Author: ericbaker

Are You a Champion? Defining Team Roles with the 4-Box

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You might be a Champion! Then again, you might not. You see, this isn’t some touchy-feely, “everyone is a winner” self-help piece. There will be no cheesy motivational images of mountain climbers experiencing “achievement” or hamsters showing “determination.” This is a piece about teamwork. Like, when you get a bunch of people together to solve… Read more »

5 Components of Developing Successful Employees

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You don’t want to hire that employee, do you? Of course not. You want to hire THAT employee. That employee is one who interviewed like a star but turned out to be lazy or needy or disinterested, ultimately creating more work for management and team members than he ever completed himself. THAT employee, on the… Read more »

How to Get Better Hiring Results Using Pre-Employment Assessments

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Question: Would you rather make an important decision with more information or less information? That’s rhetorical, of course. We all want more information. It gives us greater confidence in our choices and increases our sense of control. No one goes to a supermarket and asks the shelf stocker to black out the nutrition label with… Read more »

5 Reasons Forward-Thinking Companies are Collecting Talent Data

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Sometimes, there’s no turning back. Brick-and-mortar stores are never going to put internet retail out of business. Broadcast networks won’t slow the trend of viewers streaming or DVRing shows to watch later. And the business world is not about to shift away from the Big Data revolution. Why? Because data mining works. That is, if… Read more »

What We Learned About Successful Women Leaders

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The disparity is stark. Women represent 57 percent of college students and 47 percent of the workforce in the United States, yet fewer than seven percent of women are CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. The percentage of women elected to Congress continues to hover around 20 percent. To say “Women don’t seek high-level positions” is… Read more »

Caliper to Present/Co-present 3 Breakout Sessions at SIOP 2018

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This year’s Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference takes place in Chicago from April 17-21 at the Sheraton Grand hotel. As with years past, Caliper’s R&D crew will feature in several breakout sessions. On Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m., Caliper’s Dr. Jennie Hollmann, Dr. Nataliya Baytalskaya, and Trevor J. Shylock (along with… Read more »

7 Keys to Successfully Onboarding New Employees

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Hiring-managers, recruiters, and HR professionals are understandably excited when they find a qualified candidate who also interviews well. Depending on the length of the search, it can be difficult to resist offering a job on the spot. It may take a few anxious days, but, once all the hurdles are cleared, an offer is made… Read more »