3 Secrets of the “Big 5” Personality Traits

What do we know about human personality? We know that general theories aren’t as useful as data-driven methods. We know that methods dividing people into personality “types” usually can’t produce reliable or valid results.   There have been many attempts to oversimplify people…and we shouldn’t be too surprised that none of them work. After all, people are complicated.   Nevertheless, it […]

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3 Reasons to Hire Employees with Assessments (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Predictive Analytics)

The idea of automation can seem disturbing. Do we really want to put important processes and decisions in the hands of a machine?   But the truth is that automation often doesn’t replace people. Instead, some parts of a job are automated—the boring, stressful, and repetitive ones. This gives people more time and energy to focus on the parts of […]

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Hiring Faster and More Efficiently (And 3 Reasons Why You Should Do It)

Technology can make hiring faster and more efficient. Computerized algorithms and processes work very quickly. They also tend to be less biased than humans. Even compared to expert hiring decisions, they can increase decision accuracy by more than 50%.   But do we really want to let machines make such important decisions about people? Not exactly. The goal is to empower […]

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How To Deal With That Negative Coworker

A negative coworker can bring everyone down. Their negativity can lower morale, reduce productivity, or just take up your time with complaining.   If the number of advice articles on the subject is any indication, this is a common problem that many of us have experienced. Unfortunately there’s also a lot of bad advice out there.   For example, there are […]

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