Ashley Ward & Terryberry Partner Webinar – Smart Hiring: Revolutionizing Your Hiring Process with Objective Data


03/14 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Imagine heading to the grocery store without a list of what you need – chaotic, right? The same goes for hiring. Don’t leave your job descriptions to chance. Discover the key to crafting precise job descriptions, making confident offers, and handling candidate rejections with ease. Welcome to the world of smarter hiring through evidence-based selection.

This program is a deep dive into revolutionizing your hiring process using objective data and an evidence-based selection model. Learn to transform your approach to screening, evaluating, and hiring candidates. You’ll be introduced to powerful tools that enable you to assess a candidate’s capabilities, character, and compatibility – what we call the “Head, Heart, and Briefcase” approach. Get ready to gain a comprehensive understanding of your candidates before they even step into the interview room.

Learning Objectives:

  • Master the art of designing an evidence-based hiring process.
  • Develop a structured interview guide to streamline your candidate evaluations.
  • Implement a standardized hiring scorecard for fair and consistent decision-making.
  • Craft objective, clear, and effective job descriptions.
  • Establish a measurable and objective framework to assess cultural fit.


Ashley Ward
W Talent Solutions

Ashley Ward is the visionary founder and CEO of W Talent Solutions, a national executive recruiting and talent strategy firm based in Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan. A certified expert in psychometric assessment tools, including Predictive Index, Ashley excels in conducting large talent strategy workshops. With a remarkable track record of over 20,000 professional candidate interviews, she has successfully placed numerous high-level executives nationwide.

In 2017, Ashley established W Talent Solutions with a philanthropic vision, dedicating ten percent of its profits to support nonprofits aiding women and children in her communities. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology, complemented by graduate studies in counseling and human behavioral studies.

Ashley’s commitment extends beyond her business, as she actively participates in various executive boards. Her current roles include serving on The City of Grand Rapids’ Downtown Improvement District Board, the Executive Governance Board of Wedgwood Christian Services, the YWCA’s Fund Development Committee, and as the Executive Director of Grand Angels, a venture capital angel investment group.

Her achievements have been widely recognized, earning accolades such as Entrepreneur of the Year, Notable Leader in Human Resources, 50 Most Influential Women, a three-time recognition as a 40 Under 40 Business Leader, and The Face of Talent.

Qualifies for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits.


HR Certification Institute’s® ( official seal confirms that Terryberry meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Terryberry is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.