If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal information

Click here for my CV.

I am an Associate Professor of HRM and Organizational Behavior at the department of Management and Organization at VU Amsterdam. After attaining my master’s degree in Work & Organizational Psychology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) in 2005, I started my career as a test consultant at Van der Maesen & Koch HRM-advies. After 2 years, I returned to the EUR to obtain my PhD and to continue my career as an Assistant Professor. From 2012 to 2017, I was an Assistant Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at VU Amsterdam.  

I represent the VU in the Dutch Committee on Tests and Testing (COTAN), which is part of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP) and audits the quality of psychological tests that are available for use in the Netherlands. In 2015, I joined the board of the NOA foundation (‘Stichting Nederlands Onderzoekscentrum Arbeidsmarkt en Allochtonen’). The goal of this foundation is to improve the hiring chances of ethnic minorities in the Netherlands.


I am the chair of the program committee of the Bachelor in Business Administration. I also teach several courses in HRM and Research Methods and supervise a number of Master thesis projects each year. I am currently supervising 5 PhD projects.

In 2015, I won the VU Junior Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2016 I won the DocenTalentprijs at the Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Science. 


My research focuses on the recruitment and selection of personnel. Within this field, I study topics such as situational judgment testing, overconfidence and leadership selection, impression management tactics, and adverse impact. I am an associate editor for the International Journal of Selection and Assessment and on the editorial board of the Journal of Personnel Psychology and Personnel Assessment and Decisions.  

Ancillary activities

  • NOA | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2016-06-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Nederland.


Master, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Nederland.


Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Janneke Oostrom is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles
Personality Medicine & Life Sciences
Multimedia Medicine & Life Sciences
Personnel Selection Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
deviant behavior Social Sciences
personality Social Sciences
Interviews Medicine & Life Sciences
Personality Tests Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2008 2020

Comparing domain- and facet-level relations of the HEXACO with workplace deviance: A meta-analysis and -regression

Pletzer, J., Oostrom, J., Bentvelzen, M. & de Vries, R. E., 1 Jan 2020, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 152, 109539.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

A meta-analysis of the relations between personality and workplace deviance: Big Five versus HEXACO

Pletzer, J. L., Bentvelzen, M., Oostrom, J. K. & de Vries, R. E., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Vocational Behavior. 112, p. 369-383 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

deviant behavior

A new approach to measuring leadership in assessment centers: Insights from interaction analysis

Oostrom, J., Lehmann Willenbrock, N. & Klehe, U., 2019, In : Personnel Assessment and Decisions. 5, p. 73-82

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Applicant Perceptions of Initial Job Candidate Screening with Asynchronous Job Interviews: Does Personality Matter?

Hiemstra, A. M. F., Oostrom, J. K., Derous, E., Serlie, A. W. & Born, M. P., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Personnel Psychology. 18, 3, p. 138-147 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Justice

Constructed response formats and their effects on minority-majority differences and validity

Lievens, F., Sackett, P. R., Dahlke, J. A., Oostrom, J. K. & Soete, B. D., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Applied Psychology. 104, 5, p. 715-726 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Population Groups

Activities 2006 2019

  • 46 Lecture / Presentation
  • 7 Membership
  • 2 Conference
  • 1 Expert meeting

14th annual meeting Dutch-Flemish Network for Recruitment and Selection Research on “New Developments in Recruitment and Selection”

R.E. de Vries (Participant), Janneke Oostrom (Participant), Dan Asfar (Participant)
18 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingAcademic

Job Application Skills

Janneke Oostrom (Invited speaker)
18 Nov 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional


Janneke Oostrom (Organiser), A.M.F. drs. Hiemstra (Organiser), M.P. Born (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

How to hire whom

J.K. Oostrom (Speaker)
2 Feb 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Press / Media

Zoek nooit naar een schaap met vijf poten

Jos Akkermans, Janneke Oostrom & S. Nijs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hoe goed werken alle nieuwe tests om kandidaten te selecteren?

Janneke Oostrom, S. Nijs & Jos Akkermans


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Importance (or Unimportance) of Clothing in Job Interviews

Janneke Oostrom


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research