There seems to be a current trend among employers to offer more unique and diverse office perks in the hopes of attracting and retaining talent. While perks can be fun and bring momentary happiness, they do not meaningfully move the needle on employee satisfaction or retention. One such example was highlighted by Payscale’s list of employee tenure at Fortune 500 companies, which denotes that Google, a company that offers top-notch perks, has a median employee tenure of 1.1 years.
In an ever more competitive economy, hiring the right person for the right job has never been more critical. With more millennials entering the workforce each year, companies are finding that turnover costs hinder their ability to scale and thrive. Various strategies have been employed to reduce turnover in almost every industry. Most have yielded only modest results despite significant investment.
The technology giant, Google, is known for hiring the best talent in the market and equally known for their wacky interview questions. For years, Google interviewers used these seemingly random questions to "help" them hire great talent. Turns out though, these questions didn't help at all.
“We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time,” Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, told the New York Times. “They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.”
Extroversion is one of the most widely talked about personality characteristics of all time. There have been books written about extroversion and introversion, TED Talks have been given, and there are dozens of online test and opinions about this every present personality characteristic. It might be the most widely talked about personality characteristic because it makes a lot of sense and people can easily self identify their own level of extroversion.
Having the wrong person in the wrong job is bad news for anyone. Poor job fit leads to employee dissatisfaction and under performance, while companies foot the bill to hire and train these employees who don't contribute or even detract from company success.
We believe that everyone has potential to do great things, but that potential can only be realized when a person's unique strengths and abilities are a match with his or her job.
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