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

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

Google’s secret weapon for world domination: Data-based hiring

“All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics.” – Kathryn Dekas   I have long advocated the use of hard scientific data in hiring as one of the most effective means to drive organisational success. It was a bit of an uphill battle at first. While all CEO’s recognised that the key to … Read more