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Paving the way

Paving the way

Oklahoma State University business alumni have filled leadership positions in corporations, governments, research institutions and academia across the U.S. and even around the world. A few have risen to lead major colleges and universities. These three OSU business alums who have reached the top levels of their institution’s leadership credit Oklahoma State with their foundation for academic success.

Laying a foundation

Laying a foundation

Dr. Tessa Recendes has always been fascinated with sports, both as an athlete while growing up and later working in the sports business world. After graduating from college, her interest led her to a job with Major League Soccer, where she worked in sales and community development for the professional team in Denver and later in Dallas.

Spears Business faculty, staff honored for teaching, research and outstanding service

Spears Business faculty, staff honored for teaching, research and outstanding service

Dean Ken Eastman recognized a handful of Spears School of Business faculty and staff for outstanding teaching, research and service during the 2018-19 school year at the annual Faculty/Staff meeting Aug. 16.

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

For decades researchers have studied the impact of performance appraisals on employees and the organizations they work for. Much of that research shows that traditional approaches to judging a person’s work performance are perceived as less than helpful and often even counterproductive. Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Tom Stone is charting a shift away from the traditional boss as ‘judge and jury’ approach to evaluating performance in newer systems where talent development is the goal.

HR management students recognized for second year

HR management students recognized for second year

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University students in the Human Resources Management Association have been recognized with the Student Chapter Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to chapter members.

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

Addison Price says she has plenty of people to thank for helping her win the Miss Oklahoma Pageant June 8, including the Spears School of Business and Oklahoma State University.

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

How can we remove unconscious biases from hiring practices and ensure a more diverse workforce? According to Oklahoma State University researcher Kimberly Houser, the answer is to address the source of the problem – human decision-making. Her soon-to-be published research shows that using machine decision-making through artificial intelligence (AI) can remove unconscious bias and “noise” from the hiring and promotion process and begin making the workplace reflect a diverse society.

Victim blaming in the workplace

Victim blaming in the workplace

Why does the victim get blamed for office rudeness, and why does the office bully get away with it? The latest research from a decade-long study of incivility in the workplace by Spears School of Business researcher Dr. Matt Bowler and colleagues shows that supervisors often blame the victims of rude and abusive behavior.