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In the current job market, where there are many openings and where people are rarely staying at one company for their entire careers, employers and employees are looking to find a position that is rewarding on both an intellectual level and an emotional level … read more

on in Work

When it comes to hiring for a startup, it isn’t about simply filling the empty chairs, but about creating the company. A common misunderstanding is that you need to hire employees right away … read more

on in Work

For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …" One doesn't need to be a former English major to recognize Charles Dickens' iconic opening to "A Tale of Two Cities." The quote remains so famous today in part because of its relatability … read more

on in Work

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

on in Work

Every company has a few ambitious employees – those high-achievers and independent workers who make it clear they want to move up. In fact, most employers wish they had more. And as long as we're talking about healthy ambition (as opposed to the unhealthy kind that leads some employees to manipulate managers or backstab their coworkers to get ahead), you should generally want as many such employees as you can get … read more

on in Work

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

on in Work

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

on in Work

This time of year, we are surrounded by all things red and heart shaped. Passionate declarations of love can be seen on greeting cards … read more

on in Psychology

As the demands of modern businesses get more sophisticated, the needs of employers to find the right workers is gaining urgency. Yet when it comes to recruiting, the very definition of "right" is changing … read more

on in Work

Do you have a team that looks like they're working hard, but is known for missing deadlines or misunderstanding their duties? The problem may lie in the hiring of employees who look to be a great match but lack the necessary skills and personality for the job description … read more

on in Work

As I looked at my calendar, realizing I was on the books for this week's blog post, two realizations came to my mind. The first was, "Whoa - Thanksgiving is next week?", which was quickly followed by the second: I really don't feel like writing this week. … read more

on in Work

Imagine you have a choice between hiring two job candidates. Each is equally qualified, but one has a stronger work ethic than the other. All other things being equal, you will almost certainly hire the harder worker, right? That's an easy one … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

on in Work

The concept of "teams" is no longer limited to sports. For many, "teamwork" has become synonymous with the workplace. If your company isn't organized according to teams, chances are it will be soon … read more

on in Work

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the Pokémon Go craze sweeping the world. Designed as an augmented reality mobile application, the game encourages users to move around the real world to check-in at real-life locations, all with the hopes of being able to catch Pokémon - on a screen. … read more

on in Play

You can hire the best minds in the business, but if they're not working collaboratively with others, those hires can be a colossal waste of resources … read more

on in Work

Finding a job can be tough. It's stressful, time consuming, and requires an incredible amount of patience. Did they receive your resume? Is it too soon to call? Couple this with Glassdoor's statistic that the average corporate job receives 250 applicants, of which only four or five make it to an interview … read more

on in Work

It starts with knowledge. The old saying "knowledge is power" sounds trite - but it's really true. Knowledge - of people and their different personality styles - is the first step toward driving team compatibility and avoiding conflict … read more

on in Work

There is a big project coming up and the perfect team needs to be assembled in order to meet the quick deadline. But how is it possible to build a team out of current employees while making sure you are setting them up for success? Locating individuals with specific strengths … read more

on in Work

If you've ever had to put together a group of people to complete a work project, run a committee or even just order some pizzas, you've probably noticed that some teams just "gel" better than others … read more

on in Work

Finding employees that blend with the cultural fit of a company has been essential to hiring and organizations use various methods to determine the fit of an applicant. From personality assessments to interview questions, the ability to correctly identify your ideal work environment as an applicant, as well as a hiring manager, is important. … read more

on in Work

Just how important is cultural fit, anyway? The short answer: super important. Studies have shown that a poor cultural fit is the top reason new hires leave a job, so it's definitely crucial to pay attention to it … read more

on in Work

Imagine a baseball team made up of only pitchers. They could all have Cy Young awards, but your team isn't going to get many hits - and won't win many games. Instead, a team needs to have a mix of talent. You need a good pitcher, but also good batters and fielders. … read more

on in Work

'Fit' is sometimes seen as a nebulous quality: either you have it or you don't, and the only way to screen for it is to go with your gut. But that's actually a recipe for poor hiring decisions. … read more

on in Work

Can your personality really affect your career success? Absolutely. Decades of research have found that some personality traits are correlated with higher salaries, more frequent promotions, and other measures of success. … read more

on in Work

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are surrounded by images of hearts, flowers, candy, cupids, diamonds and the emphasis on communicating our love. It can be big business with a twist of high expectation. For some, Valentine’s Day is associated with romance and excitement, but for others, it can be depressing and dreaded. Why the polar responses? … read more

on in Love

We've recently written a few different posts concerning a variety of personality elements within the workplace, from discussing how your personality can affect teamwork, and even how empathy is a key factor to successful leadership. Now, as we lead up to the impending release of our latest product, Traitify, I thought it might make sense to take a broader look at why exactly personality makes a difference in the workplace. … read more

