Presidential Address: Examining Consulting Requests From the Past Year - How To Expand the Impact of I-O
As an I-O, I am often in the position of explaining the value I bring to an organization and even demonstrating how I-O principles can be leveraged across a variety of organizational needs. And this can be a regular part of life for an I-O – whether you are in-house or an external consultant. Therefore, it is important to understand organizational needs and how to leverage the I-O skillset to demonstrate improvements. For this discussion, I plan to highlight two trends I have seen over the last year in organizational requests (albeit not new to I-O) that allow I-Os to demonstrate a broader application of our skillset: an increase in selection process (beyond a needs assessment) and compensation reviews. Together, we will review the context behind these reviews and the distinct value add that I-Os bring to the table.
4:30 - 5:30 PM EST Presentation
5:30 - 6:00 PM EST Networking (via Zoom Breakout Rooms)
Emilee B. Tison, Ph.D., is an Industrial-Organizational psychologist and Principal Consultant, Selection and Assessment Area Lead in the Employment & Litigation Services Division at DCI Consulting Group, where she is involved in employee selection and equal employment consulting. Emilee’s primary areas of expertise are in employment testing, job analysis and validation strategies, and quantitative methods in the equal employment context. At DCI she has conducted large scale adverse impact analyses of selection processes, developed and validated selection procedures, and trained clients on a variety of employee selection and EEO issues.
Prior to joining DCI Consulting Group, Emilee worked at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as a Personnel Research Psychologist in the Selection and Promotion Assessment Group. At OPM, Emilee led job analysis/competency modeling, gap analysis, and assessment development projects; delivered trainings, including assessor/interviewer training; and conducted adverse impact analyses.
Emilee received her M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial/ organizational Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). In 2020, Emilee served as the PTCMW President; in 2021 she will serve as Past-President.
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