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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 also a member of the scientific advisory board of Lagerweij. 


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 4 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.


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Research Output 2008 2019

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

Applicant perceptions of initial screening with asynchronous job interviews - Does personality matter?

drs. Hiemstra, A. M. F., Oostrom, J. K., Derous, E., Serlie, A. W. & Born, M. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personnel Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Development and validation of a HEXACO situational judgment test

Oostrom, J. K., de Vries, R. E. & de Wit, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Human Performance. 32, 1, p. 1-29 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Personality Tests
Self Report
Assessment tools

Applicants' Role as (Pro-)Active Agents in the Recruitment and Selection Process: A Frequently Overlooked Perspective

Born, M. P., Hiemstra, A. M. F. & Oostrom, J. K., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Personnel Psychology. 17, 3, p. 103-106 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2006 2016

  • 46 Lecture / Presentation
  • 7 Membership
  • 2 Conference


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

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Job Application Skills

Janneke Oostrom (Invited speaker)
18 Nov 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

How to hire whom

J.K. Oostrom (Speaker)
2 Feb 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Pride before the fall: overconfidence, leadership selection, and escalating commitment

R. Ronay (Speaker), J.K. Oostrom (Speaker), N. Lehmann-Willenbrock (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Predicting work performance with new technology: Automatic recognition of Conscientiousness in spoken text versus self-rated conscientiousness

D.J. Holtrop (Speaker), W. Van Breda (Speaker), J.K. Oostrom (Speaker), R.E. De Vries (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media

Zoek nooit naar een schaap met vijf poten

Jos Akkermans, Janneke Oostrom & Sanne Nijs


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