Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Booth Company Receives Safe Harbor Certification

The Booth Company, an international provider of leadership and management assessments since 1973, has just been approved with the Safe Harbor certification by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 16, 2009 -- The Booth Company, an international provider of leadership and management assessments since 1973, has just been approved with the Safe Harbor certification by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that it also meets the confidentiality requirements of the European Union where it has conducted 360 assessments even before the creation of the EU. As the first 360 feedback publisher on the web in the 1990's, The Booth Company has always met or exceeded the highest standards of personal data privacy. Its clients have entrusted The Booth Company with hundreds of millions of survey responses as well as entire HR databases. Safe Harbor will add another source of security for clients and individual leaders and managers throughout the world.

The safe harbor -- approved by the EU in 2000 -- is an important way for U.S. companies to avoid experiencing interruptions in their business dealings with the EU or facing prosecution by European authorities under European privacy laws. Certifying to the safe harbor assures that EU organizations know that The Booth Company provides "adequate" privacy protection, as defined by The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection.

Tom Kuhne, Vice President and CIO for The Booth Company, said, "We've always had strong privacy policies. But the legal definitions of privacy are different between the EU and the US – theirs are more specific. Safe Harbor certification helps assure clients and prospects that we do follow the latest guidelines for privacy."

As part of the Safe Harbor certification, The Booth Company has joined the Better Business Bureau Safe Harbor Dispute Resolution Program, which provides a third party to resolve complaints about privacy issues. Certification was awarded on July 28, 2009.

About The Booth Company
The Booth Company publishes and administers 360 degree feedback surveys based on the Task Cycle®, a validated theory of leadership and management roles. Its comprehensive set of surveys measure the fundamental skills of mission-critical organizational roles, including executives, first-line and middle managers. The survey results are compared to continuously updated industry and country norms. Since 1972 The Booth Company has distributed its surveys and feedback workshops internationally through corporate universities and an exclusive network of certified senior executive coaches.

For clients utilizing their own survey content, The Booth Company offers flexible survey hosting services, as well as statistical and psychometric consulting. It also provides advanced reporting opportunities, with a variety of aggregate reports ideal for group benchmarking and strategic planning purposes.


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Friday, September 11, 2009

Rewrite Your Invisible Resume -- HarvardBusiness.org

During a 360ยบ feedback exercise, he discovered that his colleagues saw him as "unreasonably demanding" and "a slave driver...

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Getting the Most Out of Full-Circle or 360 Degree Feedback -- CIO

The employee must be able to control the 360 process rather than the other way around. Finally, feedback recipients need significant follow-up support to...

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Sink or Swim -- Human Resource Executive Online

Specifically, Ward says, organizations should take a comprehensive approach to screening new managers -- including personality assessment, 360-degree...

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The Booth Company Celebrates 30 Years with Task Cycle® Surveys

For 30 years The Booth Company has been the leading international consulting distributor of Clark Wilson’s Task Cycle® surveys. On August 31st, The Booth Company celebrated its 10th year as the majority owner.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 -- For 30 years The Booth Company has been the leading international consulting distributor of Clark Wilson’s Task Cycle® surveys. On August 31st, The Booth Company celebrated its 10th year as the majority owner. The late Clark L. Wilson, a fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA), is the acknowledged originator of multi-rater (“360”) feedback instruments for leadership and management development. Survey of Management Practices, the first in the battery, was published in 1973 and quickly utilized by DuPont, Dow Chemical, Pitney Bowes and other leading US firms to assess its high potential leaders and move them forward with professional feedback and coaching. Within a few years he published “Multi-level Management Surveys: Feasibility and the Initial Applications” 1975 which detailed the scientific basis of the surveys. This captured the attention of other executive development specialists and academics. Dr. Daniel Booth’s consulting firm in Boulder, which was using his own 360 feedback surveys with major corporations, quickly replaced them with Task Cycle® surveys and created a worldwide distribution network with Dr. Wilson.

Daniel Booth, CEO of The Booth Company, states that “we were the intellectual heirs of the Task Cycle® surveys, and we celebrate almost 40 years of data collection around the surveys. We are proud to be of service to the business community with these surveys.”

In the past ten years, The Booth Company has updated Dr. Wilson’s original surveys and currently maintains a battery of 13 surveys based on the Task Cycle®. The Task Cycle® comprises six sequential phases that are relevant to managing and leading for change. These 360 feedback surveys cover every turn of the leadership pipeline, from executives to individual contributors. Dr. Wilson’s first survey, The Survey of Management Practices, remains The Booth Company’s most requested survey. In addition, The Booth Company has customized and created additional surveys for special applications for unique clients. Surveys have been translated from English into 12 languages. And, academic researchers have published at least 15 technical papers validating the surveys.

Among its other accomplishments, The Booth Company has certified hundreds of senior coaches and built a new scoring platform to host the proprietary surveys along with other publishers’ assessments.

About The Booth Company
The Booth Company publishes and administers 360 degree feedback surveys based on the Task Cycle®, a validated theory of leadership and management roles. Its comprehensive set of surveys measure the fundamental skills of mission-critical organizational roles, including executives, first-line and middle managers. The survey results are compared to continuously updated industry and country norms. Since 1972 The Booth Company has distributed its surveys and feedback workshops internationally through corporate universities and an exclusive network of certified senior executive coaches.

For clients utilizing their own survey content, The Booth Company offers flexible survey hosting, as well as statistical and psychometric consulting. It also provides advanced reporting opportunities, with a variety of aggregate reports ideal for group benchmarking and strategic planning purposes.

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