on in Work

Some people say that teamwork in the workplace is vital…I am one of “those people”. It is very rare that a story of business success would be because of one single person. A group of people working together to work towards a goal is more like it — teamwork is a necessity … read more

on in Work

When I was a kid, I was the skinniest string bean in my class. My friends used to jokingly tell me that I needed to "go home and eat a gallon of ice cream" in order to fatten myself up. This was all well and good…until my metabolism caught up with me. All of a sudden, I wasn't the skinny little girl that I once was, and I didn't know how to handle it. It was time for the dreaded D-word: Diet … read more

on in Play

Have you ever looked at the people in a drive-thru lane early in the morning? They appear to be stressed, rushed, or most likely, incredibly under-caffeinated. Very rarely do you see a surprised smile from any of these drivers…until they hear the words, "Don't worry about it — the person in front of you paid for your coffee." … read more

on in Play

Do you find yourself talking to someone no matter where you are? Maybe the person sitting next to you on the bus, or the person behind you in line at the grocery store? This is a sign of curiosity and curiosity leads to the level of empathy a person has … read more

on in Work

In the traditional Christmas carol "Deck the Halls," the lyrics do not only encourage you to hang holly plants around the house, but they also insist that it is the time of year "to be jolly." Sure, the holidays may mean buying presents … read more

on in Play

One of my favorite films of 2015 thus far is Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out. In the 20 years since the studio's first release, Toy Story, Pixar has become a household name in terms of delivering quality, imaginative animated films, with stories and scripts that cater to both children and adults alike … read more

on in Play

The Halloween season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the decorations, the costumes, and the fact that you can wander around your neighborhood and get bags of free candy. But more than that, I love the scares that Halloween brings. Whether it’s sitting on the edge of your seat watching a horror flick … read more

on in Play

How often have you said, "I had that nightmare where I couldn't find the classroom and didn't study for the exam?" Or how about the one where you are convinced you didn't actually finish High School? And, people know exactly what you are talking about? While dreams are unique and complex … read more

on in Psychology

As I get older, my need for music seems to change slightly over time. Why is this? A few days ago I was chatting with some friends about going to an upcoming concert, yet I didn't have the urge to buy the tickets right away like I would have three years ago … read more

on in Play

Having lived in the design and media realm for as long as I can remember, that old adage has always rung true for me. But, as the technology revolution continues to reign, it's becoming apparent that the use of images can have an incredible impact … read more

on in Psychology

Conference season is quickly approaching, and we are excited to see some familiar faces, as well as meet some new folks at our upcoming conferences. It seems like we always have someone from our company somewhere, and at times it gets hard to keep track of where everyone is, but we love hearing the tales of their trips when they return … read more

on in News

These days, no one would question the importance of finding a partner whose personality is compatible with yours. In fact, it's really a must for the sustainability of the relationship. In the world of psychology, and now in the world at large, self-awareness and identifying one's lifestyle choices and preferences drives a type of personalization that wasn't quite as acceptable in the past … read more

on in Play

Have you looked at the calendar lately? The holidays are just around the corner. You only have to flip a couple of pages on the calendar and BOOM! It's time to open gifts … read more

on in Play

There are different types of vacation personalities, but I feel that the two main reasons for vacationing are leisure and adventure. Let's say you are planning a summer vacation- do you long for the thrill that comes along with being outside of your comfort zone, or do you want to relax and stay somewhere familiar … read more

on in Play

We're beyond excited to announce that a new version of Woofound has been released … read more

on in Work

This will be a brief post, but I wanted to quickly share some exciting news from the front lines of Traitify … read more

on in Play

What better way to say thank you to our community than with swag bags … read more

on in News

Here at Traitify, we go hard when it comes to nerdy stuff. For that reason, we've created an Avengers Assessment … read more

on in Play

We rack up Southwest miles like they're going out of style. As I'm typing this we have a developer building their skills at Chef Con in Santa Clara, and I just booked travel that puts me away from home for most of June and half of July (although part of that is a much needed vacation) … read more

on in News

Coming off our 2015 conference kick-off at App Nation / CES, we've kept the train rolling by rebounding straight into a couple of events held in San Francisco … read more

on in News

It happens every time. After getting perceptive and accurate results from a Traitify assessment, people turn to us and ask, "How did you do that?" Followed by, "What are the results based on?" … read more

on in Psychology

It's been a surreal experience watching our company grow, since it's inception nearly 4 years ago. When I joined in the early days, Traitify (or Woofound as we were known at that time), was a startup in it's most pure form … read more

on in Work

Technology

Conference season is quickly approaching, and we are excited to see some familiar faces, as well as meet some new folks at our upcoming conferences. It seems like we always have someone from our company somewhere, and at times it gets hard to keep track of where everyone is, but we love hearing the tales of their trips when they return … read more

on in News

We're beyond excited to announce that a new version of Woofound has been released … read more

on in Work

This will be a brief post, but I wanted to quickly share some exciting news from the front lines of Traitify … read more

on in Play

What better way to say thank you to our community than with swag bags … read more

on in News

We rack up Southwest miles like they're going out of style. As I'm typing this we have a developer building their skills at Chef Con in Santa Clara, and I just booked travel that puts me away from home for most of June and half of July (although part of that is a much needed vacation) … read more

on in News

Coming off our 2015 conference kick-off at App Nation / CES, we've kept the train rolling by rebounding straight into a couple of events held in San Francisco … read more

on in News

It's been a surreal experience watching our company grow, since it's inception nearly 4 years ago. When I joined in the early days, Traitify (or Woofound as we were known at that time), was a startup in it's most pure form … read more

on in Work

Startup

When it comes to hiring for a startup, it isn’t about simply filling the empty chairs, but about creating the company. A common misunderstanding is that you need to hire employees right away … read more

on in Work

If you've ever had to put together a group of people to complete a work project, run a committee or even just order some pizzas, you've probably noticed that some teams just "gel" better than others … read more

on in Work

Conference season is quickly approaching, and we are excited to see some familiar faces, as well as meet some new folks at our upcoming conferences. It seems like we always have someone from our company somewhere, and at times it gets hard to keep track of where everyone is, but we love hearing the tales of their trips when they return … read more

on in News

Coming off our 2015 conference kick-off at App Nation / CES, we've kept the train rolling by rebounding straight into a couple of events held in San Francisco … read more

on in News

It's been a surreal experience watching our company grow, since it's inception nearly 4 years ago. When I joined in the early days, Traitify (or Woofound as we were known at that time), was a startup in it's most pure form … read more

on in Work

User Experience

It happens every time. After getting perceptive and accurate results from a Traitify assessment, people turn to us and ask, "How did you do that?" Followed by, "What are the results based on?" … read more

on in Psychology

Personality

When it comes to hiring for a startup, it isn’t about simply filling the empty chairs, but about creating the company. A common misunderstanding is that you need to hire employees right away … read more

on in Work

For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

This time of year, we are surrounded by all things red and heart shaped. Passionate declarations of love can be seen on greeting cards … read more

on in Psychology

As the demands of modern businesses get more sophisticated, the needs of employers to find the right workers is gaining urgency. Yet when it comes to recruiting, the very definition of "right" is changing … read more

on in Work

Do you have a team that looks like they're working hard, but is known for missing deadlines or misunderstanding their duties? The problem may lie in the hiring of employees who look to be a great match but lack the necessary skills and personality for the job description … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

on in Work

The concept of "teams" is no longer limited to sports. For many, "teamwork" has become synonymous with the workplace. If your company isn't organized according to teams, chances are it will be soon … read more

on in Work

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the Pokémon Go craze sweeping the world. Designed as an augmented reality mobile application, the game encourages users to move around the real world to check-in at real-life locations, all with the hopes of being able to catch Pokémon - on a screen. … read more

on in Play

You can hire the best minds in the business, but if they're not working collaboratively with others, those hires can be a colossal waste of resources … read more

on in Work

Employee retention is a complicated matter. There are many factors that contribute to the departure of a fantastic employee … read more

on in Work

It starts with knowledge. The old saying "knowledge is power" sounds trite - but it's really true. Knowledge - of people and their different personality styles - is the first step toward driving team compatibility and avoiding conflict … read more

on in Work

There is a big project coming up and the perfect team needs to be assembled in order to meet the quick deadline. But how is it possible to build a team out of current employees while making sure you are setting them up for success? Locating individuals with specific strengths … read more

on in Work

If you've ever had to put together a group of people to complete a work project, run a committee or even just order some pizzas, you've probably noticed that some teams just "gel" better than others … read more

on in Work

Finding employees that blend with the cultural fit of a company has been essential to hiring and organizations use various methods to determine the fit of an applicant. From personality assessments to interview questions, the ability to correctly identify your ideal work environment as an applicant, as well as a hiring manager, is important. … read more

on in Work

Imagine a baseball team made up of only pitchers. They could all have Cy Young awards, but your team isn't going to get many hits - and won't win many games. Instead, a team needs to have a mix of talent. You need a good pitcher, but also good batters and fielders. … read more

on in Work

'Fit' is sometimes seen as a nebulous quality: either you have it or you don't, and the only way to screen for it is to go with your gut. But that's actually a recipe for poor hiring decisions. … read more

