UI research finds employees less likely to work with politically-opposed companies

Monday, November 29, 2021

New research from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business' Chad Van Iddekinge shows prospective employees’ political beliefs factor into their job applications, including a reluctance to work with companies who have different political opinions from their own.

Study: Company partisanship hurts hiring

Thursday, November 18, 2021

From Chick-fil-A to Starbucks, more corporations and CEOs are addressing social and political issues, especially as millennials and Gen Z pressure them to take public stances.

Yes, but: Those stances are a double-edged sword when it comes to hiring talent, especially in our current workforce shortage, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

Stop screening job candidates’ social media

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram have given many organizations a new hiring tool. According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers check out applicants’ profiles as part of their screening process, and 54% have rejected applicants because of what they found. Social media sites offer a free, easily accessed portrait of what a candidate is really like, yielding a clearer idea of whether that person will succeed on the job—or so the theory goes.

However, new research suggests that hiring officials who take this approach should use caution: Much of what they dig up is information they are ethically discouraged or legally prohibited from taking into account when evaluating candidates—and little of it is predictive of performance.

Van Iddekinge joins the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Friday, August 13, 2021

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.

Van Iddekinge wins Best Paper Award

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Personnel Psychology awarded Professor Chad Van Iddekinge the Best Paper Award for his paper titled, “A meta-analysis of the criterion-related validity of prehire work experience.” Finalists for the award are nominated based on the number of downloads from PPSYCH website, Google Scholar citations, and ratings of the article’s contributions to research on people at work. Authors include Chad H. Van Iddekinge, John D. Arnold, Rachel E. Frieder, and Philip L. Roth.

Study finds social class has impact on job search fortunes of new college grads

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A new study from the University of Iowa shows that out of equally qualified college graduates, some get a head start in the job market based on their social class.

Study finds your social media post impacts your job search

Monday, March 29, 2021

A University of Iowa study finds things you post on social media could prevent you from getting your dream job, even though it’s a fuzzy, gray area for potential employers to be scouring your online accounts.

Study finds employers’ reviews of job applicants’ social media fraught with problems

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A new study from Tippie researcher Chad Van Iddekinge suggests that reviewing job applicants’ social media sites may not be an effective way to assess the candidates, and doing so may also conflict with federal employment law.

Should you rehire an employee who left your company?

Monday, February 8, 2021

These days, it’s common for people to work for many employers over the course of their careers. When an employee who previously left your company tries to come back, how do you determine whether or not you should rehire them? Research from Tippie's Chad Van Iddekinge shows rehiring these “boomerang” employees can come with some benefits. 

Experience is useless for predicting a new hire's performance

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It sounds totally outlandish, but that's exactly what a massive new review of 81 studies found. Simply checking for past experience will tell you next to nothing about how a candidate will perform at your company, study co-author Chad Van Iddekinge says. Read more in Inc.