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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

Caliper Certification Puts the Profile Power in Your Hands

Have you ever gotten feedback on a personality assessment from a Caliper consultant or read a Caliper report and wondered, “Where the heck do they get this stuff from”? Or, if you work for an organization that employs Caliper’s services, perhaps you have thought, “I could do so much more with this information if I understood it better.” Caliper gets that, which is why we have been taking strides, unprecedented …Read More

Remodel Your Hiring Process with Team Interviewing

Team interviews can take a hiring process that is old and worn and bring it back to life, helping you hire great employees that stay and shine! And the process is DIY once you have the tools. A team interview typically involves assembling several interviewers to gain a broader perspective on the candidate’s experience, skills, and personality. The interview-panel format is especially helpful when the candidate will be reporting to …Read More

How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Superhero

In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as in the previous Avengers film, much of the drama arises from the conflict between the heroes. The villains are there to inspire the action set pieces, but how boring would the movie be if Captain America and Iron Man decided to start a bromance because they got on so well or the Hulk didn’t have anger-management issues? All we would have left is …Read More

Why do the Strongest of Salespeople Frequently Flounder as Managers

If Wayne Gretzky’s ill-fated attempt at coaching taught us anything, it’s that a positive correlation between strong individual performance and leadership success might not exist. Same thing with Michael Jordan as an NBA owner. So far, it has been anything but, ahem, a slam dunk. So why do we assume that a company’s best sales reps will seamlessly transition into sales managers, despite proof that they frequently do not? During …Read More

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to People Analytics

A science fiction satire from the `80s provides the ultimate guide for working with Big Data and People Analytics. Everyone struggles with the potential and the promise of Big Data from time to time, and even the most adept data scientist can get lost in the numbers.  As Geoffrey Garnet, Dean of The Wharton School, said during a recent presentation: Big Data can be a bit like a blizzard—you have …Read More

Message from the CEO – Who is your next in line?

When companies are recruiting, their top-of-mind concern is usually to ensure that they find someone well suited and qualified to do the required job. However, far too often, many companies stop there. Usually the questions they want answered include: Will this person be a good Customer Service Representative? Or will this individual be a suitable salesperson for our northwest division? Enter succession planning. Succession planning isn’t merely ‘who will be …Read More

Caliper Workout Challenges: Strengthening Bodies and Relationships

Caliper Workout Challenges: Strengthening Bodies and Relationships If you build it, they will come. No, I’m not talking about the Field of Dreams. I’m talking about Caliper’s Workout Challenges group. In September 2014, five Caliper employees decided that they would get together at the same time each workday to complete a brief exercise, which would give them an opportunity to get up and get moving. Each day they complete one …Read More

4 Critical Elements of Succession Planning

You will be replaced. Don’t feel bad; it happens to all of us. It’s the cycle of life in the business world. But whether you are taking on a new role or sailing into retirement, it’s important that the person following your footsteps is ready and able to tackle the challenge. Hopefully, that person is already on the payroll. In a very practical sense, developing and retaining leadership talent is …Read More