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Most accurate 16 personalities tests for assessing candidates

With so many tests churning out personality type results, you might wonder if it’s all just pseudo-science.  Well, some of it might be. But there are science-backed tests out there, too.   The 16 Personalities test is a popular choice that tells you what factors drive your candidates’ decisions and behaviors and what shapes their preferences and communication styles at work. So, which platform provides the most accurate 16 Personalities test? In this guide, we list our top five contenders, along

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12 essential front end developer skills and how to assess them

The right front end developers shape the look and feel of your websites and applications. They bridge the gap between design and functionality, ensuring seamless user interfaces across devices.  Front end development skills include expertise in web technologies such as HTML, cascading style sheets (CSS), and JavaScript, as well as skills like problem-solving and communication. Candidates can write these abilities in their resumes, but you can’t verify them without data-driven talent assessments.

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The tech skills gap: What it is, why it exists, and how to close it in 2024

Nothing keeps employers up at night like the tech skills gap. Technology is evolving rapidly, but tech talent is hard to find, recruitment is competitive, and even non-tech roles are increasingly requiring digital skills – which workers are sometimes reluctant to learn.   This gap has persisted for years, and knowing what the future of work holds is hard. But waiting on the sidelines for a solution to appear isn’t an option.  In this guide, we explain why 2024 is a golden year to bridge the gap

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7 hiring trends for 2024

Hiring is on the cusp of a total makeover – whether you’re ready for it or not. Traditional recruitment practices don’t lend to remote hiring, fair selection, evolving skills, and other future of work needs – making companies reconsider how they discover new talent.   Sticking to old ways can cause you to miss out on top candidates and fall behind the competition. But with everything moving so quickly, knowing which trends are simply fads and which are here to stay is tough. Imagine putting all

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Personal development goals: Top examples of personal growth for work

Setting personal development goals is a great way to boost your self-confidence and your career potential. After all, having more skills and knowledge makes you more appealing to employers. What if you’re keen to grow in your industry but are unsure of the best goals to set? On the other hand, as an HR manager, how can you support people’s growth goals for the better? Below, we explore nine personal growth goals for work examples to support career development, confidence, and self-fulfillment. 

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7 inspiring organizational culture change examples

Culture change in the workplace is the process of shifting your organization’s actions to better align with new values, such as increasing fair hiring efforts to support diversity and inclusion. Changing organizational culture is often necessary to transform the work environment for the better. It inspires employees, enhances their performance, and increases productivity. This article discusses how a positive company culture transformation is a powerful way to improve an organization by reviewin

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Cognitive thinking definitions and how to test for cognitive thinking skills

Traditional hiring approaches fall short when you’re searching for candidates with unique skill sets to drive your company’s success. One such skill is cognitive thinking, which HR recruiters often struggle to assess effectively. You can overcome this hurdle with cognitive ability tests, which help you redefine talent acquisition and find the best talent. In this article, we explore nine different cognitive thinking definitions, discuss how to test candidates or current employees for mental abil

TestGorilla founder and CEO nominated for TechLeap’s Leading Entrepreneur in Tech (LET) Award

Exciting news! TestGorilla's founder and CEO Wouter Durville has been nominated for TechLeap's prestigious Leading Entrepreneur in Tech (LET) Award.

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How to hire a construction project manager: 6 steps on hiring a construction manager

Behind every great construction project is a talented project manager holding the whole site together. Construction project managers are responsible for the planning, execution, and logistical coordination of construction projects from the ground up. A million things can go wrong during a construction project, so you must hire top talent to prevent future headaches. Construction management tests can help you do that. This comprehensive guide on how to hire a construction project manager reviews

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Why even the best process will fail without the right people

Many modern business leaders believe process optimization is the key to success. Celonis, a software company specializing in process mining, recently surveyed 1,200 senior business leaders at large organizations across the US and Europe. Eighty-one percent of leaders said that processes are the “lifeblood” of their businesses, while another 83% said that processes are their greatest tools for creating business value and driving change. [1] Our take? Processes are not the lifeblood of organizatio

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Do you need a college degree to get a good job?

Dropping degree requirements from job postings is all the hype right now. Mounting evidence suggests people need skills – not degrees – to succeed at work and that bias, favoritism, and inefficiency plague degree-based hiring.  Many employers claim to have changed their ways, but few actually have. So, do you need a college degree to get a good job? Unfortunately, you still do. But you shouldn’t. In this piece, we expose how employers are paying lip service to dropping degree requirements. We al

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What is the 16 Personalities test?

You’re likely here because you’ve never heard of the 16-personality type test – or you have a vague understanding but are curious to learn more. Let’s cut to the chase.  The 16 Personalities test is a popular personality assessment. When used in recruitment, it gives hiring managers insights into a candidate’s thought processes, personality, preferences, and more. It helps you understand what makes an applicant tick, how they might fit into your team, and how they might contribute to your busine

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