Tailgate http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumni-tailgate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Two weeks ago the IOHRM students, faculty, alumni, and advisory board members celebrated the collaborative and supportive culture of the program during an Alumni Weekend! Friday afternoon the second-year students presented their summer internships experiences and answered questions about their responsibilities. This year, the second-year students represented the IOHRM program by traveling to six different states. They completed summer projects in staffing, compensation, learning, organizational development, performance management, and generalist roles. As illustrated by the presentations, the students added value to their respective organizations and were able to develop professional skills while utilizing the knowledge they have developed during their time at Appalachian State. </p> <p>Saturday morning, the IOHRM students collaborated with faculty to host an alumni tailgate prior to the Appalachian State v. Georgia State football game. In typical tailgate fashion all attendees (which surpassed 40 people!) were able to partake in cornhole games and an awesome spread of bbq and sweet treats. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old classmates as well as meet and network with previous IOHRM students who are now amazing role models and mentors in the professional world. Thank you to everyone who attended the events on Friday and Saturday. The weekend reconfirmed why choosing IOHRM is one of the best decisions a graduate student can make. The participation of current students, faculty, alumni, and advisory board members continues to strengthen the culture and support the program has to offer. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="867" height="531" title="Alumni Tailgate" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/alumni%20tailgate_0.png?1476124592" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:35:54 +0000 nickelcc 207 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu New Alumni Mentor Program http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/new-alumni-mentor-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM Program has always greatly valued their ability to maintain connections with alumni of the program. This year, Dr. Shawn Bergman has designed and implemented an Alumni Mentor Program to do just that! As part of the Intro to Human Resources and Professional Issues class, taken during students’ first semester here, each first-year student will have the opportunity to interact with esteemed alumni who have graciously volunteered their time.</p> <p>Each student is assigned to an Alumni Mentor and, during the course of the semester, students will create a resume, internship plan, and career development plan, each of which will be submitted to the Mentor for review and feedback. In addition, there are opportunities to have conversation with the mentor about various topics, including the mentor’s IOHRM program experience, internship search tips, and general grad school advice. Having a mentor who has been through the IOHRM program is an invaluable experience, and will provide new students with a fantastic professional resource.&nbsp;</p> <p>In its pilot year, the program shows huge potential for success already, and we as a program look forward to maintaining a continued relationship with our accomplished alumni. A big thank you to all alumni currently involved in this program!</p> <h4>Alumni Mentors (left to right):</h4> <p>Top Row:&nbsp;Cynthia K Miller, Jennifer (Houseworth) Cline, Andrew Smith, Amber Hardesty</p> <p>Middle Row:&nbsp;Amber (Boyles) Harrison,&nbsp;Elma (Dostovic) Lloyd,&nbsp;Amanda Eberhardt, Stacey (Bumgardner) Hussey&nbsp;</p> <p>Bottom Row: Sarah Light, Daga Pawlowska,&nbsp;Ryan Felty, Beth Herron&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="337" height="251" title="Alumni Mentors" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/alum%20collage.jpg?1475853987" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:27:38 +0000 nickelcc 206 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Welcome, Dr. Yalçin Açikgöz! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/welcome-dr-yal%C3%A7in-a%C3%A7ikg%C3%B6z <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The IOHRM Program is happy to welcome Dr. Yalçin Açikgöz to Appalachian State! Having graduated from the IOHRM program in 2013, we are excited to welcome him back as a distinguished faculty member. Dr. Açikgöz is a Turkish national, who began his professional career in the Turkish Army as second lieutenant, after graduating from the Turkish Military Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. He also served in various positions in the Army, including fires team, leader at mechanized brigade, a deployment in Afghanistan, and cadet team leader in the Turkish Military Academy.&nbsp;After completing his Masters in IOHRM at Appalachian State, he went back to Turkey where he worked as a manpower analyst in the military and simultaneously completed his Ph.D. at Middle East Technical University.</p> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Açikgöz has a variety of research interests including employee recruitment and job search, applications of social media in human resources, and impression management in the workplace. His main research interest is on employee recruitment, and he is currently working on developing a comprehensive model of employee recruitment and job search that combines employer and employee behaviors in the pursuit of filling a position. His research interests offer exciting new opportunities for the current and future IOHRM students. Dr. Açikgöz is interested in teaching both introductory and advanced courses in the areas of job analysis and performance appraisal, staffing, research methods, and statistics. </p> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="591" height="591" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Yalcin.jpg?1474924238" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:10:44 +0000 nickelcc 205 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Students Attend NCIOP at TIAA http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/students-attend-nciop-tiaa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Many of the first- and second-year IOHRM students recently attended their first conference of the semester – the North Carolina Industrial &amp; Organizational Psychologists (NCIOP) conference, which took place at, and was sponsored by, TIAA in Charlotte, NC. &nbsp;Not only did the conference achieve record-breaking attendance, but it was also in part hosted by IOHRM alumna Jennifer Cline, who is now a Senior Director and Human Resources Business Partner for TIAA Global Asset Management. &nbsp;Excitingly, Jennifer also just assumed her new role as chair of NCIOP. </p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr">The theme of this year’s NCIOP conference was innovation, with panel speakers including Mark Saine, Senior Director of Client Leadership Development for TIAA; Keith Caver, Vice President of Assessment and Development of APT Metrics; Terry Hasty, Vice President of MindSpring Consulting. &nbsp;Spurring the most discussion, however, was keynote speaker Dr. Eden King, from George Mason University. &nbsp;Dr. King spoke about understanding and improving the experiences of LGBTQ workers, not only clarifying common misconceptions and delving into core empirical findings, but also highlight several actions employers and the United State’s labor force at large may take to establish more inclusive work environments. </p> <p>Overall, the 2016 NCIOP conference was a great success, and left many students and professionals eager to attend the conference next year. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2304" height="1728" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/FullSizeRender%20%281%29.jpg?1474471342" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:22:43 +0000 nickelcc 203 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumni Tailgate October 1 http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumni-tailgate-october-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each year, the IOHRM program hosts an Alumni Event for current students, alumni, and faculty to come together for a time of socializing and networking.&nbsp; This year, the IOHRM program will have an Alumni Tailgate on October 1, 2016 for the ASU vs. Georgia State Football Game! &nbsp;&nbsp;This event will take place in one of the tailgate lots located on ASU’s campus and will start a few hours before kickoff.&nbsp; Food and sodas will be provided.&nbsp; If you would like to join us for the football game after the tailgate, don’t forget to purchase your football tickets!&nbsp; Please check your email for additional updates and further information on RSVPing for this event!&nbsp; We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks! &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="640" height="424" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/IOHRM%20tailgate%20pic.jpg?1473788790" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:46:36 +0000 nickelcc 201 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Students Selected as Graduate Ambassadors http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-students-selected-graduate-ambassadors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Graduate Student Ambassadors are a group of current students who support the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies by making presentations at recruitment events, leading campus tours of prospective students, participating in open house events and First Fridays, and assisting with formal events such as orientations and commencement ceremonies. Because of our program’s focus on recruitment, onboarding, and engagement, IOHRM students are a natural fit for the role of Ambassador, and this year, four IOHRM students—Brooke Mitchell, Kathryn Smith, Sarah Willis, and Skylar Ritchie—were selected to serve in that role. </p><p>At the start of the semester, Brooke, Kathryn, Sarah, and Skylar assisted Laura Padgett, the newly appointed Director of Graduate Student Services, with the Graduate School Orientation, helping to set up for the event, film and photograph it for off-campus students, and answer new student questions. They also had the chance to assist with the school’s first annual “Big Freeze,” an ice cream social for current graduate students.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Graduate Student Ambassador program is a great opportunity for IOHRM students to practice what they are learning in the classroom and get out the good word about App. If you are interested in the possibility of serving next year, please contact Brooke, Kathryn, Sarah, or Skylar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="433" height="650" title="Graduate Ambassadors &#039;16" alt="Grad Ambassadors &#039;16" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/News%20Update.png?1473727198" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:40:46 +0000 nickelcc 200 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Welcome, Class of 2018! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/welcome-class-2018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program has started another academic year and we are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2018! The second year IOHRM students kicked off the year by hosting orientation for the incoming class. Over the course of two days, the first years heard from the program director as well as other faculty, learned about classroom expectations and workload, the internship process, and the possibilities for a thesis. It was a great opportunity for them to get to know each other, as well as ask any burning question they had coming into the program.</p> <p>We wish the class of 2016 the best of luck (don’t forget to come back and visit!) and look forward to continuing to get to know our new incoming class. As with prior years, students will be providing updates on the IOHRM Facebook page, LinkedIn group, and website. We have so many great things happening here in the IOHRM program such as new faculty, conferences, job offers, research presentations, and more! Please stay tuned!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-feat-img"> <div class="field-label">Feature Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_feat_img" width="864" height="648" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Class%20of%202018_resized.jpg?1472573922" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:28:35 +0000 altmansa 198 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Students Graduate from the IOHRM Program http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-graduate-iohrm-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It is that time of year again and big congratulations are in order for the IOHRM second-years! Over the past two years, the Class of 2016 has put an endless amount of time, effort, and energy into working on assignments and semester-long projects, studying for exams and their oral comps, and applying to jobs and internships, among so many other things. When students first come into this program, they are told that if they do what the professors ask of them, they will leave this program prepared for whatever the “real-world” throws at them. I believe this class has lived up to that challenge and know they will excel as they move forward in their careers! When asked about their thoughts, feelings, and reactions to graduation and the IOHRM program as a whole, here are some of the responses the second-years gave:</p> <p>“I never really felt connected to my undergraduate university, so I wasn't expecting to feel any connection to ASU or this program. I couldn't have been more wrong. The IOHRM program has made me feel included and valued, given me an appreciation for the field, and given me life-long friendships.”</p> <p>“I believe my time in the program has been so much more valuable than I could have anticipated. I expected to learn a lot of material but I am surprised by my new level of self-efficacy, workplace readiness, and personal growth as I prepare to graduate. Overall I am so excited to be heading into the "real world" although it feels surreal to finally be finished with school and I will miss the wonderful people I have come to know here!”</p> <p>“My feelings about the program: It depends! On what? Well, if I'm speaking to Dr. Bergman then I THINK joining the program has been a very rewarding professional and personally. Looking back, I've learned so much about the IOHRM field through all of our great faculty, grown so much as a professional, and made great friends in the program.”</p> <p>“It was rough going at times but I think I'm all the stronger for it. I feel like I'm ready to get out there and do some professional work. That said, graduation is also bittersweet because I really like everyone involved in the program. After two years it's going to be strange not seeing them.”</p> <p>"When applying to jobs now it's fun to reflect on all the great experiences we've had in the program. I'm definitely going to miss Boone and all of the wonderful people here. Onward and upward!"</p> <p>“Boone has really grown on me over the past couple of years! It's going to be tough to leave my support network of friends and professors behind, but my two years here have given me the knowledge, skills, and abilities I need to excel in the rapidly expanding I/O field.”</p> <p>“Graduating is such a bittersweet feeling, as I am torn between wanting to start my career and wanting to continue learning here. It's amazing to see how much we've all learned and grown the past two years and to look ahead to what all is in store for everyone in the near future. I am so happy to see the success of everyone in the cohort, and I look forward to coming back for alumni events in the future!”</p> <p>Congratulations Class of 2016! We look forward to seeing the great things you will all go on to accomplish in the future!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="960" height="539" alt="Class of 2016" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Graduating%20class%20of%202016.jpg?1463000220" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 May 2016 20:57:10 +0000 altmansa 195 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year IOHRM Students Present at SIOP's Annual Conference in Anaheim, California http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-iohrm-students-present-siops-annual-conference-anaheim-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From April 14-16, second year students Dea Kamberaj and Ryan Gillespie attended the 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Anaheim, California. This conference allows researchers and practitioners alike to immerse themselves for a weekend in informative talks, professional development sessions, and networking opportunities regarding I-O science and practice.</p> <p>Ryan Gillespie collaborated with Dr. Jacqui Bergman to create a research poster for SIOP titled “Better understanding team conflict: A new measure of task conflict.” This research presented and tested a new measure of task conflict, the Constructive Task Conflict Scale, that may assist researchers in more accurately determining levels of task conflict among work teams. Additionally, this scale may assist respondents in differentiating between functional and dysfunctional conflict.</p> <p>Dea Kamberaj was a member of a panel presentation titled “Technology &amp; Social Media in Selection.” In this panel they discussed current trends, diversity implications, and legal considerations when using social media to make hiring decisions, among other topics. She was also nominated by the IOHRM program to attend the Master’s Student Consortium, which allowed her to network with other I-O master’s students and attend practitioner focused sessions.</p> <p>Ryan and Dea were able to attend many sessions focusing on the practical issues of identifying and measuring High Potential talent, leadership development, and how to build teams. While networking with other I-O professionals, many were impressed that our program has a dual focus in I-O and HR, and said that this was highly practical in the field and helps to maintain the scientist-practitioner model. Thank you, Dea and Ryan, for representing the IOHRM program and making us all proud!