predictability

The Art of the Workforce: Predictability

  Editor’s Note: We’ve commissioned artist Doug Shaw to explore the 16 Key Factors measured when it comes to compatibility between a candidate and employer and will be posting them along with his inspiration in this series. Being predictable is sometimes seen as a bad thing. Everyone wants a little mystery, some excitement in their […]

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diversity

Hire for Similarity or Hire for Diversity?

Similarity and diversity are at the center of perhaps the most difficult dilemma facing hiring managers today. Creating an optimal workforce balance is incredibly difficult and still not fully understood. It has led many HR spokesmen to simplify the situation to a point that it’s nearly incomprehensible, making it difficult for HR practitioners to find […]

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communication

The Art of the Workforce: Communication is Key

Editor’s Note: We’ve commissioned artist Doug Shaw to explore the 16 Key Factors measured when it comes to compatibility between a candidate and employer and will be posting them along with his inspiration in this series. Communication in business is key; if anything simply for the sheer fact that it is the driving force behind […]

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innovation

Editor’s Note: We’ve commissioned artist Doug Shaw to explore the 16 Key Factors measured when it comes to compatibility between a candidate and employer and will be posting them along with his inspiration in this series. This week’s key factor in the Art of the Workforce series is innovation. Innovation is many things. Whether shown […]

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workplace-personality-tests

In 2014, CEB found 62% of HR professionals are using workplace personality tests to assess applicants. That’s a drastic increase compared to 2010, where that number was less than 50%. What’s the growing allure in implementing personality assessments in the workplace? Is it a fad? Every recruiter has had at least one hire that looked […]

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work-life-balance

The Art of the Workforce: Work-Life Balance

Editor’s Note: We’ve commissioned artist Doug Shaw to explore the 16 Key Factors measured when it comes to compatibility between a candidate and employer and will be posting them along with his inspiration in this series. The first of the factors is Balance. Balance is defined by how well the company provides the means for […]

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matching-model

The Backstory: eHarmony has a long history of conducting research on compatibility, and providing a product that helps people find the right partner for a happy, lasting relationship. Since launching in August of 2000, eHarmony has created matches that have resulted in millions of users getting married, and research has shown that these marriages are […]

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Young Entrepreneurs Working at the Office

Why Fit Matters for the Workplace

We described worker-company fit in a previous post. Fit is related to increased communication, job satisfaction, company productivity, and a wealth of other important concepts related to employee happiness and company results. It is foundational to many of the positive experiences people have at work, and yet, it is rarely, if ever, appropriately used to […]

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