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Sara Murphy

Sara Murphy Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 4BC27
Building: Buhler
Email: s.murphy@uwinnipeg.ca


  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University.
  • Post-graduate certificate in Human Resource Management, Algonquin College.
  • Master of Science in Management (OB/HRM), Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Ph.D. in Management (OB/HRM), Wilfrid Laurier University.

Sara teaches Fundamentals in Organizational Behaviour (BUS-2103) and Fundamentals in Human Resource Management (BUS-2440).

Research Interests:
Sara's research interests lie in the realm of employee recruitment and selection. She is particularly interested in how e-recruitment tools such as online job boards, recruitment websites, and social media are changing recruitment processes, as well as the factors affecting selection interview processes. She has also done some work focused on cognitive ability and personality testing on a global scale, and the impact of using flexible work arrangement policies.


Davis, S., Murphy, S. A., Watkins, J. (2023). Work changes and employee perceptions of co-worker flexible work policy use: A moderated mediation study. Employee Relations, 45(2), 516-534. https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-02-2022-0064

Murphy, S. A., Fisher, P. A., & Robie, C. (2021). International comparison of gender in personality: A meta-analytic investigation across 105 countries. Journal of Research in Personality, 90, 104047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104047 

Murphy, S. A., Fisher, P. A., Keeping, L. M., & Brown, D. J. (2018). “Pounding the pavement” in the 21st century: A review of the literature regarding organizational recruitment websites. In J. H. Dulebohn and D. L. Stone (Eds.), The brave new world of eHRM 2.0. (pp.11-46). Information Age.

Robie, C. Christiansen, N. D., Hausdorf, P. A., Murphy, S. A., Fisher, P. A., Risavy, S. D., & Keeping, L. M. (2017). International comparison of group differences in general mental ability for immigrants versus non-immigrants. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 25, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12189