Bio

I am an organizational researcher and team player with project management experience. I thrive under pressure while aiming for quality and realistic expectations. I have an interest in two areas: 1) creative measurement approaches for personnel recruitment, selection, and assessment and 2) the engagement of volunteer workers. I like to learn new things, explore opportunities with a positive attitude, and value relationships over anything else. 

 

After working as a personnel selection and assessment consultant for NOA bv I completed my PhD in 2016. In my PhD I studied the assessment of contextualized personality and vocational interests. Directly after completing my PhD I moved to Australia where I worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a large volunteer recruitment and engagement project for four years. Please see my LinkedIn page for a detailed resume.

Expertise

Some key words that define my research area:

- Personnel recruitment and selection

- Personality measurement

- Vocational interests

- Volunteer engagement

- Applicant reactions

- Asynchronous Video Interviews (recent area)

Teaching

- Leadership and Organization (Work and Organizational Psychology Master)

- Diversity and Inclusion at Work (Psychology Undergraduate)

- PhD, MSc, and BSc student supervision

Courses

Collaboration

Throughout the years I have been fortunate to collaborate with many organizations, such as:

- The Department of Fire and Emergency Services in Western Australia

- Scouts Australia

- Applied university (Hogeschool) Rotterdam, InHolland, and Windesheim

- NOA bv

- Thio Pharma

- Other organizations that are interested in personnel recruitment and selection issues

 

If you have questions about personnel selection or recruitment, I am always interested in discussing ways to work together. Please feel free to contact me.

 

Recent publications

  1. Do social desirability scales measure dishonesty? - A think-aloud stu…

    Holtrop, D., Hughes, A. W., Dunlop, P. D., Chan, J., & Steedman, G. (2021). Do social desirability scales measure dishonesty? A think-aloud study. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
  2. Het Sferische model van beroepsinteresses en de volledige en verkorte…

    Holtrop, D., Wille, B., de Vries, R. E., & Born, M. P. (2020). Het Sferische model van beroepsinteresses en de volledige en verkorte Nederlandstalige Personal Globe Inventory. Gedrag en Organisatie, 33(1), 6-43.
  3. Investigating Relative and Absolute Methods of Measuring HEXACO Perso…

    Dunlop, P. D., Holtrop, D., Smith, J. A., & Butcher, S. B. (2019). Investigating Relative and Absolute Methods of Measuring HEXACO Personality Using Self- and Observer Reports. Zeitschrift für Psychologie.
  4. Volunteering research in Australia - A narrative review

    Kragt, D., & Holtrop, D. (2019). Volunteering research in Australia: A narrative review. Australian journal of psychology, 71(4), 342-360.
  5. Honest people tend to use less—not more—profanity - Comment on Feldma…

    de Vries, R. E., Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., Dunlop, P. D., Holtrop, D., Lee, K., & Ashton, M. C. (2018). Honest people tend to use less—not more—profanity: Comment on Feldman et al.’s (2017) Study 1. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9(5), 516-520.

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