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Piers Steel, Ph.D.

Core Member — Chief Innovator

Dr. Steel is the primary innovator of the novel techniques we have used to build our synthetic validity technology. He is a professor in the human resources and organizational dynamics area and is the Distinguished Research Chair in Advanced Business Leadership at the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business. He is a recognized authority on the science of motivation and is known internationally for his procrastination research, receiving widespread media coverage.

Dr. Steel’s particular areas of research interest include personnel selection, culture, motivation and procrastination. He is the one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of synthetic validity with several peer reviewed publications on this topic.

Dr. Steel earned his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology in University of Minnesota.