on in Work

Can your personality really affect your career success? Absolutely. Decades of research have found that some personality traits are correlated with higher salaries, more frequent promotions, and other measures of success. … read more

on in Work

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are surrounded by images of hearts, flowers, candy, cupids, diamonds and the emphasis on communicating our love. It can be big business with a twist of high expectation. For some, Valentine’s Day is associated with romance and excitement, but for others, it can be depressing and dreaded. Why the polar responses? … read more

on in Love

We've recently written a few different posts concerning a variety of personality elements within the workplace, from discussing how your personality can affect teamwork, and even how empathy is a key factor to successful leadership. Now, as we lead up to the impending release of our latest product, Traitify, I thought it might make sense to take a broader look at why exactly personality makes a difference in the workplace. … read more

on in Work

Some people say that teamwork in the workplace is vital…I am one of “those people”. It is very rare that a story of business success would be because of one single person. A group of people working together to work towards a goal is more like it — teamwork is a necessity … read more

on in Work

When I was a kid, I was the skinniest string bean in my class. My friends used to jokingly tell me that I needed to "go home and eat a gallon of ice cream" in order to fatten myself up. This was all well and good…until my metabolism caught up with me. All of a sudden, I wasn't the skinny little girl that I once was, and I didn't know how to handle it. It was time for the dreaded D-word: Diet … read more

on in Play

Have you ever looked at the people in a drive-thru lane early in the morning? They appear to be stressed, rushed, or most likely, incredibly under-caffeinated. Very rarely do you see a surprised smile from any of these drivers…until they hear the words, "Don't worry about it — the person in front of you paid for your coffee." … read more

on in Play

Do you find yourself talking to someone no matter where you are? Maybe the person sitting next to you on the bus, or the person behind you in line at the grocery store? This is a sign of curiosity and curiosity leads to the level of empathy a person has … read more

on in Work

In the traditional Christmas carol "Deck the Halls," the lyrics do not only encourage you to hang holly plants around the house, but they also insist that it is the time of year "to be jolly." Sure, the holidays may mean buying presents … read more

on in Play

One of my favorite films of 2015 thus far is Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out. In the 20 years since the studio's first release, Toy Story, Pixar has become a household name in terms of delivering quality, imaginative animated films, with stories and scripts that cater to both children and adults alike … read more

on in Play

The Halloween season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the decorations, the costumes, and the fact that you can wander around your neighborhood and get bags of free candy. But more than that, I love the scares that Halloween brings. Whether it’s sitting on the edge of your seat watching a horror flick … read more

on in Play

How often have you said, "I had that nightmare where I couldn't find the classroom and didn't study for the exam?" Or how about the one where you are convinced you didn't actually finish High School? And, people know exactly what you are talking about? While dreams are unique and complex … read more

on in Psychology

As I get older, my need for music seems to change slightly over time. Why is this? A few days ago I was chatting with some friends about going to an upcoming concert, yet I didn't have the urge to buy the tickets right away like I would have three years ago … read more

on in Play

These days, no one would question the importance of finding a partner whose personality is compatible with yours. In fact, it's really a must for the sustainability of the relationship. In the world of psychology, and now in the world at large, self-awareness and identifying one's lifestyle choices and preferences drives a type of personalization that wasn't quite as acceptable in the past … read more

on in Play

Have you looked at the calendar lately? The holidays are just around the corner. You only have to flip a couple of pages on the calendar and BOOM! It's time to open gifts … read more

on in Play

There are different types of vacation personalities, but I feel that the two main reasons for vacationing are leisure and adventure. Let's say you are planning a summer vacation- do you long for the thrill that comes along with being outside of your comfort zone, or do you want to relax and stay somewhere familiar … read more

on in Play

We're beyond excited to announce that a new version of Woofound has been released … read more

on in Work

This will be a brief post, but I wanted to quickly share some exciting news from the front lines of Traitify … read more

on in Play

Here at Traitify, we go hard when it comes to nerdy stuff. For that reason, we've created an Avengers Assessment … read more

on in Play

It happens every time. After getting perceptive and accurate results from a Traitify assessment, people turn to us and ask, "How did you do that?" Followed by, "What are the results based on?" … read more

on in Psychology

Hackathon

We rack up Southwest miles like they're going out of style. As I'm typing this we have a developer building their skills at Chef Con in Santa Clara, and I just booked travel that puts me away from home for most of June and half of July (although part of that is a much needed vacation) … read more

on in News

API

Coming off our 2015 conference kick-off at App Nation / CES, we've kept the train rolling by rebounding straight into a couple of events held in San Francisco … read more

on in News

SXSW

Travel

We rack up Southwest miles like they're going out of style. As I'm typing this we have a developer building their skills at Chef Con in Santa Clara, and I just booked travel that puts me away from home for most of June and half of July (although part of that is a much needed vacation) … read more

