eRep Blog

Ikigai: Finding Your Personal Happiness

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
September 3, 2018

The Japanese have a concept called ikigai that roughly translates into English as 'reason for being.' Pursuing this state can be made much easier through the Core Values Index psychometric assessment. Its ability to identify the areas of activity within a person's life where they will feel the most fulfillment and happiness is powerful and life-changing.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Death of High Turnover

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
August 27, 2018

Unhappiness and disengagement is one of the leading reasons people leave a job. If the pay is relatively equal between two jobs but one drains your soul, it's easy to understand why workers can be eager to jump ship and work for the competition.

Our Customers' Ultimate Motivation May Surprise You

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
August 20, 2018

Recently I conducted an exercise at eRep to analyze why people take the Core Values Index psychometric assessment. Our clients fall into three groups: individuals, job seekers, and employers. On the surface, all three had very different motivations. But what we found underlying all three groups may surprise you.

Hiring Without Interviews, 32-Hour Work Weeks, and Looking Forward to Performance Evaluations

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
August 13, 2018

In this article, we cover three hot topics. First, we discuss the process of hiring without conducting an interview. Then, we move onto a controversial policy by a New Zealand professional services firm that pays their employees for a 40-hour work week but only requires them to work 32 hours. And finally, we discuss the possibility of actually looking forward to performance evaluations.

What is Your Four-minute Mile?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
August 6, 2018

Each of us has a collection of mental or emotional barriers we feel are insurmountable. Sometimes we are fully aware of our capabilities and limitations (imagined or real) but more often we are unaware of our true strengths. Because of this, we pursue life paths that may not be compatible with our innate, unchanging nature.

Can You Clone A Top Performer?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
July 30, 2018

The Top Performer Profile, or TPP, is a system that measures and quantifies the qualities that define a top performer. With this data, information and insight, the organization can compare and rank candidate CVI scores to the TPP with mathematical precision. In a sense, the TPP and CVI gives you the ability to clone your top performer.

Six Things You Didn't Know About the Core Values Index

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
July 23, 2018

The Core Values Index is a psychometric assessment (personality test) that measures and objectively quantifies an individual's innate, unchanging nature. The CVI is used by Human Resources teams and hiring managers as well as recruiters in organizations from mom-and-pop small businesses all the way up to large corporations.

Getting To Know Your Authentic Self: A Personal Journey With the CVI

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
July 16, 2018

After learning more about how the CVI works and reflecting on my past experiences, I realized that whenever I was in a place that contradicted my profile, it took a lot more work and effort to achieve success than would have been necessary if I had been living within my 'happy place.'

The Principle of Fueling Performance

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
July 9, 2018

A great algorithm or principle needs a set of tools that implement its objectives in an efficient way. The Performance Fuel application provided by eRep.com takes the performance fuel formula and turns it into a powerful reality.

What Do You Do?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
July 2, 2018

Imagine you're at a networking event or a neighborhood block party or maybe chatting with other parents at your kid's soccer game. You meet some new people and the dreaded question comes up: "What do you do?"

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