Meet the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute researchers

Dr. Sheri Feinzig

Dr. Sheri Feinzig

Director, Smarter Workforce Institute and Consulting

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Sheri Feinzig Ph.D. is the Director of IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience in human resources research, organizational change management and business transformation. Dr. Feinzig has applied her analytical and methodological expertise to many research-based projects on topics such as employee retention, employee engagement, job design and organizational culture. She is also co-author of “The Power of People” book on workforce analytics.

Louise Raisbeck

Louise Raisbeck

Editor-in-Chief, IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

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Louise Raisbeck looks after for the editorial outputs for the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. She has worked in the field of workforce research for more than 10 years and is responsible for turning research insights into engaging, thought-provoking and practical white papers, reports, blogs and media materials. Louise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a former director of a top 10 PR consultancy in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Nigel Guenole

Dr. Nigel Guenole

Executive Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

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Nigel Guenole Ph.D. is a researcher with the Smarter Workforce Institute and a senior lecturer in management at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is known for his work in personality assessment and psychological measurement. Dr. Guenole’s work has appeared in leading scientific journals and the popular press. His current research topics include workforce analytics, cognitive HR, the ethics of employee data and talent frameworks. He is is also co-author of “The Power of People” book on workforce analytics.

Academic publications

Guenole, N., Brown, A., & Cooper, A. (2016).

Forced choice assessment of work related maladaptive personality traits. Preliminary evidence from an application of Thurstonian item response modeling. Assessment.

Guenole, N. (2016).

The importance of isomorphism for conclusions about homology: A Bayesian multilevel structural equation modeling approach with categorical indicators. Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement.

Ro, S., Weekley, J. A., Guenole, N. R., Chen, C., (2016).

Rasch Forced Choice Computerized Adaptive Testing for Ranking Data. Poster session submitted for the 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

Guenole, N., Weekley, J., Ro, S., (2016).

Scoring keys and measurement models not required? SJT predictions of job performance by binary recursive partitioning and its variations. Symposium submitted for the 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

Ducey, A. J., Guenole, N., Weiner, S. P., Herleman, H., Gibby, R. E., & Delany, T. (2015).

I-Os in the vanguard of big data analytics and privacy. Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Guenole, N. (2015).

The hierarchical structure of work-related maladaptive personality traits. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Weekley, J., Hawkes, B., Guenole, N., & Ployhart, R. (2015).

Low fidelity simulations. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Guenole, N., Chernyshenko, O., Stark, S., & Drasgow, F. (2015).

Are situational judgment tests precise enough for feedback in leadership development? European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, x, xx-xx.

Guenole, N. & Brown, A. (2014).

The consequences of ignoring measurement invariance for path coefficients in structural equation models. Research topic on measurement invariance. Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology & Measurement.

Guenole, N. (2014).

Maladaptive personality at work: Exploring the darkness. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Guenole, N., Chernyshenko, O., Stark, S., Cockerill, T., & Drasgow, F. (2013).

More than a mirage: A large-scale assessment center with more dimension variance than exercise variance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Furnham, A., Guenole, N., Levine, S. J., & Chamorro-Premuzic, T. (2013).

The NEO-PI-R: Factor structure and gender invariance from exploratory structural equation modeling analyses in a high-stakes setting. Assessment.

Bond, F., Lloyd, J., & Guenole, N (2013).

The work-related acceptance and action questionnaire (WAAQ): Initial psychometric findings and their implications for measuring psychological flexibility in specific contexts. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Stark, S, Chernyshenko, O. & Guenole, N (2011).

Can subject matter experts’ ratings of statement extremity be used to streamline the development of unidimensional pairwise preference scales? Organizational Research Methods, 14, 256-278.

Guenole, N., Chernyshenko, O, Stark, S, Cockerill, T and Drasgow, F (2011).

We’re doing better than you might think: a large scale demonstration of assessment centre convergent and discriminant validity. In: Nigel Povah and George Thornton, eds. Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management. London: Gower, xx-xx. ISBN 978-1-4094-0386-9

Dr. Haiyan Zhang

Dr. Haiyan Zhang

Lead Researcher, IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

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Haiyan Zhang Ph.D. is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. Her areas of expertise include qualitative and quantitative methods, HR practices and organizational effectiveness, and cross-cultural research. She has presented and published research findings at various conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her current research topics include talent acquisition, employee experience and retention.

Academic publications

Sears, G., Shen, W., & Zhang, H. (2016).

When and why are proactive employees more creative? Tests of a contextually contingent dual-pathway model. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sears, G., Zhang, H., & Han, Y. (2016).

Negative affectivity as a moderator of perceived organizational support – work outcome relationships. Personality and Individual Differences.

Sears, G., Zhang, H., Wiesner, W., Hackett, R., & Yuan, Y. (2013).

A comparative assessment of videoconference and face-to-face employment interviews. Management Decision, 51, 1733 – 1752.