Talya Bauer earned her Ph.D. degree in Business with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Purdue University. She is an award-winning teacher in Human Resource Management and was awarded the Innovation in Teaching Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. She teaches HR Analytics, introduction to HRM, training and development, organizational behavior, and negotiation courses. She conducts research about HR and relationships at work. More specifically, she works in research areas across the employee life cycle including recruitment and selection, new employee onboarding, and coworker and leader relationships. This work has resulted in dozens of journal publications, book chapters, and research grants including from NSF and NIH. She has acted as a consultant for government, Fortune 1,000, and start-up organizations. She has been quoted and her work has been covered in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Washington Post, Business Week, Talent Management, USA Today, as well as appearing on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Previously, she worked as a computer consultant and as a trainer in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Hong Kong. She has been a Visiting Professor in France, Spain, and at Google, Inc. and has given keynote addresses on the topic of onboarding in Australia, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, the UK, and the United States. Talya is involved in professional organizations and conferences at the national level such as serving on the Human Resource Management Executive Committee of the Academy of Management and as SIOP president. She has received several Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) research grants and authored SHRM’s “Onboarding new employees: Maximizing success” and co-authored SHRM’s “Applicant reactions to selection: HR’s best practices” white papers.

She is the former Editor of the Journal of Management and is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practices. She has co-authored multiple textbooks including Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics, Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, and Psychology and Work: Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology.