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Personality Assessments and Behavioral Interviewing: A Winning Combination

A personality assessment is a small investment in the bigger scheme of things. You’re attempting to hire someone who will perform critical work for your organization, and once that person is on board, you will spend many thousands of dollars on salary, training, benefits, and career development. If an applicant’s motivations don’t line up with the job and, as a result, she ends up moving on or being terminated, the …Read More

Experience-Diversity: Her Name is Rio

We need a word for when virtually everyone recognizes a better way to do something but keeps doing it the same old way anyhow. That word would come in handy when we talk about hiring practices. “Experience Diversity”—i.e., what you get when you build a team of people from different industries and backgrounds—is a major key to innovation in business, yet companies continue to overemphasize industry tenure when evaluating applicants. …Read More

Become Caliper Certified this September!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the CALIPER Profile and become your organization’s in-house advisor, we have good news: Caliper is offering a Foundations Certification event on September 27-28 and a Master Certification event on September 29, 2016. Both programs will be presented at the Crowne Plaza Princeton in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Foundations-level Certification will expand your knowledge of CALIPER Profile interpretation, provide an introduction to the science …Read More

Rejuvenate Your Succession Plan

Who doesn’t love the marriage of entrepreneurship and science? With companies like Virgin Galactic developing the space tourism industry and Local Motors 3D-printing cars, it’s hard not to admire the human spirit in action. Not to be outdone, BioViva USA—a company specializing in regenerative medicine—is out to revolutionize healthcare through gene and cell therapy. The company even claims to have successfully rejuvenated a human being through an experimental procedure meant …Read More

Are You Experienced?

We all know the digital economy is changing the way we buy goods and services. But if it wasn’t enough for brick-and-mortar businesses to keep up with internet purchasing, now they are fending with consumers choosing experiences (i.e., anything that Amazon Prime can’t ship you) ahead of “stuff.” People are hungrier than ever for things that don’t come packed in Styrofoam. Consumers are now treating their money as a more …Read More

Go “Beyond” Outdated Hiring Practices

Star Trek, in all its iterations, has always been about potential. Whether racing across the galaxy in Federation starships, exploring strange new worlds, or serving as ambassadors of peace aboard the space station Deep Space Nine, its diverse cast of humans and aliens has learned—and proven—again and again that creativity and teamwork can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Though the technology featured in the Star Trek television shows and movies is …Read More

Alignment – Is it driving you off the road?

“The good news is your brakes are fine,” the service rep told me over the phone. “But your alignment is horrible.” I had taken my car in to get checked out before heading out on the annual summer road trip, so this wasn’t a welcome problem and would need to be fixed. Could it be that procrastinating on regular maintenance wasn’t paying the dividends I thought it would? Just as …Read More

To ‘Pokémon Go’ Where No App Has Gone Before

For those of you who haven’t mustered the nerve to ask your daughter or co-worker what the latest gaming craze is all about, we’re here for you. Think of Pokémon Go as a digital scavenger hunt or game of Capture the Flag. Except the whole United States is playing, and you’re racing to amass virtual Pokémon (pocket monsters) instead of old railroad ties! Using your smartphone’s camera and GPS tracking, …Read More

Employers, Look to Behavioral Competencies When Hiring

Though there’s little indication that long-term, repetitive experience in a given role equates to strong performance in a similar role at a different organization, many companies continue to disregard intrinsic motivation and diversity of experience as factors in improving individual and team results. Of course, certain skills require time to develop. In an era of declining workforce participation, however, it might benefit some organizations to look beyond standard hiring practices …Read More

Millennials’ Message to Managers: Game On

If you haven’t heard, Zelda and Link will reunite in Breath of the Wild, the newest “Legend of Zelda” installment, to be released in 2017. While gamers still know next to nothing about Nintendo’s newest videogame system, NX, the internet is abuzz about Breath of the Wild. Pardon the pun, but it’s assured to be a game-changer, equipped with an unprecedentedly large playable landscape. The game’s map would literally take …Read More