Webcast: COVID-19 Leadership Skills with Hogan Assessments

2 May 2020 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Webcast: COVID-19 Leadership Skills with Hogan Assessments

As we struggle with the new normal brought to us by the coronavirus we are providing insights for leaders to better understand how they can manage themselves, manage others and manage their organizations.

World renowned Hogan Assessments provides assessments that are used for recruitment and leadership development. It is a great privilege for us to have Ryne Sherman, Hogan’s Chief Science Officer,  and John Horton, lead consultant for Hogan’s Independent Consultants Network, share their wisdom on how we can better manage change.

Guests on this Episode

Ryne Sherman, Chief Science Officer of Hogan Assessments

As Hogan’s Chief Science Officer, Ryne is responsible for managing the primary functions within Hogan’s industry-leading research department, including client research, product development and maintenance, and Hogan’s research archive and infrastructure.

Ryne’s previous research in personality psychology focused on the role of personality in career pursuits and workplace performance, particularly in defining personality, examining the consequences of personality for life and career outcomes, and the assessment and measurement of personality and individual differences. He has also researched and experimented with new approaches to personality assessment, including unobtrusive assessment via new talent signals, such as voice prosody, word use, and affective responses to stimuli. In addition, he has a keen interest in data analytics, including profile approaches to data analysis and machine-learning approaches to big data, making him a perfect fit to manage Hogan’s extensive research archive consisting of billions of data points.

John Horton, Lead Consultant Hogan Assessments ICN

John Horton is the lead consultant for Hogan’s Independent Consultants Network. In this role, he oversees assessment usage among independent coaches and consultants, as well as boutique executive consulting and recruiting firms, in the United States. He provides commercial, technical, and interpretive support to these Hogan users and their clients who wish to incorporate personality assessment into their selection and development programs. He works closely with the full spectrum of consulting partners to deliver science-based solutions to ensure assessment quality across a variety of organizational cultures and industries. He is also responsible for providing training on Hogan products and best practices, offering simple solutions for complex problems in the talent management industry.

Your Hosts

Talent Transformation Guild's founders Eric Shepherd and Martin Belton host the webcasts to keep leaders information as to issues influencing the new world of work. 

Martin Belton has provided marketing solutions to organizations supplying HR and Learning solutions throughout Europe. After working with some of the UK’s leading PR Consultancies, he joined Questionmark where he was Sales and Marketing Director working alongside Talent Transformation’s co-founder Eric Shepherd. He was also Sales & Marketing Director at Kallidus for seven years before working as a marketing consultant to organizations supplying talent and learning systems including Netex and Saba. Martin has organized the eLearning Network Annual conference and exhibition.


Eric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He served on the HR Open Standards Consortium to further the goals of an open, transparent and trusted approach for HR data standards development.


About the Talent Transformation Guild

The Talent Transformation Guild provides resources for professionals that are preparing for upskilling being triggered by 4th industrial revolution and accelerated by Covid-19. Members include c-level executives, human resource professionals, consultants, and coaches. As a member-driven organization it promotes best practices via webcasts, webinars, podcasts, articles, white papers, research and conversations to improve and make the best of the talents of individuals for the benefit of themselves and the organisations they work for.

The Guild enable stimulating and meaningful discussions to help professionals prepare for talent transformations at individual, team and organizational levels. The Guild supports the Talent Transformation Pyramid, an open source model, designed specifically to recognize the widest possible range of talent influencers and skills. To date many decision-makers are caught in traditional, linear thinking and immediate concerns to consider this. The Talent Transformation Pyramid enables you to address the challenge by promoting more strategic thinking with a focus on an organization’s readiness to perform. https://www.talenttransformation.com/

About the Future of Work

According to the World Economic Forum, new and emerging technologies are affecting our lives in ways that indicate we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. This new era will build and extend the impact of digitization in new and unimaginable ways. The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as the advent of “cyber-physical systems” involving new capabilities for people and machines. This will see new ways for technology to become embedded within societies and even our bodies.

With process automation, robotic automation, the internet of things the nature of work will change. Some analysts predict that more than 40% of tasks currently performed by humans will be delegated to machines. This does not mean that 40% of people will be put out of work but it does mean that most workers will have to upskill. HR experts are predicting this will dramatically change the landscape of our workforce.


About the Guild's Founders

Eric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He served on the HR Open Standards Consortium to further the goals of open, transparent and trusted approach for HR data standards development. Eric was instrumental in developing the IMS QTI interoperability standard and assisted with the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to define the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) to define launch and track standards for Learning Management Systems.

Martin Belton has provided marketing solutions to organizations supplying HR and Learning solutions throughout Europe. After working with some of the UK’s leading PR Consultancies, he joined Questionmark where he was Sales and Marketing Director working alongside Talent Transformation’s co-founder Eric Shepherd. He was also Sales & Marketing Director at Kallidus (formerly e2train) for seven years before working as a marketing consultant to organizations supplying talent and learning systems including Netex and Saba. Most recently Martin has organized the eLearning Network Annual conference and exhibition.

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