PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Nicolas is an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. He received his BSc and MSc in Management from the University of Lausanne and his PhD in I/O Psychology from the University of Neuchatel. Before moving to Saint Mary’s, Nicolas worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and as an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
His research is focused on personnel selection, examining applicants’ behaviors during the selection process. Nicolas’ work has been published in top I/O psychology and management journals (Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, the International Journal of Selection & Assessment) and he has presented at several international conferences.
In addition to his research activities, Nicolas recently wrote the book “The Psychology of Job Interviews” edited by Routledge. This pocket book offers an extensive review of the academic literature on employment interviewing and translates it into a series of evidence-based recommendations for practitioners and job seekers. He has also been involved in consulting work in the areas of employee selection and assessment, for instance by helping a Swiss assessment firm secure its national assessment certification.