Dr Nigel Guenole

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Management and Psychology
Email n.guenole (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7717 3193
Dr Nigel Guenole

Dr Nigel Guenole is a Senior Lecturer and director of research for the Institute of Management at Goldsmiths, University of London. He specializes in Talent Management and Applied Statistics.

Nigel’s work has appeared in leading scientific journals including Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology & Measurement, as well as in the popular press including the Sunday Times. He is the current external examiner for organizational behavior programs at London School of Economics (LSE) and University College London (UCL).

He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the United States (SIOP).

Nigel is also interested in the way businesses develop organisational capability in psychology and analytics. See www.thepowerofpeople.org for his recent book with Jonathan Ferrar and Sheri Feinzig.

The book features insights from leading HR analytics experts including Josh Bersin, John Boudreau, Tom Davenport, Mark Huselid, and Pat Wright, along with analytics directors in the following organisations: ABN AMRO, Accenture Strategy, ADP, Agoda Outside, Ahold Delhaize Zaandam, ANZ Bank, AstraZeneca, ATB Financial, Aviva, Baylor Scott & White Health, Blumberg Partnership, BNY Mellon, CGB Enterprises, Cisco, Citibank, Columbia University, Deloitte, Landstinget, Ericsson, Fidelity, Getinge Group, Glaxo Smith Kline, IBM, iNostix by Deloitte, Intel, ISS, Facilities Services, JP Morgan Chase, Lever Analytics, LinkedIn, McBassi & Company, Metropolitan Police, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nestle, Nielsen, Nordea, Northeastern University, OrganizationView, Pfizer, PostNL, proacteur, S&P Global, Shell, Shutterfly Inc, Seattle Pacific University, Stamford Global, Standard Chartered Bank, Talent Strategy Institute, Tanfeeth Dubai, True Picture Europe Limited, Unilever, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, Westpac Group, Wolters Kluwer. 

Research Interests

  • Personality and performance, especially maladaptive personality at work and team personality
  • Information sharing and privacy with big data
  • Structural equation models, hierarchical linear models, item response theory, Social network models, Natural language processing
  • I am interested to hear from PhD applicants interested in studying topics in any of these areas


Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Guenole, Nigel and Charlwood, Andy. 2022. Causal Inference in HR Analytics with Directed Acyclic Graphs. In: Martin G. Edwards; Dana Minbaeva; Mark Huselid and Alec Levenson, eds. Global Perspectives on Workforce Analytics. Abingdon: Routledge.

Guenole, Nigel; Svensson, Cicek; Wille, Bart; Aloyan, Kristina and Saville, Peter. 2022. A European Perspective on Psychometric Measurement Technology. In: , ed. Technology and measurement around the globe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Guenole, Nigel; Cheryshenko, O.; Stark, S.; Cockerill, T. and Drasgow, F.. 2011. We're doing better than you might think: a large scale demonstration of assessment centre convergent and discriminant validity. In: Nigel Povah and George Thornton, eds. Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management. London: Gower. ISBN 978-1-4094-0386-9


Charlwood, Andy and Guenole, Nigel. 2022. Can HR adapt to the paradoxes of artificial intelligence? Human Resource Management Journal, 32(4), pp. 729-742. ISSN 0954-5395

Harris-Watson, Alexandra M.; Kung, Mei-Chua; Tocci, Michael C.; Boyce, Anthony S.; Weekly, Jeff A.; Guenole, Nigel and Carter, Nathan T.. 2022. The Interaction Between Conscientiousness and General Mental Ability: Support for a Compensatory Interaction in Task Performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 37(4), pp. 855-871. ISSN 0889-3268

Hilliard, Airlie; Guenole, Nigel and Leutner, Franziska. 2022. Robots are judging me: Perceived fairness of algorithmic recruitment tools. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 940456. ISSN 1664-1078

Guenole, Nigel; Brown, Anna and Lim, Velvetina. 2022. Can faking be measured with dedicated validity scales? Within-Subject Trifactor Mixture Modeling applied to BIDR responses. Assessment, 30(5), pp. 1523-1542. ISSN 1073-1911

Edwards, Martin; Charlwood, Andy; Guenole, Nigel and Marler, Janet. 2022. HR Analytics: An emerging field finding its place in the world alongside simmering ethical challenges. Human Resource Management Journal, ISSN 0954-5395

Guenole, Nigel and Feinzig, Sheri. 2019. Strategic Workforce Planning in Dynamic Business Environments. People & Strategy, 2019(Fall), p. 9. ISSN 1946-4606

Guenole, Nigel; Brown, Anna and Cooper, Andrew. 2018. Forced-Choice Assessment of Work-Related Maladaptive Personality Traits: Preliminary Evidence From an Application of Thurstonian Item Response Modeling. Assessment, 25(4), pp. 513-526. ISSN 1073-1911

Guenole, Nigel. 2018. Reconsidering cluster bias in multilevel data: A Monte Carlo comparison of free and constrained baseline approaches. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 255. ISSN 1664-1078

Wegman, L. A.; Hoffman, B. J; Carter, N. T.; Twenge, J. M. and Guenole, Nigel. 2018. Placing Job Characteristics in Context: Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of Changes in Job Characteristics Since 1975. Journal of Management, 44(1), pp. 352-386. ISSN 0149-2063

Flaxman, Paul E.; Stride, Christopher B.; Söderberg, Mia; Lloyd, Joda; Guenole, Nigel and Bond, Frank W.. 2018. Relationships between two dimensions of employee perfectionism, postwork cognitive processing, and work day functioning. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27(1), pp. 56-69. ISSN 1359-432X

