Category: Competency-based Hiring

The Basics and Benefits of Competency-Based Training

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Training and development play a critical role in important business outcomes like employee retention, professional development, and hiring processes like on-boarding. However, training and development is also a vital piece of workplace culture and employee engagement. Though it can be overlooked, employees need training and development catered to their individual personalities and learning habits. How… Read more »

5 Qualities that Separate Extraordinary Salespeople from the Rest

5 Qualities that Separate Extraordinary Salespeople from the Rest

Sales is a competitive business and a tough one at that. If a candidate doesn’t have the right qualities in place, your team and company are going to lose big. So, what makes an individual a good fit for the job? These five traits of salespeople separate the extraordinary from the rest. Self Motivated Top… Read more »

The Undeniable Qualities for Being a Team Player

The Undeniable Qualities for Being a Team Player

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” Whether this was posted in the locker room when you were in high school or used in various sports movies, this catchphrase brought inspiration to teams. However, it’s not just for the locker room, it applies to the office as well. Being coachable and a team player around your workplace… Read more »

Why Personality Assessments are Critical to Talent Management

.Personality assessments are critical to Talent Management. They provide insights into individuals’ strengths, motivations, and behavioral tendencies. In addition, validated assessments predict performance on both the individual and team levels. They also help companies link their human capital to overall company success. Why Personality Assessments are Critical Cognitive ability tests can predict general ability to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Managers Make Better Hiring Decisions after a Caliper Phone Consultation

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Caliper’s assessment tools stand out for their strong scientific foundation and practical application in a 21st century business world. But our truly unique differentiator is the Caliper phone consultation. Other assessment providers send you a report, and it’s up to you to determine what the results mean for your department and your company. It’s the… Read more »