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Dr. Eyran Kraus is a field-tested industrial psychologist with a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and nearly 18 years in the field of applied Human Resources. He currently leads a team of professionals in the Talent Assessment function for the City of Miami. Dr. Kraus manages the prompt delivery of approximately over 100 structured interviews to about 1,000 interviewees annually. In that role, he also coordinated over 35 promotional selection processes for the Miami Police and Fire-Rescue Departments and over 20 physical ability tests for city departments. Dr. Kraus seizes any opportunity to delicately convince "skeptics of the value of IO science in selection in a very contentious unionized environment."
Dr. Kraus also serves as the expert testing consultant working closely with federal agencies to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of agreements. Dr. Kraus has been tapped to serve as the company representative in quasi-judicial and legal matters. According to an article that appeared in FIU News on April 6, 2018, Dr. Kraus is at "… the forefront of some of most researched and debated issues in personnel selection including the use of General Mental Ability tests in police officer selection." He believes in learning from the past and implementing proactive measures to avoid negative future legal actions common to the high-stakes employment testing space.
He currently serves as an adjunct lecturer at Florida International University with the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. Prior to that he managed "big data" comprising standardized student test scores and assisted in reporting on the Title I Federal programs for Miami-Dade Public Schools.
Dr. Kraus earned his bachelors in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and his master's and doctoral degrees from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the 2018 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Ring of Honor. This honor recognizes professionals who have made a positive and significant impact in the field of human resources.
Davidson, T., Hardrick, J., Kraus, E., McCoy, A., & Rutherford, J. C. (2018, April). HR Executive suite: A view from the inside. Panel discussion at the HR Insights Conference, HR in a #MeToo World, Miami, Florida.
Whitman, D. S., Kraus, E. and Van Rooy, D. L. (2014), Emotional Intelligence among Black and White Job Applicants: Examining differences in test performance and test reactions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22: 199–210.
Selected Publications & Conference Presentations
Thomas, J., Kraus, E., Matamala, A., Michel, J. S., & Viswesvaran, C.V. (2010, August).
Conceptualizing Global Proactivity: A Generalizable Proactive Process. Divisional roundtable paper discussion conducted at the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada.