More Support For Quintegra’s Talent Connection Platform
In a recent press release, Mark Clevenger, CEO of Quintegra Resourcing, an Indiana based firm that has served the recruiting needs of a variety of organizations across the United States since 1997 says, “One of the key pillars to building a successful corporate culture begins with the hiring process. Hiring the right people in the right jobs and making sure their values, beliefs, outlooks and behavior are consistent with corporate culture can make an organization more productive and more profitable. Many business leaders may be losing sleep at night wondering if technology alone can assess if a new hire is a good culture fit.”
The digital world has changed the recruitment industry for the better. Technology has given business leaders the ability to gain immediate access to potential candidates, streamline the hiring process, analyze disc profiles, personality tests and other cool tools. However, they must be careful not to be so technology driven that they lose the human professional interface that is required to evaluate a candidate’s culture fit.
In this New York Times article (click here to access the entire article), Sherry Turkle, author, psychologist and professor at M.I.T., tackles some of the problems that technology is presenting, which serves as confirmation that Quintegra’s observations are spot-on. Sherry explains, “In the silence of connection, people are comforted by being in touch with a lot of people – carefully kept at bay. We can’t get enough of one another if we can use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right. I think of it as a Goldilocks effect.”
Quintegra has realized the effects of Sherry’s statements in the recruitment industry. Sherry continues, “Texting and email and posting let us present the self we want to be. This means we can edit. And if we wish to, we can delete. Or retouch: the voice, the flesh, the face, the body. Not too much, not too little – just right.” In the digital recruiting market, candidates are able to edit themselves, just right, before establishing a presence.
Sherry goes on to say, “Human relationships are rich; they’re messy and demanding. We have learned the habit of cleaning them up with technology. And the move from conversation to connection is part of this. But it’s a process in which we shortchange ourselves. Worse, it seems that over time we stop caring, we forget that there is a difference.
With just the right mix of technology, human interaction and professional services, Quintegra’s Talent Connection Platform allows organizations to improve their recruitment process by gaining insight into who their candidates really are, as opposed to who they “want to be”.