How can I best ensure that I am giving internal talent the right development opportunities?


The Aberdeen Group recently reported that 87% of Best-in-Class organizations use assessment data as part of their criteria for promotion to leadership roles.  Effective leaders are often as focused in on developing their people, optimally preparing them for potential next steps professionally, as they are on advancing their own careers.  Carr’s approach to employee development […]

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How do I know that the costs of testing will be offset by the benefits?


By some estimates the cost of a bad hire is typically as much as two to three times the first year’s salary.  You should want to know as much as possible about your candidates to avoid the lackluster quality of work, poor interpersonal skills, bad attitude, attendance issues, complaints from customers, and/or inability to meet […]

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Can employee assessments take my business from good to great?


Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, states one of the keys to improving your company’s performance in the marketplace is “getting the right people on the bus”.  Assessments help you to do just that.  But the best-in-class companies are doing more than that.  They are using assessments to both find and develop the talent […]

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