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Personal information

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 the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2017, I joined the HRM group at the department of Management & Organization at the Vrije Universiteit 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. 

Teaching

I teach courses in HRM and Research Methods and supervise several Master thesis projects each year. I am currenlty 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. 

Research

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 International Journal of Selection and Assessment and on the editorial board of Personnel Assessment and Decisions.

 

Ancillary activities

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

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Nederland.

20072010

Master, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Nederland.

20012005

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Research Output 2008 2018

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

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

Lievens, F., Sackett, P. R., Dahlke, J. A., Oostrom, J. K. & De Soete, B., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Applied Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Development and validation of a HEXACO situational judgment test

Oostrom, J. K., De Vries, R. E. & De Wit, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Human Performance.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

No evidence for a relationship between hair testosterone concentrations and 2D:4D ratio or risk taking

Ronay, R. D., van der Meij, L., Oostrom, J. K. & Pollet, T. V., 5 Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 12, p. 1-11 11 p., 30

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk-Taking
Hair
Testosterone
Hydrocortisone
Hormones

False consensus in situational judgment tests: What would others do?

Oostrom, J. K., Köbis, N. C., Ronay, R. & Cremers, M., 2017, In : Journal of Research in Personality. 71, December, p. 33-45

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2006 2016

  • 46 Lecture / Presentation
  • 7 Membership
  • 2 Conference

Job Application Skills

Oostrom, J. K. (Invited speaker)
18 Nov 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

How to hire whom

Oostrom, J. K. (Speaker)
2 Feb 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

ENESER

Oostrom, J. K. (Organiser), A.M.F. drs. Hiemstra (Organiser), M.P. Born (Organiser)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Personnel selection

Oostrom, J. K. (Speaker)
1 Oct 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

What a difference your e-mail makes: Effects of informal e-mail addresses in online résumé screening

M. Van Toorenburg (Speaker), Oostrom, J. K. (Speaker), T.V. Pollet (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media

Zoek nooit naar een schaap met vijf poten

T.J. Akkermans, J.K. Oostrom & S. Nijs

11/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Importance (or Unimportance) of Clothing in Job Interviews

J.K. Oostrom

29/06/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research