Gary Dumais is a doctoral-level Business Psychologist & Human Resource consultant with expertise in assessing executives’ strengths and development opportunities, and coaching them to maximize their effectiveness.
Dr. Dumais’ experience working with distinguished human capital consulting firms such as Hay Group, Korn Ferry, SHL, CEB, and Personnel Decisions International (PDI), along with his tenure as a Human Resource Manager, have given him world-class knowledge of best practices. In addition, he has valuable industry-specific experience working with top-tier companies in the pharmaceutical, retail, medical technology, digital marketing, financial, health, hospitality, manufacturing, agrochemical, and energy markets.
Perhaps most notably, Dr. Dumais has a proven ability to partner with stakeholders to achieve business goals. In cooperation with companies’ senior leadership, he has successfully designed and implemented programs for talent selection, development, retention, and succession planning. He is based in Philadelphia and provides consulting services world-wide.
Dr. Dumais earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and earned his Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Health & Human Services from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
How much time, money, effort, and other resources does a bad hire cost your company?What if you could make better hiring decisions by knowing if a candidate’s personality and thinking skills are a good fit for a role? Dr. Gary Dumais specializes in using a range of well-validated and reliable psychological assessments and interview techniques to gauge a candidate’s personality characteristics, interpersonal skills, reasoning abilities, and overall level of fit for a job.
Is an employee truly ready to handle the increased responsibility that comes with a promotion?And if so, what skills will they have to develop to meet the demands of the new role? Dr. Gary Dumais uses psychological assessments and interview techniques to evaluate internal candidates and provide information about who to promote and how to maximize their effectiveness.
Employees are more motivated, productive, and likely to stay dedicated to companies that help them to hone their skills and advance in their career. Dr. Gary Dumais leverages psychological assessments and interview techniques to give employees “news they can use” in terms of their strengths and weaknesses.
360 degree surveys are a structured way to gather information about how coworkers perceive an employee in terms of their ability to achieve results, interpersonal skills, reasoning and problem-solving skills, etc.By garnering feedback from different groups of coworkers, Dr. Gary Dumais utilizes 360 degree survey information to provide insights into how employees are perceived by bosses, peers, customers, direct reports, etc. so they can optimize their approach to working with others.
Development planning puts valuable information from sources like psychological assessments, 360 surveys, performance reviews, etc. into action. Dr. Gary Dumais works collaboratively with employees to define their professional development goals (e.g., thinking more strategically, being more effective at handling difficult conversations, etc.) and identify clear and measurable action-steps to grow.Once the development plan is created, Dr. Dumais coaches employees to execute their plan and overcome any obstacles.
With his doctoral-level knowledge of learning and behavior, Dr. Gary Dumais is adept at coaching employees to strengthen their abilities, broaden skill-sets, and perform more effectively.Executive coaching is a key component in succession planning and leadership development programs, and brings out the best in employees.