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="480" height="360" alt="Ryan - SIOP 2016" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Ryan_SIOP.jpg?1461690768" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:13:09 +0000 altmansa 194 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year IOHRM Student, Emily Mazza, Accepts Job Offer at Amazon http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-iohrm-student-emily-mazza-accepts-job-offer-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recently, Emily Mazza, a second year IOHRM student, has accepted a job at Amazon as a Senior Human Resources Assistant. Specifically, Emily will be located in San Antonio, Texas, where she will be a part of launching a brand new fulfillment center. Amazon fulfillment centers are involved with recording, sorting, packaging, and delivering inventory. Some centers have a high number of associates and teams involved with locating and packaging inventory, whereas others have smaller teams involved with timeliness of deliveries. However, all centers need a human resources team to manage employees and day-to-day operations, which Emily will get to be a part of.</p> <p>As a Senior Human Resource Assistant, Emily will gain experience in a wide variety of areas. For example, she will be involved in recruitment and selection, managing on-site transfers, promotions, selection, and on boarding. Her role will also include data analytics, producing reports to assist with labor planning and management. Finally, Emily will also be involved in employee relations, in which she will promote positive employee relations through survey management, roundtable facilitations, and employee recognition projects.</p> <p>Above all, Emily has expressed that she is most excited to be a part of Amazon’s culture of innovation and strategic thinking, as Amazon employees are constantly encouraged to continuously learn and challenge ideas that will lead to improvements. She also mentions that this is the ideal environment and culture in which she wants to start her career.</p> <p>Congratulations Emily!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="302" height="301" alt="Emily Mazza" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Emily%20Mazza.jpg?1461110731" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:05:45 +0000 altmansa 193 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Students Attend the NCIOP Spring Conference Held at Center for Creative Leadership http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-students-attend-nciop-spring-conference-held-center-creative-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On March 18, the IOHRM students had the opportunity to attend the NCIOP Spring Conference held at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro. NCIOP holds a Fall and Spring Conference every year to help provide professional development opportunities for both current and aspiring Industrial-Organizational Psychologists across North Carolina.</p> <p>For more than four decades, CCL has focused on leadership development for individuals, teams, and entire organizations to produce results that are meaningful and sustainable over time. The CCL is represented by thousands of organizations and millions of leaders, spanning six continents. They boast research and experience that spans across cultures, industries, and disciplines to find real world solutions through impactful work and leadership.</p> <p>The morning session at CCL featured six panelists including Brooke Allison, a PhD Candidate from Clemson University, Nathan Sloan, Principal at Deloitte Consulting, Jenn McGinnis, Organizational Effectiveness Manager at the Office of State Human Resources, Claire White, Manager of Performance Management at TIAA-CREF, Maria Pannozzo, Director of Executive and Leadership Effectiveness at Duke Energy, and Brodie Riordan, Senior Consultant at PDRI, a Corporate Executive Board Company. Our very own first year, Sarah Willis, moderated this discussion where the panelists offered current perspectives, research, and case studies on what their organizations are doing regarding performance management, with a focus on addressing the current media hype and attention. They used an IGNITE presentation to present on their individual companies, followed by an interactive panel discussion with the audience. A few themes that dominated this conversation were that performance management needs to be a process or everyday cycle instead of a singular event a couple times a year, it needs to be more of an informal process, and it needs to focus on teams within companies instead of just the individual.</p> <p>During the afternoon session, Bill Gentry, Ph.D. from the Center for Creative Leadership, lead a session based off of his upcoming book, How To Be The Boss Everyone Wants To Work For, A Guide For New Leaders. His presentation, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do And So Is Leading Others For The First Time, offered new insight into the business world and provided information for new managers, frontline leaders, and those who work with, coach, and develop them, on how to be an effective and successful leader. His talk discussed how to ‘FLIP YOUR SCRIPT’ on your mindset, skillset, relationships, “Do It All” attitude, perspective, and focus. Dr. Gentry offered practical advice and lessons that were backed by research and science to explain the art behind leading as a first-time manager. His biggest take away point was something all new professionals need to hear: You never get a second chance to be a first-time manager; flip your script and do it right the first time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2048" height="1336" alt="Spring NCIOP 2016" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/NCIOP.jpg?1459790995" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:31:04 +0000 altmansa 192 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu The Final Stretch: Second-Year Students Pass Oral Comprehensive Exams http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/final-stretch-second-year-students-pass-oral-comprehensive-exams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Triumph, pronounced [awr-uh-l] [kom-pri-hen-siv] [ig-zam-z], has recently been achieved by each and every one of AppState’s second-year IOHRM students. Put differently, the IOHRM Program’s oral comprehensive exam (OCE) met its new makers, with the majority of the Program’s second-year students putting the exam behind them with a mark of distinction. But what exactly does the IOHRM Program’s OCE entail, and what makes it such an amazing accomplishment?</p> <p>Imagine filling your brain with as much information as you can about industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, human resource management (HRM), and all that lies in between. Now imagine doing so over a two-year period in which you must expertly discern the interconnectedness of everything that you learn. If you can do this, and then in a single hour eloquently evidence what you have learned by conveying it to a panel of three professionals who study, teach, and essentially breathe I-O psychology and HRM for a living, then you can claim that you have successfully passed the OCEs.</p> <p>Considering the magnitude of this feat, it goes without saying that the second-year IOHRM students can be deemed experts in the fields of I-O psychology and HRM. The next step is to put this expertise into practice, and the second-years are either well on their way to attaining positions in which they will do so, or have attained such positions already. In other words, IOHRM faculty, alumni, and first-years can rest assured that the IOHRM Program’s second-years will soon be among their predecessors, performing beyond their employers’ expectations and doing great things for the world of business.</p> <p>Please take the time to enjoy some of the comments the second-years expressed about how it feels to have passed the OCEs:</p> <p>“I would say the several weeks before comprehensive exams are undeniably stressful, but really the process is incredibly worth it for the sense of preparedness it instills. I think it's an excellent reflection of our training in the program and that passing truly indicates workplace readiness. So happy to be done!”</p> <p>- Evea Kaldas</p> <p>“A huge weight off my shoulders! Everyone in the program has put in a lot of work and effort over the past two years, and going through the OCEs provided assurance of how much we've learned during our courses, and the proficiency we have as future field professionals. In the end, the process was fun!”</p> <p>- Dea Kamberaj</p> <p>“It was such a great experience because up until then, I don't think I fully realized how much I've actually learned from this program and how prepared for the future I am because of it.”</p> <p>- Jessica New</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="335" height="225" alt="Class of 2016" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Casher_newspost.JPG?1459528734" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:39:09 +0000 altmansa 191 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Student, Alex Johnson, Holds Data Management Workshop at App State http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-student-alex-johnson-holds-data-management-workshop-app-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Tuesday, March 1st, 2nd-year student Alex Johnson and Dr. Shawn Bergman held a workshop entitled "Data Management in SPSS and Excel." Located in the College of Education at App State, the workshop was open to the entire university, with many staff members and graduate students from various departments in attendance.&nbsp;</p> <p>Using their considerable expertise, Alex and Dr. Bergman were able to help staff members improve their data management skills. To accomplish this, they began by sharing invaluable software tips with the audience, and walking them through an introductory lesson on the advantages of using SPSS syntax. Additionally, Alex and Dr. Bergman explained the most effective methods of importing and labeling data, and merging multiple datasets.&nbsp;</p> <p>When asked about what he believed to be the most important topic covered by the workshop, Alex responded, "definitely using Excel to transform string data (for example, changing "agree", "neutral", and "disagree" to 1, 2, and 3). That's a topic where there's not a lot of obvious information out there for people to use. In fact, after the workshop I began working with one of the students who was immensely relieved to find help for that exact problem."</p> <p>Thanks to the efforts of Alex and Dr. Bergman, the staff and students who attended will undoubtedly be more efficient at managing and analyzing data in a number of different academic fields, which in turn will help App State maintain its reputation as a top-tier university.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="960" height="540" alt="Alex Johnson" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Kanes%20post.jpg?1458685776" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 22:30:19 +0000 altmansa 190 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumni Spotlight: Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumni-spotlight-appalachian-state-university-college-arts-and-sciences-outstanding-alumni-awar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This week we are continuing the series of articles featuring the accomplishments of our distinguished alumni. We are excited to announce that, for the 2015-2016 academic year, two of the IOHRM program’s alumni have been nominated for the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented annually to distinguished undergraduate or graduate alumnus or alumna in the College of Arts and Sciences. Nominees are recognized for their distinguished contributions in the form of leadership, public service, creative endeavors, or other accomplishments. Although we are extremely grateful for all of our alumni support, we would like to especially thank Dr. Rich Cober and Jennifer Cline for their continued and distinguished support of the IOHRM program. We are lucky and honored to call you our alumni!</p> <p>Dr. Rich Cober graduated from the IOHRM program in 1998. After graduation, he continued his education by pursuing his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Akron. While pursuing his Ph.D., he blended both research and practice. One of his distinguished research studies explored the experience of job applicants with corporate recruiting messages on the Internet. This research was awarded with a $60,000 research grant from the Society for Human Resource Management. The grant funded work that ultimately made up his dissertation, as well as content that made up many of his early published works.</p> <p>Dr. Cober served as a visiting professor at Cleveland State University during his last year of graduate study at Akron. After one year of full-time teaching, he moved to Washington D.C. to pursue a consulting career with a small strategic planning firm. Soon afterwards, he began consulting with the global management firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. During his consulting career, Dr. Cober continued to be an active researcher and practitioner. By developing his knowledge on the craft of management consulting, he was able to apply skills in employee survey development, statistics, and Talent Management tool design.</p> <p>In 2006, Dr. Cober continued pursuing his career goals with Marriott International. He has grown with Marriott and has been able to employ a number of positions. His responsibilities have included designing a global selection platform for Marriott’s management associates, redesigning Marriott’s performance management process and tools, and serving as a senior HR Generalist for Marriott’s Brand Marketing Sales and Consumer Services departments. The global scope of his work has broken ground, in many cases, on how HR tools are used on a global scale. Dr. Cober continues his career with Marriott as the Vice President of HR for the Brand, Marketing, Sales, and Consumer Services.</p> <p>Along with the many other career accomplishments, Dr. Cober is extremely engaged with the current IOHRM faculty and students. His role on the IOHRM advisory board provides mentorship, enhances the program’s connections to the business community, and helps prepare the IOHRM students for success after graduation. He has also been awarded many honors throughout his career. In 2013, he was awarded the SIOP Early Career Professional Practice Award. He received the SIOP Coin for Contributions to Research and Practice in 2011. We want to congratulate Dr. Cober on another career honor, being nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award. Thank you for your continued support and being an amazing mentor!</p> <p>Jennifer (Houseworth) Cline graduated from the IOHRM program in 2006. She began her career at PPD Pharmaceutical in 2007 as an internal consultant working on the company’s human resources information systems. She quickly moved into an HR analyst position. In 2010, she was promoted to HR Specialist of Global Organizational Effectiveness. Jennifer’s responsibilities included cross-functional change management for global policy changes and implementations, development of talent management strategy, employee engagement, policy implementation, global leadership program, top talent development, mentorship programs, and new leader integration training.</p> <p>In 2011, she accepted a position at TIAA-CREF as an Organizational Development Business Analyst. While in this role, she supervised the company’s employee survey and led a cross-functional team of senior business and HR leaders to develop results-driven strategies. Jennifer was able to widen her scope of skills and progress through her career goals in five years. In her time at TIAA-CREF she has served as the Organizational Development Business Analyst, a Senior Organizational Development Advisor, the Director of Organizational Effectiveness, the Director of Employee Experience, an HR Business Partner, and now as a Senior Director. Her latest responsibilities include leading the strategy and planning of HR initiatives relating to the TIAA Asset Management affiliate organizations, leading HR merger and acquisition activity, and implementing solutions that ensure a win-win for TIAA-CREF and their affiliates. In just 10 short years, Jennifer has earned high accolades from colleagues, served in many professional leadership roles, and rapidly progressed through her career.</p> <p>In addition to her career, Jennifer has an active role as an IOHRM program alumna. She contributes time and expertise as North Carolina Industrial and Organizational Psychology's (NCIOP) secretary and historian. She serves on the NC Society of Human Resource Management State Council. She is currently President, but has also been the College Relations Chair for the Lower Cape Fear Human Resource Association. In this position she built a networking program to connect college students with HR professionals in the community.</p> <p>Jennifer works directly with the IOHRM program by holding a position on the Alumni Team. Working closely with current students and faculty, she helped establish the IOHRM Professional Development Conference. She has been an invited speaker at conferences and has been an integral part of the IOHRM program’s alumni outreach efforts. In addition to her other responsibilities, she offers mentorship to students and provides academic, professional, and career advice. We want to congratulate Jennifer on another career honor, being nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award. Thank you for paving an amazing path for IOHRM students in North Carolina and your continued offer of endless support!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="476" height="238" title="Rich Cober and Jennifer Cline" alt="Rich Cober and Jennifer Cline" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/megs%20post.PNG?1457807676" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:35:12 +0000 altmansa 189 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Spotlight: Morgan Jewells Accepts Position at Reynolds American! