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July 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Allison Yost

  • 07/20/2016
  • 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City


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Developing an Algorithm for Engageability

Allison Yost, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

CEB Talent Management Labs

  • Networking starts at 3:45
  • Presentation from 4:15-5:15
  • Food included on-site
  • Email questions for the presenter to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before
Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City   
  • Crystal City Shops, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available


The concept of Employee Engagement has been the focus of thousands of research studies for nearly three decades. Recently, Employee Engagement has become a common strategic target for organizations, and management consulting firms compete to identify the key drivers behind this construct. Since its conception, researchers have acknowledged that individual differences predispose certain people to a higher likelihood of experiencing engagement (e.g., Kahn, 1990; Macey & Schneider, 2008), and numerous studies have found strong relationships between “positive” personality traits and a variety of job attitudes, including Engagement. Despite this research, the construct of trait engagement – or Engageability – has received little attention. During this presentation, Allison Yost will present a new personality-based measure of Engageability. In addition to linking this new measure to key job attitudes, behaviors, and performance, Allison will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the algorithm development process. Example R code will be made available after the presentation.

Speaker Bio: 

Allison Yost, Ph.D.

Allison Yost is a Research Scientist in CEB’s Talent Management Labs where she leads research on Employee Engagement and Leadership. Prior to joining CEB, Allison worked in the Talent Management Analytics and Solutions group at Marriott and as a Personnel Research Psychologist with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  Allison earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the George Washington University and M.A. in Quantitative Psychology from James Madison University.

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