Chad Van Iddekinge joined the Tippie College of Business from Florida State University in 2020 as the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management. Van Iddekinge’s research focuses on how organizations make staffing decisions and how those decisions affect job applicants and the quality and diversity of a firm’s workforce. His research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology, and has been featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and Glassdor.com. Van Iddekinge is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Human Resources Research Organization.
Van Iddekinge recently published a study that found college students who are from lower social classes have a more difficult time finding work after they graduate than students from upper social classes, despite having the same credential and looking for work at the same time. He speculates this is because graduates from upper social classes can access more resources and a wider social network, and they are generally more confident in their job hunting skills.
The study, “Different Starting Lines, Different Starting Times: The Role of Social Class in the Job Search Process,” will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology.