Category: Competency-based Hiring

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


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 »

The Secret Weapon of Today’s Successful Salespeople: Curiosity

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If classic movies like Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Tin Men (1987), Used Cars (1980)—or more recent hits like Wolf of Wall Street (2013)—have taught us anything, it’s that sales is not for those of a weak disposition. And whether the character portrayal is ruthless and intimidating like Alec Baldwin’s Blake, broadly comedic like Danny DeVito’s… Read more »

Should I Hire This Person?

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Nothing can derail decision making like conflicting data. Have you ever read online reviews for restaurants when planning a vacation itinerary? You get 12 people saying Uncle Frank’s BBQ is the best they’ve ever had, while 8 others claim it’s the worst. The 12 advocates report that Uncle Frank’s Memphis-style ribs are tender and flavorful…. 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 »