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-spotlight-morgan-jewells-accepts-position-reynolds-american <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In September of 2015, Morgan accepted a full-time position as the Manager of Talent Acquisition for University Relations at Reynolds American. Reynolds American is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States and has received numerous awards for environmental sustainability and employee safety initiatives. There, she will assist in the development of the internship program, recruiting and monitoring over 60 new interns throughout the company. She has always held an interest in recruitment, so this position is directly in line with her career path.</p> <p>Q: What aspects of your internship caused you to want to return to Reynolds American full-time after graduation?<br /> A: I adore the people there. All of the employees are loyal to the company, and the company is, in turn, loyal to its employees. Most people have been working there for 20-30 years, and some are the 4th generation of their family working at Reynolds. Everyone tends to recommend the company to their family and friends because of their wonderful experiences. In general, it’s known as the best company to work for in Winston-Salem because of how well they treat their employees.</p> <p>Q: Were there any aspects of the IOHRM program that aided you during your internship?<br /> A: When I was initially hired, my supervisor told me one of the main reasons he was excited to work with me was because I was coming from an I-O psychology background. He had worked with I-O psychologists in the past, and he was excited to see what I could bring from the field and apply at Reynolds.</p> <p>Q: Many first-years in the IOHRM program are currently applying and interviewing for internships. Do you have any guidance you would like to offer them?<br /> A: Stay open-minded. When people hear “tobacco” they tend to cringe, including myself. This was actually one of the last internships out of 50 or so that I had applied to. When I was called in for the interview, I was still slightly hesitant, but I fell in love with the company and its people throughout the interview process. As for the actual interview…practice! Make sure to review back to course work that we had. Because we are unique in having the dual Masters degree, you definitely want to showcase its value during the interview.</p> <p>Q: What do you think caused you to stand out as an intern that eventually led to a full-time job offer?<br /> A. The projects interns had were very independent, so that allowed us to be creative. I was in charge of helping to develop the employer brand. I went out of my way to interview about 100 people in total within the company to gain a deeper understanding of the company culture. It was a great networking experience, and being able to meet with everyone helped me to stand out in that I could refer back to them and ask questions. Each intern had to also present their final project plans/proposals to their department’s leadership team. Introduction to HR, in particular, was incredibly helpful with my public speaking skills. I made sure to book a room in the building to practice and ensure my presentation was both thorough and engaging. Afterwards, I received a tremendous amount of positive feedback.</p> <p>Congratulations Morgan!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="276" height="395" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Morgan%20news%20post.jpg?1457399928" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:20:25 +0000 altmansa 188 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Student, Skylar Ritchie, Leads App State's Text Analytics Workshop http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-student-skylar-ritchie-leads-app-states-text-analytics-workshop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First-year student, Skylar Ritchie, flexed his analytic muscle during an extensive workshop involving App. State’s Marketing department on Friday, February 19th. On behalf of the Office of Research Consultation, Skylar and Dr. Shawn Bergman used their expert understanding of text analytics to demonstrate to users how to use the text analytics package in IBM SPSS Modeler.</p> <p>Text analytics has become a major strategic tool for organizations looking to better understand consumers and employees in our increasingly high-tech world. The text analytics package in IBM SPSS Modeler can be used by the University’s Marketing Department to help automate the process of making sense of the massive amounts of textual information they continually receive. From that point, users can better gauge things like customer sentiment that can then provide strategic focus towards reaching different consumer demographics.</p> <p>The first half of the workshop was designed to teach participants the principles of text analytics. Skylar and Dr. Bergman then walked the audience through the package’s various features and capabilities. At over 100 slides and 20 videos, the main points of the comprehensive training session are also posted on the Office of Research Consultation’s website as a continual resource for users.</p> <p>Skylar and Dr. Bergman made sure to emphasize the need to correctly set the software’s parameters prior to analyzing your data so that the end results can be properly understood. This critical first step is one that Skylar believes was most surprising to participants.</p> <p>Applying the software’s capabilities to various HR functions is what Skylar says he finds most interesting about the package. “Given the large quantity of employee opinion surveys that companies receive each year, I could see text analytics being useful for detecting themes in employee responses and determining which areas of the business they feel positively or negatively about. HR managers might use the results as part of a predictive model that could forecast voluntary turnover and could create targeted organizational development initiatives to get at the root of the problem,” Skylar said.</p> <p>The IOHRM program is proud of its students, like Skylar, who continue to demonstrate their ability to be on the cutting-edge of the I-O Psychology and HR fields.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="960" height="946" alt="Skylar Ritchie" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Skylars%20news%20post.jpg?1456879699" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:49:12 +0000 altmansa 187 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Early Internship Spotlight: Brooke Mitchell and Kate Lesniak http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/early-internship-spotlight-brooke-mitchell-and-kate-lesniak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s that time of the year - the first year IOHRM students are starting to receive call-backs for summer 2016 internship opportunities. While a majority of the students expect to interview with several prospects over the next couple of months, Kate Lesniak and Brooke Mitchell are both celebrating their early placements with two great companies. Kate will be interning for Travelers Insurance in Hartford, Connecticut, and Brooke will be in Athens, Georgia, for her internship with Caterpillar, Inc.</p> <p>Travelers is one of the nation's largest property casualty companies. Travelers has more than 30,000 employees, 13,000 independent agents, and multiple market segments across the personal, business, financial and international insurance groups. Their “Human Resource Leadership Development Program” is a program tailored specifically to the development of future HR professionals. The areas where Kate could potentially work include: talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation, and HR generalist. The interview process was no simple feat – Kate successfully passed four rounds of interviews, the final one being with the Regional Vice President of HR, Cileste Coleman.</p> <p>Caterpillar, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Sales and revenues in 2014 topped out at an impressive $55.184 billion. This industry leader places incredible emphasis on their sustainability practices, innovation, their global footprint, and taking care of their 132,000 employees around the globe. The manufacturing plant in Athens, Georgia, is still in the “establishment” phase of opening. Brooke’s internship will mainly focus on assisting with their staffing efforts, including their recruitment and selection processes. Additionally, she will have the opportunity to provide strategic HR input during regular meetings with the plant managers.</p> <p>Congratulations Kate and Brooke!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="333" height="169" alt="Kate Lesniak and Brooke Mitchell" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/News%20post%20photo.PNG?1454377520" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:45:37 +0000 altmansa 182 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Year IOHRM Student, Evea Kaldas, Accepts Full-Time Position at HD Supply http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-iohrm-student-evea-kaldas-accepts-full-time-position-hd-supply <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Second year IOHRM student, Evea Kaldas, has accepted a job at HD Supply as a Recruiting Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia, where she interned during the summer of 2015. This Fortune 500 Company is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, serving nearly 500,000 customers and growing. They provide a wide variety of products and services in maintenance, repair and operations, water infrastructure, and residential and non-residential construction. Their leading businesses include HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, HD Supply Waterworks and HD Supply Construction &amp; Industrial. She will begin her new position on May 23rd</p> <p>The Recruiting Coordinator position will allow Evea to be involved in supporting the high volume of recruiters in the hiring process, both through ensuring a seamless and positive experience for the candidate, and complying with all laws and operating procedures. She will correspond with recruiters, candidates, and interface with hire process vendors, such as drug and background screening. She will also be apart of special projects, including, targeted staffing initiatives for veteran candidates and college recruiting.</p> <p>Congratulations Evea!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="339" height="339" alt="Evea Kaldas" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Evea.jpg?1453832416" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:21:12 +0000 altmansa 181 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Interview with Distinguished IOHRM Alumnus, Dr. William Sparks http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/interview-distinguished-iohrm-alumnus-dr-william-sparks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This week marks the beginning of a series of articles featuring the accomplishments of our distinguished alumni, and this article is especially timely because this week’s alumnus, Dr. William L. Sparks, has co-authored (with Peter C. Browning) “The Director’s Manual: A Framework for Board Governance,” which will be published in early February by Wiley.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Directors-Manual-Framework-Board-Governance/dp/111913336X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1453653827&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Directors+Manual" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/Directors-Manual-Framew…/…/ref=sr_1_1…</a></p> <p><img src="image/png;base64,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" alt="" border="0" /> </p><p>As an undergraduate, Dr. Sparks studied Psychology and the Philosophy of Religion at Winthrop University, and after completing the IOHRM program in 1996, he continued his studies at George Washington University, where he earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Development. Over the last twenty years, he has consulted with such high profile clients as Bank of America, the Charlotte Hornets, Duke Energy, the United States Navy, and the Department of Energy, both through his own firm, William L. Sparks &amp; Associates, and through Peter C. Browning &amp; Associates, where he is a managing partner. In 2008, he founded the graduate program in Organizational Development at Queens University of Charlotte, where he currently serves as the Dennis Thompson Chair of Leadership. Concurrently, he is the Vice President of Talent for EnPro Industries, a $1.5B global high-performance engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Charlotte, NC.</p> <p>Dr. Sparks’ research interests include leadership, change management, team development, succession planning, group dynamics, and organizational culture, and his upcoming book, The Directors Manual: A Framework for Board Governance, brings these areas of expertise together, offering practical advice on how to select board members, plan for their succession, and manage classic problems arising from group decision making. In anticipation of the book’s publication, the IOHRM program asked Dr. Sparks to share a little bit about his research and professional experience.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What inspired you to write The Directors Manual—why this topic and why now?<br /> <strong>A:</strong> There is greater interest today in serving as a corporate director than ever before, yet recent corporate scandals and government oversight have created an environment where a “how-to” or user’s guide is needed to provide information and insight. Furthermore, personality conflicts and dysfunctional group dynamics and decision making processes are common problems (e.g., Groupthink, the Abilene Paradox, etc.), making the need for such a book all the more pressing.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What attributes do you think boards should consider when selecting their next chief executive—is it better to build or buy talent for that position? <br /> <strong>A:</strong> Boards have three primary responsibilities: Do we have the right CEO? Do we have a successor identified? Do we have the right strategy? So, you’ve hit on two key responsibilities. Boards have to balance a very difficult issue—grooming internal talent as a successor and also looking “outside” for a possible new leader. The larger context and current performance should drive succession planning. If the business is in a challenging environment that required a turnaround, an external candidate with a proven turnaround track record may trump internal expertise. On the other hand, if business is running smoothly and the company is trying to transition a developmental culture, an internal candidate may be preferred.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> How do you think the IOHRM program prepared you for your doctoral program and career? <br /> <strong>A:</strong> Great question—in all candor, Dr. Mark Zrull’s Stats class was more challenging than any I had at GW, so that prepared me from a quantitative perspective. Having a master’s in IOHRM was the perfect prep for a doctorate in OB&amp;D. Finally, my internship with Resource Alternatives, Inc., and Dr. Dominic Monetta during my time at App State yielded a very close working relationship and friendship to this day and provided employment during my doctoral studies. All of this, of course, was secondary to the deep, foundational knowledge in interpersonal and group dynamics and change management I gained from the IOHRM Program. Dr. Jim Long, who was Chair of the Psych Department, was a strong advocate for me.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What advice would you give to current students?<br /> <strong>A:</strong> Work and study hard, make the most of the available opportunities afforded to you—I interned in DC during my first summer and lived at the App House on Capital Hill—and be willing to take risks. Every day we are confronted with a multitude of decisions to make: some small, some major. As Maslow said, we can either make the courageous choice outside of our comfort zone, or retreat into fear. But make no mistake, we do not stand still.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="489" height="511" alt="William Sparks" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Will%20Sparks%202.jpg?1453769537" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:02:20 +0000 altmansa 180 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumni of 2015 Spotlight http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumni-2015-spotlight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the most recently graduating class, students of the IOHRM class of 2015 have begun laying the foundation for a long and successful career. This week we will be featuring two members of the 2015 cohort, Hannah Childs (pictured left) and Heather Holden (pictured right). </p> <p> Hannah Childs is employed by CACI International Inc. in Falls Church, VA, where she works to support the Defense Logistics Agency on a project called the Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI). The DAI attempts to standardize the financial recording processes among various agencies of the Department of Defense. Currently, Hannah works on the project management office’s training team, which is developing computer-based training modules for use of DAI software. In the future she will be training agency trainers on the same topics.</p> <p> Heather Holden has been working in Monroe, NC at ATI Specialty Materials since May of this year. During her IOHRM summer internship she was employed by ATI, and she has returned there as an HR Specialist working on many different projects. Currently, she is working with corporate headquarters in order to develop ATI’s college recruiting processes, in addition to creating job aids and conducting training for the implementation of ATI’s new applicant tracking system. She also seeks to use the quantitative skills that she learned in attending the IOHRM program to continue to develop ATI’s HR metrics.