EVENT: Psychology Special Colloquium: Enhancing Diversity via Hiring Practices: Revisiting the use of Second-Stratum Cognitive Abilities (Dr. Serena Wee)
|Psychology Special Colloquium: Enhancing Diversity via Hiring Practices: Revisiting the use of Second-Stratum Cognitive Abilities (Dr. Serena Wee)
Title: Enhancing Diversity via Hiring Practices: Revisiting the use of Second-Stratum Cognitive Abilities
Many organisations believe that hiring a diverse workforce is important for ethical, legal and business reasons. However, one of the most criterion-valid selection tools—the cognitive test—also exhibits large mean group differences, creating a potential conflict between an organisation’s diversity and effectiveness goals. In this talk, I discuss how focusing on individual differences in specific (rather than general) cognitive abilities allows us to simultaneously address both goals, by using a Pareto-optimal weighting strategy. I present results showing that this strategy could substantially increase the proportion of job offers extended to qualified minority group applicants, and that these diversity gains are robust, i.e., they generalize beyond the sample on which the Pareto-optimal weights were obtained. I conclude by discussing some future research for understanding and enhancing organisational diversity via hiring practices.
Serena Wee completed her PhD in 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in IO Psychology before commencing a role at Singapore Management University as Assistant Professor of Psychology. She will present this colloquia as part of the selection process in recruitment of the Level B position in the School of Psychological Science.
Dr. Serena Wee
Bayliss Lecture Theatre G.33
: 6488 3267
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:00
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:00
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