Patents by Inventor Andre G. Lavoie

Andre G. Lavoie has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160092822
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes assessing each of a plurality of workers, using an assessment test evaluating a plurality of performance characteristics. The method includes correlating each assessment with actual performance by each of the plurality of workers. The method includes identifying at least one highly-correlated leading indicator of performance. The method includes modifying a hiring process to incorporate the identified at least one highly-correlated leading indicator of performance. The method includes providing to a candidate for hire, an assessment test including at least one question aimed at determining whether the candidate for hire possesses the identified at least one highly-correlated leading indicator of performance. The method includes evaluating whether the candidate for hire demonstrates the identified at least one highly-correlated leading indicator of performance. The method includes determining whether to hire the candidate based on the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Andre G. Lavoie, Colin William Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20150006214
    Abstract: A method includes associating, by a computing device, at least one employee with each of a plurality of goals. The method includes determining, by the computing device, an allocation of personal effort of the at least one employee toward each of the plurality of goals. The method includes determining, by the computing device, a corporate allocation of effort for each goal of the plurality of goals, using the determined allocation of effort for the at least one employee. The method includes providing, by the computing device, to a user, a visualization of the determined corporate allocation of effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Andre G. Lavoie, Colin W. Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20110145164
    Abstract: A Research Management System (“RMS”) enables individuals associated with sell-side firms, buy-side firms, and/or other individuals/entities (e.g., wealth managers, corporate officers, experts, and providers and distributors of dynamic financial news reports) to create, manage, and valuate securities research. Individuals associated with a sell-side firm may generate, collaborate on, and/or publish dynamic content (e.g., assets, research reports, trade ideas) that may be tracked both internally and externally. Individuals associated with a buy-side firm may provide feedback (e.g., comments and ratings) on the sell-side content. This feedback together with other content usage metrics provide an objective measure by which buy-side firms may valuate sell-side research and other services for, among other things, determining how to allocate commissions among sell-side firms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Andre G. Lavoie, Darren J. Chun