A growing number of businesses now require job applicants to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. From a legal perspective, the tests are permissible in most cases, but there are a few […]
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Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it really matter? […]
Workplace culture—the most over-used BS bingo phrase in the business world today. Right? Well, that’s what most people say. The topic is overly addressed, consultants are overpaid, and time is wasted because it’s really just a mysterious crapshoot—you can’t really figure people out, after all. The reality is that people seem like a mystery because […]
In part one, we noted that hiring decisions are imperfect. Despite our diligent efforts, it is quite difficult to consistently get the best candidates who stick around long term. We started to look at some ways to go beyond the standard interview process to further screen candidates in the hopes of making better hiring decisions. […]
Are you hiring managers, when what you really want are leaders?
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it has built many a great company. Those who dare ask “why” have the potential to influence everything from day-to-day operations to product development and more.
Not to alarm you, but don’t take choosing a personality test lightly when hiring. There are many services that boast a quick and easy way to profile a job candidate with personality testing. However, taking these shortcuts can result in bad hires that have a negative impact on your bottom line and won’t benefit you […]