OrgVitality Presentations at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP), April 18th


OrgVitality is proud to share our upcoming SIOP sessions, which present results of recent research as well as our long experience in the survey industry. If you're going to SIOP, be sure to visit us at Booth #417. If you are unable to make it but interested in learning more about any of these presentations, email us.

Listen and Learn: Corporate Approaches to Continuous Listening: Dr. Scott Brooks

April 19th at 12:00 PM

The past few years have seen an increasing interest in continuous listening, or "always on" surveys. They offer an opportunity to solicit ongoing feedback that can supplement an annual survey, yet provide challenges as well, as organizations must guard against survey fatigue, as well as show employees that the time they spend taking surveys leads to meaningful change. In this session, Dr. Scott Brooks shares his perspective to continuous listening, along with participants from Citigroup, PepsiCo, and Allstate.

Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Finding and Acting on Quality Comments:

Dr. Victoria Hendrickson

April 19th at 12:00 PM

Most organizations understand how valuable open-ended comments are, yet struggle to wade through hundreds, if not thousands, of comments, and make sense of them all. Dr. Victoria Hendrickson brings together a group of comment experts each exploring comment quality. She will speak about her algorithm-backed, machine-learning method of quickly sorting comments by their usefulness, and specifically how to drive meaningful action. She will be joined by participants from Google, Carrington Mortgage, and ALPS.

Myth Busters - Which Survey Practices are Evidence Based? Dr. Victoria Hendrickson and Sertrice Grice, MS April 19th at 1:30 PM As organizations get more complex, surveys keep leadership connected with the voice and experience of employees. Leaders depend on survey feedback and invest in these programs, yet many survey practices are not evidence based. This symposium tackles commonly held assumptions with robust, data-driven studies to identify which (if any) are supported. Dr. Victoria Hendrickson brings together a group of sophisticated practitioners each tackling a unique survey myth. OV's Sertrice Grice will take on complex generational issues. Other myths are taken on by participants from Microsoft, Target, Johnson & Johnson, and PepsiCo.

Innovation & Leadership: Enabling Strategic Explorations Amidst Daily Execution

Dr. Victoria Hendrickson

April 19th at 3:30 PM

The term innovation is equal parts buzzword and Rorschach ink blot test. Organizations want to be innovative - as do the industrial organizational psychologists who support these efforts - but many have different ideas of what that means. This symposium, featuring Dr. Victoria Hendrickson along with participants from Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, and Southern Illinois University, anchors innovation within the context of an organization's strategy and leadership and provides robust studies on defining, measuring, and leading for innovation.

Employee Surveys and New Technologies: Privacy and Ethical Issues

Jeffrey Saltzman

April 20th at 4:00 PM

The survey landscape is rapidly changing due to the fast-paced technological advances that change the way employees are surveyed and feedback is measured and analyzed. Accompanying these new technologies are potential privacy and ethical issues that all organizations need to understand and guard against. The purpose of this session is to discuss/debate the role of industrial organizational psychology in these new developments to ensure continued professional and ethical practices.

Bringing Successful Employment to the Intellectual Development Disabled

Walter Reichman, MBA, EdD

April 21 at 1:30 PM

Intellectually developmentally disabled people can be productive and valuable employees. Three universities have developed programs to transition such young people from secondary education to productive employment. Walter Reichman, joined by members of various universities, will discuss how organizations should become aware of this potential workforce and promote their hiring, ultimately benefiting both the organization and the well-being of this underserved population.

OrgVitality is an organizational effectiveness company, offering a full suite of products and services designed to help you in your work. If you are interested in learning more about any of these sessions but unable to join us at SIOP next week, please email us for more information.