White Papers by SIOP's International Affairs Committee

One of the principal goals of the International Affairs Committee (IAC) in 2012-2013 was the publication of SIOP white papers on topics of interest to the international I-O community.

To meet this purpose, in April 2011, IAC Chair (Donald Truxillo) and White Paper Subcommittee Chairs (Lynda Zugec and Alok Bhupatkar) began the development of the white paper publication process with the rest of the IAC Committee. They were able to fulfill the goal and publish two white papers on the following topics: (1) Applicant Reactions by Talya Bauer, Julie McCarthy, Neil Anderson, Donald M. Truxillo, and Jesús F. Salgado; and (2) Retirement by Mo Wang and Beryl Hesketh. These white papers can be downloaded from the links below.

Special thanks to the White Papers Subcommittee of the SIOP International Affairs Committee for making these papers a reality: Lynda Zugec and Alok Bhupatkar (chairs), Doug Pugh, Gene Johnson, Stephanie Klein, Autumn Krauss, and Donald Truxillo.


What We Know About Applicant Reactions on Attitudes and Behavior: Research Summary and Best Practices (PDF)

   Achieving Well-Being in Retirement: Recommendations From 20 Years’ Research (PDF)

Going forward, the newly created IAC White Paper Series Board (Barbara Kozusznik, Fernanda Afonso, and John C. Scott) has taken the initiative to identify and review new topics that will form the basis of the next papers in the white paper series(“Humanitarian Work Psychology”, lead author Stu Carr; and “The Value of Employee Training”, with Kurt Kraiger as lead author), which are expected to be published in April, 2013.

SIOP & SHRM White Papers

SIOP and SHRM: Promoting Evidence-Based HR


The research collaboration between SIOP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is taking steps to put I-O psychology into the hands of HR practitioners. The collaboration is titled “Publication and Dissemination of Science to Practice: A Research Collaboration Between the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).”

The premise of the project is to infuse the science behind the I-O psychology and human resources disciplines into management practices for daily use in the workplace. The collaboration has three main goals:

  • Make the science of I-O psychology accessible to SHRM members
  • Guide SHRM members in evidence-based HR practices
  • Enhance the visibility of the profession of I-O psychology

To accomplish these goals, SIOP is working to develop materials about topics that will be published and distributed by SHRM to its membership. Each collaborative article will be posted here and can also be viewed on SHRM's website here.

*This paper was first published by the SIOP International Affairs Committee and then revised through the SIOP/SHRM Collaboration specifically for HR professionals.