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Kronos® Receives Research Grant; Discusses Science of Hiring at SIOP

ATLANTA, April 8, 2010Kronos® Incorporated today announced that it has won a grant from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for research focusing on "The Effects of Explanations on Applicant Attitudes and Behaviors." Author of the grant proposal, Autumn Krauss, Ph.D. and senior scientist at Kronos, will be at SIOP’s 25th annual conference which begins today in Atlanta to accept the award, along with co-authors Donald M. Truxillo and Talya N. Bauer, both of Portland State University.

News Facts

  • Creating a positive applicant experience is key to an organization's success in hiring the best employees. The results of this field research study will inform enhancements to the Kronos hiring solution, providing Kronos customers with a competitive advantage.
  • SIOP awarded Kronos this grant through its Small Grant Program, which is designed in part to foster cooperation between academia and practitioners by supporting research that has the potential to advance both knowledge and practice.
  • Kronos’ talented staff of I/O psychologists will participate in SIOP 2010 in a variety of sessions including:
    • The 4/5ths is Just a Fraction: Alternative Adverse Impact Methodologies, April 8, 3:30 p.m., Symposium, Salon A – John Morrison, Ph.D. and chief scientist, Kronos; and Philip Mangos, Ph.D. and senior scientist, Kronos
    • Work Schedules and I/O Psychology: Industry, Organizational, and Employee Perspectives, April 9, 10:30 a.m., Panel Discussion, Rooms 206-207 – Kristin Charles, Ph.D. and assessment scientist, Kronos
    • Developing a Model of First-line Supervisor Performance, April 9, 11:30 a.m., Poster Session, Galleria –Ryan Robinson, Ph.D. and assessment scientist, Kronos
    • Using Situational Judgment Tests to Measure Teamwork and Collaboration, April 10, 10:30 a.m., Symposium, Salon C – Autumn Krauss, Ph.D. and senior scientist, Kronos
    • Using Surface Response Graphs to Visualize Interactions in Multidimensional Data, April 10, 12:00 p.m., Master Tutorial, Room 204 – David Scarborough, Ph.D. and scientist-at-large, Kronos
    • Internal-External Candidate Differences in Selection/Promotion: Insights from Research and Practice, April 10, 1:00 p.m., Symposium, Salon C – Kristin Charles, Ph.D. and assessment scientist, Kronos; and Autumn Krauss, Ph.D. and senior scientist, Kronos
    • Never the Twain Shall Meet? New Cognitive Ability-Personality Relationships, April 10, 1:30 p.m., Symposium, Room 212 – John Morrison, Ph.D. and chief scientist, Kronos

Supporting Quotes

  • Bob DelPonte, director of hiring products, Kronos
    "We are honored to be receiving a grant from SIOP this year. It is recognition that the research that Kronos is undertaking is of critical importance to the industry. Our customers benefit tremendously from having access to our talented science team and the cutting-edge assessment work that they do."

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About Kronos Incorporated

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