Decision Associates Web Wire

In this Issue:

The Power of the Interview Question
Everything DiSC - the New Assessment Tool for You
Why Nonprofits Brand
It’s You...Sorry!

News Clips
What's On Your Mind?

 

What clients are saying:

“Decision Associates assisted Knox Law in two key searches: the hiring of our first Marketing Director and the replacement of a long-time Chief Administrative Officer. Abby Lechner led both searches, joined in the latter by Aaron Phillips. They guided us through a process that identified well-qualified candidates and included thorough assessments and interviews, resulting in each case in an excellent hire. Abby and Aaron were diligent, pleasant and professional in all of their interactions with the candidates and our team. We won’t hesitate to use them again when the need arises.”
Tom Tupitza, President
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

 

Abby Lechner  
 

The Power of the Interview Question
by Abby Lechner

Socrates once stated that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” You could also say: The unexamined position is not worth filling or the unexamined candidate is not worth hiring. According to Wikipedia (I am a millennial after all), the Socratic Method is “a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas.” Interesting, the success in hiring hinges on asking the right series of questions - the first set geared toward beginning with the end in mind for the position, the next set geared toward matching an individual to the position.

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Jim Ryan  
 
Everything DiSC - the New Assessment Tool for You
by Jim Ryan

I have written about Human Capital assessment instruments many times in this space over the past several years. Job-related and behavioral-based employee and applicant assessment tools continue to be among the fastest growing and useful HR methods in use today. Decision Associates has been on the cutting edge in the use of these tools in the Erie region for many years. In fact, most of our clients have made the Profile XT an integral and essential part of their selection process for prospective professional and management candidates. But, today, I am here to discuss another instrument - Everything DiSC, A Wiley Product.

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Mike Smiley  
 
Why Nonprofits Brand
by Mike Smiley

When the economy slows, grant-awarding agencies, funding agencies and individual donors focus their support on the top-performing nonprofits in each service sector. From organizations serving social and youth causes to those dedicated to disability and environmental needs, nonprofits exist in a world where brand drives many of the factors affecting their long-term sustainability and success.

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Don Moore  
 
It's You...Sorry!
by Don Moore

I started a series of articles entitled, “CEO Role, Strategy, the Economy, Succession, and M&A.... Yes, They Are Connected.” If I’d have titled this one “Strategy” you wouldn’t have read it. Now that I have your attention.... Keep reading!

I’ve written many very good articles about Strategy (pats self on back) and could have just put one of them here. Because I’m such an advocate for Strategic Planning, you’ll be astonished to hear me say that the process of Strategic Planning is not the heart of the process of making and keeping a company successful. The heart of the issue is you: the owner. Behind you, it’s the rest of us: The managers, the executives, the CPA, the Banker, the Attorney, the consultants. I’ll get back to us in a minute. Let’s start with the owner.

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News Clips

Congratulations to our friends at Wm. T. Spaeder Co., Rouse and Nick/Kathy Mobilia for being 2016 Bread Box Award winners at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Nice work!

What's On Your Mind?

Send your comments and/or suggestions for future topics of interest to: SueMoore@DecisionAssociates.net