on in News

Education

Comics

Here at Traitify, we go hard when it comes to nerdy stuff. For that reason, we've created an Avengers Assessment … read more

on in Play

Marvel

Here at Traitify, we go hard when it comes to nerdy stuff. For that reason, we've created an Avengers Assessment … read more

on in Play

Psychology

For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

One of my favorite films of 2015 thus far is Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out. In the 20 years since the studio's first release, Toy Story, Pixar has become a household name in terms of delivering quality, imaginative animated films, with stories and scripts that cater to both children and adults alike … read more

on in Play

How often have you said, "I had that nightmare where I couldn't find the classroom and didn't study for the exam?" Or how about the one where you are convinced you didn't actually finish High School? And, people know exactly what you are talking about? While dreams are unique and complex … read more

on in Psychology

Having lived in the design and media realm for as long as I can remember, that old adage has always rung true for me. But, as the technology revolution continues to reign, it's becoming apparent that the use of images can have an incredible impact … read more

on in Psychology

What better way to say thank you to our community than with swag bags … read more

on in News

Sports

This will be a brief post, but I wanted to quickly share some exciting news from the front lines of Traitify … read more

on in Play

Apple Watch

Careers

Vacation

With summer in full swing, it’s almost impossible to find a day on our work calendar that doesn’t have someone out of office—from taking a long weekend to clearing out for a full two weeks, we’re at that time of year when you receive more “out-of-office” replies than typical. The sun’s out, school’s out, and many people are spending time away from their office … read more

on in Work

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

on in Work

There are different types of vacation personalities, but I feel that the two main reasons for vacationing are leisure and adventure. Let's say you are planning a summer vacation- do you long for the thrill that comes along with being outside of your comfort zone, or do you want to relax and stay somewhere familiar … read more

on in Play

Gifts

Have you looked at the calendar lately? The holidays are just around the corner. You only have to flip a couple of pages on the calendar and BOOM! It's time to open gifts … read more

on in Play

Millenials

Dogs

These days, no one would question the importance of finding a partner whose personality is compatible with yours. In fact, it's really a must for the sustainability of the relationship. In the world of psychology, and now in the world at large, self-awareness and identifying one's lifestyle choices and preferences drives a type of personalization that wasn't quite as acceptable in the past … read more

on in Play

Images

Having lived in the design and media realm for as long as I can remember, that old adage has always rung true for me. But, as the technology revolution continues to reign, it's becoming apparent that the use of images can have an incredible impact … read more

on in Psychology

Design

Having lived in the design and media realm for as long as I can remember, that old adage has always rung true for me. But, as the technology revolution continues to reign, it's becoming apparent that the use of images can have an incredible impact … read more

on in Psychology

Success

Can your personality really affect your career success? Absolutely. Decades of research have found that some personality traits are correlated with higher salaries, more frequent promotions, and other measures of success. … read more

on in Work

Music

As I get older, my need for music seems to change slightly over time. Why is this? A few days ago I was chatting with some friends about going to an upcoming concert, yet I didn't have the urge to buy the tickets right away like I would have three years ago … read more

on in Play

Dreams

How often have you said, "I had that nightmare where I couldn't find the classroom and didn't study for the exam?" Or how about the one where you are convinced you didn't actually finish High School? And, people know exactly what you are talking about? While dreams are unique and complex … read more

on in Psychology

Fear

The Halloween season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the decorations, the costumes, and the fact that you can wander around your neighborhood and get bags of free candy. But more than that, I love the scares that Halloween brings. Whether it’s sitting on the edge of your seat watching a horror flick … read more

on in Play

Depression

Mental Health

Movies

One of my favorite films of 2015 thus far is Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out. In the 20 years since the studio's first release, Toy Story, Pixar has become a household name in terms of delivering quality, imaginative animated films, with stories and scripts that cater to both children and adults alike … read more

on in Play

Inside Out

One of my favorite films of 2015 thus far is Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out. In the 20 years since the studio's first release, Toy Story, Pixar has become a household name in terms of delivering quality, imaginative animated films, with stories and scripts that cater to both children and adults alike … read more

on in Play

Health

In the traditional Christmas carol "Deck the Halls," the lyrics do not only encourage you to hang holly plants around the house, but they also insist that it is the time of year "to be jolly." Sure, the holidays may mean buying presents … read more

on in Play

Empathy

Do you find yourself talking to someone no matter where you are? Maybe the person sitting next to you on the bus, or the person behind you in line at the grocery store? This is a sign of curiosity and curiosity leads to the level of empathy a person has … read more

