HR Chally Strengthens I/O Team With the Addition of Chris Holmes, Ph.D.

Dayton, Ohio, January 26, 2010 – HR Chally, a research-based talent management company announced the hiring of Chris Holmes, Ph.D. as its new Senior Research Consultant. With 22 years of experience in designing and implementing organization effectiveness strategies, Dr. Holmes will be responsible for managing technical resources for large-scale client validation studies, leading ROI programs for clients, and he will serve as technical lead for new product development. In addition, he will drive ongoing internal research initiatives and continued process improvement as Chally continues to expand offerings.

Prior to joining HR Chally, Dr. Holmes served as an Executive Consultant for TalentQuest, an Atlanta-based talent management firm, and was the Principal Organizational Effectiveness Consultant for the Baskin Group, a consulting firm located in North Carolina where he focused his practice on developing new selection systems, creating leadership development and succession planning programs, designing compensation systems and supporting the implementation of IT delivery platforms for human resources processes for client organizations. Dr. Holmes also served as a Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Practice Area Director for Hoffman Research Associates.

Dr. Holmes has several technical publications and professional conference presentations on human performance and organizational effectiveness. Among his honors and awards, he served as a peer reviewer for the NASA Life Sciences Countermeasures Workshops, received a US Department of Energy Award for Hanford Strategic Mission Planning, attended the Wellcome London Business School Executive Management Development Programme, and was a recipient of Rice University’s Presidential Recognition Award while in graduate school. He is affiliated with the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Holmes join Chally,” says James Killian, Ph.D., Chally’s Chief Psychologist and Director of Consulting Operations. “His expertise in leveraging data-driven methods to solve real-world problems made him an ideal fit as a leader on Chally’s team of industrial/organizational psychologists. I am more than confident that he will help deliver a new standard of excellence in 2010 and beyond.”

About HR Chally
HR Chally is a sales and leadership talent management company. We provide comprehensive assessment and talent auditing solutions that are more predictive than any other provider. Chally’s talent analytics has been improving productivity, reducing turnover and increasing ramp-up time for customers in over 49 countries for more than 35 years. For more information about HR Chally go to