Workzinga | July 07, 2022
Workzinga, a human resources technology company focused on culture fit, launched its first product, Discover. Breaking the mold of existing pre-employment evaluations, Discover features Workzinga's Culture Fit Assessment designed to indicate the alignment between candidates and the company's workplace culture.
Developed by organizational psychologists, the assessment reinforces the importance of candidates and employers considering each other based on key motivations, leadership preferences, personality, values and job preferences.
Unlike most pre-employment tests that only evaluate six to eight characteristics, the Culture Fit Assessment aligns 26 unique traits. This insight grants hiring managers and candidates a greater perspective into how and where they align on their needs, interests and overall goals. The assessment has no wrong answers and no diagnostic results. The comparison report produced after completing the assessment shows the level of alignment between individuals and companies based on those 26 characteristics.
"We believe there is more to a company than a job posting and much more to a candidate than a resume," said Dan Hunter, founder and CEO of Workzinga.
"We believe there is more to a company than a job posting and much more to a candidate than a resume," said Dan Hunter, founder and CEO of Workzinga. "We surveyed 2,501 U.S. adults as we built this platform, revealing that employees stay at their jobs more than twice as long if it is a good culture fit. We aim to foster authentic conversations between candidates and employers during the hiring process to produce mutually beneficial job placements with greater tenure."
Businesses can purchase Discover for a quicker, more effective and joyful hiring experience. Workzinga is launching two other pre-employment assessments with similar goals on the Discover platform this year.
With headquarters in Brentwood's Horizon Center, Workzinga joins the growing number of tech companies based in the city. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Margarida Rafael and Marketing Officer Cole Evans lead this fast-growing team alongside Dan Hunter.
To learn more about Workzinga's Discover platform, pricing packages, and how job seekers and employers can benefit, visit Workzinga.com.
Workzinga is a human resources technology company focused on workplace culture fit. The Culture Fit Assessment on its Discover platform was developed by organizational psychologists and allows employers and job seekers to identify alignment on key motivations, leadership preferences, personality, values and job preferences before hiring. Built on the data that culture fit is essential to lasting hires, Dan Hunter founded the Nashville-based company in 2021.
CAI | June 27, 2022
CAI, a global technology services firm, announced that Brookfield Properties, a real estate services and development company, will increase neurodiversity hiring with CAI Neurodiverse Solutions, an end-to-end neurodiversity employment program, within their retail sector. Brookfield Properties will launch a new employment effort with three neurodivergent individuals as well as a team leader to support and oversee the program.
Unemployment rates for neurodivergent adults ranges from 30 to 40%, equating to eight times the rate for people without a disability1. People with neurological differences including but not limited to autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD offer a different perspective to analyzing data and problem-solving. However, neurodivergent individuals struggle to gain employment due to typical interviewing techniques and retain employment due to the lack of workplace accommodations2. With a successful neurodiversity employment program that replaces the traditional interview process and creates a supportive environment, neurodivergent team members from CAI Neurodiverse Solutions experience performance equal to or exceeding their neurotypical peers.
With an ongoing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, Brookfield Properties is ramping up their neurodiversity and veteran hiring to enrich their team.
Vern Johnson, director of Human Resources for Retail at Brookfield Properties explained: “Diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords at Brookfield Properties. Bringing together different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is an integral part of our mission. It is woven into our company’s DNA. We chose to collaborate with CAI Neurodiverse Solutions to help streamline and support neurodiversity efforts while enhancing our environment and culture. This will always be an important priority for us.”
“When we think differently, we challenge the status quo and reach new levels of success, It’s a win-win—employers benefit from thought-provoking neurodivergent employees, and neurodivergent employees benefit from rewarding and life-changing careers.”
-Anthony Pacilio, vice president of Neurodiverse Solutions at CAI.
CAI Neurodiverse Solutions will provide ongoing support as the Brookfield Properties team grows. The program will supply a pipeline of diverse talent and elevate their corporate reputation by ensuring cultural alignment and maintaining high retention and productivity rates.
CAI is a global technology services firm with over 6,500 associates worldwide and a yearly revenue of $1 billion+. We have over 40 years of excellence in uniting talent and technology to power the possible for our clients, colleagues, and communities. As a privately held company, we have the freedom and focus to do what is right—whatever it takes. Our tailor-made solutions create lasting results across the public and commercial sectors, and we are trailblazers in bringing neurodiversity to the enterprise.
About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties is a leading global developer and operator of high-quality real estate assets. We are active in nearly all real estate sectors, including office, retail, multifamily, hospitality and logistics, operating more than 800 properties and over 375 million square feet of real estate in gateway cities around the globe on behalf of Brookfield Asset Management, one of the largest asset managers in the world. With a focus on sustainability, a commitment to excellence, and the drive for relentless innovation in the planning, development and management of buildings and their surroundings, Brookfield Properties is reimagining real estate from the ground up.
Cooleaf | June 03, 2022
Cooleaf, which has been at the forefront of developing high-end employee experience solutions, has announced a new podcast series, The Great Retention. The podcast aims to highlight innovation in employee engagement and bring people-oriented organizations together.
"In today's world, people expect to find a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in their work. We believe that everyone should feel valued and appreciated by their employer, and the mission of the Great Retention is to make that a reality. From fostering DEI to improving employee appreciation, there are small steps that we can all take to drastically improve our workplace communities, and our goal is to help organization leaders start making those changes."
- Prem Bhatia, Cooleaf's Co-Founder
The Great Retention series also doubles as a virtual community and is slated to expand its resource offering by including events and other value-added information this year.
"It's been a powerful experience to hear directly from leaders how they're approaching employee experience within their organizations. This is just the beginning and as we grow, we hope to see more organizations joining us in shaping the future of employee experience."
- John Duisberg, Cooleaf's Co-Founder