on in Work

Leadership

Do you have a team that looks like they're working hard, but is known for missing deadlines or misunderstanding their duties? The problem may lie in the hiring of employees who look to be a great match but lack the necessary skills and personality for the job description … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

on in Work

Do you find yourself talking to someone no matter where you are? Maybe the person sitting next to you on the bus, or the person behind you in line at the grocery store? This is a sign of curiosity and curiosity leads to the level of empathy a person has … read more

on in Work

Kindness

Have you ever looked at the people in a drive-thru lane early in the morning? They appear to be stressed, rushed, or most likely, incredibly under-caffeinated. Very rarely do you see a surprised smile from any of these drivers…until they hear the words, "Don't worry about it — the person in front of you paid for your coffee." … read more

on in Play

Goals

Dieting

When I was a kid, I was the skinniest string bean in my class. My friends used to jokingly tell me that I needed to "go home and eat a gallon of ice cream" in order to fatten myself up. This was all well and good…until my metabolism caught up with me. All of a sudden, I wasn't the skinny little girl that I once was, and I didn't know how to handle it. It was time for the dreaded D-word: Diet … read more

on in Play

Management

With summer in full swing, it’s almost impossible to find a day on our work calendar that doesn’t have someone out of office—from taking a long weekend to clearing out for a full two weeks, we’re at that time of year when you receive more “out-of-office” replies than typical. The sun’s out, school’s out, and many people are spending time away from their office … read more

on in Work

Every company has a few ambitious employees – those high-achievers and independent workers who make it clear they want to move up. In fact, most employers wish they had more. And as long as we're talking about healthy ambition (as opposed to the unhealthy kind that leads some employees to manipulate managers or backstab their coworkers to get ahead), you should generally want as many such employees as you can get … read more

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Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

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Some people say that teamwork in the workplace is vital…I am one of “those people”. It is very rare that a story of business success would be because of one single person. A group of people working together to work towards a goal is more like it — teamwork is a necessity … read more

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Culture

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

on in Work

If you've ever had to put together a group of people to complete a work project, run a committee or even just order some pizzas, you've probably noticed that some teams just "gel" better than others … read more

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We've recently written a few different posts concerning a variety of personality elements within the workplace, from discussing how your personality can affect teamwork, and even how empathy is a key factor to successful leadership. Now, as we lead up to the impending release of our latest product, Traitify, I thought it might make sense to take a broader look at why exactly personality makes a difference in the workplace. … read more

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Love

This time of year, we are surrounded by all things red and heart shaped. Passionate declarations of love can be seen on greeting cards … read more

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are surrounded by images of hearts, flowers, candy, cupids, diamonds and the emphasis on communicating our love. It can be big business with a twist of high expectation. For some, Valentine’s Day is associated with romance and excitement, but for others, it can be depressing and dreaded. Why the polar responses? … read more

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Hiring

In the current job market, where there are many openings and where people are rarely staying at one company for their entire careers, employers and employees are looking to find a position that is rewarding on both an intellectual level and an emotional level … read more

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When it comes to hiring for a startup, it isn’t about simply filling the empty chairs, but about creating the company. A common misunderstanding is that you need to hire employees right away … read more

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These days, it's very hard to explore the job market without stumbling across the idea of "company culture." It's a hot topic in the HR industry. Every growing company wants to highlight theirs, and job seekers are increasingly attracted to positions based on the promised culture … read more

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For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …" One doesn't need to be a former English major to recognize Charles Dickens' iconic opening to "A Tale of Two Cities." The quote remains so famous today in part because of its relatability … read more

on in Work

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

on in Work

Every company has a few ambitious employees – those high-achievers and independent workers who make it clear they want to move up. In fact, most employers wish they had more. And as long as we're talking about healthy ambition (as opposed to the unhealthy kind that leads some employees to manipulate managers or backstab their coworkers to get ahead), you should generally want as many such employees as you can get … read more

on in Work

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

on in Work

As the demands of modern businesses get more sophisticated, the needs of employers to find the right workers is gaining urgency. Yet when it comes to recruiting, the very definition of "right" is changing … read more

on in Work

Do you have a team that looks like they're working hard, but is known for missing deadlines or misunderstanding their duties? The problem may lie in the hiring of employees who look to be a great match but lack the necessary skills and personality for the job description … read more

on in Work

Imagine you have a choice between hiring two job candidates. Each is equally qualified, but one has a stronger work ethic than the other. All other things being equal, you will almost certainly hire the harder worker, right? That's an easy one … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

on in Work

The concept of "teams" is no longer limited to sports. For many, "teamwork" has become synonymous with the workplace. If your company isn't organized according to teams, chances are it will be soon … read more

on in Work

Finding a job can be tough. It's stressful, time consuming, and requires an incredible amount of patience. Did they receive your resume? Is it too soon to call? Couple this with Glassdoor's statistic that the average corporate job receives 250 applicants, of which only four or five make it to an interview … read more

