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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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With 15 Million Users, What Does This HR Manager Focus On?

By Caroline R. on May 12, 2020 2:43:43 PM

In a remote interview, HR Manager at VirtuaGym, Sandrien de Nijs tells us about her role in scaling up at the fitness coaching company. She shares with us how the role of the employee has changed for the better, why they don't have difficulty in finding tech talent, and the challenges in managing talent, especially during this time of COVID-19. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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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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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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Organizational Culture and Piktochart's Culture of Empathy

By Elizabeth T. on Mar 12, 2020 4:53:40 PM

Let’s examine one company who puts empathy at the core of what they do: Piktochart. Values lay at the core of Piktochart’s organizational culture and processes. Plenty of companies say they have a mission, values, and vision, but employees don’t necessarily feel a company’s values day-in and day-out. One root value may be missing in in the daily, empathy.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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Recruiters, This Could Ruin Your Work Life (and Candidate Sourcing)

By Elizabeth T. on Mar 3, 2020 4:45:32 PM

Recruiters have a lot to juggle: sourcing talent, finding qualified candidates, building resume databases, and ensuring candidates walk away with a positive impression regardless of outcome. With so many people and processes to consider, a hiring manager may be struggling with the silent killer of perfectionism. If companies are worried over quality candidate sourcing, they should take great care of keeping perfectionism out of their workplace.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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Personality: the New Rule in Hiring for Job Fit

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 20, 2020 3:53:27 PM

If a company is not applying job fit to every position they’re posting, they risk accepting hiring ill-fitting candidates. Personality impacts everything on the job--from how they collect and observe information, their clothing choice, their relationship with colleagues, and what aspects of a job they’d enjoy (or hate). Personality doesn’t stop a single person An organization, a team, or the job itself can have a personality of its own. That’s why more and more companies, from Goldman Sachs to Disney, are assessing individual personality for job fit. We’ve saved one customer, HappyCar, over 70% in time-to-hire for their recruitment team by delving into the personality of candidates.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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Organizational Culture: the 6 Facets of a Strong, Brave Company

By Blog Team on Jan 17, 2020 10:21:05 AM

“Culture, we want a strong company culture” is probably one of the most common cries from corporate. A study of over 1,400 North American CEOs and CFOs found that 90% said culture was important at their organizations; one reason why executives want a strong, brave company culture is that it often leads to satisfied employees. Satisfied employees outperform competitors by 20%; happy employees are 12% more productive than those who dislike their positions.

Topics: Organizational Culture

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