As a Chief Talent Scientist at MotiveX, Katina leverages her consulting experience, as well as her academic knowledge of motivation and engagement to design and validate MotiveX’s employee assessments and tools. By balancing academic knowledge with practical applications, she supports the team in delivering high-quality, effective, user-friendly solutions to drive employee engagement. Katina joined the team because of her passion for talent management, leadership and motivation.
In her prior experiences at Corporate Executive Board (formerly SHL), clients such as Kraft, Pfizer, Carl Zeiss, UGI, and Hertz often lacked solutions for increasing engagement. She witnessed a need in the marketplace for an assessment that would truly help managers understand their direct reports and create more enriching and meaningful workplaces for employees worldwide. MotiveX provided the perfect blend of psychological science and applied practical knowledge that she finds motivating. Katina also is an Assistant Professor at Villanova University in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development, in the Psychology department.
Assessments are widely used across US-based organizations. And often, critical hiring and retention decisions are made according to the assessment responses. However, before launching a new assessment and making decisions based on its results, some crucial elements must be considered to ensure success. The following is an excerpt from the whitepaper, Three Questions to Consider […]
Employee assessments boast decades of use in organizations across the world. For companies that view their human capital as their largest strategic advantage, assessing candidates is commonplace, both before they’re employed and at multiple points throughout their tenure. The most popular use of assessments may be to help clarify hiring decisions for job candidates, but […]
Diversity initiatives are generally positive for the work environment. They recognize and celebrate the diversity of the workforce, and they often outwardly promote efforts toward creating a more beneficial workplace because of the demographically dissimilar makeup of the people within it. An organization’s success and competitiveness depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize […]
Ineffective communication and optics about the big change initiatives often result in a lack of clarity or understanding. As a result, employees begin feeling fear and anxiety — maybe about how the change affects them, their colleagues and their future at the company. A lack of discussion over how the change will impact employees’ day-to-day […]
When organizations are in flux, employees may experience an array of emotions ranging from anger to fear of losing their jobs. Employers may struggle to establish a sense of security while the organization progresses through the necessary stages of change. Organization wide, it may seem impossible to motivate employees to embrace the process of change. […]