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Dr Sébastien Fernandez

Sébastien Fernandez, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at EHL 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

Assistant Professor

PhD in Differential Psychology, University of Geneva
professor.areaOfExpertise
  • Psychometric testing
  • Employee assessment
  • Applied psychology
  • Organizational behavior
  • Measurement of individual differences
  • Prediction of job performance
  • Tipping behavior
Sebastien Fernandez
professor.recent_publication
  • Sébastien Fernandez is currently working on projects such as the development of a new tool to measure cultural intelligence, the development of a new test to measure personality in the work environment based on the HEXACO model. He is also conducting research to examine to which extent LinkedIn can be used as a reliable method to gather information about applicants’ personality.
professor.past_publication
  • Fernandez, S., & Pougnet, S. (2017). Is there structure in the selection interview? Evidence from hotels in Switzerland. Journal of Human Resources Management in Hospitality and Tourism.
  • 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.
  • Fernandez, S. (2017). Applying the principles of psychology in the restaurants and hotels, Ehotelier, 13 April.
  • Fernandez, S., Dufour, F., Costa, V., De Boer, C., & Terrier, L. (2017). When psychology enters in the restaurant: Evaluation of a brief training delivered to restaurant employees on guest satisfaction. Paper presented at the 15th congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Fernandez, S., de Boer, C. & Terrier, L. (2016). Restaurant tipping: The rules are not the same everywhere. Paper presented at the EuroChrie conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Fernandez, S. (2016). Why hoteliers should consider hiring managers based on their GPA, Ehotelier, 15 March .
  • Fernandez, S. (2016). Le pourboire: indicateur de la qualité de service ou reflet de la personnalité des serveurs? La Revue des Sciences de Gestion, 278-279, 13-20
  • Terrier, L., Kim, S., & Fernandez, S. (2016). Who are the good organizational citizens for the environment? An examination of the predictive validity of personality traits. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 185-190.
  • 2015-2017 Fernandez, S. Evaluation of a training intervention designed to increase the amount of tips received by restaurant employees. Fund of 99 000 CHF obtained from the HES-SO.
  • Fernandez, S., Fagot, D., Dirk, J., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2014). Generalization of the worst performance rule across the lifespan. Intelligence, 42, 31-43.
  • 2012-2013 Fernandez, S. & Pougnet, S. Selection practices in three-star, four-star and five-star hotels in Switzerland. Fund of 30 000 CHF obtained from the Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC).
  • More information can be found on the following links: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/s%C3%A9bastien-fernandez-68215613/
  • Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sebastien_Fernandez/publications
  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=a4hhqMIAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=sra
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)