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Finding employees that blend with the cultural fit of a company has been essential to hiring and organizations use various methods to determine the fit of an applicant. From personality assessments to interview questions, the ability to correctly identify your ideal work environment as an applicant, as well as a hiring manager, is important. … read more

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Just how important is cultural fit, anyway? The short answer: super important. Studies have shown that a poor cultural fit is the top reason new hires leave a job, so it's definitely crucial to pay attention to it … read more

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'Fit' is sometimes seen as a nebulous quality: either you have it or you don't, and the only way to screen for it is to go with your gut. But that's actually a recipe for poor hiring decisions. … read more

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Entrepreneurship

Can your personality really affect your career success? Absolutely. Decades of research have found that some personality traits are correlated with higher salaries, more frequent promotions, and other measures of success. … read more

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Team Building

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

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It starts with knowledge. The old saying "knowledge is power" sounds trite - but it's really true. Knowledge - of people and their different personality styles - is the first step toward driving team compatibility and avoiding conflict … read more

on in Work

There is a big project coming up and the perfect team needs to be assembled in order to meet the quick deadline. But how is it possible to build a team out of current employees while making sure you are setting them up for success? Locating individuals with specific strengths … read more

on in Work

If you've ever had to put together a group of people to complete a work project, run a committee or even just order some pizzas, you've probably noticed that some teams just "gel" better than others … read more

on in Work

Imagine a baseball team made up of only pitchers. They could all have Cy Young awards, but your team isn't going to get many hits - and won't win many games. Instead, a team needs to have a mix of talent. You need a good pitcher, but also good batters and fielders. … read more

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Personality Test

For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

Every company has a few ambitious employees – those high-achievers and independent workers who make it clear they want to move up. In fact, most employers wish they had more. And as long as we're talking about healthy ambition (as opposed to the unhealthy kind that leads some employees to manipulate managers or backstab their coworkers to get ahead), you should generally want as many such employees as you can get … read more

on in Work

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

on in Work

You can hire the best minds in the business, but if they're not working collaboratively with others, those hires can be a colossal waste of resources … read more

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Culture Fit

These days, it's very hard to explore the job market without stumbling across the idea of "company culture." It's a hot topic in the HR industry. Every growing company wants to highlight theirs, and job seekers are increasingly attracted to positions based on the promised culture … read more

on in Work

For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

on in Work

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

on in Work

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

on in Work

As the demands of modern businesses get more sophisticated, the needs of employers to find the right workers is gaining urgency. Yet when it comes to recruiting, the very definition of "right" is changing … read more

on in Work

Just how important is cultural fit, anyway? The short answer: super important. Studies have shown that a poor cultural fit is the top reason new hires leave a job, so it's definitely crucial to pay attention to it … read more

on in Work

Teamwork

The concept of "teams" is no longer limited to sports. For many, "teamwork" has become synonymous with the workplace. If your company isn't organized according to teams, chances are it will be soon … read more

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Human Resources

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

on in Work

Do you have a team that looks like they're working hard, but is known for missing deadlines or misunderstanding their duties? The problem may lie in the hiring of employees who look to be a great match but lack the necessary skills and personality for the job description … read more

on in Work

Employee retention is a complicated matter. There are many factors that contribute to the departure of a fantastic employee … read more

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HR

These days, it's very hard to explore the job market without stumbling across the idea of "company culture." It's a hot topic in the HR industry. Every growing company wants to highlight theirs, and job seekers are increasingly attracted to positions based on the promised culture … read more

on in Work

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

on in Work

Employee retention is a complicated matter. There are many factors that contribute to the departure of a fantastic employee … read more

on in Work

Human Behavior

You can hire the best minds in the business, but if they're not working collaboratively with others, those hires can be a colossal waste of resources … read more

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Work Life Balance

With summer in full swing, it’s almost impossible to find a day on our work calendar that doesn’t have someone out of office—from taking a long weekend to clearing out for a full two weeks, we’re at that time of year when you receive more “out-of-office” replies than typical. The sun’s out, school’s out, and many people are spending time away from their office … read more

