Pre-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.
In this era of continuous change, agility – the ability not only to adapt but to grow stronger and more effective in the process – is key. As Joseph Gier, Ph.D., Vice President of Consulting Services for EASI•Consult®, outlines in his article, companies must continuously build – and enhance – their agile capability to succeed in the long-term.
Drug screenings have long been part of workplace policies, but the advent of legalized medical marijuana has gone head-to-head with the common practice of screening job candidates and employees, as David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult® explains.
While iconic, Albert Einstein was a complicated, often-controversial figure who was as inconsistent and consumed by celebrity as he was brilliant. As David Hoff, COO and executive vice president for leadership development at EASI•Consult®, discusses in his review of Neffe’s book, great thinkers don’t always great leaders make.
Across-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.
Social media has rooted itself firmly in our culture, so it’s no surprise it has made its way into the workplace. While it can be a beneficial marketing tool, social media can also do damage to a company’s reputation and its bottom line, as David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult® reveals through some unfortunate examples.
France’s recent “right to disconnect” law, mandating designated times during which employees can refrain from email communications, brings to light the issue of work-life balance in the U.S. As Dr. Rebekah Cardenas, vice president of business development and assessment solutions for EASI•Consult®, points out, that issue is not such a simple one to resolve.
In just a year, the Burke Learning Agility Inventory™ has received an overwhelming response from customers worldwide, resulting in the continued addition of new certification programs and other related offerings. David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult® reviews the developments of the last year and gives a preview of what is to come.
A fishing trip turned out to be a chance to meet the son of an extraordinary leader for David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult®. Hoff says the story of that man’s father, detailed in the memoir, The Hanoi Commitment, provides modern-day lessons in leadership for those in both public and private sectors.