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Leadership Lessons from Whole Foods’ Journey to Amazon

September 5th, 2017

Whole foods no borderIn less than a year, healthy grocery store giant Whole Foods Market experienced a massive shift in leadership, from two Co-CEOs down to one, and entered into a definitive merger agreement under which they would be acquired by Amazon. In the midst of all this change, what might we learn about leadership by examining their journey?

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Burke Learning Agility Inventory Looks Closely at Job Success

July 27th, 2017

Burke logoThe need for learning agility in leadership roles is understood experientially and anecdotally. But David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, explains how a recent study with a national healthcare organization offers scientific proof that the Burke Learning Agility Inventory™ is a strong predictor of potential leaders.

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Seeking Superheroes and Narcissists: The Truth Behind How We Choose Leaders

June 30th, 2017

Superhero-no borderIf it makes sense to choose team-players to be in charge, why do we most often gravitate toward those who may just crave the spotlight? Rebekah Cardenas, Ph.D., Vice President of Business Development and Assessment Solutions at EASI•Consult®, examines the role of charisma in our attraction to narcissistic leaders.

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Does Title VII Really Cover LGBT Discrimination?

June 6th, 2017

BooksThe question over what constitutes sexual discrimination may have employers and department heads scratching their heads. As David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, points out, that confusion may come from the fact that the courts can’t come to an agreement over whether LGBT employees are protected under Title VII.

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Mentoring to Leverage Diversity: Embrace Differences Over Similarities

June 6th, 2017

DiversitMany leaders are willing to step up and mentor others, especially if they are afforded the opportunity to choose someone with whom they have a lot in common. But as Dr. Rebekah Cardenas, VP of Business Development and Assessment Solutions at EASI•Consult® examines, that inclination may limit opportunities for some employees and inadvertently stifle diversity.

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Small Business Doesn’t Mean Small-Minded Hiring Practices

April 28th, 2017

Money briefcasePre-employment assessments not only save time in the hiring and training processes, they also save money. So, why are some small businesses still hesitant to adopt them? Rebekah Cardenas, Ph. D, vice president of business development and assessment solutions at EASI•Consult® examines that issue and explains why the investment in assessments is well worth the return.

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Is Managing Dissent a Required Modern-Day Leadership Quality?

April 3rd, 2017

Thumbs up for postAcross-the-board agreement in the office isn’t necessarily a good thing, and it is often a sign that employees are afraid to voice opposition. As David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult® notes, a confident leader can encourage and guide dissent in a way that yields positive results for both a company and its employee morale.

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The Legal Risks of Bringing Big Data into HR Decisions

January 10th, 2017

Big data can be a benefit for a variety of industries and fields, including human resources. But David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, warns that becoming too reliant on algorithms to screen and hire job candidates comes with risks and possible legal ramifications.

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Selection, Development Assessments Prove to be ‘Spot On’ for EASI•Consult Client

July 12th, 2016

d093407a-d027-4266-9ee3-f11a96170338There is real value in assessments for both selection and development efforts, as EASIConsult’s recent partnership with a large insurance corporation shows. 

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New WCQ Proves Its Ability to Identify Successful Employees

June 7th, 2016

The need to hire te41ea1ed-09ce-436b-82da-a854a5142c54he right employees for key customer service roles with the City of Raleigh gave EASI•Consult® the opportunity to pilot a new tool, the Worker Compatability Questionnaire. 

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