Dr Nigel Guenole

Staff details

Dr Nigel Guenole


Reader in Management and Psychology


Institute of Management Studies


n.guenole (@gold.ac.uk)

Nigel specialises in data science for leadership assessment and talent management.

Nigel researches algorithmic approaches to measurement in assessment and HR analytics. For many years he worked at IBM where he led a team of behavioural scientists working with computer science engineers to ensure early AI applications in Human Resources met stringent behavioural science standards. Some of his projects have appeared in the Economist, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, European CEO, and European Business Review. Nigel co-authored the best-selling analytics book 'The Power of People: Learn how successful organizations use workforce analytics to improve business performance'. He is an elected fellow of American Psychological Society’s Division 14, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, for outstanding career contributions to Assessment and HR analytics. Read more about his work at MeasureCo.

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Guenole, Nigel; Svensson, Cicek; Wille, Bart; Aloyan, Kristina and Saville, Peter. 2023. A European Perspective on Psychometric Measurement Technology. In: Louis Tay; Sang Eun Woo and Tara Behrend, eds. Technology and measurement around the globe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 271-307. ISBN 9781009099813

Guenole, Nigel and Charlwood, Andy. 2023. 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; 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


Edwards, Martin; Charlwood, Andy; Guenole, Nigel and Marler, Janet. 2024. HR Analytics: An emerging field finding its place in the world alongside simmering ethical challenges. Human Resource Management Journal, 34(2), pp. 326-336. ISSN 0954-5395

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


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.