Interviews with Students: Ed Hyatt

Ed Hyatt, before studying for a PhD, worked in a variety of industries, both public and private. His most extensive experience was as a public procurement manager and contracts officer for several US government agencies and universities. When we spoke to him in 2017, Ed Hyatt was completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in the field of human resource management, recruitment, and selection. His focus was on organizational policies that promote a more fulfilling work experience for both individuals and organizations, looking specifically at whether structured job interviews can enable better person–organization fit. His quantitative research strategy involved conducting online panel experiments among hiring managers, using scales to measure their behavioural responses.

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