What happens when you cross a business intelligence expert, a graduating college senior, and an endlessly curious leader?
Three people, a pandemic, and an evolving job market created the perfect storm for the birth of Workzinga. Dan Hunter, along with his sister and his daughter, converged on the topic of the workforce in its current state and what could be done to make it better during the height of the pandemic.
Dan’s daughter, Lauren, had recently graduated from Belmont University with a psychology degree and had been working on independent study projects around personality tests and measuring personalities in digital environments like video gaming. At the same time, his sister, Connie, was discussing the shifting job environment with Dan from a data perspective. She leads a business intelligence team for a company in Kentucky and got Dan’s wheels turning about how data could be applied to the hiring process.
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How does a company make the right hire? How do you really know if the person you’re interviewing is a good fit culturally? Sure, so many people can check all of the boxes, interview well, have the right degree, and look good on paper. But, there are those soft skills, personality profiles, emotional intelligence, and other gut feelings that ultimately make someone the perfect fit.
This is what our trio set out to explore.
The resulting six weeks led to countless conversations between the three of them, toying around with how you could create a personality test that could objectively measure data points within the personality, and how it could benefit BOTH job seekers and companies who are hiring.
The result was Workzinga.
Dan has interviewed 1000+ people in his career, leading teams at companies like SmileDirectClub, Simplex Healthcare, HCA Healthcare, and DaVita. He knows that while it’s stressful for candidates looking for a job, it’s also a very real stress for hiring managers to make the right hire. The cultural fit is so critical. His advice? Hire for the person before the resume. That’s only possible when you have a tool like Workzinga.
Are there other employment assessments out there? Sure. But, none combine soft skills and personality insights like the Workzinga Culture Fit Assessment.
With Workzinga, companies learn more about a future new hire while also learning more about themselves in the process! Workzinga is improving the hiring process, one interview at a time.