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Caliper’s Business Solutions Help You Avoid Having to be “Really Good at Firing”

Ever wonder what separates a $50,000 earner from someone who banks $7 million a year at one of New York’s premier real-estate brokerages – besides the $6,950,000? According to one firm’s principal, it does not come down to contacts or how hard a person works. It boils down to “having something to prove and getting back after taking a hit.” “What’s the essence of all real-estate brokerages or any other …Read More

The Self-Managing Company: Aligning Individual and Organizational Competencies

Across industries, markets, and the world around, all companies have something in common: someone always needs to be in charge, right? Maybe, maybe not. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recently began to transition the company from a traditional management structure to a self-managing, self-organizing model—no bosses, no managers, no bureaucracy to hinder creativity and innovation. In light of the fundamental changes the company is undergoing and the potential difficulty for the …Read More

The Value of an Education Isn’t so Black and White: Dr. Herb Greenberg, CALIPER Founder, Explains Why Helping People With Your Degree is What Matters Most

 Is a higher education still the prerequisite for success?  The crippling student loan crisis, and the rise of technology workers, has led to a heated debate on this subject in the mainstream. However, while many may equate a higher education simply with a higher salary, the truth is that a higher education is often a proactive remedy for the universal struggle for a higher purpose in life that most people …Read More

Clever Girl: Using Competencies to Create a Roadmap for Success

“Welcome to Jurassic Park.” It’s an iconic line from an iconic movie that has a long-awaited third sequel finally hitting movie theaters this week.  If you haven’t seen the original Jurassic Park, prepare for a spoiler: things do not go well in John Hammond’s theme park. Based on trailers for the new film, Jurassic World, it looks like we can expect even more dinosaur chaos, this time in a shiny …Read More

Whether in Sports or Business, Competencies are Key – Message from the CEO

If you’re a sports fan, you will surely recognize many of the teams Caliper has worked with over the years. Since 1980, we’ve evaluated more than 60,000 athletes for dozens of professional and college teams. You may be thinking, “The Caliper Profile is a workplace personality assessment that predicts behavior on the job. How in the world could you use that in sports?” Well, the tools that predict behavior in …Read More

Finding Your Own Thoroughbred

Will he or won’t he? Uncertainty gives sports their intrigue, and few sporting outcomes are more intriguing than the possibility of a Triple Crown winner, precisely because a Triple Crown win is so rare. Unless you live in a cave with no access to TV or Internet, you probably know that thoroughbred racehorse American Pharoah has already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes and will be running for …Read More

FREE Caliper Webinar: Onboarding New Employees

We love talking about this stuff so much we do it for nothing! That’s right; Caliper is hosting another free Webinar, this time about getting your new hires up to speed and maximizing their value to your organization as quickly as possible. During this Webinar entitled How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Onboarding Mistakes, Caliper’s VP of Client Services, Dr. David Solot, will talk about the most common mistakes many …Read More

A Scientifically Validated Tool Can Help Combat the Performance Art of Interviewing

Interviewing has always been a performance art, which is why a company needs a pre-employment assessment to identify legitimate candidates in the short term as well as an analytics tool to offer employees coaching suggestions and career-pathing options over the long haul. In an article entitled “Dear Graduate, Here’s How to Get in the Game,” former GE CEO Jack Welch and his wife Suzy, a best-selling author, offer advice to …Read More

Caliper Founder and CEO Honored by NYU

On Friday, May 15, New York University Steinhardt celebrated the doctoral class of 2015. Honorary alumnus of the Class of 1955, Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., was this year’s Honorary Alumni recipient. After graduating from NYU, Dr. Greenberg started Caliper, a talent-management consulting firm based in Princeton, NJ. The company is best known for producing the Caliper Profile, a personality assessment developed by Dr. Greenberg that measures 22 personal attributes related to …Read More

5 Simple Secrets for Success with People Analytics

Over the past two years, we have had the unique experience of introducing People Analytics to a wide range of corporations. Those talent management professionals who have yet to join us on our journey will discover, as they enter the world of People Analytics for the first time, one of the most basic principles we espouse: To arrive at Meaningful Answers that support the objectives and strategies of their organization, …Read More

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