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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

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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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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

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"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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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

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

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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

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