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Dr Sébastien Fernandez

Sébastien Fernandez, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne since 2011. He received his BSc and MSc in Psychology from the University of Lausanne and his PhD in Differential Psychology from the University of Geneva. He worked in the Swiss Army for five years where he was in charge of the assessment of the candidates for officer positions. He has taught courses in human behavior and performance, talent assessment, psychology, and interpersonal relations. Sébastien is interested in helping the hospitality industry and leaders of tomorrow to take into account the psychological forces that drive high performance in organizational settings and to make decisions (such as talent decisions) with the help of evidence-based and innovative approaches coming from the field of organizational psychology.

Dr Sébastien Fernandez

Associate Professor

PhD in Differential Psychology, University of Geneva
professor.areaOfExpertise
  • Personnel selection
  • Psychometric testing
  • Personality
  • Customer-oriented behaviors
  • Tipping behavior
Sebastien Fernandez
professor.recent_publication
  • Fernandez, S., Dufour, F., Costa, V., de Boer, C., Terrier, L., & Golay, P. (2019). Increasing tips in less than two hours: Impact of a training intervention on the amount of tips received by restaurant employees. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 1938965519863297.
  • Fernandez, S., & Pougnet, S. (2018). Is there structure in the selection interview? Evidence from hotels in Switzerland. Journal of human resources in hospitality & tourism, 17(1), 80-97.
  • Kim, S., Fernandez, S., & Terrier, L. (2017). Procrastination, personality traits, and academic performance: When active and passive procrastination tell a different story. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 154-157.
  • Fernandez, S., Stosic, G., & Terrier, L. (2017). Does your résumé photograph tell who you are? Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 186-189.
professor.past_publication
  • Fernandez, S., Fagot, D., Dirk, J., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2014). Generalization of the worst performance rule across the lifespan. Intelligence, 42, 31-43.
professor.research&Recognitions
  • Sébastien Fernandez has received twice the “Young researcher award” in 2008 and 2010 at the Journées Internationales de Psychologie Différentielle (International Congres of Differential Psychology)