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Hiring Best Practices

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Hiring Best Practices
by Al Schnur

Type Indicators: More Harm than Good

In 2013, Adam Grant wrote an article for Psychology Today called “Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won’t Die.â€Â  Unfortunately, it seems like little progress has been made between then and now.  The Problem There is overwhelming consensus among personality researchers that personality is hierarchically structured and consists of at least five broad and essential […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Sackett et al.’s Revised Meta-Analytic Estimate for General Cognitive Ability and Job Performance: Much Ado About Nothing?  

The Big Debate: How well does cognitive ability predict job performance? Once hailed as the most valid predictor of job performance¹, especially for complex jobs, there has been a seismic shift in opinion on the usefulness of general cognitive ability measures relative to other selection tools. Some² have called for “…a reduced role for cognitive […]

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Big 5 personality traits
by Deborah Bell

Building High Performing Remote Teams

Some people are naturally wired to thrive in a remote role. Others are less well-suited, and many will need support from their leader to do their best work.  That’s why it’s essential to know how your candidates and current team members are wired, and how your leaders are leading. In this article, we explain the 6 Cs […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

Hybrid Leadership Fundamentals

Research-Based Model of Effective Hybrid Leadership An Associate Professor of Management at the George Washington School of Business and her colleagues conducted a metanalysis including over 3 decades of research on virtual leadership1.  This research served as the basis for what they termed the CAARE Model.  In this piece we summarize the components defined by […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

Attitudes towards Diversity in the Workplace

A large body of research has shown that personality is a powerful predictor of pretty much any outcome that should be of great interest and value to an organization.  A partial list of such outcomes: job performance organizational citizenship behavior  counterproductive work behavior turnover employee engagement job satisfaction burnout  creativity  leadership effectiveness    A recent […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

Onboarding: A Data-driven Way to Individualize

Onboarding is receiving more attention due to the rise in employee turnover rates and increased focus on the employee experience.  We’ve come a long way since the days when onboarding consisted of signing new hire paperwork, showing you to your desk, and getting your phone system set up.  Organizations are recognizing the multiple benefits of […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Deborah Bell

Hiring for Potential vs. Experience

Frustrated by the lack of “qualified” candidates? Even in the face of mass layoffs in the tech industry, economists agree that the labor market will be tight for at least the next few years.  Finding talent that checks all the boxes in terms of education and experience will continue to pose challenges for talent acquisition […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Hiring People with Integrity

Personality Correlates of Integrity Most people would agree that integrity is an important characteristic for employees to have and if the don’t have it, it can’t be developed. What most people may be surprised to know is that whether someone is likely to display integrity can be predicted well by their personality. Research shows that […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Tips for Hiring Remote Teams

Even when most of the population is vaccinated, it is safe to say that the new normal will consist of a much higher percentage of people working remotely than was the case before the pandemic.  This poses both risks and opportunities for organizations and their team members. The Risks Working from home is a much […]

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Hiring Best Practices
by Keith Francoeur

Personality Drivers of Inclusive Behavior

Many organizations today have inclusion as a core value and are providing training on implicit bias. However, less attention has been placed on pre-employment and developmental assessments to identify people are likely to be inclusive.  People differ in their natural propensity to think and act in ways that foster inclusion, so we can – and […]

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