</p> <p> The IOHRM program congratulates Hannah, Heather, and all its other alumni on their current and future success! We’ll be looking to continue featuring alumni, both recent and earlier, in the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="463" height="234" alt="Hannah Childs/Heather Holden" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Hannah%20and%20Heather.PNG?1449533341" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:09:17 +0000 altmansa 178 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Fall 2015 Advisory Board Meeting http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/fall-2015-advisory-board-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program held its first Advisory Board meeting for the 2015-2016 academic year on Friday, November 20th.</p> <p>The IORHM program welcomed the newest board member, David Hartsoe, who is the Manager for the Global LearnCenter at CommScope Inc., in Hickory, NC.</p> <p>Board member attendees included John Shave, David Hartsoe, Yvonne Hill, Phil Graham, Dave Battle, and Rich Cober.<br />At the meeting, the board members met with Dr. Shawn Bergman, IOHRM Program Representative, and Tim Bailey, Advisory Board Chairperson. The meeting focused on the critical objectives for the upcoming year such as fostering strong business relationships to increase internship and job placements, program diversity initiatives, and the overall structure of the advisory board.</p> <p>During the afternoon session, first and second year IOHRM students joined the board members for small group discussions. Discussions focused on leadership, talent development, and how current students can leverage their IOHRM background to meet current business needs. One of the team's dialogue brought up the hot topic of emotional intelligence and leadership, and how understanding others' needs and aligning your work to the organization's priorities is key when building your professional reputation. Other discussions focused on leadership development and the types of programs that companies have in place to meet their talent needs.</p> <p>The IOHRM graduate students and faculty greatly appreciated the time and advice given by the Advisory Board members and are looking forward to the next meeting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="542" height="184" alt="Fall 2015 Advisory Board" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Advisory%20Board.jpeg?1448309749" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:16:45 +0000 altmansa 175 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Dea Kamberaj Attends 13th Annual Southern Management Association Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/dea-kamberaj-attends-13th-annual-southern-management-association-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Second year IOHRM student, Dea Kamberaj, attended the 13th annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in St. Pete Beach, Florida. This conference brings together individuals who hold mutual interest in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the art and science of management. It’s a great way for academics, and management practitioners to meet in a relaxed, yet stimulating environment. </p> <p> Dea collaborated with Drs. Shawn Bergman, and Jacqui Bergman to create a symposium titled “The Impact of Social Media on Human Resources Activities”. Social Media sites are becoming increasingly more common among organizations and human resource professionals as a way to identify, attract, and recruit potential employees. There are many pros and cons associated with this new trend, especially in relation to the recruitment of diverse applicant pools. </p> <p> Dea’s symposium shed light on these topics, raised awareness on social media perceptions, and potential impacts, and communicated the need for future research on social media recruitment practices. Her presentation made Appalachian State University and the IOHRM program proud, demonstrating our dedication to academics and professional development!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1046" height="1280" alt="Dea Kamberaj" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/SMA_Dea.jpg?1447351760" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:11:50 +0000 altmansa 172 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu 11th Annual River Cities I-O Psychology Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/11th-annual-river-cities-i-o-psychology-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Appalachian State had a large following at RCIO in Chattanooga, TN this year, with over 30 undergraduate and graduate students at the conference. The theme was "Performance (Good, bad, &amp; ugly)", and included social events, a keynote speaker, a substantial poster session, multiple presentation sessions, and a panel discussion. Under the leadership of Dr. Shawn Bergman, several IOHRM graduate students participated in the proceedings.</p> <p>Emily Mazza and her team presented a poster titled "What's Behind the Veil of Performance Evaluation Ambiguity? Format, Input and Evaluations of Satisfaction and Effectiveness". They are looking at the relationship between performance evaluation formats, perceptions of overall satisfaction, and perceptions of performance evaluation effectiveness.</p> <p>Kate Lesniak's team also presented a poster titled "To Have or Not To Have: How the Presence of Social Media Profiles Affects Recruiters Impressions of Applicants". They proposed a study looking at the differences between individuals with varying degrees of social networking site use, and the connection to recruiters perceived hirability of the individuals.</p> <p>Casher Belinda presented a poster with his team titled "Share at Your Own Risk: Social Media Persona and Hiring Decisions". Their study will be looking at the overt and covert indications of individuals belonging to protected classes on social networking sites, and they will specifically be using Facebook profiles as part of their study methodology.</p> <p>Jon Powers along with his team had a poster at the conference titled "Validating Text Analytic Predictors of Job Performance in Social Media". They are examining the process of scraping text from social media profiles and whether the analysis of that text can predict job performance. This has obvious implications in the hiring process, though may be extended beyond recruiting and staffing.</p> <p>Lastly, Dr. Bergman, Jon Powers, Dea Kamberaj, and James Westwood gave a presentation on "Using Analytics to Predict and Measure Performance" to an audience of students, professors, and professionals. They provided insights into big data, analytics, text analytics, and the legal and ethical implications of using big data and analytics in organizations.</p> <p>All posters and the presentation were well received, ideas were generated, and some professional relationship were developed and strengthened. The conference was a great success, and teams are preparing to take the prize for best poster next year. 'Till next year!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="4213" height="2359" title="RCIO Group Picture" alt="RCIO Group Picture" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/RCIO.jpeg?1447091610" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:53:48 +0000 altmansa 166 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Students Attend NCIOP in Raleigh, NC http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-students-attend-nciop-raleigh-nc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Students from the IOHRM program attended the Fall 2015 semi-annual meeting of the North Carolina Industrial-Organizational Psychologists(NCIOP) in Raleigh, NC at Red Hat Corporate headquarters on Friday, October 23, 2015. The meeting centered around Red Hat's unique and innovative culture. After a welcome and introduction from John Bennett, Chair of NCIOP, students had the opportunity to hear about “Red Hat’s Approach to Culture and the Open Source Way” from Heather Marks and Gina Likins of Red Hat.</p> <p>Students truly appreciated this opportunity to hear HR professionals from Red Hat talk about how they translate the Open Source network into their office culture. The speakers discussed the need for transparency within the company's decision-making process, and how promoting collaboration amongst all employees helps foster and drive innovation.</p> <p> Following lunch and networking, students participated in a case study, “A Diversity and Inclusion Challenge” from Jamie Williams of Red Hat. Kathryn Smith (class of 2017) spoke about the valuable opportunity presented by the case study participation, "We were presented with a Case Study for a tech/engineering company that was having trouble attracting and retaining diverse talent within their engineering departments and for their leadership roles. We were asked to propose three initiatives and three HR policies to address and correct the lack of representation of women and minorities within the organization. That was really the highlight of what was a great day!"</p> <p> The meeting was a valuable opportunity for members of the IOHRM program to learn more about our industry and gain valuable insight from industry leaders.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 07 Nov 2015 20:36:10 +0000 altmansa 162 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu 2015 IOHRM Professional Development Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/2015-iohrm-professional-development-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Friday, October 2nd, was the 2015 IOHRM Professional Development Conference. This conference was first held in 2013, so we were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to hold the event again this year. Students, faculty, and alumni braved the floodwaters to make it to this year's conference, which featured keynote speakers, student presenters, and a panel of our program's alumni.</p> <p>Attendees had the opportunity to mingle Thursday night at a pre-conference reception preceding the next day's event. At the conference, alumni were updated on the current state of the IOHRM program before students James Westwood, Jon Powers, and Dea Kamberaj presented on research led by Dr. Shawn Bergman on the use of social media and big data by employers. After lunch, Dr. Jim Westerman enlightened attendees on the importance of sustainable business practices and how HR professionals can have a role in these practices. Cynthia Miller of Lowe's Home Improvement followed with a discussion of best practices in change management and its relationship to the fields of HR and I/O psychology. Our last talk of the day came from a panel of IOHRM alumni —Sarah Light from ECRS, Stacey Hussey from MDI, and Jennifer Cline from TIAA CREF—who, led by first-year Sandra Altman, discussed various current trends in HR and answered questions from current students. Following the presentations, those present attended attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="972" height="648" alt="Adeline, Sandra, Kathryn" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Adeline%2C%20Sandra%2C%20Kathryn.JPG?1445460520" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:49:15 +0000 altmansa 159 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second Annual Appalachian Safety Summit http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-annual-appalachian-safety-summit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program is pleased to announce its second Appalachian State University Summit on Behavioral Safety. The mission of the Appalachian Safety Summit is to bring internationally recognized experts in behavioral safety to North Carolina. The Summit will cover topics where attendees will learn numerous perspectives on building a safety culture that prevents injuries, including:</p> <ul> <li>How Actively Caring influences your safety culture</li> <li>Cutting-edge behavioral approaches to Hazard Recognition</li> <li>Motivating safe behaviors of your employees</li> <li>Creating state-of-the-art Safety Culture surveys</li> <li>How analytics can be used with safety measures to target improvement efforts</li> <li>The power of engaging your workforce safety</li> <li>Behavior-Based Safety basics</li> <li>How to get your supervisory staff involved in safety efforts</li> <li>Strategies for your Safety Culture Change</li> </ul> <p>The Summit is still currently under development, but will feature guest speakers, Dr. E. Scott Geller of Virginia Tech, and our own Dr. Timothy Ludwig. Dr. E. Scott Geller, a speaker at the previous Safety Summit, will once again bring his knowledge and expertise on how Actively Caring has led to positive safety culture changes around the world. Dr. Timothy Ludwig, whose website Safety-Doc.com, will again host the Summit and invite more top experts from academics, government, and industry. Additionally, this Summit will feature smaller breakout session where it will be possible to dig deeper into the ideas and strategies that interest attendees. Tentatively, the Summit is planned for May/June 2016 but is subject to change. As the Summit planning continues, we look forward to keeping you up-to-date on significant additions and changes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="362" height="516" alt="Dr. Ludwig" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Ludwig%20Safety%20photo_0.jpg?1444831724" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:10:09 +0000 altmansa 157 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Dr. Shawn Bergman Appointed New Title http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/dr-shawn-bergman-appointed-new-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IOHRM Professor, Dr. Shawn Bergman, has recently been appointed the Founding Director of the Office of Research Consultation at Appalachian State University! In this new position, Dr. Bergman will use his experience in research design and statistical analysis to assist the research projects of faculty throughout the university. In addition to this new role as the head consultant for university research projects, Dr. Bergman has also recently begun working in ASU's Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE). There, he is engaged in multiple studies fulfilling the center's motto of "Analytics for Good" including using sleep technology data to assist underprivileged high-school students.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Bergman will balance these new roles with his teaching within the IOHRM program and his many personal research projects within the HR Analytics laboratory. We are all extremely excited to see our professor take on these new responsibilities, and wish him the best of luck! Congratulations Dr. Bergman!</p> <p></p> <p>- Written by Jon Powers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="109" height="140" alt="Dr. Shawn Bergman" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-10-07%20at%206.08.52%20PM.png?1444255750" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:09:18 +0000 jewellsmr 156 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Delhaize America Speaks to IOHRM Students http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/delhaize-america-speaks-iohrm-students <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last Tuesday, September 22<sup>nd</sup>, IOHRM’s own Dea Kamberaj presented at the Society for Human Resource Management meeting for Appalachian State University. Dea was joined by her recently acquired coworkers from Delhaize America, Grant Hobson (Talent and Workforce Planning Manager) and ASU alumnus Ashley MacCoy (HR Analyst). Dea worked for Delhaize America, a parent company familiarized by Food Lion, this summer as a Talent Management intern. At the end of her internship, Dea was afforded the opportunity to remain with Delhaize as a Talent and Workforce Planning consultant.&nbsp;</p> <p>The presentation aimed to provide SHRM members with an overview of Talent and Workforce Planning covered relevant HR topics such as Strategic Workforce Planning, Talent Management, Performance Management, and Workforce Analytics. In addition, the presenters introduced students to a detailed Talent Lifecycle and explained how a large Fortune 500 company applies it to manage an international talent pool. Dea and her coworkers kept SHRM attendees actively engaged by providing real world examples and leading group activities. At the conclusion of the presentation, students were given the opportunity to meet with Grant and Ashley to discuss future events at which Delhaize would be present on campus, as well as Summer 2016 Internships. Thank you Dea and Delhaize for a fantastic evening!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Jordan Belcher&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="759" height="569" alt="Delhaize America" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/unnamed_0.jpg?1443721147" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:39:40 +0000 jewellsmr 155 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Program Welcomes New Faculty Member http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-program-welcomes-new-faculty-member <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As we are welcoming back our returning second-year students and our new class of first-year IOHRMers, we would also like to give a big welcome to our newest faculty member, Dr. Kemp Ellington! However, a "welcome back" may be more appropriate here as Dr. Ellington is no stranger to Appalachian State University; he spent his undergraduate years as a Mountaineer while he pursued a degree in Psychology.</p> <p>Dr. Ellington obtained his PhD in I-O Psychology at North Carolina State University before accepting a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology and moving to Chicago. We are lucky to have Dr. Ellington back at ASU where he is currently teaching graduate-level Compensation and Human Resource Management to our undergraduates. This coming Spring, Dr. Ellington will also be teaching graduate-level Training and Development. Dr. Ellington's research interests lie in a variety of areas including, performance management, training and development, and work analysis.</p> <p>Dr. Ellington, we are happy to have you back!