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Elizabeth T.

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Your Company Could Be the New Healthcare Center

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 7, 2020 5:39:58 PM

In case you haven’t noticed, the world is changing. Working from home is normalized. Interviews don’t mean a suit and an in-person, pre-employment assessment. So, businesses becoming health care centers? Not too much of a stretch.

Topics: Diversity Organizational Culture
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The Unpaid Internship: Diversity Hiring Starts Here

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 4, 2020 8:39:14 PM

Understanding greater racial equity begins with acknowledging a racial wealth gap.

Topics: Diversity
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How to Recognize Bullying in the Workplace and What to Do

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 28, 2020 2:29:16 PM

Let’s talk about bullying in the workplace. With the recent news of Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez calling out the bullying behavior of fellow Congressman Ted Yosho, it’s time to talk about bullying in the workplace.

Topics: Diversity Organizational Culture
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What’s Next in Employer Branding: Gender-Neutral Hiring

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 24, 2020 1:34:24 PM

One may argue that nearly everything has been made gender-specific. Electric cars, invented in the early 20th century, were originally marketed to women. Grills and trucks are commonly marketed to men. Even razors are marketed to women and men separately---despite being the exact product. However the society (and the workforce) is evolving to more gender-neutral products, language, and company cultures. A pre-employment assessment can’t be used to help employers become gender neutral...or can they?

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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What Tony Robbins Says About Your Diversity Goals

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 20, 2020 6:39:01 PM

Today’s workforce is the most diverse workforce in history. Modernity ushered in a special concoction of people of different races, ages, genders, ethnic groups, religions, and lifestyles to work together. The goal of any organisation is to synchronize how these varying pieces of talen move together in a harmonious,coordinated way. Hiring managers look to utilize and leverage the abilities, talents, and perspectives of each employee to give the organization a competitive advantage. Research conducted by McKinsey highlights diversity is substantial for a business’s bottom line: ethnically diverse companies were shown to be 35% more likely to have financial returns above the national industry median.

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Create a Fair Recruitment Process at Every Stage, Or Else

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 15, 2020 6:32:44 PM

A fair recruitment and hiring process is just what the doctor ordered during these times companies are rethinking their internal processes. Remote work, racial equity, and other changes to the workplace are occuring. 

Topics: Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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The Manterruption During an Interview: What Women Can Do

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 14, 2020 2:26:56 PM

The New York Times calls it a “universal phenomenon”. When it occurs, women must often gather ample willpower not to be combative, roll their eyes, or in general show an *gasp* emotional reaction. So, what is the prevalent experience that women experience twice as much as men? Being cut off in a conversation, or the “manterruption”. One study shows when men were talking with women they interrupt 33% more often than with men. Research reveals that this phenomenon is widespread, from casual conversation, decision making, corporate offices, the United States Senate, and job interviews

With increasing gender diversity on teams, this is a counterproductive habit. Women in leadership roles is a strategy to grow a healthy company. For example, the stocks of the twelve F500 companies with female CEOs rose an average of 50% in 2009, compared to 25% for the S&P 500. And yes, this was during one of the most historic financial meltdowns in history. 

But to attain those positions, women need to nail the interview---and learn how to navigate around any interview "manterruption". 

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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5 Personalities You Need in a Team

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 10, 2020 10:10:27 AM

Companies are investing more in how they create and build teams. What’s interesting about team building today versus the past is how much it focuses on the individual. Investing in individual development and growth is key. Fortunately, science sheds light on how teams can perform and grow together. To create the ideal team, science shows that a high-performing team has essential personalities.

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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How to Spot the Illegal Interview Question (and Respond)

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 8, 2020 11:52:09 AM

You’ve scored the interview. Eureka! You’re busy preparing for a world-class interview, full of witty answers that showcase your experience, team spirit, and enthusiasm for the company in question. But have you considered preparing for any job interview discrimination?

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing
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5 Steps to Implement a Fair Recruitment Process

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 2, 2020 6:20:26 PM

Employees are the principal resource for a successful company. Full stop. Therefore it is absolutely crucial companies select the right people for their teams. From skill and value set to complementing the goals of the company culture, hiring managers build a company.

