PreVisor Companies Make Strong Contribution to 25th Annual SIOP Conference

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Industry-leading talent measurement research featured in thirty-eight sessions


Upholding the rigorous standards of I-O psychology is central to our mission of connecting employment decisions to business results and sets us apart from others in the talent measurement industry.

PreVisor announced today their sponsorship of and participation in the 25th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference. The dedicated team of industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology researchers from PreVisor and PDRI (a PreVisor company) will be part of 38 different sessions in Atlanta, April 8-10, 2010.

PreVisor researchers will participate in panel discussions, symposia, special events and poster sessions, sharing the company’s industry-leading research on assessment science and personnel selection. Some of the many topics include trends in computer adaptive testing (CAT), demonstrating the value of testing to business, going global with assessment programs, testing and social responsibility, and leading-edge applications of technology in psychometrics. Dr. Mike Fetzer will also lead a pre-conference workshop for continuing education credits.

The combined team of PreVisor and PDRI I-O experts includes researchers who will receive SIOP’s 2010 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace. The award goes to a joint project team comprised of Walter C. Borman, Janis S. Houston, Tracy M. Kantrowitz, Richard A. McLellan, and Robert J. Schneider, in recognition of their work developing and validating computer adaptive personality assessments.

“Well-deserved congratulations go to all of our presenters and award winners,” said CEO Noel Sitzmann. “Upholding the rigorous standards of I-O psychology is central to our mission of connecting employment decisions to business results and sets us apart from others in the talent measurement industry. The inclusion of such a large number of our submissions in the SIOP Annual Conference program confirms this commitment. As always, it is an honor to have so many of our members invited to participate in this year’s agenda.”

The three-day conference will showcase PreVisor research in:

  •     13 symposia, including advances in unproctored Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), how to leverage technology, new directions in interpersonal skills measurement, and assessment trends for businesses.
  •     13 poster presentations, covering development of performance appraisal systems, the effect of economic recession on personality and cognitive scores, and roles in employee engagement.
  •     9 panel discussions, including technology-based front-line manager assessments, international validation research, and corporate social responsibility.
  •     A pre-conference accredited workshop entitled “Going Global: Considerations in Establishing and Managing Global Assessment and Survey Systems.”
  •     Acceptance of the 2010 M. Scott Myers Award on Thursday, April 8th.

Two past SIOP Presidents – Dr. Walter C. “Wally” Borman, CEO of PDRI, and Dr. Elaine Pulakos, COO of PDRI – will present the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award for “Performance Management - What Works and What Doesn't.”

The full list of presentations is available on the SIOP Conference website [link: and will be posted in PreVisor’s exhibit booth at the conference.

For more information about PreVisor, PDRI, or research presented at SIOP 2010, please contact PreVisor [link: or call 800.367.2509.

About PreVisor
PreVisor, the leading global provider of on demand employment assessments and talent measurement solutions, helps clients connect employment decisions to business results. Following the rigorous standards of industrial-organizational psychology, PreVisor’s assessment content accurately predicts on-the-job performance and supports fair hiring practices. PreVisor’s solutions help streamline hiring, reduce recruiting and training costs, and improve corporate performance for clients worldwide, including more than 100 of the Fortune 500.

About the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology or "SIOP" is the world's leading organization dedicated to enhancing human performance and well-being at work through applied behavioral science. Tracing its roots to the founding of American psychology over 100 years ago, today SIOP is comprised of over 7,000 scientists and professionals around the world who work to understand, measure, and predict human behavior in organizations. SIOP promotes the use of good science and data-driven practices to drive performance in organizations. SIOP's members design solutions that help employers hire the best people and develop them to their full potential, that improve employee satisfaction and engagement, and that make organizations more effective for their customers and stakeholders.

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