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These are the Leadership Skills COVID-19 is Inspiring

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 14, 2021 3:34:21 PM

We're moving into the second year of the pandemic and organizations are quickly learning a few things to re-prioritize. For example, making their pre-employment assessments and interviews remote. Or hosting company Christmas parties via Zoom. It's a new era and a new era demands new leadership skills.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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How the World's Happiest Countries Put People First in the Workplace

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 6, 2021 1:05:26 PM

A happy workforce doesn't rely on taking a fast pre-employment assessment or a slow lunch. The world's happiest countries may have something to share with us in how to create happier workplaces.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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A Message from Retorio's Founders: How We Leverage Our Own AI to Improve Performance

By Dr. Patrick Oehler on Dec 22, 2020 12:58:45 PM

As co-founders and managing directors of Retorio, we often get asked how we leverage Retorio's AI in our own company.

You might know Retorio as a video recruiting technology but there are plenty of other ways to make use of our groundbreaking underlying technology. Here is how our co-founders Christoph and Patrick leverage Retorio's groundbreaking technology.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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The Ultimate Podcast List for Every Facet of Your Career

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 8, 2020 1:22:11 PM

Podcasting is good for your brain. Materials scientist and engineer Titi Shodiya and molecular biologist Zakiya Whatley of Dope Labs share why podcasting is healthy. "Your brain is a complex organ; at any given moment, various parts of your brain are firing off different messages." When we consume information, we activate a particular brain pathway known as the “reward pathway”, which releases a favorite chemical: dopamine. It’s the chemical that gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling when we’re experiencing pleasure.

Topics: Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Humble Leadership: What This 1,020 Year Old Japanese Shop Teaches Us

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 4, 2020 11:21:04 AM

For some unexplained reason, most people are unable to define what humility is. Some dictionaries equate it to low self-esteem or meekness. One survey found 56% of 5th and 6th graders said that the humble are embarrassed, sad, lonely or shy. Even adults confuse humility with humiliation, recounting past experiences of when they felt embarrassed. 

Topics: Organizational Culture
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HR is Hitting TikTok: Follow These Breakout Stars

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 1, 2020 12:00:30 PM

TikTok stars and Instagram Influencers are not only making up dances to hit songs or posting about their recent holiday. These platforms allow various kinds of knowledge to be spread. For the hiring and recruitment world, this social media presents a special opportunity for professionals to spread their knowledge. If you’re looking to change careers,  gain more responsibility, or create new employee retention strategies, you may want to check out these accounts.  

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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If You’re Looking to Understand the New Workplace, Watch These Films

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 25, 2020 8:04:20 PM

With the impact of COVID-19 ubiquitous in the world of work, aren’t we all wondering what else can be different in the workplace? We’ve got the usual robots-replacing-humans tale. You know, the ones that  will replace junior lawyers and hamburger flippers. But what other considerations haven’t we thought about you? What influences have shaped our work? What unusual careers lay out in the periphery? What changes lay beyond rethinking employee retention strategies or deploying a new pre-employment assessment? 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Organizational Culture
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You Want Me To Make More Promises to Improve Employee Relations?

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 22, 2020 10:45:56 AM

The promise is one of humankind’s most primitive psychological mechanisms that fosters trust, cooperation, and partnership formation. Creating healthy employee relations involves building trust between management and team. A AI-powered pre-employment assessment (cough) may assist in team building, but employee relations play an important role in creating cooperative agreements. You could say employee relations is a promise in action: acknowledging and making the vowed effort to deliver. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Green Recruiting is New Standard: How to Start

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 16, 2020 1:50:26 PM

Mitigating risk, a strong employer brand, and gaining top-notch talent are the dreams of hiring managers. But not a single thing can address all of these desires, right? Well, the research shows green recruiting carries some serious benefits. The aforementioned are the by-products of organizations doing the right thing---and integrating those initiatives into their hiring and recruitment process. AI in recruiting may be the new kid in town, but green recruiting is how the town is won over. 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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Motherhood makes employees more productive. You don’t look surprised.

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 15, 2020 10:04:43 AM

According to a working paper series by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, motherhood may be an indicator that a person may be particularly productive at the workplace. Mothers around the world will likely won’t be surprised to hear this. Between child rearing at home, leaning into their own personal development in private, being a competent team member at work, and other roles, mothers are in a constant balancing act. The St. Louis study analyzed the productivity habits of both female and male academic economists. Thus far, their conclusion: “unconditional effect of motherhood is zero”.

Topics: Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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Job Speed Dating During COVID: a Brief How To

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 25, 2020 6:06:44 PM

What is job speed dating?

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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To CV Photo or Not to CV Photo?

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 17, 2020 10:30:21 AM

What’s the big deal in attaching a CV photo? 

Topics: Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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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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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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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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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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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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