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Ryan Gillespie&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="249" height="249" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/12002161_10207560972368333_7834111396923828828_n.jpg?1441750982" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 22:23:02 +0000 jewellsmr 152 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Welcome Class of 2017! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/welcome-class-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program has started another academic year and we are excited to welcome the Class of 2017! The year kicked off with an orientation created by the second-year cohort, tailored to discuss helpful topics for the incoming class, such as the internship process, class workload, and the possibilities for a thesis. The Class of 2015 will be truly missed, but we wish them the best of luck! Don't forget to come back and visit!</p> <p>With that in mind, we want to announce that we will be hosting our second IOHRM Professional Development Conference on Friday, October 2, 2015! With our first conference held in 2013 being such a huge hit, we are thrilled to host our next one. The 2015 conference will be a one-day event that will feature several speakers from the IOHRM program and it will offer alumni the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Find out more on the conference schedule and how to register <a href="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/students-alumni/conference" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p>Keep checking back throughout the school year as we continue to update you on the great things happening here in the IOHRM program, especially from our Class of 2017! We expect great things from them!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by Morgan Jewells</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="882" height="551" title="Class of 2017" alt="Class of 2017" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-08-20%20at%2010.18.30%20PM.png?1440123627" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:21:24 +0000 jewellsmr 151 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Congratulations to the IOHRM Class of 2015! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/congratulations-iohrm-class-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We are so proud to congratulate our Class of 2015 for their graduation on May 8th! We know that graduating from graduate school is no easy feat, with only 7% of people in the U.S. receiving a graduate degree currently. Our students are the best of the best and have worked tremendously hard for their accomplishments!</p> <p>The hooding ceremony, which was held on Friday, May 8th at 10:00 am, collaborated with the rest of the psychology department, followed by the entire graduate school commencement ceremony later in the evening. The Class of 2015 held a graduate luncheon for faculty, first-year students, family, and friends to attend. Picture slides showed the students' many accomplishments, great times and memories at Appalachian State, as well as funny baby pictures. First-year students pulled together to purchase graduation gifts for their second-years to thank them for being wonderful role models and friends.</p> <p>Thank you all for your hard work and dedication, you will be missed. We know that every single one of you will go on to do great things! Congratulations to the Class of 2015!</p> <p>Holly Brugger, Matt Cartabuke, Hannah Childs, Sarah Guilfoyle, Heather Holden, Kristen Kaufmann, Danielle Kretschmer, John Misenheimer, Jeremy White</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Morgan Jewells, 2016</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="958" height="613" alt="Class of 2015" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-11%20at%209.32.22%20AM.png?1431351190" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="873" height="612" alt="Class of 2015" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-11%20at%209.32.34%20AM.png?1431351217" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 May 2015 13:33:46 +0000 jewellsmr 150 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Students Successfully Defend Their Theses http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-successfully-defend-their-theses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We are excited to announce the successful thesis defenses of second-year students Danielle Kretschmer and Matthew Cartabuke! Although not required by the IOHRM program, theses offer students the chance to conduct research in a field they are passionate about while boosting their competitiveness for Doctoral programs and post-graduate jobs.</p> <p>Danielle, advised by Dr. Timothy Ludwig, researches safety in the workplace. In her thesis work, Danielle demonstrated the effectiveness of a training intervention designed to increase the amount of detail contained in behavior based safety forms. More detailed observations could lead to better ability to diagnose and address workplace safety problems.</p> <p>Matthew, advised by Dr. Jim Westerman, researches the relationship between empathy and social justice. His research found that more empathic individuals tend to hold more progressive attitudes towards social justice outcomes such as concern for corporate social responsibility and the Occupy Wall Street movement.</p> <p>We are all thrilled that Danielle and Matthew's work has paid off, and wish them the best as they take their next steps forward!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Jon Powers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="552" height="410" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-02%20at%205.38.03%20PM.png?1430602727" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 02 May 2015 21:35:23 +0000 jewellsmr 149 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First-Year Students Receive Valuable Assistantships for Next Year http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-students-receive-valuable-assistantships-next-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each semester, students of the IOHRM program work to secure funding for their tuition. Assistantships are often available to help students with finances, as well as offer an opportunity to develop professionally and receive valuable experience. Most first-year students in the IOHRM program work as graduate assistants for professors in the psychology and management departments, while many second-year students have the opportunity to teach an introductory psychology class. Several of our students will be doing just that! Jon Powers, Jessica New, and Evea Kaldas will be educating many of our undergraduate students in psychology. Three other students in our program have secured unique assistantships for next year that we are eager to highlight.</p> <p>Morgan Jewells has the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant for AppSync Training and Marketing in the Center for Student Development and Leadership. She will be assisting with the adoption of AppSync at ASU, which is an organization management platform available to students, faculty, and staff. This entails duties such as developing a train the trainer model in order to spread knowledge of how to use AppSync, planning and organizing workshops and marketing outreaches, and, in general, acting as an ambassador and administrator for AppSync in the community.</p> <p>Dea Kamberaj has secured the unique position as a graduate student working on assessment with the University Housing department. She will be working on breaking down the data collected from focus groups, surveys, and other miscellaneous data that has been collected, and using that data to create marketing documents, presentations, and training programs. Shewill also be serving as a recruiter, selector, and trainer of Residence Life Staff.</p> <p>Ryan Gillespie received an&nbsp;assistantship position through the Academic Services for Student-Athletes. He will be working one-on-one with at-risk student athletes and potentially running study hall sessions. Ryan will serve as a mentor to these students, offering them study help/tips, provide them with access to university resources, provide motivation, and help them keep up with assignments and deadlines.</p> <p>The IOHRM program at Appalachian State University prepares its students with a wide variety of abilities, and we would like to congratulate our students for receiving interesting assistantships where they are able to put those skills to use!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Alex Johnson</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="532" height="262" alt="Morgan Jewells, Dea Kamberaj, and Ryan Gillespie" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-23%20at%201.06.09%20PM.png?1429808903" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:59:46 +0000 jewellsmr 148 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu New IOHRM Program Development Teams http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/new-iohrm-program-development-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This semester our first-year students have been busy putting together exciting activities and events for our program. There are three main teams in the works: a fundraising team, conference team, and orientation team.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fundraising team consists of first-year students Evea Kaldas, Morgan Jewells, and Jessica New. Their responsibilities include updating donation information on the IOHRM website to accurately reflect donations, while ensuring the payment process runs smoothly, and are creating a fundraising campaign that will be rolled out in the Fall. Funds will be put into the IOHRM Student Support Fund and will be used to support student travel to conferences, the IOHRM graduation luncheon, student orientation, and assistantships.</p> <p>The conference team is responsible for planning our Second Alumni Professional Development Conference, which will take place on Friday, October 2nd. This conference will allow alumni to reconnect and obtain human resource continuing education credits. Joey Hudson is working with Dr. Brian Whitaker to get continuing education credits in order, Jessica New is working with the Conferences and Camp Services for logistics and planning, Morgan Jewells is the point of contact for alumni recruitment and outreach, and both James Westwood and Jordan Belcher are organizing the workshop schedules and conference panel discussions. More details on this event will be posted as details develop.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last, but certainly not least, Emily Mazza, Dea Kamberaj, Jon Powers, Alex Johnson, and Ryan Gillespie are on our orientation team. This team is responsible for creating the incoming student orientation for our incoming IOHRM Class of 2017! For the first day, a meet and greet will be arranged followed by an outdoors activity. The second day will entail group panel discussions with the second-year class discussing professional development, classroom expectations, and out-of-the-classroom activities. The day will conclude with presentations on internships, a panel discussion with faculty, and a happy hour at Cafe Portofino’s.&nbsp;</p> <p>All three teams are working hard to improve our IOHRM program, and we are extremely proud to have all of our students involved with the program’s continued development!</p> <p></p> <p>- Written by Emily Mazza</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:28:51 +0000 jewellsmr 146 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Prospective Students Visit Our Program http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/prospective-students-visit-our-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This past Monday, March 30th, the IOHRM department was pleased to host its first annual Accepted Students Day. The event was held for the students who have been accepted to the program for next year. The event offered an opportunity for potential students to have any questions addressed in order to make their decision regarding the program.</p> <p>This event was held from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm in the library conference room. Dr. Huelsman began the event by introducing himself, attending faculty, current attending students, and discussing the wonderful aspects of the IOHRM program. He also discussed the new curriculum that will be in place for incoming students. This introduction was followed by a student panel in which current first-year and second-year students discussed the program’s culture, coursework, what life is like in the program and in Boone, and their favorite aspects of the program. Internships and Oral Comprehensive Exams were also discussed in detail. A faculty panel answered questions about classes, research interests and research currently being done, and faculty's favorite aspects of the program. Mr. Tim Bailey, of the advisory board, spoke to potential students about the benefits of the board.</p> <p>To conclude the day, attendees enjoyed lunch and a short tour of the campus. The event presented a fantastic way for incoming first-year students to gain a diverse perspective on what to expect in the IOHRM program and have any last-minute questions answered. We look forward to officially meeting the IOHRM Class of 2017!</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>- Written by Evea Kaldas</p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 03:58:57 +0000 jewellsmr 145 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Class Passes Oral Comprehensive Exams http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-class-passes-oral-comprehensive-exams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We would like to congratulate our second-year students who are wrapping up their final year in the IOHRM program with style. All nine have completed and successfully passed their Oral Comprehensive Exams with quite a few passing with distinction!</p> <p>The Oral Comprehensive Exam is a broad based exam that tests the depth and breadth of students' knowledge based on all the coursework they have taken. Questions range from topics such as employment law to organizational behavior to strategic management, and much more. While exams are difficult due to their broad nature, we are not surprised at all that our talented second-year students have successfully passed this challenging hurdle.</p> <p>As a cohort they have continued to set the bar a little higher for those coming after them, and have provided a great example for those following. We are very proud of our students and excited to see what they will accomplish in the future. Good luck as you begin glimpsing what is beyond the graduation horizon!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by James Westwood</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="536" height="382" alt="Class of 2015" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/2nd%20yrs..jpg?1427673513" /> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:58:44 +0000 jewellsmr 144 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu The IOHRM Program to Host Safety Summit on Injury Prevention http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-program-host-safety-summit-injury-prevention <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program is proud to announce its first ever Appalachian State University Summit on Behavioral Safety. The itinerary and program details are currently being developed by Dr. Timothy Ludwig and first-year IOHRM student, Jessica New. The conference will discuss behavioral safety techniques for reducing injuries including motivating safe behaviors in employees, using safety checklists, and increasing safety through workplace engagement. Other topics will include punishment and the blame game, how to use measurement and analytics to help reduce injury, behavior-based safety basics, and strategic safety thinking. The event will be held on Appalachian State's campus on June 12, 2015 and will feature world-renowned safety experts and speakers.</p> <p>The conference schedule currently includes guest speakers such as Dr. Scott Geller (Virginia Tech University), Dr. Dwight Harshbarger (West Virginia University), and Dr. Oliver Wirth (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) and IOHRM program's own faculty, Dr. Timothy Ludwig and Dr. Shawn Bergman. The goal of the safety conference is to offer large and small regional industries an opportunity of the highest stature and quality, which is normally reserved for only nationwide conferences. Appalachian State University hopes to use the safety conference as a foothold towards developing a community of safety professionals in the Piedmont area. Proceeds from the conference will be used, in part, to support student assistantships, professional development, and research. Look for additional announcements about the Summit in the coming months.</p> <p>The IOHRM program is proud of its faculty and students, and their ability to host such an informative and beneficial event for safety professionals!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Jordan Belcher</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:23:44 +0000 jewellsmr 139 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM Students Working with Center for Applied Research and Engagement http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-students-working-center-applied-research-and-engagement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First-year students, James Westwood and Jon Powers, have recently begun collaborating with the Center for Applied Research and Engagement (CARE) on campus. The mission of the center is "Analytics for Good," and will be focusing on Educational Attainment Analytics, Human Resources and People Analytics, Sustainability Analytics, and Health Analytics. CARE engages faculty, staff, and students from all over campus including individuals from the College of Business, Department of Psychology, College of Health Sciences, and Information Technologies.</p> <p>James and Jon are involved in developing an analysis framework for Gear Up, a major grant given to the university to help students in grades 7 – 12 stay in school and ultimately engage in higher education. The vision of Gear UP provide information to decision-makers about students, predicting educational paths they may take, and ways those paths may be influenced positively. The project involves a number of interventions, one of which would be to use a variety of analytic methodologies to extract data from things like writing samples, social media profiles, and college application portfolios.