Knowledge Labs: In the Know with Rick Hackett

October 20, 2020 |
Contributed by Rick Hackett, Professor, Human Resources and Management

Are there certain characteristics that can be pinpointed to determine someone’s capacity for leadership? Professor Rick Hackett is developing an assessment to determine just that, thanks to a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Are you a business organization interested in partnering on this research project? Please contact Rick Hackett (hackett@mcmaster.ca).

Knowledge Labs: In the Know is a weekly web series where experts from the DeGroote School of Business offer their insights into current affairs. Keep up with the series: https://bit.ly/3aWeCsy

Rick Hackett

Rick Hackett

Professor
Human Resources and Management

Dr. Rick Hackett is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance, and Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He specializes in executive/managerial assessment, leadership, HR recruitment, testing, selection, work attitudes, absenteeism and performance assessment.

Over the past 30 years Rick has provided consulting to a variety of companies, including Hatch, RCMP, Marion Merrell Dow, General Motors, ABB, AFG Glass, IBM China and Hong Kong Post. He has also led a number of global executive workshops and presentations around leading effective teams, HR management best practices and HR resources planning and utilization. Rick has held a number of past executive positions, including serving on the board of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and for Assessment Strategies, Inc.

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