Topics: Diversity Pre-Employment Testing
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The Science Behind Team Chemistry

By Elizabeth T. on Jun 24, 2020 12:48:14 PM

Companies are on the hunt for that special formula that makes a team magic. Fortunately, science sheds light on how teams can perform. Deloitte’s national managing director Kim Christfort and Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg performed a comprehensive study on team chemistry. They created questionnaires, similar to a pre-employment assessment, which contain business-relevant traits and preferences. Christfort and Vickberg are a social-personality psychologist and Deloitte’s Business Chemistry lead researcher respectively.

Topics: Science Organizational Culture
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What’s the difference between facial expression detection and facial recognition?

By Elizabeth T. on Jun 18, 2020 5:24:43 PM

Facial expressions play an important role in recognition of emotions and are used in the process of non-verbal communication. Just like you hear your mother’s certain tone of voice---yes, *that* voice---you can quickly indicate a person’s feelings via their facial expression. This helps describe a person’s emotional state. Facial expressions assist us in ascertaining a person’s emotions and frame of mind. 

Researchers and scientists utilize facial expression detection in exploring the field of emotion  recognition.  Much of the research focuses on recognizing  seven  basic  emotional  states:  neutral,  joy,  surprise, anger, sadness, fear, and disgust.

Topics: Science Diversity Pre-Employment Testing
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5 Steps to Implement Racial Equity in Your Workplace

By Elizabeth T. on Jun 15, 2020 12:17:18 PM

The police killing of George Floyd in Detroit, Michigan sparked peaceful demonstrations around the world. Thousands gather in cities across the world to show solidarity with US demonstrators, protesting racial injustice within the US police system.

Topics: Diversity Organizational Culture
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A Note on Addressing Current and Systematic Racism in the Workplace

By Elizabeth T. on Jun 9, 2020 12:06:30 PM

As a company dedicated to building a resilience and nimble work force, we see diversity as one of the key drivers in creating impactful companies.

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COVID Ushers In the Next Evolution of Job Hunting

By Elizabeth T. on May 27, 2020 9:51:18 AM

If a candidate hasn’t searched for a job in recent years, AI has greatly changed the landscape.  According to a Korn Ferry Global survey, 63% of respondents said AI has changed how recruiting is done in their organizations. It’s not only about the incredible, automated Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that is now common in companies. Applicants have to not only get past the human gatekeepers when they are searching for a new job, but they’re also now having to hone the skills to pass the artificial intelligence (AI) component in the early-stage screening.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
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How to Build and Manage a Remote Team in Weird 2020

By Elizabeth T. on May 15, 2020 12:09:25 PM

Oh 2020, you're a weird one. We're really trying our best. Companies are quickly trying assess how the world of work is going to continue---including how to build teams and successfully manage them. Even with many employees workig from home. Organizations are digitizing their hiring process with an online recruitment system, allowing employees to work from home permanently, and making Zoom an unofficial employee. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing
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Contactless buildings, customized carpet, and COVID-19: the New Office

By Elizabeth T. on May 11, 2020 2:45:29 PM

The trend for working from home may suit some companies while they redesign their office spaces to cater to new social distancing guidelines. Nearly every company is clamouring to find how to make their business processes digital, from finding an online recruitment system to team brainstorming. Business leaders are not only looking to solve for the short-term, but also for the long-term consequences of COVID-19. 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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5 Things You May Get Wrong When Hiring a Headhunter for Your Company

By Elizabeth T. on May 7, 2020 3:46:37 PM


Topics: Pre-Employment Testing
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Post-Coronavirus: 10 Ways the World of Work Will Change

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 28, 2020 9:42:24 AM

The biggest question on everyone’s mind: what will the new normal be? What’s going to happen to the workplace? The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has generated new insights into how employees and employers will reshape the workplace. For decades, there has been a discussion on “future of work”. Currently, this is it. With many companies using work-from-home policies to continue operations, for example, there will be a waterfall of changes to come.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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What Big Data Means for Values-Based Healthcare Recruitment

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 21, 2020 12:54:16 PM

Big data in healthcare tends to refer to health data like electronic health records (EHRs), medical imaging, and medical devices. But big data can also be applied to identify the care-takers and professionals managing healthcare recruitment systems.

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