Justin Wiegand, PhD (Sift HR Principal Consultant)

Sift HR is the consulting practice of Dr. Justin Wiegand (LinkedIn).  Justin is a faculty member of the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University.  He previously worked as a Human Resources Analyst for Shell in Texas and Louisiana before returning to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, to complete a PhD focused on fit assessment.  He taught Planning and Staffing for Illinois’ top-ranked HR master’s program and was named to the list of teachers rated excellent by their students on multiple occasions.  He has published his research in top academic journals and presented at various meetings of the Academy of Management (AOM), Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).  He is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships including distinctions from Ford, Caterpillar, the National Science Foundation, and the State of Illinois.

Sift HR formed naturally for Justin.  After presenting on the vast data (thousands of studies) demonstrating the predictive ability of fit assessments over interviews and resume reviews alone, he was often asked some version of, “why aren’t more companies using assessments?”  Knowing the reason was something other than they don’t work, Justin sat down with HR leaders and hiring managers to find out barriers to launch.  He discovered doubt about assessments’ legality, a lack of knowledge on their predictive ability and how they can be used to improve existing processes like interviews, and concerns on their cost and ease of implementation.  Sift HR was launched to break down these barriers and make adaptive assessment accessible to every organization.  Justin has a passion for HR excellence and a deep knowledge of fit evaluation across industries, organizations, and jobs.  Reach out today to connect over hiring and development at your organization.