February 22, 2017, Franklin, TN…. Work Institute, a leader in workforce intelligence, research and consulting, is expanding its commitment to helping organizations transform workforce behaviors with the appointment of Dr. Lindsay Sears, industrial-organizational psychologist, to the position of associate vice-president of research and analytics. Dr. Sears brings extensive knowledge and subject matter expertise, with significant experience in healthcare, to meet an increase in demand for a scientific understanding of workplace issues.
“We are excited to have Lindsay join the Work Institute team. Her science-based approach to research makes her a great asset,” says Danny Nelms, president of Work Institute. “Lindsay’s skills will add even greater value to our growing client base who wants to purposefully improve culture, engagement, productivity, and retention.”
Sears describes her goals, “I’m looking forward to incorporating new, innovative approaches in our research methodologies and solutions to help solve our customers’ unique workforce challenges.” She goes on to say, “The culture at Work Institute is a sign that we practice what we preach, and it’s a supportive, flexible and fun place to be.”
“I-O psychologists are uniquely qualified to help organizations develop, implement, and analyze data from employee feedback,” explains the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in their report on Top Ten Workplace Trends for 2017. In her new role, Sears will lead the application of proprietary research techniques and interpretation of data for Work Institute.
Prior to joining Work Institute, Dr. Sears was the executive director of advanced data sciences at Healthways where she led an interdisciplinary team of research data scientists in the discovery of new insights and development of tools that improved the well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities. Dr. Sears has published several book chapters and research articles on the topics of nurse retention, employee satisfaction measurement and value, stress, and organizational performance. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rhodes College and her Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from Clemson University.
About Work Institute Work Institute is a leading authority in workforce intelligence, utilizing evidence-based research methods to capture the employee voice and deliver deep insights that uncover “the why” behind employee thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to confidently build and implement successful workplace transformation strategies. Key products and solutions include exit interviews, stay interviews, engagement studies, onboarding studies, recruitment studies, and custom consulting. Partnering with multiple Fortune 500 clients as well as organizations of all sizes, Work Institute helps companies that seek to purposefully improve retention and engagement. For more information about Work Institute, please visit www.workinstitute.com.