Joseph Schmidt

Associate Professor (on leave)

PotashCorp Centre
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5A7
Phone: 306-966-4741
Fax: 306-966-2514
Email: jschmidt@edwards.usask.ca

Education

PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (University of Calgary)
MSc Industrial/Organizational Psychology (University of Calgary)
BA Psychology (University of Calgary)

Biography

Dr. Schmidt’s research is focussed on understanding how strategy, human resource management, and leadership interact to influence employee behaviours and firm performance. He also studies the precursors of group effectiveness and the multilevel influences of group processes on individual and team outcomes. He has published research in a number of practitioner publications and scholarly journals including Personnel Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology.

Prior to joining the Edwards School of Business in 2011, Dr. Schmidt worked in the Vancouver office for the global consulting firm Hay Group, specializing in talent management, performance management, and compensation. He worked in Human Resources for an engineering consulting firm in Calgary before pursuing graduate studies. He also completed a variety of consulting projects for clients in both the public and private sectors as a graduate student.  

Courses

Comm 211: Human Resource Management

Comm 348: Leadership

MBA 877: Leadership and Organizational Dynamics

Publications

Publications

Schmidt, J. A. (in press). Do trends matter? The effects of dynamic performance trends and personality traits on performance appraisals. Academy of Management Discoveries.

Schmidt, J. A., Pohler, D., & Willness, C. R. (2017). Strategic HR System Differentiation Between Jobs: The Effects on Firm Performance and Employee Outcomes. Human Resource Management. doi: 10.1002/hrm.21836.

Schmidt, J. A., Willness, C. R., Jones, D. A., & Bourdage, J. (2016). Human resource management practices and voluntary turnover: A study of internal workforce and external labor market contingencies. International Journal of Human Resource Management. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1165275.

Pohler, D., & Schmidt, J. A. (2016). Does pay-for-performance strain the employment relationship? The effect of manager bonus eligibility on non-management employee turnover. Personnel Psychology, 69, 395-429.

Sheehan, N., & Schmidt, J. A. (2015). Preparing accounting students for ethical decision-making: Developing individual codes of conduct based on personal values. Journal of Accounting Education, 33, 183-197

Ogunforowa, B., & Schmidt, J. A. (2015). A longitudinal study of the antecedents and consequences of collective personality. Human Performance, 28, 222-243.

Schmidt, J. A., Chapman, D. S., & Jones, D. A. (2015). Does emphasizing different types of person-environment fit in job ads influence application behavior and applicant quality? Evidence from a field experiment. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 267-282. 

Schmidt, J. A., Ogunfowora, B., & Bourdage, J. S. (2012). No person is an island: The effects of group characteristics on individual trait expression. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 83, 925-945.

O'Connor, R., Schmidt, J. A., Bosch, T., & Royal, M. (2010). High value, low cost, and often forgotton: Why recognition deserves a fresh look. Journal of Compensation and Benefits, 26, 11-21.

Steel, P., Schmidt, J. A., & Shultz, J. (2008). Refining the relationship between personality and subjective well-being. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 138-161.

Schmidt, J. A., & Lee, K. (2008). Voluntary retirement and organizational turnover intentions: The differential associations with work and non-work commitment constructs. Journal of Business and Psychology, 22, 297-309.

Graham, J. R., Trew, J. L., Schmidt, J. A., & Kline, T. J. B. (2007). Influences on the subjective well-being of practicing social workers. Canadian Social Work, 9, 92-105.

Select Conference Presentations

Schmidt, J. A. & Pohler, D. (2016, August). Making stronger causal inferences: Accounting for endogeneity in the associations between HR systems, leadership, and employee attitudes. Paper to be presented at the 76th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

  • Best Paper Proceedings

Schmidt, J. A., Steel, P., & Nguyen, B. (2016, April). The meta-analytic relationships between personality, job satisfaction, and life satisfaction. Paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

Schmidt, J. A., & Pohler, D. (2015, August). The impact of job-based HR system differentiation on firm performance and employee attitudes. Paper presented at the 75th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

Schmidt, J. A., & Poile, C. (2015, April). Conscientiousness moderates the effect of performance trends on performance ratings. Paper presented at the 30thannual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Pohler, D. M., & Schmidt, J. A. (2014, August). The trickle-down monitoring effects of manager pay-for-performance on subordinate employee turnover. Paper presented at the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Schmidt, J. A., Jones, D. A., Willness, C. R., & Bourdage, J. S. (2014, May). Bonus eligibility inequity and turnover among part-time and full-time employees. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HW.

Willness, C. R., Jones, D. A., & Schmidt, J. A. (2014, May). How corporate social performance creates proud employees and happy customers. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HW.

Schmidt, J. A., Willness, C. R., Jones, D. A., & Bourdage, J. S. (2013, April). The Effects of Strategic HRM and Workforce Characteristics on Turnover. Paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Houston, TX.

Schmidt, J. A., Bourdage, J. S., & Ogunforowa, T. (2013, April). Understanding performance variability: The role of group personality faultlines. Paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Houston, TX.

Pohler, D., & Schmidt, J. A. (2012, April). HR Management as a Mediator of the Strategy - Performance Relationship. Paper presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. San Diego, CA

Schmidt, J. A., Jones, D. A., Willness, C. R., Bourdage, J., & Youndt, M. A. (2012, August). The Effects of Inducement and Expectation HR Practices on Turnover & Customer Satisfaction. Paper presented at the 72nd annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Schmidt, J. A., & Ogunfowora, T. (2011, April). Performance Camouflage: Do different conceptualizations of variability hide performance trends? Paper presented the 26th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Nguyen, B., Steel, P., & Schmidt, J. A. (2011, August). A meta-analytic study of personality and job satisfaction. Paper presented at the 71st annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Reina, A. M., Schmidt, J., Nicol, J. E., & Willness, C. R. (2011, May). An examination of the interactive effects of primed subconscious goals and assigned conscious goals on task performance. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Bourdage, J., Ogunfowora, B., Nguyen, B., Lee, K., & Schmidt, J. A. (2010, June). Understanding Political Skill: An Examination of Personality Correlates of Political Skill and Relation to Supervisor Ratings of OCB. Paper presented at the 71st Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, MB.

Schmidt, J. A., Bourdage, J., & Ogunfowora, T. (2010, August). Cross-level interactions between conscientiousness, group personality composition, and emergent states: An extension and application of Trait Activation Theory. Paper presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, QC.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - $46,308.

Co-investigator, Research Operating Grant, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency - $10,000.