How (Not) to Use Personality Profiles to Assess Job Applicants

The talent assessment industry is growing to $5 billion a year by 2020, and currently growing at a rate of 10-12% per year.  The rapid growth of this market is due to the fact that, to most hiring managers, the promise of ‘personality profiling’ is alluring: give the job candidate the magic assessment, and you’ll… Read More

Predictive Hiring: Three Interview Questions that Improve Hiring Results

One of the bedrock principles of Predictive Hiring is that a hiring process should be looked at as the process of risk assessment.  You’re not reading the candidate’s resume and taking a guess as to fit; you’re focused on uncovering the factors that, when present, predict a higher likelihood of success for that candidate in… Read More

Your Robot Overlord Says You’re Fired

In the midst of absorbing all of the holiday cheer, I was alerted to this blast of good news from The Guardian: World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility The… Read More