Lauren Hotchkiss, MA
Lauren loves a good puzzle, whether it’s a 1000-piece jigsaw or a challenge to improve workplace practices. Over the past few years, she has been tackling puzzles related to unconscious bias at work, soft skills, and employee well-being and worked with companies in BC and Ontario. After many great experiences working with small businesses, she wanted to use her master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph to help these businesses thrive
As a Consultant, she has worked with organizations to train managers on best practices based in research, designed tools to support in-person and virtual training, and has worked with clients to deliver high-quality learning and development products. In addition to her consulting work, Lauren has worked with public and private sector organizations, both unionized and non-unionized, to develop training resources, organizational tools, and support test administration and human resource practices.
As a Researcher, Lauren has focused on gender-bias, system justification, unconscious bias training, and the use of system affirmation to promote positive training outcomes. Her expertise includes workplace gender bias, soft skill development, return-to-work planning, positive psychology, and job meaningfulness.
Baylee Rubinoff, MA
Baylee enjoys knitting and crafting. Most recently, she has been crafting knit scarves for loved ones, and crafting hiring solutions for small businesses. Over the past few years, Baylee has worked with businesses in Ontario to craft recommendations related to hiring, training, and performance management. Working within small businesses is what inspired Baylee to complete her master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph.
As a Consultant, Baylee has worked with organizations to identify needs, and develop solutions in hiring, learning and development, and performance management that are based on research and best practices. Baylee has worked on a number of recruitment and selection projects, and has provided interview facilitation training to managers. She also developed organizational tools to support human resource practices through her internal roles in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.
As a Researcher, Baylee has focused on workplace inequality and the impact of the differing levels of status, power, and pay that individuals can hold within a group. She has also conducted research in the areas of teams, leadership, and communication, soft skill development, and gender inequality. Additionally, Baylee has extensive experience in survey design, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and data interpretation.
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