Share In Our Learning and Join the Debate at 2019 SIOP Annual Conference

March 15, 2019 Richard Justenhoven

Our research program is an important part of what we do. Each year we submit papers and presentations to conferences, seeking to share our learning and results and to take part in the debate.

One of the highlights in our calendar is the annual SIOP Conference and we’re very much looking forward to this year’s event taking place April 4-6 in Washington DC/National Harbor.

Our team is participating in multiple sessions all concerned with the latest in assessment including AI, gamification and competencies for the future of work.

Do come along and meet us. Below are just some of the sessions we're involved in. 

Bridging the Mobile Divide: Innovative Design to Support Mobile Cognitive Testing - Thursday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m.

Symposium with Aon’s Anthony Boyce, Nicholas Martin, Tara McClure Johnson and Alina Siemsen

In high-stakes cognitive ability testing, it is critical that candidates are not advantaged or disadvantaged based on the type of device (e.g., smartphone, laptop) they use. This session presents 4 studies focused on using innovative design principles to ensure minimal cognitive test score differences between mobile and nonmobile test administration.

Candidate Experiences Matter: Navigating New Frontiers in Assessment Technologies - Thursday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Aon’s Tara McClure Johnson, Leah Ellison, Mats Englund and Yael Oelbaum

Panelists present experiences and research to encourage discussion on the topic of enhancing the candidate experience in emerging assessment technologies. Consultants and academics will discuss challenges and successes encountered in trying to balance the goals of maintaining a positive candidate experience and implementing new selection technologies.

Leveling on Game-Thinking: Research Trends in Gamification and Game-Based Assessments - Friday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m.

Symposium with Aon’s Sarena Bhatia

Gamification applications and game-based assessments continue to grow faster than scientific research on game thinking within organizations can disseminate research findings. This symposium provides the SIOP community with state of the art research findings that will reduce the scientist-practitioner gap seen in research on game thinking.

Rage Against the Machine: Reactions to Artificial Intelligence in Selection Systems - Friday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m.

Poster discussion with Aon’s Manuel Gonzalez, Nicholas Martin, Richard Justenhoven and Achim Preuss

Organizations are using artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline their hiring processes, yet little is known about how applicants react to the use of AI. Authors experimentally examined reactions to AI versus human decision makers, finding that people react unfavorably to AI and the organizations that use them. The implications of these findings, along with possible solutions will be discussed.

Disrupting Talent Assessment: Emerging Technologies & Innovative Designs - Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. 

Join Aon’s Richard Justenhoven at this Alternative Session.

The purpose of this session is to highlight examples of new innovations in assessment design including virtual reality, deep learning, natural language processing, and mobile-first design. Presenters will discuss new developments in the field of talent assessment and provide practical advice for leveraging new technologies to develop, validate, and implement innovative assessments. 

Use Your Words: Text Analysis in Selection and Assessment – Saturday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Symposium with Aon’s Tara McClure Johnson, Richard Justenhoven and Maximilian Jansen.

Organizations collect vast amounts of potentially rich text data. Although research using text has increased in recent years, much of this data is still ignored. This symposium describes a range of applications in selection relevant to both beginners and experts. They include traditional analyses of preexisting text as well as more modern transformations from unstructured data like video.

Video Interviewing and Artificial Intelligence: To AI or Not to AI? - Saturday, April 6 at 3:00 p.m. Debate with Aon’s Anthony Boyce. 

The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) with video interviewing technology is gaining momentum as more organizations begin to adopt it as part of their hiring practices. Although its use is growing, there are questions on the science and fairness of the algorithms behind the AI. This debate will explore the benefits and risks of implementing AI in the scoring of video interviews.

Come and meet us at the Aon Digital Wall for an interactive experience around the future of work - and to learn more about what we do. If you've mislaid your invite to our Party, then get in touch

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Richard Justenhoven

Richard Justenhoven is the product development director within Aon's Assessment Solutions. A leading organizational psychologist, Richard is an acknowledged expert in the design, implementation and evaluation of online assessments and a sought after speaker about such topics.

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