This past weekend, the IOHRM program attended the River Cities Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. IOHRM was well represented at the conference with 23 IOHRM students, 1 MBA Student, 11 undergraduates and 4 faculty members in attendance.
IOHRM students and faculty heard about various ways to increase or improve organizational retention. Such topics included lowering attrition of high performers, retaining a diverse workforce, using past survey data to predict retention intentions, and many more.
Turnover specialist, Dr. Tom Lee delivered the keynote address on the past, present, and future of turnover research. Second year students Sydney Kopelic, Troi Robinson-Moss, and Megan Waite presented on the use of evidence-based training and development practices in organizations to solve challenges in retention alongside Dr. Shawn Bergman. The poster session showcased the research of several IOHRM students on the HR Science Team, who have been hard at work on their safety and GEAR UP projects.
RCIO was a great success and we look forward to next year’s RCIO theme focused on data analytics and safety in the workplace.