Author: ericbaker

Hiring for “Soft Skills” in the Robotic Age

robot thinking

Depending on your level of paranoia, you either think that robots are definitely going to overthrow humanity, Terminator style, or that they’re maybe going to overthrow humanity…

Bursting the Underemployment Bubble

Businesswoman Popping A Bubble

It’s safe to imagine that if he were with us today, Caliper’s founder, Herb Greenberg, would have a strong opinion on the staggering number of people stuck in underemployment purgatory….

The New Manager Checklist

woman taking notes

In an ideal business world, all companies would have programs to identify high-potential employees and develop future leaders, and upper management would establish structured training programs….

Fixing Your Organizational Talent Gaps

Man in front of a broken bridge

Forward-thinking organizations know that long-term success requires more than innovative product development and continuous improvement of operational efficiency….

Unwrapping the Secrets of Hiring and Development

mummy statue

In The Mummy, the first entry in Universal’s new “Dark Universe” adventure-horror film franchise, Tom Cruise plays a sort of modern-day Indiana Jones who plunders an ancient tomb housing a mysterious sarcophagus….

Go on the Power Play with Sales Models

hockey rink

Even if you only catch five minutes of this year’s Stanley Cup Final, you’ll notice the difference—you’re no longer watching your parents’ brand of ice hockey.Obstruction has been mostly eradicated….

Job Models: The Cure for Wrong Hiring Decisions

Man having a bad day at work

In a study recently published on the Genes & Development website, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of the “matrix progenitors that regulate hair growth and pigmentation”….

Do Outdated Hiring and Development Practices Bug You?

nerdy man sitting at an old computer

Would you “Believe” Cher belted out the top song of 1999? So says Billboard, authority on all things pop music. Not far behind her was Smash Mouth, who made the musical “All Star” team (just that one time)….

Gen Z: Coming Soon to a Company Near You

recent college grad

Are you sick of the word “Millennials” (with a capital M) yet? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. Of course you’re sick of it. People are so tired of reading about Millennials…