Guenole, Nigel; Chernyshenko, Sasha and Weekley, Jeff. 2017. On Designing Construct Driven Situational Judgment Tests: Some Preliminary Recommendations. International Journal of Testing, x(x), pp. 1-19. ISSN 1530-5058

Jackson, Duncan; Alexander, Lopilato; Dan, Hughes; Nigel, Guenole and Ali, Shalfrooshan. 2017. The Internal Structure of Situational Judgment Tests Reflects Candidate Main Effects: Not Dimensions or Situations. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90(1), pp. 1-27. ISSN 0963-1798

Guenole, Nigel. 2016. The importance of isomorphism for conclusions about homology: A Bayesian multilevel structural equation modeling approach with ordinal indicators. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 289. ISSN 1664-1078

Ducey, Adam; Guenole, Nigel; Weiner, Sara; Herleman, Hailey; Gibby, Robert and Delaney, Tanya. 2015. I-Os in the vanguard of big data analytics and privacy. Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice,,

Guenole, Nigel. 2015. The Hierarchical Structure of Work-Related Maladaptive Personality Traits. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 31(2), pp. 1-8. ISSN 1015-5759

Guenole, Nigel; Chernyshenko, Oleksander; Stark, Stephen and Drasgow, Fritz. 2015. Are predictions based on situational judgement tests precise enough for feedback in leadership development? European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(3), pp. 433-443. ISSN 1359-432X

Weekley, Jeff; Hawkes, Ben; Guenole, Nigel and Ployhart, Robert. 2015. Low Fidelity Simulations. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior,

Guenole, Nigel and Brown, Anna. 2014. The Consequences of Ignoring Measurement Invariance for Path Coefficients in Structural Equation Models. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 980. ISSN 1664-1078

Guenole, Nigel. 2014. Focal Article: Maladaptive Personality at Work: Exploring the Darkness. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, pp. 85-97. ISSN 1754-9426

Bond, Frank W.; Lloyd, Joda and Guenole, Nigel. 2013. The work-related acceptance and action questionnaire (WAAQ): Initial psychometric findings and their implications for measuring psychological flexibility in specific contexts. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86(3), pp. 331-347. ISSN 0963-1798

Guenole, Nigel; Chernyshenko, Sasha; Stark, Stephen; Cockerill, T. and Drasgow, F.. 2013. More than a Mirage: An Assessment Center with More Dimension Variance than Exercise Variance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86(1), pp. 5-21. ISSN 0963-1798

Furnham, Adrian; Guenole, Nigel; Levine, Stephen and Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. 2012. The NEO-PI-R: Factor structure and gender invariance from exploratory structural equation modelling analyses in a high-stakes setting. Assessment, 20(1), pp. 14-23. ISSN 1073-1911

Bond, Frank W.; Hayes, Steven C.; Baer, Ruth A.; Carpenter, Ken M.; Guenole, Nigel; Orcutt, Holly K.; Waltz, Tom and Zettle, Robert D.. 2011. Preliminary psychometric properties of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire – II: A revised measure of psychological flexibility and acceptance. Behavior Therapy, 42(4), pp. 676-688. ISSN 0005-7894

Guenole, Nigel; Cockerill, T; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas and Smillie, Luke D.. 2011. Evidence for the validity of dimensions in the presence of rater source factors. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63(4), pp. 203-218. ISSN 1065-9293

Stark, Stephen; Chernyshenko, Sasha and Guenole, Nigel. 2011. Can subject matter experts' ratings of statement extremity be used to streamline the development of unidimensional pairwise preference scales? Organizational Research Methods, 14(2), pp. 256-278. ISSN 1094-4281

Pajo, Karl; Coetzer, Alan and Guenole, Nigel. 2010. Formal development opportunities and withdrawal behaviors by employees in small and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Small Business Management, 48(3), pp. 281-301. ISSN 00472778

Guenole, Nigel; Chernyshenko, Sasha; Stark, Stephen; McGregor, Keith and Ganesh, Siva. 2008. Measuring stress reaction style: A construct validity investigation. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(1), pp. 250-262. ISSN 0191-8869

Chernyshenko, Sasha; Stark, Stephen and Guenole, Nigel. 2007. Can the discretionary nature of certain criteria lead to differential prediction across cultural groups? International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 15(2), pp. 175-184. ISSN 0965-075X

Guenole, Nigel and Chernyshenko, O.. 2005. The Suitability of Goldberg’s Big Five Personality Markers in New Zealand: A Dimensionality, Bias, and Criterion Validity Evaluation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 34(2), pp. 86-96. ISSN 0112-109X

Guenole, Nigel; Englert, P. and Taylor, P.. 2003. Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability in a New Zealand Applicant Sample. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 32(1), pp. 49-54. ISSN 0112-109X


Guenole, Nigel and Feinzig, Sheri. 2018. The Business Case for AI in HR: With Insights and Tips on Getting Started. Technical Report. IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY.

Guenole, Nigel; Feinzig, Sheri and Green, David. 2018. Ethical Dilemmas in HR Analytics: Perspectives from the Global Workforce. Discussion Paper. IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY.

Guenole, Nigel; Feinzig, Sheri and Ferrar, Jonathan. 2015. Employee Privacy Preferences in the World's Major Economies. Discussion Paper. IBM Corporation, Somers, NY.