Major crises appear to be on a nearly once-in-a-decade cadence; we experienced the tragedy of 9/11 in 2001, we felt the collapse of the economy in 2008, and now, we’re amid a global pandemic of proportions not suffered through in over 100 years. Not only has the pandemic negatively affected the health and lives of people around the world, but it has consequently impacted the economy and how companies operate. As we learned in 2008, it wasn’t necessarily the poor economic conditions that affected employee engagement and sentiment, but rather the actions of leaders and how they led their co
Dr. Robert Bergman and Dr. James Longabaugh
Robert Bergman, Ph.D., joined WSA as an Executive Consultant in 2018. Previously Dr. Bergman was with IBM Kenexa for twenty years and served as an Executive Consultant for IBM Kenexa in the United States. From 2008 through 2013 Dr. Bergman served as a Managing Director of Consulting for IBM Kenexa Survey Enterprise Practice in EMEA working out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr. Bergman has over 25 years of experience in survey research, including multi-rater and employee engagement surveys, customer research, and linkage research. Applying his extensive knowledge of survey best practices, Dr. Bergman has served many of our Survey Enterprise premier clients in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and retail industries.
James Longabaugh, Ph.D., joined WSA as an Executive Consultant in 2019. Previously, Dr. Longabaugh worked at IBM for four years as a Senior Managing Consultant, serving as a trusted advisor to organizations for enhancing the experience of their employees through research-driven employee engagement programs. In addition, Dr. Longabaugh has extensive experience developing pre-employment assessment and selection programs for organizations to hire their unfair share of high-quality talent, employing assessment and coaching programs to develop the next generation of leaders, and leveraging workforce analytics and artificial intelligence to discover meaningful insight to drive change.
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