</p> <p>While much of this semester is being used for preparations, the majority of the number crunching work for the project will be done next year. James is working under the direction of Dr. Joseph Cazier, the Director of CARE, and with faculty from the College of Health Sciences to develop the theoretical models behind college matriculation and dropping out of high school (e.g., what combinations of variables best predict when high schoolers are going to drop out or apply to college). Jon is working under the direction of Dr. Shawn Bergman to determine the hardware and software logistics for evaluating these theoretical models and how to provide actionable recommendations derived from the analyses. Jon and James will also be helping CARE determine out how to conduct a number of analytic techniques (e.g., text analytics) and the type of data that needs to be analyzed.</p> <p>We are very proud of the work being done by our students and know they will continue to excel within the program!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Jessica New</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="723" height="545" alt="Jon Powers and James Westwood" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-17%20at%206.33.08%20PM.png?1424216034" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:34:09 +0000 jewellsmr 134 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Students Continue to Develop Professionally with the Help of Our Advisory Board http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-students-continue-develop-professionally-help-our-advisory-board <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Friday, January 30th, the IOHRM second-years attended a professional development workshop organized by the Advisory Board to develop interviewing skills. Bank of America graciously hosted the workshop, which ran smoothly thanks to the very hard work of Advisory Board member Chanel Leitch (Bank of America), David Battle (Bank of America), Allison Byrd (IOHRM Alumni 2014), and current first-year student Jessica New, as well as the rest of the Advisory Board.</p> <p>The morning began with a panel discussion on interviewing tips and advice from Jason Mock (Bank of America), Dan Murphy (Bank of America), and moderated by Tim Bailey (IOHRM Advisory Board Chairperson). Following the panel discussion, each student was given the opportunity to go through a practice interview with 1-2 members of the Advisory Board and receive feedback.</p> <p>Second-year students Holly Brugger, Matt Cartabuke, Heather Holden, Kristen Kaufman, and Danielle Kretschmer were all selected by the board members for their exemplary interview skills and went through a second round of interviews with a new group of board members. After the second round, Heather Holden was selected as the winner for the competition, with second place going to Matt Cartabuke. All students and board members gathered back together to receive a final round of feedback from the board members.</p> <p>Students would like to again extend their gratitude to the board members for all their hard work and dedication to our continued growth and professional development.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by John Misenheimer</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="925" height="622" alt="Second-Year Advisory Board Meeting" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/advisoryboard.png?1422837480" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:38:15 +0000 jewellsmr 133 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Dr. Timothy Ludwig's Election to the Board of Directors for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/dr-timothy-ludwigs-election-board-directors-cambridge-center-behavioral-studies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr. Timothy Ludwig has recently been elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. The Cambridge Center is a non-profit organization designed to collect and utilize the expertise of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, workplace, school, and community. Dr. Ludwig is among 75 trustees and 125 advisors who contribute their expertise and time in support of the center's mission. This mission is "to create and deliver trustworthy information on high quality behavioral services and science around the world, to promote global collaboration among behavioral organizations, and to improve the future of behavioral sciences by education and developing the next wave of behavioral scientists and practitioners." Dr. Ludwig also serves on the Center's accreditation board.</p> <p>Congratulations Dr. Ludwig! The IOHRM family is extremely proud of your success!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Ryan Gillespie</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="480" height="600" alt="Dr. Timothy Ludwig" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/unnamed.jpg?1422053703" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:55:23 +0000 jewellsmr 132 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumnus Grant Buckner Publishes Article Examining Effectiveness of Sexual Harassment Training Programs http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumnus-grant-buckner-publishes-article-examining-effectiveness-sexual-harassment-training-prog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IOHRM Alumnus Grant Buckner has recently published an article with Drs. Hugh Hindman, Tim Huelsman, and Jacqui Bergman, exploring the relationship between quantity, variety, and recency of training to a manager's ability to identify and respond to sexual harassment. The article, entitled "Managing Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Role of Manager Training," was based on Grant's thesis and will appear in Employee Responsibility and Rights Journal (2014, Issue 4, 257-278).</p> <p>This study supports previous research findings, showing that sexual harassment training can increase sensitivity to sexual harassment claims. But, training programs increased the likelihood of false-positive identification of sexual harassment as participants became over-sensitized. The research also concluded that as the quantity and variety of training programs increase, accuracy in identifying sexual harassment decreases causing the number of errors made by managers to increase. This suggests that sexual harassment training can reduce expertise.</p> <p>While the results show a negative aspect of training programs, the authors advocate against organizations viewing training as harmful but instead to evaluate their training programs rigorously and scientifically. This should be done by not examining employee perceptions of the training, but instead by systematically evaluating the amount of learning that occurs and tracking behavioral changes in overall organizational effectiveness.</p> <p>The publication is based on Grant's thesis. We are proud of the research that our students and faculty do together and want to celebrate when students' theses are published. Congratulations Grant on your publication!</p> <p>Buckner, G. E., Hindman, H. H., Huelsman, T. J., &amp; Bergman, J. Z. (2014). Managing workplace sexual harassment: The role of manager training. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 26(4), 257-278.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Joey Hudson</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:45:07 +0000 jewellsmr 131 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Dr. Jacqui Bergman Appointed a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/dr-jacqui-bergman-appointed-consulting-editor-journal-social-psychology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr. Jacqui Bergman was recently appointed as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology (JSP). Founded in 1929, The Journal of Social Psychology focuses on empirical research in basic and applied social and organizational psychology. The journal has 36 consulting editors from global universities; each editor reviews approximately 8 manuscripts per year. The reviews provide a professional and substantive evaluation of whether or not the submitted manuscript meets the standards for publication in JSP. Evaluations function to provide constructive feedback to submitting authors whose work falls short of the mark and ensure the journal publishes the highest quality articles.</p> <p>Dr. Bergman joined Appalachian State University in 2005 and became the Chairperson for the Department of Management in 2013. We are very proud of Dr. Bergman's accomplishments and we know that she will be a phenomenal asset to JSP. Congratulations!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Holly Brugger</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="110" height="140" alt="Dr. Jacqui Bergman" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/JBergman.jpg?1416347512" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:52:05 +0000 jewellsmr 127 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumni and Friends Join Us for Our First Alumni Weekend http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumni-and-friends-join-us-our-first-alumni-weekend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This past Friday and Saturday the IOHRM program hosted an Alumni Weekend for all alumni and friends which included a happy hour at Cafe Portofinos on Friday night and a tailgate Saturday afternoon before our football game against the Louisana-Monroe Warhawks. The weekend was a great success, as was our win against the Warhawks, and we were thrilled to see many familiar faces join us for the event! We were fortunate enough to have fifteen alumni attend this weekend, with a few students from each graduating class going back to 2009.</p> <p>Professors were able to reconnect with their past students, current students were able to gain valuable advice on what to expect after graduation, and alumni were able to have a reunion with fellow students in their graduating class.</p> <p>We want to thank all of the alumni who were able to make time in their schedules to visit with us this past weekend, and we look forward to seeing them at future alumni events! We also want to thank all of the professors and students who were involved in making this weekend possible. Please continue to check the IOHRM website and other IOHRM social media outlets for future alumni events, including our professional development conference in Fall 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Morgan Jewells</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="640" height="424" alt="Alumni Tailgate" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/FullSizeRender.jpg?1415806976" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="640" height="492" alt="Alumni Tailgate" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Alumni2.jpg?1415807718" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="896" height="581" alt="Alumni Tailgate" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Alumni3.jpg?1415807732" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:43:06 +0000 jewellsmr 126 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Students and Faculty Present at RCIO Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/students-and-faculty-present-rcio-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ten Appalachian State IOHRM graduate students and twelve undergraduate psychology students attended The River Cities Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga on October 24th and 25th.</p> <p>Two IOHRM graduate students, first-year Dea Kamberaj and second-year Matt Cartabuke, presented at the conference's poster session in the morning. Matt elaborated on the findings from his thesis examining social justice and Dea discussed research examining potential adverse impact of using online sources for organizational recruiting.</p> <p>After the poster session, second-year graduate student Sarah Guilfoyle, alongside Dr. Shawn Bergman, delivered a presentation entitled "Mo' Data, Mo' Problems? The potential of big data and analytics in employment decisions," which discussed the potential upside and pitfalls of HR Analytics. In the afternoon session, Dr. Jacqui Bergman's presentation "Narcissism: Is there a bright side to this dark trait?" discussed how the notion having a narcissistic leader might, on the surface, seem like a good idea, but the long-term consequences of having someone high in narcissism in a leadership position will likely lead to negative outcomes.</p> <p>The RCIO conference gave IOHRM students and faculty a chance to network with professionals, professors, and students from other institutions and to learn about the current state of the I/O field. We look forward to having many Appalachian State students attend and present at the 2015 conference.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Hannah Childs</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="863" height="414" alt="RCIO Conference" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/IMG_0493.JPG?1415131620" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:08:03 +0000 jewellsmr 125 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Exciting New Developments in Student Research http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/exciting-new-developments-student-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Second-year student Danielle Kretschmer has wrote an article for a professional safety blog on the ramifications of safety awareness training. She&nbsp;attempted to gamify awareness training and found a thirty percent reduction in risk over two months.&nbsp;It will be electronically published and is also being submitted for publication in ISHN and Professional Safety.&nbsp;</p> <p>Additionally, second-year student Matthew Cartabuke has successfully defended his thesis proposal "Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Behavior." His thesis examines empathy as a precursor to perceptions of societal fairness measured by different business variables.&nbsp;These business variables include concern for the Occupy Wall Street movement, social justice fairness, corporate social responsibility and socially responsible attitudes. Congratulations, Matthew!</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:03:03 +0000 jewellsmr 124 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Alumnus Ryan Felty Speaks with First-Year Students about their Professional Development http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/alumnus-ryan-felty-speaks-first-year-students-about-their-professional-development <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first-year students had the opportunity to talk with Ryan Felty, a graduate of the 2012 IOHRM class, during their Human Resources &amp; Professional Issues course on Thursday, October 9th.</p> <p>During the Skype call, the students were able to ask questions about the job search process, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and how to best present yourself and your skills when looking for a job or internship.&nbsp;Ryan also provided the first-years with some suggestions for how to take responsibility and manage their professional development.&nbsp;For example, Ryan suggested that students prepare answers for behavioral-based interview questions since most of the first-years students do not have much professional experience in the field. Answers to these types of questions should include a discussion of the skills they used or developed, the actions they took, and the results they achieved while working on a specific project. However, the most important advice that Ryan gave to the first-year cohort was about building relationships. It is important to build relationships with all the students and professors in the program, and to build networking relationships through online sources such as LinkedIn.</p> <p>The IOHRM first-year students are very appreciative of the time and advice given by Ryan and look forward to following-up with him in the future. We also want to congratulate Ryan Felty on his new promotion to HR Analyst with Dawn Food Products, Inc.!</p> <p>The IOHRM students and faculty always love hearing back from alumni.&nbsp;With that in mind, the IOHRM program will be having an Alumni Weekend starting on <strong>Friday, November 7th!</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Festivities will start with a happy hour on Friday night and a tailgate on Saturday before the football game. </li> <li>The time of the football game is still TBD, and we will be sending out more details about the time and place of happy hour in the coming weeks.</li> </ul> <p>App State football is in a new conference this year so you will not want to miss this!&nbsp; We will be playing against Louisiana Monroe.&nbsp; Family is welcome at the tailgate on Saturday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Dea Kamberaj </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="452" height="536" alt="Ryan Felty" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Ryan%20Felty.jpg?1413236439" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:40:52 +0000 jewellsmr 123 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Our First Advisory Board Meeting of the 2014-2015 Academic Year http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/our-first-advisory-board-meeting-2014-2015-academic-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program held its first Advisory Board meeting of the 2014-2015 academic year in Peacock Hall (formerly Raley Hall) on Friday, October 3rd.</p> <p>The program is excited to welcome its newest board member, David Battle, to the IOHRM family. David is an Assistant Vice President: Operations Consultant at Bank of America and is sure to be a wonderful extension of the Advisory Board.</p> <p>At the meeting, the board members met with Dr. Huelsman, Program Director, and Tim Bailey, Advisory Board Chairperson, to discuss strategic planning for the IOHRM program. Current second-year students Sarah Guilfoyle, Kristen Kaufmann, and Danielle Kretschmer presentations regarding their summer internships led off the afternoon session. In the rest of the afternoon session, the students divided up into small groups and engaged in several interactive conversations with each board member regarding the students' professional plans and goals.