eRep Blog

Using Psychometric Assessment Data in a Human Resources Grievance Scenario

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
June 25, 2018

During a recent chat session on social media between eRep and a group of Human Resources professionals, several questions were asked about the viability and use of psychometric assessment information during a grievance or disciplinary scenario. eRep's response kicked the discussion into high gear.

Can You Hear Me Now? Effective Communication is Crucial to Employee Success

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
June 11, 2018

When employees are engaged, they not only outperform their peers, they become motivated and inspired contributors to the company mission instead of jumping to the next opportunity with the competition. With today's tight job market, lowering turnover through effective communication may be the most important area of concern for business leaders today.

Adopt a Mission That Matters

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 28, 2018

It has been said that the pursuit of money is the root of all evil. This doesn't mean that profit in itself is bad. The scriptural admonition is all about priorities. Who's your master? Is it the almighty dollar? Or is your mission — the fundamental reason you're in business — more about doing something that actually matters in the world?

The Good Hire, the Bad Hire, and What's Your Sign?

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 21, 2018

Back in the day, "What's your sign?" covered a lot of social ground. There were twelve possible answers that, in theory, explained everything you might want to know about a person during a first meeting. There are 7 billion humans inhabiting this planet and their personalities, likes, dislikes, and world views are supposed to be neatly categorized and grouped into twelve tidy descriptors. Would you hire someone based solely on their astrological sign?

Can a Personality Test Help You Find a Job?

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 14, 2018

A personality test can help you land a job. In my case, it created a job specifically for me where one didn't previously exist.

Human Resources Needs a Shake-up

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 7, 2018

The human resources world is due for a shake-up. The hiring process and performance evaluation procedures we've long held to be sacrosanct are ebbing away and new operational models are emerging.

Do What You Love (And Get Paid For It)

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
April 16, 2018

We all have heard the aphorism that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. The more pragmatic advice tells us to identify what we love to do and figure out how to get paid for it. This is easier said than done, right? Maybe not.

Performance Reviews Must Die

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
April 2, 2018

Employees despise them. Supervisors dread them. The antiquated and ineffective annual performance review needs to die.

Pursuing Ethical Truth

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 26, 2018

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have given us a painful example of how elusive truth can be and how easily it can be manipulated. The contrast between truth and fact becomes more stark with every exposed scandal that passes over our smart phone and computer screens.

Four Steps to Remove Bias in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 19, 2018

Biases exist throughout the employment lifecycle whether we are aware of it or not. We filter candidates for new positions through involuntary lenses of subconscious emotion, performance is viewed through a lens of skewed expectations, and we are promoted or fired under the influence of similar effects. Here are four steps to eliminate these unconscious biases from your hiring process.

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