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New TalentPen whitepaper explores impact of personality on new hire performance.

By incorporating personality profiles into the selection stage, employers can determine who best fits their company’s culture before they waste time reviewing, screening or interviewing less-than-ideal candidates.

How well a candidate fits a company’s culture is key to predicting their performance and job longevity, according to a new whitepaper from TalentPen titled [Personality Matters: Using Personality Assessment for Competitive Advantage in Talent Acquisition. The paper also explores how modern personality assessment is rooted in a rigorous methodology required of any scientific discipline, and is available for download at http://www.talentpen.com

A candidate’s personality, preferences, and qualifications make up the winning formula for hiring, the paper notes. Personality assessments can eliminate unsuitable candidates early on, reduce turnover rates and “resume roulette.”

“Hiring veterans can swap horror stories of people who had all the right qualifications but whose social skills did not mesh with the existing company culture,” says Michael Sproul, chief executive of eBullpen, LLC. “By incorporating personality profiles into the selection stage, employers can determine who best fits their company’s culture before they waste time reviewing, screening or interviewing less-than-ideal candidates.”

TalentPen is a talent collector and people matching system that uses profiling, not resumes, to build a candidate database for employers. It enables active recruiting, rather than processing applicants, since the personality matching takes place before candidates become applicants. Developed by eBullpen, LLC, TalentPen is available for companies to purchase and use under their own employment brand.

The whitepaper illustrates how the distribution of human traits falls into five categories, popularly known as the Five-Factor Model. These five traits can be boiled down to the following personality dimensions, which most employers will quickly recognize:

  • Sociability: how energetic and enthusiastic a person is, particularly when interacting with others.
  • Interpersonal Style: attitudes toward, and interest in, others.
  • Curiosity: how open a person is to new experiences and new ways of doing things.
  • Adaptability: how organized and thorough a person is in life, and in pursuing goals.
  • Temperament: how a person naturally reacts to pressures and stress.

About eBullpen, LLC

Based in Pleasant Prairie, WI, eBullpen, LLC helps employers and job seekers alike find better employment matches by putting personality matching up front in the candidate sourcing process. eBullpen created the TalentPen candidate collection and matching system to give employers an edge in talent acquisition and the tools for improving the hire – not just the hiring process. TalentPen allows employers to incorporate eBullpen’s proven assessment techniques and technologies into their existing career site or ATS. With either system, the end result is a streamlined hiring process and a faster placement of qualified candidates who fit a company’s culture.

For more information, visit http://www.talentpen.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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