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Science AMA Series: I’m Berrin Erdogan, professor of management at Portland State University. I do research on overqualified employees and their experiences at work. I am here today to talk about my experiences and my research. AMA!
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Hi reddit! I completed several studies examining how feeling overqualified at work affects morale, well being, performance and retention. A recent paper I have forthcoming in Journal of Management examines how coworkers react to these workers. Companies often debate whether it makes sense to hire the overqualified job applicants, often struggle with the stigma attached to it, and employees deal with this demoralizing perception. I study over-qualification among new college graduates, as well as employees in various industries. Let's talk about it! I'll be back at 4 pm EST to answer your questions. AMA!