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Joseph Schmidt


Edwards Enhancement Chair in Business

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

306-966-4741 jschmidt@edwards.usask.ca

Room 277.2
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7


Dr. Schmidt has expertise in talent acquisition, team effectiveness, and employee turnover. He also studies different sources of judgment errors and how to detect and reduce perceiver biases when people are making judgments about themselves or others. He has published research in top-tier journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology. Media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Financial Post, and CBC Radio have also featured his research.

Before joining the Edwards School of Business, 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.


Comm 211: Human Resource Management

Comm 348: Leadership

MBA 877: Leadership and Organizational Dynamics

Selected Publications

Recruitment and Selection

Schmidt, J. A., Bourdage, J.S., Lukacik, E.-R., Dunlop, P.D. (2022). The Role of Time, Skill Emphasis, and Verifiability in Job Applicants’ Self-Reported Skill and Experience. Journal of Business and Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-022-09847-7

Bourdage, J.S., Schmidt, J.A., Wiltshire, J., Nguyen, B. and Lee, K. (2020). Personality, interview performance, and the mediating role of impression management. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93, 556-577. https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/joop.12304

Bourdage, J.S., Schmidt, J. A., Wiltshire, J., Nguyen, B., Lee, C. (2020). Personality, interview faking, and the mediating role of attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 28, 163– 175. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijsa.12278

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. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10869-014-9353-x

Turnover and Firm Performance

Kraichy, D. & Schmidt, J. A. (2019). Collective turnover: organization design and processes or contagion effects? Employee Relations, 42, 492-506. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ER-01-2019-0055/full/html

Schmidt, J. A., & Pohler, D. (2018). Making Stronger Causal Inferences: Accounting for Selection Bias in Associations Between High Performance Work Systems, Leadership, and Employee and Customer Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 1001 – 1018. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-22636-001

Schmidt, J. A., Pohler, D., & Willness, C. R. (2018). The effects of strategic HR System differentiation on firm performance and employee outcomes. Human Resource Management, 57, 65-81. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hrm.21836

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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/peps.12106

Team and Individual Effectiveness

Schmidt, J. A., Dunlop, P. D., & O'Neill, T. A. (2023). Identifying the structure of within‐team variance in ratings of team constructs. Personnel Psychology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/peps.12609

Schmidt, J.A., O’Neill, T.A. & Dunlop, P.D. (2021). The Effects of Team Context on Peer Ratings of Task and Citizenship Performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 36, 573-588.  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10869-020-09701-8

Steel, P., Schmidt, J. A., Bosco, F., & Uggerslev, K. (2019). The effects of personality on job satisfaction and life satisfaction: A meta-analytic investigation accounting for bandwidth–fidelity and commensurability. Human Relations, 72, 217-247. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0018726718771465

Schmidt, J. A. (2018). Do Trends Matter? The Effects of Dynamic Performance Trends and Personality Traits on Performance Appraisals. Academy of Management Discoveries, 4, 449-471. https://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/amd.2016.0072

Steel, P., Schmidt, J. A., & Shultz, J. (2008). Refining the relationship between personality and subjective well-being. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 138-161. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2007-19419-006