Research Profile: Achieving Positive Outcomes at Work Through Effective Socialization

Starting a new job can be stressful, even for the most prepared and qualified individual, so ensuring that employees are on-boarded properly is important to helping them succeed in the workplace. In this video, Associate Professor at University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics, and co-founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association Dr. Jamie Gruman introduces us to two people starting new jobs and explores the effectiveness of their on-boarding.

Dr. Gruman is a founding member, and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. His research has been covered by media outlets around the globe. In Canada he has been profiled and quoted in print and online magazines such as MoneySense Magazine, Chatelaine, and Canadian Business, trade publications such as HR Professional, newspapers such as The Globe and Mail and National Post, and has appeared on CTV’s Canada AM, Global News, Report on Business Television and has been syndicated on CBC radio. In addition to speaking at numerous academic conferences (e.g., Academy of Management) and practitioner conferences (e.g., Conference Board of Canada, TEDx), Dr. Gruman has consulted and delivered seminars for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit agencies including General Motors, The Canadian Federal Government, and The Children’s Wish Foundation.

For more information on Dr. Gruman’s research, visit his profile page on the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics.