On February 16th, FIOP hosted a virtual guest speaking event with Dr. Emily Burnett, the head of Culture Assessments at Publix Supermarkets.
During her talk, Dr. Burnett explained how she started as a part-time cake decorator at Publix, and move her way up the ladder as a retail associate.
Her talk educated the viewers from all over Florida about the long, rich history of Publix as well as the finer points of her work in assessing culture at Publix. FIOP was honored to host Dr. Burnett. Several graduate students from Florida Southern College also attended the talk and asked specific and meaningful questions related to I/O psychology and getting buy in from associates in the workplace when it comes to taking and trusting internal assessments.