Decoding The Human - The Role Of Science To Select, Retain And Develop Talent
Date: Mar 22, 2019 Beginning at 9:45 AM
Session Duration
1 Hour

Learning Objective
1. Understand the current talent landscape and implications on the organization.
2. Learn about the types of assessments that can add value to the hiring, coaching, succession planning and development of your talent.
3. Review the key considerations that you should use when deciding to use science in your people processes.
4. The best next steps to begin leveraging the power of science in your people processes.

Session Description
Human behavior is incredibly complex with each person having a unique set of characteristics. So, trying to predict how a person is going to behave and perform at work is not an easy task. That is why making a good recruitment decision is not anymore based on “gut feeling” or “liking the candidate”; it is about combining multiple pieces of data for a more accurate and predictive analysis of a candidate’s potential.? Then once they are on board, you need to know how to motivate, coach and develop your talent so their full potential is realized.??

Psychometric assessments have already proven their objectivity and reliability in various HR decision-making processes. According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the cost of selecting the wrong person can run up to five times of a bad hire’s annual salary. In addition, the higher the position and longer the person remains in that position, the more it will cost to replace them. It is also known that in 89% of the cases, the failures are explained by behavioral factors and not by a lack of technical know-how.

When used correctly, cognitive and personality tests can increase the chances that new employees will succeed. Not all assessments are the same, and you should have a rigorous process for making sure they are job specific, valid and reliable. Learn how to harness the power or psychometric analytics to power your organization.

Session Speaker

Jill Windelspecht

Talent Specialists Consulting LLC

More About Jill Windelspecht


Potential is unlimited - but like an untapped vein of gold, it needs to be uncovered, recognized and valued to truly make a difference.  Jill works with executives and business owners to reach their potential and help create organizational climates that lead to lifelong prosperity, leveraging neuroscience and social science. 

Jill brings over 20 years of experience in leading talent management and organization effectiveness initiatives globally, working in 15 countries in both regional and global organizations including Eaton, Honeywell and FirstEnergy.  She is an  Executive Consultant with Day91Consulting, Executive Coach with Korn Ferry, leads her own executive consulting organization, keynote speaker, Podcaster (Brain Hacks 4 Leadership http://brainhack.libsyn.com/) and is the Cleveland Chapter President for IAW (International Association of Women).   

Experience includes coaching executives and their teams, assessments, facilitating visioning and strategy sessions, succession planning, team development & coaching, performance management, motivation strategies, leadership development, speaking, training, leading organization change and large-scale organization design initiatives.   

She holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior with Pfeiffer University, Executive Masters in Neuroleadership with NeuroLeadership Institute, BS in Psychology and Sociology with Michigan State University , multiple certifications including John Maxwell Team certified coach, speaker and trainer, Emotional Intelligence from Case Western, Executive Coaching through the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Trainer with AchieveGlobal, Certified Organizational Design Strategist through the University of Southern California – Center for Effective Organizations, Performance Management Innovation & Human Capital Strategist certification through Human Capital Institute (HCI), and Organization Change Practitioner certification with Prosci.