Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Magnet Consulting, a wholly woman-owned people engagement consulting firm, announced details today on the session in which the company will participate during the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology's 28th Annual Conference, SIOP 2013. The three-day conference will take place at the Hilton Americas - Houston from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Magnet co-founder, Sandy Fiaschetti, Ph.D., will speak April 13 at 8 a.m. on a panel entitled, Perspectives on Independent Consulting in I-O. On this panel, Dr. Fiaschetti will share her experience, advice and lessons learned in transitioning from working inside large organizations and consulting firms to starting Magnet Consulting. Topics of discussion will include starting an independent consulting practice, establishing clients, generating work, growing the practice, creating research and practitioner partnerships, and weathering economic struggles.
The SIOP conference aims to promote the growing influence of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologists in the workplace. According to the SIOP website, I-O psychology is a dynamic and growing field that encompasses workplace issues at the individual and organizational level. This involves everything from workforce planning, employee selection, and leader development to studying job attitudes and job motivation, implementing work teams, and facilitating organizational change. SIOP is an international group of more than 7,900 I-O psychologists whose members study and apply scientific principles concerning workplace productivity, motivation, leadership and engagement. SIOP’s mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice and teaching of I-O psychology. For more information about SIOP and the conference visit http://www.siop.org.
Magnet Consulting is a full-service strategic people engagement consulting organization, creating employee selection, leadership development, and retention practices. Magnet specializes in shaping positive organizational cultures and in leader and executive assessment and development. Their background as organizational psychologists spans multiple industries and organization sizes.