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Caliper’s Analytics Allows Clients to Define the User Experience And Mine Workforce Talent in Different Ways

Caliper has officially ushered in a significant change that promises to shift the HR-management landscape. We are excited to introduce Caliper Analytics, which is a dynamic and client-friendly dashboard that acts as a digital Swiss army knife, giving users an array of talent-management tools. Whether highlighting your departments’ most promising individuals or seeking a broad view of existing personnel, Caliper Analytics provides you on-the-fly insights into your talent. Gone are …Read More

What Are the Truly Meaningful Differences Between Men and Women Leaders?

In a recent Forbes commentary titled “Women shouldn’t have to lead like men to be successful,” contributor Roxane Gay discusses Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling book Lean In and the message she feels it conveys regarding women leaders. “Lean In’s loudest unspoken advice,” she writes, “seems to dictate that women should embrace masculine qualities (self-confidence, risk-taking, aggression, etc.).” But are these qualities – self-confidence, risk-taking, and aggression – actually “masculine?” In a …Read More

Message from the CEO: Your Future Leaders are Right in Front of You

Your Future Leaders Are Right in Front of You When we talk about identifying and then developing leaders, we frequently find that potential leaders are everywhere – including within your own organizations. They’re often closer than you think. Leaders are not usually identified during the normal course of recruitment. A great example of this is baseball player Jacob deGrom, who was playing as a light-hitting shortstop. However, he was drafted …Read More

What Leaders Can Learn from Chinese New Year Traditions: Strengthening Bonds and Bringing Prosperity

The Chinese New Year holiday season begins this month. Traditionally, Chinese New Year – or Spring Festival as it’s often called – is a holiday that focuses on home and family. Many of the rituals carried out during Chinese New Year are meant to get rid of inauspicious energies in the home and bring luck and prosperity to the household. This year, the Chinese New Year kicks off on February …Read More

Leadership is Like a Box of Chocolates

If you’re playing a game of Guess the Movie Quote, it’s safe to say you and everyone else will know that “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get” comes from Forrest Gump. That quote isn’t really accurate, of course. Better quality boxes of chocolate tell you what’s inside each piece so you can make an informed decision about how to spend your calories. …Read More

2 Critical Questions Good Leaders Ask to Bring out the Best in Their People

Leadership is a complex concept with many layers, which is why so many books exist on the topic and why organizational-development firms like Caliper offer executive coaching and other specialty consulting services aimed at developing high-potential employees. Becoming a good leader is not like flipping a switch. Sometimes it feels as if all these messages about leadership are hitting us like a tidal wave, and they can be confusing and …Read More

What the Super Bowl Can Teach Companies about Talent Development

On February 1, we’ll watch the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots face off in the National Football League’s Super Bowl XLIX. As the day of the big game draws nearer, many will be making predictions, reviewing team stats, and reliving moments from past championship games. In Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants bested the New England Patriots, thanks to a Hail Mary pass from quarterback Eli Manning …Read More

Message From the CEO – January 2015

Developing Your Talent is as Easy as Looking in Your Own Backyard It has always been a best practice for us to advise our clients beyond the hiring decision. In other words, we ask our clients to think about the candidate in a more strategic way. Sure, it’s critical to know at a high level of predictive validity how likely it is that the candidate will perform well in a …Read More

Uncovering Talent and Potential at Every Stage of Employment

True or false… Personality assessments have only one business application: employee selection. Intuitively, we know the correct answer is “false.” Personality assessments provide value far beyond simply helping managers choose staff members from a pool of applicants. Yet, despite the advantages of doing so, few companies consider using such assessment tools to address critical business needs like team development, performance management, and succession planning. A Caliper whitepaper entitled Uncovering Talent …Read More

The Leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr.

With the critically acclaimed historical epic Selma opening nationally this weekend, a new generation of Americans has the opportunity to learn about a seminal moment in our nation’s struggle for civil rights while gaining a deeper understanding of the man who led the movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Espousing a philosophy of social change through non-violent protest, Dr. King inspired and influenced with his words, conveyed his vision with …Read More