eRep Blog

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.

Challenging Cognitive Biases in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 12, 2018

The use of objective data in hiring is growing. Psychometric assessments like the Core Values Index are revolutionizing the job market. With all this data now available, why are cognitive biases still prevalent in the hiring process? In this article, we discuss the twelve most common forms of bias in hiring and present ways to recognize and eliminate them.

The Hidden Money Pit of Bad Hires

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

Hiring employees is expensive and time-consuming, taking staff away from more valuable work. It gets even more expensive when the new hire is the wrong person for the role. How does the smart organization use objective data to avoid the money pit of a bad hire?

What Every Employee Fears: Failure to Meet Expectations

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

I always dreaded getting annual performance reviews, even though they usually went well. This one was different. "I gave you a ‘failure to meet expectations' score because you didn't achieve your objectives for the year," my boss told me. The problem was I had no idea what my objectives were.

The Value of Purpose

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
February 12, 2018

The three components of the Performance Fuel formula — clarity, purpose, and feedback — work together. Purpose is the feeling that what you do matters and will be appreciated. Unfortunately in many organizations today, the value of purpose in our work is often unappreciated.

If You Like High Turnover, Stop Reading Now

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 29, 2018

If your company has a culture that accepts or even condones high turnover, the Core Values Index assessment isn't for you. But, if you like to keep costs down while boosting profitability, hire the right people and put them into the right seats by calling eRep and integrating the CVI into your organization today.

The (Mis)Value of Cultural Fit in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Sr. Project Manager, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 15, 2018

Those who are passionate about their job and have a strong sense of purpose—that what they do matters and is appreciated—will add to the culture and help it grow. Their enthusiasm and passion will infuse the culture in a positive way.

Learn more about the CVI and take the Core Values Index assessment today.