Company Values Shape Employee Performance, Says Douglas Battista

Douglas Battista | February 23, 2015 | by 0 Comments
Doug Battista A veteran HR professional and current VP of Operations for Jenny Craig’s North American division, Douglas Battista believes that a company must instill and execute core values in order to remain competitive in today’s marketplace.


Values, says Douglas Battista, are at the core of the workplace. They define how a company operates and how employees and clients perceive corporate leaders. Without a defined set of values, it is difficult to outline and enforce expected and acceptable company behavior and even harder to encourage consistent employee performance.


Corporate culture


According to Douglas Battista, an identifiable company culture makes it possible for a smooth transition in the event of change. A defined set of values that is upheld, recognized, and rewarded ensures that employees continue to understand where their responsibilities lie, regardless of corporate situation. A corporate culture is shaped through recognizing behaviors that leadership wants to impart to workers. And, emphasizes Douglas Battista, these behaviors directly impact the company’s performance and bottom line.

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Q&A with Douglas Battista: Talent Assessment Identifies Potential in Future Employees

Douglas Battista | June 30, 2014 | by 0 Comments
Doug Battista In the modern business world, a few wrong turns can lead to a full-blown disaster, says HR veteran Douglas Battista. Selecting the wrong candidate for top positions can cost a business millions of dollars. Companies can avoid a bad promotion or hire by establishing a talent assessment plan, according to Battista. This process ensures management is maximizing the distinct abilities of all employees in the organization.


Q: What exactly is a talent assessment?


Douglas Battista: Most companies don’t really know enough about who they are selecting for a position. A talent assessment test helps identify candidates that will be a good fit for openings at their company.


Q: What tools are used to accurately assess the talent?


Douglas Battista: As a rule of thumb, I recommend that companies rely on more than one assessment for critical talent decisions. To create the most complete assessment, management can assess such instruments as feedback surveys, trait-based assessments, psychometric tests and interviews. But note; no two organizations need exactly the same assessment plan.

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Douglas Battista | Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

Douglas Battista | May 03, 2013 | by 0 Comments
Doug Battista In April of 2011, Douglas Battista was a benchmark speaker and roundtable discussion participant at the annual Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference in New York City. Douglas Battista discussed Nestlé’s relationship with FutureStep and how the firm has helped this multi-billion dollar a year consumer goods company establish a scalable recruitment labor model.


At the conference, Battista sat with John Havenaar of the Cummins Corp. and Madeline Laureno of FutureStep,

with Laureno serving as moderator of the discussion. According to Douglass Battista, the group spoke openly about the benefits of teaming up with an established recruitment company with access to recruitment talent and systems.

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Douglas Battista | May 24, 2012 | by 0 Comments

Douglas Battista Discusses Value of HR During Turbulent Times Escondido, California, United States of America ( May 23, 2012 — Douglas Battista has served in human resources in both good, and more difficult, economic times. As Vice President of Operations for Jenny Craig’s North America business, a Nestlé company, Battista has learned the value that [...]

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Douglas Battista | May 21, 2012 | by 0 Comments

Talent Acquisition Is Vital to Business, Says Douglas Battista Douglas Battista, Jenny Craig’s Vice President of Human Resources, had the opportunity to participate in an open dialogue at the 2011 Talent Acquisition Conference. During the conversation, this former Head of Talent Acquisition for Nestlé USA spoke about the benefits of teaming with a recruiting agency [...]

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Douglas Battista | May 02, 2012 | by 0 Comments

Connect with Douglas Battista on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin Connect with Douglas Battista on Facebook Join our fan page on the world’s largest, fastest growing social network, and interact with other like minded folks. Plus, get updates, fresh content and other good stuff. Follow Douglas Battista on Twitter Subscribe to our article feed on [...]

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