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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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What's the Difference Between the Big 5, the Enneagram, and MBTI?

By Blog Team on May 28, 2020 10:25:25 PM

In the field of psychology, the five dimensions (the ‘Big Five’) are commonly used in the research and study of personality. Since the late 20th Century, these factors have been used to measure, and develop a better understanding of individual differences in personality. It's commonly used as a pre-employment assessment---and as a basis for other personality systems. The Enneagram and the Myers-Briggs pull from the science-based Big Five.

Topics: Science Pre-Employment Testing
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Extreme Personalities at Work and in Life - Is More Always Better?

By Caroline R. on Feb 5, 2020 4:56:23 PM

Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you
Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till your good is better and your better is best

But does this go the same for choosing candidates in the workplace?

Topics: Science Diversity
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Hiring with an AI Personality Test? You *Need* These 2 Metrics

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 30, 2020 2:17:02 PM


Topics: Science Pre-Employment Testing
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History of the Big 5: Why This Online Psychometric Test Packs a Punch

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 10, 2020 11:44:27 AM

In the field of psychology, the five dimensions (the ‘Big Five’) are commonly used in the research and study of personality. Since the late 20th Century, these factors have been used to measure, and develop a better understanding of individual differences in personality. The psychometric test was born, providing answers into how an individual's abstract reasoning, how their verbal reasoning tests, and created a slew of other aptitude tests. However the Big 5 is regarded as the "gold standard" due to its decades-long research; it's the only psychometric test to reach scientific consensus.

Topics: Science Pre-Employment Testing
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Your Mom Jokes You're Neurotic, But Really, Are You?

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 7, 2020 4:51:50 PM

“Ain’t no party like a neurotic party”, said no one ever. Mostly because it would tend to look like a party thrown by Eeyore from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Neuroticism is one of the five personality traits in the Big Five Personality Trait model. It's often confused with the word neuroses, which originated from the 18th century.

Topics: Science Pre-Employment Testing
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The Science Behind the Big 5 and How It Impacts AI

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 7, 2020 12:47:25 PM

Personality is usually defined by the set of behaviors, feelings, and thoughts that arise from a person’s biological and environmental state. While there’s no set definition behind the word “personality”, psychologists define its traits along 5 dimensions: introversion-extroversion (also spelled “extraversion”), agreeableness, openness, consciousness, and neuroticism (i.e. emotional stability).

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
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Dimensions of Personality: Conscientiousness and Agreeableness

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 2, 2020 3:33:54 PM

You may not be familiar with George A. Miller, but you may be familiar with some of the major ideas he spread to popular culture. He was one of the founders of cognitive psychology and believed the human mind used an information-processing model. He was the propeller in taking psychology from the ivory towers of academics and experts and integrating its learnings for people to learn from. In his 1969 American Psychological Association Presidential Address, he called this “giving psychology away” as part of a public service.

Topics: Science
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Science shows the real danger of slow adaptation in AI for HR

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 16, 2019 5:12:53 PM

Ready or not, artificial intelligence (AI) and human intuition are going to be ultimate power couple. AI for talent strategy may surpass the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce, Simba and Nala, or bacon eggs. AI and talent professionals will be carving out the future of fast-thinking companies.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
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No Fluff: Science Says This Will Transform Your Talent Strategy

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 14, 2019 7:34:49 PM

18th century Russian writer Anton Chekov may seem the last person to consult with on business. He earned his living as a doctor and writing plays. However he did pen a precious nugget of wisdom, “Man is what he believes”. This kind of philosophy can perforate throughout an organization. In fact, it could be changed to “A company is what it believes”.

Topics: Science

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