Research & Development (R&D) are an influential part of any business. It requires strong leaders, collaborative work teams, and support from senior management. With the impact a well design R&D team can have, how do you ensure your putting the right people in the right place?
The R&D Managerial Activity Inventory is a tool that takes the guesswork out of hiring and promotion, specifically for the R&D department. By providing a comprehensive diagnostic of the activities and behaviors needed by candidates for successfully more responsible positions in R&D management, from first-line supervisor through VP, HR and senior managers are more equipped to make better hiring and promotion decisions that strategically align the R&D department with business goals.
Developed by researchers at George Mason University, the tool enables users to:
- Discover the qualities, skills and training shared by the most successful R&D managers
- Compare candidate resumes with a research-proven inventory of R&D skills and traits
- Proactively develop hiring criteria for R&D management candidates rather than react to submitted resumes
- Create the best possible career development path for front-line R&D staff
Make the right placement and resource allocation decisions early on to set the stage for business growth. Contact CIMS for more information.
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- Building a Talent Bench To Institutionalize Breakthrough Innovation (Fall 2011)
- Study Finds R&D Shifting to “Managing the Innovation Ecosystem” (Summer 2011)
- R&D Decentralization is the Pendulum Swinging (Spring 2010)
- CIMS Past Research Highlights: Benchmark Universities for Tech Transfer with Companies, Performance in Diverse Work Groups, Mana (Spring 2010)