Author: ericbaker

Core Competency Myths to Ditch in the New Year

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As you grew up, you were taught that math, science and reading were the core competencies that everyone should know to be successful in life. In business, it doesn’t work quite like that. In a business context, core competencies are defined as the advantages or capabilities of an organization that distinguishes them from their competition…. Read more »

Calculator: What is the Cost of a Bad Hire?

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Use Caliper’s calculator below to discover the financial impact that bad hires have on your organization. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the price of a bad hire is at least 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings. According to the Society of Human Resource Management, it costs an average of $4,129 to recruit, interview,… Read more »

How Promoting Employee Happiness Benefits Everyone

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Everyone has seen the statistics about employee happiness and how it’ll change the way your workplace operates. Companies with happy employees outperform their competitors by 20%. Some companies have even gone as far as hiring an employee experience officer. One of the most notable companies to hire someone dedicated to employee experience was Airbnb back… Read more »

5 Employee Retention Resolutions for the New Year

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that three million employees have left their job voluntarily every month since June of last year. With 2019 in full swing, it’s important to be more proactive with employee retention. Regardless of the position, employee turnover can possibly bottleneck the development of important product launches. Possibly even slowing… Read more »

All Successful Leaders Share These Three Competencies

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Leaders are made, not born.” That statement rings true when it comes to managerial roles. When organizations need to fulfill management positions, they aren’t just hiring anyone. With the added expectations and responsibilities necessary for effective management, you want to make sure that you’re finding the right fit for your… Read more »

The Surprising Secret Behind Amazing Hires

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Are you hiring top talent with the right degrees and experience, but something still seems to be missing? Imagine the capability of taking it a step further, beyond the candidate’s credentials and measuring if they’re truly capable of handling the position you are hiring for. Focusing more on the competencies of a candidate, rather than… Read more »

Caliper Essentials™ Competency Reports are Live

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Caliper has officially pressed the “launch” button on the Caliper Essentials™ Competency Report, a competency-based edition of the Essentials reporting suite. Caliper Essentials reports cover the full range of talent management, from hiring, to coaching, to development, and the competency-based editions add another layer of value for HR professionals, talent directors, and other business leaders:… Read more »

6 Qualities to Look for When Hiring Service Roles with Upselling Responsibility

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You know what a good customer-service person looks like: friendly but not overly talkative, attentive, follows the system, knows when to bend and when to hold firm, and manages workflow in an organized, quality-minded way. You also know what a good salesperson looks like: competitive, results focused, persistent, and resilient. Those are two different people…. Read more »

Hiring Doesn’t Have to be Scary

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The masked figure slowly approaches, its blank face betraying nothing of what lies beneath. You’re filled with trepidation yet, somehow, you must discover the true identity of this being. For if you don’t, you could end up making a bad hiring decision. No, this isn’t a scene from a new horror movie. It’s a scene… Read more »

Caliper Delivers the Talent Development Solution You Need

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Most organizations’ talent-development challenges are complicated. In fact, many organizations don’t even fully understand their talent-development challenges. That’s okay! Sometimes you need an outside perspective. Every company, nonprofit, and government agency wants to hire good people, see them develop into top performers, and set a path for leadership succession. It sounds simple, but anyone who… Read more »