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A Millennial Explains Millennials (Part 1)

In this multipart series, we’ll be addressing some of the common assumptions about Millennials who now represent the greatest chunk of the workforce, and are the most educated generation to date. The data suggests that businesses that harness their ingenuity will be best positioned to capitalize on it. Millennials’ coming-of-age should not be met by panic; with an understanding of how to play to their motivations, you can manage their …Read More

Straight Outta Universal Studios: Strategic Leadership

Universal Studios was all about the Benjamins last weekend with yet another #1 debut at the box office, as the R-rated biopic Straight Outta Compton, detailing the rise of influential gangsta-rap outfit N.W.A, far exceeded projections with a massive 60-million-dollar opening frame. That figure pushed the film studio over the 2-billion-dollar mark for the year. That’s $2B domestic. In hip-hop parlance: Universal is out for dead presidents to represent them. …Read More

People Analytics and Talent Development

In Part 1 of this four-part series (available here), Frank Costanzo and Dr. Dave Solot discussed how the Big Data revolution has changed the way we hire and develop top performers.  In Part II, they talk about People Analytics for recruitment and selection.  Dr. Dave continues the story… Part II:  Building Your Team; Hiring with Analytics I recently worked with a company that was looking to hire a new Sales …Read More

How Leaders Grow: A Framework for Action

If you go to the business section of any major book store, you will find dozens of books claiming to contain the “secret sauce” for how to be a great leader. Many of them offer useful nuggets of advice, but few get to the heart of the matter: significant growth as a leader requires a relentless, ongoing process of self-management. Developing leadership skills is not primarily about techniques and tools. …Read More

Test Your Knowledge of the Millennial Generation

The Millennial Generation: the age group comprised of people born between 1981 and 2000. In other words, the majority of your applicant pool for the next 10 to 15 years. While it may seem simpleminded to lump millions of people into a single category and treat them as a monolithic entity, this is the Internet, and that’s what we do! I kid, but if you work for an organization that …Read More

How to Harness the Superpowers of Your New Hires

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for some new box office-smashing superhero movies. This past weekend saw the release of Ant-Man, and Fantastic Four premieres at the end of the month. In both films, audiences will watch ordinary people suddenly have superpowers thrust upon them by someone or something. In Ant-Man, an ex-convict is convinced to test out a suit with shrinking ability, while the Fantastic Four …Read More

Using Personality Assessments for Any Candidate, in Any Role

In Caliper’s more than 50 years of researching job match and job fit, we have found that – when it comes to salespeople –it’s not just personality that makes a job fit or the motivation they possess that makes them successful. Just because someone has the empathy and ego-drive to persuade people, there’s no guarantee they will succeed in the role. It is important to look at the job itself …Read More

People Analytics and Talent Development

By: David Solot, PhD. and Frank Costanzo In this four-part series, Caliper’s Frank Costanzo and Dr. Dave Solot tackle the why and how of using people analytics and personality data to develop your workforce. Part I : The Potential of Big Data Several months ago, a client approached us with an interesting issue.  They were working with a manufacturing company that was going through a period of significant change. In …Read More

Outer Space… Meet Inner Space | Caliper Analytics Helps You Explore New Horizons of Your Own

Exploring the outer limits of our solar system, NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft has completed its epic 9-year journey to Pluto. As the spacecraft takes the first ever close-up photographs of the frigid dwarf planet, principal scientist Alan Stern told the good people of Earth that the scientific capabilities of New Horizons are going to “knock your socks off.” Rarely do current events have the possibility of sparking the interests of, …Read More

Park the Shark

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again! That’s right, it’s Shark Week, when America celebrates pushy, aggressive salespeople who pounce on unsuspecting customers, take their money, and send them floating downriver before anyone has a chance to figure out what the heck just happened. Just kidding. Shark Week, courtesy of Discovery Channel, is a celebration of nature’s most perfect killing machine, the shark. We all have our favorite shark species, …Read More

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