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Life Lessons

Personal Development

For those tasked with climbing the ever-growing mountain of applications and résumés in search of people who will truly fit your company and flourish as employees, there are many tools available to help make the excursions far less painful and far more successful … read more

on in Work

Every company has a few ambitious employees – those high-achievers and independent workers who make it clear they want to move up. In fact, most employers wish they had more. And as long as we're talking about healthy ambition (as opposed to the unhealthy kind that leads some employees to manipulate managers or backstab their coworkers to get ahead), you should generally want as many such employees as you can get … read more

on in Work

Job Hunting

In the current job market, where there are many openings and where people are rarely staying at one company for their entire careers, employers and employees are looking to find a position that is rewarding on both an intellectual level and an emotional level … read more

on in Work

These days, it's very hard to explore the job market without stumbling across the idea of "company culture." It's a hot topic in the HR industry. Every growing company wants to highlight theirs, and job seekers are increasingly attracted to positions based on the promised culture … read more

on in Work

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …" One doesn't need to be a former English major to recognize Charles Dickens' iconic opening to "A Tale of Two Cities." The quote remains so famous today in part because of its relatability … read more

on in Work

As the demands of modern businesses get more sophisticated, the needs of employers to find the right workers is gaining urgency. Yet when it comes to recruiting, the very definition of "right" is changing … read more

on in Work

Do you have a team that looks like they're working hard, but is known for missing deadlines or misunderstanding their duties? The problem may lie in the hiring of employees who look to be a great match but lack the necessary skills and personality for the job description … read more

on in Work

Imagine you have a choice between hiring two job candidates. Each is equally qualified, but one has a stronger work ethic than the other. All other things being equal, you will almost certainly hire the harder worker, right? That's an easy one … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

on in Work

Finding a job can be tough. It's stressful, time consuming, and requires an incredible amount of patience. Did they receive your resume? Is it too soon to call? Couple this with Glassdoor's statistic that the average corporate job receives 250 applicants, of which only four or five make it to an interview … read more

on in Work

Workplace

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

on in Work

As I looked at my calendar, realizing I was on the books for this week's blog post, two realizations came to my mind. The first was, "Whoa - Thanksgiving is next week?", which was quickly followed by the second: I really don't feel like writing this week. … read more

on in Work

The time comes when you need to hire more than five people at one time, which doesn't seem too overwhelming until you start to think about how long it takes to hire just one person. Consider how much is stacked against employers when it comes to hiring. … read more

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Working Remotely

Pokemon

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the Pokémon Go craze sweeping the world. Designed as an augmented reality mobile application, the game encourages users to move around the real world to check-in at real-life locations, all with the hopes of being able to catch Pokémon - on a screen. … read more

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Company Culture

With summer in full swing, it’s almost impossible to find a day on our work calendar that doesn’t have someone out of office—from taking a long weekend to clearing out for a full two weeks, we’re at that time of year when you receive more “out-of-office” replies than typical. The sun’s out, school’s out, and many people are spending time away from their office … read more

on in Work

When it comes to hiring for a startup, it isn’t about simply filling the empty chairs, but about creating the company. A common misunderstanding is that you need to hire employees right away … read more

on in Work

These days, it's very hard to explore the job market without stumbling across the idea of "company culture." It's a hot topic in the HR industry. Every growing company wants to highlight theirs, and job seekers are increasingly attracted to positions based on the promised culture … read more

on in Work

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

on in Work

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

on in Work

Interns get a bad rap. Movies and TV typically lead us to envisioning them getting to the office early while balancing a dozen coffees … read more

on in Work

As I looked at my calendar, realizing I was on the books for this week's blog post, two realizations came to my mind. The first was, "Whoa - Thanksgiving is next week?", which was quickly followed by the second: I really don't feel like writing this week. … read more

on in Work

The concept of "teams" is no longer limited to sports. For many, "teamwork" has become synonymous with the workplace. If your company isn't organized according to teams, chances are it will be soon … read more

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Work Ethic

Imagine you have a choice between hiring two job candidates. Each is equally qualified, but one has a stronger work ethic than the other. All other things being equal, you will almost certainly hire the harder worker, right? That's an easy one … read more

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Employee Review

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

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On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

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Passion

This time of year, we are surrounded by all things red and heart shaped. Passionate declarations of love can be seen on greeting cards … read more

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Hiring Process

Starting a new job can be incredibly stressful and nerve-racking. Like the first day of school when we were younger, a brand-new workplace presents a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for many people … read more

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On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

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Employee Benefits

With summer in full swing, it’s almost impossible to find a day on our work calendar that doesn’t have someone out of office—from taking a long weekend to clearing out for a full two weeks, we’re at that time of year when you receive more “out-of-office” replies than typical. The sun’s out, school’s out, and many people are spending time away from their office … read more

on in Work

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

on in Work

PTO

With summer in full swing, it’s almost impossible to find a day on our work calendar that doesn’t have someone out of office—from taking a long weekend to clearing out for a full two weeks, we’re at that time of year when you receive more “out-of-office” replies than typical. The sun’s out, school’s out, and many people are spending time away from their office … read more

on in Work

On the flight back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, feeling refreshed and reenergized, I found myself thinking about how both employers and employees can maximize the benefits of vacation … read more

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