When Giving Up Can Be the Best Decision of Your Life

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Ever since he was a teenager, Liam dreamed of becoming a top-level executive in a Fortune 500 company. Not only did he possess tremendous commercial acumen but he coveted such status and power. Obtaining a scholarship at an Ivy League University he swiftly moved onto a Master’s program in business administration. He was immediately hired … Read more

Take Control of Your Personality Before it Takes Control of Your Career

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Merit may be steadily driving your career milestones, but your personality could derail that progress at any moment. Professional success is often measured by high intelligence: both cognitive and emotional – coupled with an active ambition and leadership potential. While these characteristics are seemingly advantageous and highly sought after, they all come with a dark-side … Read more

How to Get What You Want Even if it’s Not in Your Nature

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Research indicates that on average, agreeable people earn less money than assertive people. The personality trait dubbed by psychologists as “agreeableness” manifests as your amiability towards others and acceptance of their interests. But this “getting along” mentality prevents us from sticking up for our own interests and asking for what we really want. Without changing … Read more

Talegent Announces a Major Data Boost

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There are some scientists that say that all reality can be expressed mathematically. OK, that might be a little heavy, but we at Talegent are certainly big on data. That should come as no surprise given that we are psychometricians and providing quantitative measures of human abilities and personality is at the core of what … Read more

From “Agile” Software Development to Agile People Development

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If your company hires software developers, then you already know that “agile development” has become the de facto standard. Stated incredibly simply, agile development relies on short typically 2-week production cycles called “sprints” performed by teams, interspersed by “restrospectives” which allow for regular reflection, continuous learning and immediate course correction. Rather than getting bogged down … Read more

Research Proves Women Are Better Than Men!

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OK, women aren’t better than men in general – necessarily. But, if the ability to engage employees is at the top of your list of mandatories for management hires, you should probably hire a woman. At least that’s the conclusion offered by Gallup’s recent report The State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for … Read more

How you Assess Candidates is How They Assess you

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In today’s hyper-connected, digital-driven business world, user interface(UI) design and customer experience have emerged as major drivers of success. It’s how Apple became a global juggernaut. But examples abound where winning has come from providing a differentiated, quality experience. Today, many if not most large companies employ online assessments as part of their hiring process. … Read more