South Bend-based Stay Metrics has named Timothy Judge director of research. The transportation startup focuses on recruiting and driver retention in the trucking industry. July 3, 2014

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South Bend, Ind. — Dr. Judge will be responsible for building and leading the Stay Metrics research team. Tim Hindes, CEO of Stay Metrics, commented, “We are very excited to be able to work with Dr. Judge. Not only does he bring 25 years of experience studying turnover, employee satisfaction and assessment, he is one of the 10 most-cited management researchers among all business schools worldwide and has worked with numerous top organizations and management consulting firms on assessment. We also expect that Dr. Judge will be able to collaborate with other researchers in his field to help us better understand the issues confronting the trucking industry.” Hindes adds that Professor Judge will be contributing to all aspects of Stay Metrics business, but he believes his talents will be especially useful to work with large carriers who have much data but require assistance in applying cutting-edge analytics to improve satisfaction, safety and retention.

For his part, Judge commented, “I could not be more excited with my appointment as Stay Metrics Director of Research. I've studied employee attitudes and behavior in many industries and of many job types, but I do not believe I have ever studied a population with more pressing challenges than the trucking industry. Not only are drivers inherently in “high stakes” jobs, but with a very competitive business context, ever-increasing government regulation and difficulties in both attracting and retaining drivers, it creates a situation in which even the best positioned carriers can benefit from increased driver engagement, more in-depth assessment and improved analytics. I very much look forward to working with carriers to meet these challenges proactively and effectively.”

Led by Professor Judge, Stay Metrics has established a Scientific Advisory Board which includes some of the world's best researchers in the areas of turnover, attitude assessment, recruitment and socialization. Through the work of Professor Judge, his research team and the Advisory Board, Stay Metrics' work reflects the latest, cutting-edge research findings in these and other areas.

Timothy Judge is the Franklin D. Schurz Professor of Management in the Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame. Judge received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. Previously, Judge was a faculty member at Cornell University, the University of Iowa and, most recently, the University of Florida. In his career, he has published 150 articles in refereed journals, including 88 articles in top-tier journals. Judge is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the International Association of Applied Psychology. He serves on the editorial review boards of eight journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology. He has served as Division Chair for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. Judge's research has been cited more than 33,000 times by other researchers and his work is regularly featured in leading newspaper (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today), magazine (Business Week, Fortune, Forbes), online (MSNBC,, Huffington Post), television (Fox News, NBC News with Brian Williams, CBS News) and radio (BBC, NPR) outlets.

Source: Stay Metrics

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