SIOP 2013 has begun, and Day 1 was a fascinating set of presentations. The day starting with the opening plenary by SIOP President Doug Reynolds, talking about Big Data and I/O Psychology’s role in it. For some reason, we are not leading the way, despite our expertise being in synthesizing, analyzing and interpreting massive datasets about behavior and personal characteristics. Sounds like it would be a happy marriage to me!
The biggest difference I noticed today in comparison to last year was the massive number of presentations on social media and mobile assessment. Mobile assessment presentations seem to focus on the apparent equivalence of computer-based and mobile-based assessment, but I’ve been seeing some results contradictory to that… so more research is clearly needed. Social media research is progressing, but I heard “we don’t have data” way more times than I can even count. If you don’t have data, why are you presenting at SIOP? This is a data-hungry crowd! Perhaps the most disappointing was the session on “Empirical Evidence” for social media, but where only one presentation had any real data to speak of. I was hopeful though.
Day 1 was actually my lightest day, and I had a couple of time slots that were not scheduled. No worries – just walk 10 feet at SIOP and you’ll run into someone you know. The disadvantage is that it takes an hour to get from one side of the conference hotel to the other!
I also sat in a presentation where “Millenials” were predicted to be dramatically different from everyone else. Surprise! I hate such conclusions – Millenials are a diverse bunch, like every other generation. And I don’t say that just because I’m a Millenial.
Evening activities went pretty late into the night… but it’s SIOP… so that’s just what happens. Totally worth it. Day 2 summary tomorrow!
Archive of Day 1 Twitter posts follows:
|13:38||I wonder if this is the first #siop with a 2-minute silence for award winners… #siop13|
|13:48||So many #siop13 awards… where is the award for “best tweet”?|
|13:56||Production values have gone up a bit for #siop13 fellow announcements. The muzak is an… interesting touch.|
|14:07||RT @fanseel: Very proud of my #ugent colleague Filip Lievens being awarded fellowship by Society for Ind&Org Psychology #SIOP13 http …|
|14:10||Who has made the biggest impact on your professional development? Donate to #siop in their honor #siop13 http://t.co/1qyjQJeRes|
|14:21||Quite the risquÃ© exposÃ© on SIOP President Doug Reynolds from Tammy Allen #siop13|
|14:33||Will this address on #siop branding effect change differently than the last several years of addresses on branding? #SIOP13|
|14:38||@sioptweets #SIOP13 is the official SIOP hashtag, right? Or did we switch back to #siop2013 this year?|
|14:39||@ChrisWieseIO I prefer #siop = “scientist-practitioners who care about both” #siop13|
|14:43||Doug Reynolds saying we are behind on Big Data… But we’ve been doing a lot of this for years, just didn’t call it “Big Data” #siop13|
|14:57||@jsnread Thought so! Saw folks using #siop2013 instead of #siop13 and wanted to be sure. Last year was #siop12, didn’t think it would change|
|14:58||With the closing of the opening plenary, #SIOP13 has officially begun! First stop coffee and scones?|
|16:20||@neilmorelli Which presentation is this from? We have contradictory results.|
|16:21||At community of interest on virtual work #SIOP13|
|16:45||RT @ftcniek: JAP editor Kozlowski in panel session on causality: “I do not send out cross-sectional self-report studies to reviewers” #s …|
|18:01||Andalocua tapas bar near the conference hotel highly recommended! #siop13|
|19:45||It’s always 3 simultaneous sessions I want to attend or zero #siop13|
|20:35||In state of social media symposium #siop13|
|20:52||#siop13 symposium on social media so far: lots of ideas, not much data, not many specifics|
|21:01||Most common statement about social media in Schmit’s talk: “we don’t have much research” #siop13|
|21:05||43% of orgs ban social network sites on their networks according to SHRM survey; guess no one thought about smartphones #siop13|
|21:22||Most states prohibit using lawful off-work activity to make hiring decisions; probably includes Facebook photos of drinking, smoking #siop13|
|21:29||@ChrisWieseIO Agreed. Perhaps a new Journal of Social Media in Organizations? #siop13|
|21:44||Getting the impression that the speakers in this social media session don’t know what time it is set to end #siop13|
|21:52||Third speaker just started, 2 mins after end of session… Uh oh #siop13|
|22:01||Now at Empirical Evidence for social media, so hopefully more hard evidence in this one! #siop13|
|22:03||Not going to be “a lot of numbers”, uh oh again #siop13|
|22:04||I do support a new hashtag for common use at #siop13 suggested by speaker: #thispresentationisawesome|
|22:11||@fanseel So it seems. He has a theory though. Just didn’t test it in his study. Not sure why.|
|22:14||@fanseel Ha, yes exactly!|
|22:23||Millennial job applicants usually use combination of social media and websites to investigate orgs, but some use social media alone #siop13|
|22:28||21% of youths felt it inappropriate that the military use social media for recruiting #siop13|
|22:30||@DrDavidBallard I know of precisely 2 studies… I’m not sure if she found anything else in her SHRM-funded review! #siop13|
|22:53||Day 1 of sessions wrapped up! Now hours and hours of socializing and networking until passing out and doing it again tomorrow #siop13|