</p> <p>The IOHRM graduate students and faculty greatly appreciate the time and advice given by the Advisory Board members and look forward to the next meeting in January!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="640" height="427" alt="Advisory Board Meeting" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/IMG_3522.jpg?1412782873" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:09:39 +0000 jewellsmr 121 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second-Year Student Job Offer http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-year-student-job-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There is very exciting news about one of the second-year students! Kristen Kaufmann has been offered a job with Northrop Grumman, where she did her internship over the&nbsp;summer. She currently works for Northrop Grumman part-time and will begin working full-time as a HR Business Partner in the&nbsp;summer&nbsp;of 2015. Kristen will be working in their Technical Services sector headquarters located in Herndon, VA, a suburb of Washington DC, to support one of their business divisions&nbsp;and could be working on a&nbsp;joint venture with the Saudi Arabian National guard. Congratulations Kristen!&nbsp; The entire IOHRM family is extremely proud of you!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>- Written by Jeremy White</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="508" height="762" alt="Kristen Kaufmann" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Kristen_0.jpg?1412112073" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:18:24 +0000 jewellsmr 120 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Fantastic Research Being Done by Our Second-Years http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/fantastic-research-being-done-our-second-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our students continue to excel in research. Second-year, Danielle Kretschmer will be presenting her thesis at the upcoming Behavioral Safety Now conference in Buffalo, New York. She will be presenting two breakout sessions on work she did during her internship over the summer. The sessions are titled The Gamification of Awareness Training and Effective Training Targeting Contextual Comments in Behavioral Observations. Another second-year, Matt Cartabuke will be presenting a poster on his thesis work at the Southern Management Association conference in Savannah, Georgia. His poster is titled Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Behavior. This poster is a representation of the work Matt has completed on his thesis.</p> <p>We are very proud of our students' research and accomplishments in the program!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="554" height="413" alt="Danielle Kretschmer and Matt Cartabuke" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Danielle_Matt_0.png?1412113154" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:23:44 +0000 jewellsmr 119 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu NCIOP Conference Fall 2014 and Upcoming Alumni Weekend http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/nciop-conference-fall-2014-and-upcoming-alumni-weekend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This past Friday, Appalachian IOHRM students and alumni traveled to Queens University in Charlotte, NC for the North Carolina Industrial Organizational Psychology (NCIOP) conference. The morning segment featured Catherine Stancombe, the VP of HR business partners from Duke Energy. She spoke on the leadership and performance culture of Duke Energy. After lunch, a panel was held that featured Coleen Gentry of Cambria Consulting, Renee Henson of Piedmont Natural Gas, and Mike Moomaw of APTMetrics, Inc. These panelists answered questions pertaining to Organizational Development and Change Management. The fall 2014 NCIOP flyer also featured summaries from the previous spring conference written by IOHRM students Kristen Kaufmann, Heather Holden, and alumna Stephanie Hale.</p> <p>Speaking of our alumni, please join us for an Alumni Weekend on November 7th. We will be holding a happy hour on Friday, November 7th and an Alumni Tailgate before the football game on Saturday. Check out our upcoming newsletter for more information and on how to RSVP!</p> <p>- Written by Heather Holden</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="626" height="386" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/conference.png?1410921931" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:48:54 +0000 kaufmannkf 118 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Welcome Class of 2016 and Alumni Tailgate information http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/welcome-class-2016-and-alumni-tailgate-information <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program has started another academic year and we want to welcome&nbsp; the Class of 2016! We had a great start with a first year orientation that the now second year cohort planned over the past year. The class of 2014 will be missed,&nbsp; but we wish you the best of luck, and don't forget to come back and visit! </p> <p> With that in mind,&nbsp; we want to announce our alumni event for the season. We will be hosting an IOHRM current students, faculty, and alumni tailgate on November 8th which is Black Saturday so get those App sweatshirts out of storage! Festivities will start with a happy hour on the Friday night, the 7th.&nbsp; The time of the football game is still TBD but we will update this page when details do be come available. App State football is in a new conference this year so you won't want to miss this, we will be playing Louisiana Monroe. Family is welcome at the tailgate on Saturday. If you plan to attend please RSVP here <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ8GKNG" target="_blank">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ8GKNG</a></p> <p>Keep checking back throughout the school year as well continue to update you on the great things happening here in the IOHRM program.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by Kristen Kaufmann</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2000" height="1124" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/First%20Years.jpg?1408996164" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:49:24 +0000 kaufmannkf 116 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2014! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/congratulations-graduating-class-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A heartfelt congratulations from everyone at the IOHRM program to our graduating class of 2014. The IOHRM class of 2014 graduated on May 9th, with the psychology program graduate hooding first followed by the entire graduate school commencement ceremony.&nbsp;</p> <p>This Class of 2014 planned and held a luncheon for faculty, first-year students, family and friends to attend. &nbsp;The luncheon was a wonderful way to remember their accomplishments, great times, and memories made in the past two years here at Appalachian State. &nbsp;Thank you for hard work and dedication, you all will be missed! Congratulations to the Class of 2014!&nbsp; </p><p>Alli Byrd, Kellie Collins, Amanda Eberhardt, Stephanie Hale,&nbsp; Ian Head, Robert Keenan, Sarah Light, Bethany Malpass, and Kate Thompson.</p> <p>-Written by Kristen Kaufmann, 2015</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2000" height="1500" title="Class of 2014" alt="CapandGownClassof2014" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Classof2014.jpg?1400934453" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2000" height="1500" title="Classof2014" alt="LuncheonClassof2014" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Classof20142.jpg?1400934483" /> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 24 May 2014 12:28:17 +0000 kaufmannkf 114 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu IOHRM students partcipate with SHRM at Relay for Life http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/iohrm-students-partcipate-shrm-relay-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Appalachian State University’s Society for Human Resources (SHRM) chapter participated in the annual Relay for Life event held at Kidd Brewer Stadium on April 25, 2014. On the day of the event, the 14 members of “SHRM for a Cure” sponsored a booth selling baked goods, coffee, and s’mores alongside other university clubs, athletic teams, and Greek organizations.</p> <p>The top SHRM fundraiser, second-year IOHRM student Amanda Eberhardt, brought the campaign to social media, posting&nbsp;a status on her 24th birthday offering to donate 24 cents for every ‘like’. Her status received 183 likes, bringing her personal donation to $43.92, and overall she raised $336.76 for the cause.</p> <p>The “SHRM for a Cure” team raised a total of $1306.27 for the campaign, becoming the 7th highest earning team out of 73 at App State. The 73 teams raised a total of $33,268.90, making this another successful year for Relay for Life at our university. SHRM, which is led by a number of the IOHRM students, would like to express its gratitude to all faculty, students, friends, and family who contributed to the fundraising efforts this year!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by Hannah Childs, 2015</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="960" height="720" title="Relay for Life" alt="Relay for Life" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/10307431_10152240596424690_7684652181184201645_n.jpg?1400184911" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 15 May 2014 20:15:23 +0000 kaufmannkf 113 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Congratulations To Our Graduating Students On Comprehensive Exams and Theses Defense http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/congratulations-our-graduating-students-comprehensive-exams-and-theses-defense <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM Program is proud to announce that all of our second-year students have completed and passed their oralcomprehensive exams (OCE)! The OCE is relatively new for the program and was implemented as an exit exam in place of the PHR exam, which now requires five years of work experience before you can sit for it. For the OCE, students sign-up for hour and a half long time slots, during which threeprofessors, unknown to the students beforehand, ask questions covering a broad range of IOHRM topics. This is a rigorous process and all students performed at the high level of excellence that we expect of all of our graduates. Congratulations to all of the second-year students!</p> <p> Additionally, two of the graduating second-year students, Ian Head and Sarah Light, successfully defended their theses. Ian’s thesis, titled “How Emotional Intelligence Affects LMX Relationships” examined whether emotional intelligence influencedthe development of employee-supervisorleader-member exchange relationships and found some support for employee-supervisor similarity influencing the relationship between emotional intelligence and leader-member exchange quality. Sarah’s thesis, titled “The Influence of Candidate Gender, Incumbent Gender, and Job Position on Hiring Decisions in an Experimental Paradigm” sought to build on existing research examining gender effects in the initial stages of the hiring process by having participants evaluate a male or female candidate applying for either a managerial or non-managerial position in a retail industry based on their resume alone. Her results suggested that that the job position may be more influential on evaluations of job candidates than either the candidate gender or incumbent gender. Congratulations to Ian and Sarah!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by Cameron Stinnett, Class of 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:06:03 +0000 kaufmannkf 107 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Aubrey Daniels and Advisory Board Meeting http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/aubrey-daniels-and-advisory-board-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On April 4th, The College of Business hosted Aubrey Daniels, founder of the consulting company Aubrey Daniels International, who shared his professional knowledge with the students and faculty of the IOHRM program. Dr. Daniels was accompanied by Paul Broyhill, his first client and former CEO of Broyhill Furniture. Dr. Daniels is an internationally renowned expert on performance management. The students and faculty were able to partake in a question and answer session concerning the applications of organizational behavioral management in the workplace. The IOHRM program is extremely grateful to Dr. Daniels for taking time out of his visit to specifically spend time with IOHRM students and faculty.</p> <p>Later in the day, the IOHRM Advisory Board met with the students of the IOHRM program. Six of the board members hosted a series of professional development workshops. Chanel Leitch and Yvonne Hill led a discussion on how to become better networkers, Phil and Tim Bailey discussed how to improve interviewing skills, Frank Gentry gave a presentation on HR Trends and the transformation model, and Ray Grassman shared his knowledge concerning business acumen and finance management. The IOHRM students sincerely thank the board members for sharing their time and experiences. The workshops were an extremely valuable experience.</p> <p>-Written by Heather Holden, Class of 2015</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:05:37 +0000 kaufmannkf 105 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Students Continue to Excel in Research http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/students-continue-excel-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First-year IOHRM student Matthew Cartabuke recently lectured at the Appalachian Regional Business Symposium in Johnson City, TN at Eastern Tennessee University on March 21st. Matthew is working with Dr. Jim Westerman and presented the findings of their research in a presentation entitled "Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Behavior." Current results indicate that empathy is a strong prediction of social justice attitudes even when controlling for previous employment, GPA, parent's income (SES), and gender. He anticipates that this work will form the basis for his thesis. Additionally, Matthew accepted an internship with TIAA-CREF for talent management for this summer.</p> <p>Second-year IOHRM student Sarah Light presented a poster based on her thesis research at SEPA (Southeastern Psychological Association) in Nashville, TN on March 6th. The poster was titled "The influence of Candidate Sex, Incumbent Sex, and Job Position on Hiring Decisions in an Experimental Paradigm". No statistically significant main effects were found for either candidate sex or incumbent sex. Job position resulted in statistically significant effects for starting salary and hirability but not for competence and conscientious. These findings suggests that characteristics of the job position may be more influential on evaluations of job candidates than are the sex of either the job candidate or the job incumbent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="800" height="600" title="Sarah_presenting " alt="Sarah_presenting" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Sarah_0.jpg?1397059594" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:06:46 +0000 kaufmannkf 103 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Dr. Huelsman Wins "2014 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching” http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/dr-huelsman-wins-2014-board-governors-award-excellence-teaching%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr. Tim Huelsman (Professor and IOHRM Program Director) has been awarded the “2014 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.” Each year, one professor is chosen from each of the University of North Carolina System institutions and Dr. Huelsman is the 2014 winner for Appalachian State. Dr. Huelsman’s grateful and inspired students nominated him for this prestigious award. The award encourages, identifies, recognizes, rewards, and supports excellent teaching; it is also the highest honor given for teaching excellence. Dr. Huelsman will be honored with a stipend, awarded a bronze medallion, and will be recognized at the Board of Governors Luncheon as well as Appalachian’s Spring Commencement ceremony.</p> <p> After teaching 14 different courses, it’s clear that Dr. Huelsman succeeds in guiding both undergraduate and graduate students to autonomy, mastery, and purpose. In addition to teaching, Dr. Huelsman is guiding the IOHRM program through a curriculum change to make it the only master’s program in the country to adhere to the education guidelines of both the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). We are extremely proud of Dr. Huelsman! Congratulations!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by Holly Brugger </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="110" height="140" title="Dr. Huelsman" alt="Dr. Huelsman " src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Huelsman.JPG?1395858254" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:24:28 +0000 kaufmannkf 99 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Celebrating our Faculty and Alumni http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/celebrating-our-faculty-and-alumni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Jim Westerman as a sustainability fellow at Appalachian State University for 2014-2016 academic years. As the first faculty member to hold the position, Dr. Westerman will serve as a liaison to the University and the Office of Sustainability. As a sustainability fellow he will work to create new initiatives in curriculum and research to better sustainability efforts. Dr. Westerman has already been an active member in the sustainability efforts at Appalachian State through assisting in the proposal for a sustainable business minor. The entire IOHRM family is extremely proud of this accomplishment.