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An Evidence-based Perspective on the Future of Work

June 14, 2020 Dr. Fred Oswald Season 2 Episode 7
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An Evidence-based Perspective on the Future of Work
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An Evidence-based Perspective on the Future of Work
Jun 14, 2020 Season 2 Episode 7
Dr. Fred Oswald

In this podcast, we discuss the topic of the future of work.  We all want to know what jobs may go away in the future and what skills are likely to gain importance. While this topic has been gaining prominence in recent years, what’s missing is an organizing framework on how to think about the future of work in a way that’s actionable. Our guest, Dr. Fred Oswald, professor of Psychology at Rice University sheds light on all the influential contributing factors.  He also provides a useful framework for us to think about skills as it relates to the future of work.

Dr. Fred Oswald is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair of Social Sciences at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. His research focuses on the future of the workforce, the effectiveness of the workforce, the measurement of the workforce, and the analysis of the workforce. He is an expert in big data and advanced analytical techniques. In 2019 Fred coedited a book on workforce readiness and the future of work along with coauthors Tara Behrends and Lori Foster. Fred is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Advances in Methods and Practice in Psychological Science (AMPPS). He chairs several national committees, including but not limited to the National Academy of Science (NAS) and the Board on Human Systems Integration (BOHSI). Fred is a fellow and the past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). When Fred is not greatly enjoying his work with graduate students and colleagues at Rice University, he takes frequent neighborhood walks and occasional vacations with his wife Beth; he also plays Scrabble® well and pinball enjoyably.

 

Links to Dr. Fred Oswald’s publications on the future of work:

Oswald, F. L., Behrend, T. S., & Foster, L. L. (Eds.) (2019). Workforce readiness and the future of work. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Beier, M. E., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Is cognitive ability a liability?: A critique and future research agenda on skilled performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 331-345.

Hough, L. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2000). Personnel selection: Looking toward the future— remembering the past. Annual Review of Psychology, 51, 631-664.

Oswald, F. L. (2019). Open science, open practice: Future reality or pipedream? (M. Morrison & Chris Castile, Co-chairs). Panelist at the 34rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fort Washington, MD.

Show Notes

In this podcast, we discuss the topic of the future of work.  We all want to know what jobs may go away in the future and what skills are likely to gain importance. While this topic has been gaining prominence in recent years, what’s missing is an organizing framework on how to think about the future of work in a way that’s actionable. Our guest, Dr. Fred Oswald, professor of Psychology at Rice University sheds light on all the influential contributing factors.  He also provides a useful framework for us to think about skills as it relates to the future of work.

Dr. Fred Oswald is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair of Social Sciences at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. His research focuses on the future of the workforce, the effectiveness of the workforce, the measurement of the workforce, and the analysis of the workforce. He is an expert in big data and advanced analytical techniques. In 2019 Fred coedited a book on workforce readiness and the future of work along with coauthors Tara Behrends and Lori Foster. Fred is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Advances in Methods and Practice in Psychological Science (AMPPS). He chairs several national committees, including but not limited to the National Academy of Science (NAS) and the Board on Human Systems Integration (BOHSI). Fred is a fellow and the past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). When Fred is not greatly enjoying his work with graduate students and colleagues at Rice University, he takes frequent neighborhood walks and occasional vacations with his wife Beth; he also plays Scrabble® well and pinball enjoyably.

 

Links to Dr. Fred Oswald’s publications on the future of work:

Oswald, F. L., Behrend, T. S., & Foster, L. L. (Eds.) (2019). Workforce readiness and the future of work. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Beier, M. E., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Is cognitive ability a liability?: A critique and future research agenda on skilled performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 331-345.

Hough, L. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2000). Personnel selection: Looking toward the future— remembering the past. Annual Review of Psychology, 51, 631-664.

Oswald, F. L. (2019). Open science, open practice: Future reality or pipedream? (M. Morrison & Chris Castile, Co-chairs). Panelist at the 34rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fort Washington, MD.