PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With deep sadness, Caliper, a leading provider of human resources, assessment and talent management solutions, announced today that its Founder and CEO Herb Greenberg has passed away from natural causes. Dr. Greenberg served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1961 until his death and was instrumental in the development of the HR assessment industry.
Growing up in Brooklyn, Herb lost his sight at the age of 10. Despite vision loss Dr. Greenberg went on to received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Psychology from City College of New York, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Ph.D. with highest honors in Human Relations and Psychology from New York University.
After working with the NYC Department of Welfare and teaching at Texas Tech and Rutgers University, Dr. Greenberg spent 4 years developing a personality assessment that has become known as the Caliper Profile, setting the standard for personality assessments. The solution he developed, comparing an individual's personality qualities to the requirements of a specific job, proved that one could predict job success through effective job matching. It created and became the "gold standard" of the industry.
Mark Greenberg, Herb's son and Caliper's President says, "My father has dedicated his life to helping individuals and companies achieve their fullest potential. We are honored to carry that legacy forward. Caliper continues to expand upon the foundation laid by my father to continually be a leader in the talent assessment and HR Consulting industry and help companies throughout the world assess candidates for critical roles."
Dr. Greenberg co-authored two bestselling books, Succeed on Your Own Terms, How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, as well as authored dozens of articles in the Harvard Business Review and many other leading journals. Most recently, his biography was paired with a leadership instruction in the book, What You Aren't Seeing.
Through Caliper, many people who might not otherwise have been selected for particular jobs, have achieved high levels of success and fame. Dr. Greenberg has said he wanted his legacy to be the foundation of a company that helps individuals, as well as companies, achieve their maximum potential. Herb is quoted as saying, "The real winners in the world are those people who are in positions that really let them play to their strengths."
Dr. Herb Greenberg, who was recently awarded the Presidential Award at NYU, his alma mater for his Ph.D., made a living out of changing people's lives. He founded Caliper based on the idea that people can be best matched to the perfect job using personality assessments that predict success in every type of job from corporate leadership to customer service, professional services and even sports, which was a passion of Herb's. His legacy will continue by Caliper's ongoing innovation and industry leadership, supported by a strong executive team, a clear vision of growth, and the ongoing dedication to employees, clients, partners, and associates.
Caliper is a leading talent management consulting firm which concentrates on the assessment and development of critical hires and existing employees. For more than 50 years, Caliper has helped over 30,000 organizations worldwide to improve critical aspects of managing talent. Caliper starts with accurate, objective insights that its consultants gain from the proprietary Caliper Profile, then delivers insight to define the right fit, leading to the creation of a top performing company. Caliper's Founder and CEO Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., developed the Caliper Profile which has assessed the potential of more than 3.5 million applicants and employees. For more information, visit www.calipercorp.com.