</p> <p>We are also happy to say that Jessica (Gore) Jacovidis, a 2010 alumnus of the program was recently accepted to the Assessment and Measurement PhD program at James Madison University. Jessica is currently working for McRel International as an evaluation specialist and will be starting at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the fall.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by John Misenheimer</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="300" height="422" title="Jim Westerman " alt="Jim Westerman " src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/jim_westerman_300.jpg?1395193469" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:46:02 +0000 kaufmannkf 92 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu First Year Students Excel in Research http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/first-year-students-excel-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first-year IOHRM student Matthew Cartabuke was awarded two research grants from the Appalachian State University Office of Student Research. Matt is working with the Dr. Westerman and is conducting research on empathy as an antecedent of social justice behavior. The first grant he received was award for his project which is creating a healthy, just, and sustainable society through research. This research grant is awarded to candidates who demonstrate interest in enhancing human well-being through the use of economic, natural, and human resources. Matt’s research met and surpassed these requirements, and he was awarded the maximum grant amount. Matt was also awarded a grant from the Office of Student Research for travel expenses that will allow him to present his research at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium in Johnson City, Tennessee on March 21st.</p> <p>Fellow first-year student, Danielle Kretschmer, will be presenting her research at the 40th annual convention for the Association of Behavior Analysis International. This event will take place May 23-27 in Chicago, Illinois. Danielle has worked with Dr. Ludwig on what was to be a pilot for her thesis titled From Feedback to Fluency. The research aim was to provide a company with a behaviorally rooted plan to reduce accidents on the road, prevent loss for the company, and keep drivers safe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="857" height="679" title="Matt_and_Danielle" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Matt_danielle_edited.jpg?1393086607" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:58:18 +0000 kaufmannkf 84 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Advisory Board Meeting and NCIOP http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/advisory-board-meeting-and-nciop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The IOHRM program held the first Advisory Board meeting of the year in Raley Hall on Friday, January 31st. The program was excited to welcome a new board member! Yvonne Hill is a Senior Workforce Planning Consultant at Lowe’s Home Improvement and will certainly be a great addition to the Board. At the meeting, the board members met with Dr. Huelsman, Program Director, and Tim Bailey, Advisory Board Chairperson, to discuss IOHRM program growth and developing resources. After a productive morning meeting, Phil Graham, Chief Sales Officer of Financial Independence Group, made a presentation on “Non-Sales Selling” to the IOHRM students in the afternoon. Phil shared his experiences and taught the students how to use improvisation, storytelling, and deflection to build relationships and persuade potential clients. It was a great and informative discussion and the IOHRM students and faculty truly appreciate all of our board members sharing their knowledge and experience. The Advisory Board will meet again on April 4th and will have workshops on HR trends, networking, and interviewing skills. </p> <p> Next week, the IOHRM first- and second-years will make the trip “down the mountain” to NCIOP’s spring meeting at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. At the morning session, Roger Mayer will be speaking about trust and leadership, and in the afternoon, a panel will discuss careers in IO. The conference is sure to be an informative and enjoyable experience!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Written By Sarah Guilfoyle </p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:04:28 +0000 kaufmannkf 82 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Advisory Board Meeting and Job Placement News http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/advisory-board-meeting-and-job-placement-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As we start the second week of classes in the Spring 2014 semester, there is some very exciting news about the IOHRM program to share. First, the IOHRM program would like to congratulate Kate Thompson on securing a job over the break with TIAA-CREF! Kate will be the Talent Management Advisor shortly after she graduates this upcoming semester. This is a continuation upon her internship experience with the company. Way to go Kate!</p> <p>We would also like to mention the upcoming IOHRM Advisory Board Meeting for this semester on January 31st. The current students in particular found last semester's meeting both informative and useful. They are looking forward to this great opportunity. Thank you to all advisory board members who will be there on the 31st for this wonderful meeting. The program would like to give a special thank you to second-year student Holly Brugger for helping Dr. Tim Huelsman and Tim Bailey in the process of putting this conference together. Faculty and current students, please remember to RSVP if you have not already.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Written by Jeremy White</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:08:51 +0000 kaufmannkf 78 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Second years progress on their theses http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/second-years-progress-their-theses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the end of the fall 2013 semester, second years Sarah Light and Ian Head completed their thesis proposals.</p> <p>Sarah's thesis, entitled "Gender Biases in the Initial Hiring Process: Perceptions of Candidates for Managerial and Non-Managerial Positions," looks at how gender bias affects the resume review stage of the hiring process. She examines how hirability, starting salary, and personality constructs (i.e. conscientiousness and competence) are perceived for identical male and female job candidates.</p> <p>Ian's thesis, "How Emotional Intelligence Affects LMX Relationships," examines the predictive power of Emotional Intelligence on the quality of working relationships between a leader and subordinate.</p> <p>Congratulations are also in order for the IOHRM students who recently took the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) for psychology. Every IO student who took the exam passed and are one step closer to graduation.</p> <p>-written by Robert Keenan </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Sarah.jpg?1389284742" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1400" height="1050" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Ian.jpg?1389284754" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:26:26 +0000 kaufmannkf 77 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Student presents at National Council on Family Relations Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/student-presents-national-council-family-relations-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stephanie Hale, a second-year IOHRM student,&nbsp;presented at the 2013 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference&nbsp;held November 6-9th in&nbsp;San Antonio, Texas&nbsp;.&nbsp;She presented&nbsp;with Dr. Beth Latshaw, a Sociology Professor from Widener University. Their presentation entitled&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>“ I&nbsp;Think&nbsp;Women&nbsp;Fear&nbsp;Men with Children” – The Well-Being of Stay-at-Home Fathers and Their Children</em>&nbsp;was the result of an ongoing study which focused&nbsp;on&nbsp;sources and outcomes of fathers’&nbsp;parenting risks and the effect such risks have on the well-being of their children. Results from their findings will be used to inform legislators and other decision-makers about social support and outreach opportunities desired by full-time fathers. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1208" height="1671" title="Stephanie Hale " alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/stephanie.jpg?1384868562" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:42:56 +0000 kaufmannkf 76 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu 2013 IOHRM Alumni Professional Development Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/2013-iohrm-alumni-professional-development-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This past weekend, 16 IOHRM alumni joined current students and faculty for the first IOHRM Alumni Professional Development Conference. The conference was a big success and was a great way for IOHRM alumni to network with one another, meet the current students, and reconnect with the IOHRM program.</p> <p>There were numerous great moments over the weekend, but here are a few highlights:</p> <p>- Dr. Hugh Hindman described the history of the IOHRM program and provided remarks on the current state of human resource management and industrial relations. These remarks were recorded and will be posted on the IOHRM website soon.<br />- Dr. Hindman was presented with a Lifetime Service Award for his decades of hard work and dedication to the IOHRM program.<br />- Alumni Cynthia Miller and Wayne Crowley from Lowe's made a fantastic presentation on Saturday entitled "Making It Happen" that described how change management is done in the real world.<br />- The "Career Journeys in IOHRM" panel, which featured five IOHRM alumni (Stacey Bumgardner, Jennifer Cline, Jess Whitaker, Derrick Swing, and Bo Hughes), gave alumni, students, and faculty a number of great tips and advice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We also discussed future alumni events and came up with a number of great ideas including have the professional development conferences every other year and having the professional development elements of the conference qualify for PHR &amp; SPHR credit. Be on the lookout for survey to be sent out in the next couple of weeks to ask for input on the next IOHRM alumni conference.</p> <p>Finally, alumni suggested that between conferences we could organize opportunities for alumni to get together in their geographical locations (e.g., Raleigh and Charlotte) and at state and national conferences (SIOP and SHRM).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It was a great inaugural conference! It was great to meet so many of our alumni and thanks for your support of our program!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"><br class="userContent" /></h5> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:09:44 +0000 kaufmannkf 75 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Congratulations are in order for many members of the IOHRM program! http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/congratulations-are-order-many-members-iohrm-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Program director Dr. Tim Huelsman was one of four recent inductees to the Academy of Outstanding Graduate Mentors. As such, he joins a short list of graduate faculty members at Appalachian State recognized for their exemplary mentoring activities. Both Dr. Huelsman and Dr. Shawn Bergman are finalists for the Board of Governor's Excellence in Teaching Award.</p> <p>A publication by Dr. Timothy Ludwig, Alison Blasingame (c/o 2013), and Stephanie Hale (c/o 2014) was recently accepted into the <em>Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.</em> The article is the result of a semester-long study that focused on improving manufacturing efficiency and production by designing new steps to the work process with an employee focus group.</p> <p>Dr. Jacqui Bergman is finishing her first semester as Chair of the Management Department in the Walker College of Business.</p> <p>IOHRM faculty and students continue to make meaningful contributions to the university, community, and applied field. We are always so proud to share with you the exciting things happening within our program!</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:06:28 +0000 kaufmannkf 74 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Students attend River-Cities Industrial-Organizational (RCIO) Psychology Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/students-attend-river-cities-industrial-organizational-rcio-psychology-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Over the weekend of October 25-27, twelve IOHRM students (5 first-year and 7 second-year students) traveled to the 2013 River-Cities Industrial-Organizational (RCIO) Psychology Conference hosted by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This year the conference focused on Trends in Training</p> <p>Second-year students Sarah Light and Ian Head presented their work and answered questions about their master’s thesis during a poster session.&nbsp; Sarah’s thesis focused on examining gender biases in the initial hiring process, and Ian’s thesis focused on emotional intelligence as it relates to the leader-member exchange quality.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Additionally, second-year students Allison Byrd, Amanda Eberhardt, Stephanie Hale, and Kate Thompson did a panel presentation on current trends in leadership training.&nbsp; The presentation specifically focused on the impact of globalization, methods of training female leaders, and the burgeoning industry of executive coaching.&nbsp; Following the presentation, Dr. Shawn Bergman moderated a Q&amp;A session in which the panelists answered questions from applied and academic professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="1400" height="1050" title="RCIO attendants " alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/group1.jpg?1383184091" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:48:34 +0000 kaufmannkf 73 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Advisory Board Meeting http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/advisory-board-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"></h5> <p>On Friday, October 11th, the IOHRM program hosted its Fall 2013 Advisory Board Meeting in which seven board members, including the Advisory Board Chairperson Tim Bailey, met to discuss the current IOHRM curriculum with Program Director Dr. Tim Huelsman. Board members introduced themselves to students and IOHRM faculty while providing insight regarding what had brought them to this point in their careers. Many members shared how it was a series of unique experiences that shaped their career path rather than a set plan, showing that it may be the unplanned experiences that result in the most growth.</p> <h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"></h5> <p>Following introductions, three second-year students presented their summer internship experiences. Ian Head shared his involvement with the GEO Group, Allison Byrd described her work with the City of Burlington, and Bethany Malpass explained several projects she completed for United Therapeutics Corporation in Durham, NC. Students, faculty, and board members also heard from Board Member Chanel Leitch, who provided many career insights from her experience as SVP of Leadership Development for Bank of America. Chanel spoke about the importance of knowing one's customers, managing one's brand, and utilizing network connections to uncover the hidden job market. The event concluded with a panel discussion and a social hour, providing graduate students the unique opportunity to exchange information and network with Advisory Board Members. The next board meeting will be early in the spring semester.</p> <p>Written by: Bethany Malpass </p> <h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"><br class="userContent" /></h5> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="2048" height="1535" title="Advisory Board Members " alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Advisory%20Board%20Members.jpg?1382971134" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:39:10 +0000 kaufmannkf 72 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu Bethany Malpass to participate in NC Social Entrepreneurship Conference http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news/bethany-malpass-participate-nc-social-entrepreneurship-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-asu-news-desc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Congratulations go out to Bethany Malpass, who will be participating in the 2014 NC Social Entrepreneurship Conference and Competition hosted by the Walker College of Business. Bethany and four other graduate students will be partnering with Wine To Water for this experience. Wine To Water is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing water to countries that may not have access to a clean water source. Bethany will be assisting this organization with marketing aspects in order to help raise funds for their mission. The competition and conference will take place in the spring semester. We are all extremely proud of Bethany and wish her the best of luck!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-asu-news-images"> <div class="field-label">Image(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_asu_news_images" width="297" height="223" title="Bethany Malpass" alt="" src="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/sites/iohrm.appstate.edu/files/news/images/original/Bethany.jpg?1381347077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-asu-news-links"> <div class="field-label">More Information Link(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.northcarolina.edu/sec/index.htm">Conference Website </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://iohrm.appstate.edu/news">More News</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:37:13 +0000 kaufmannkf 71 at http://iohrm.appstate.edu