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!
AbstractHi 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!