National Attention for NC’s African American, Female Police Chiefs
NC-based Developmental Associates proudly helped the communities of Durham, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Morrisville hire their police chiefs. Excellence and diversity in action!
Using Assessment Centers to Measure Leadership Skills
We evaluate leader skills for Government, Nonprofit and Educational positions.
Deficiencies of Traditional Headhunting Techniques
The DA Talent Identification program uses a multi-step approach to candidate recruiting, screening and skill evaluation grounded in the science of hiring, the now well understood importance of emotional intelligence and the need to reduce bias in hiring decisions. This unique talent identification program goes beyond the traditional approach of passive recruitment, comparisons of resumes without a consistent standard and overreliance on interviews for measuring skills.
Myths and Realities of Selection
A number of myths persist about the success of traditional hiring and promotional methods. Making the wrong decisions in how to evaluate people for promotion or selection costs the organization roughly five times the annual salary and benefits for that position and traditional methods have been found to be less predictive of selecting the right candidate less than 50% of the time! Flipping a coin would be more accurate.