Career planning and coaching
Career planning with Mindfindr
The Mindfindr assessment service provides additional information to support professional and career planning.
Strange occupations in Mindfindr
The reader may no doubt have noticed some rather peculiar job titles in the Mindfindr occupation lists. So let us look into the job of the astrologist and some of the competencies crucial in that line of work.
Can you take it - are you resilient?
One cannot but stumble into the catchword resilience nowadays. What is meant by that concept and what kinds of traits in people the term is used to refer to? While originally used in physics to describe certain features of materials, the term is now used, yes, possibly to refer to somewhat analogous strengths and competencies in people.
Are you a high-functioning psychopath?
When ever the word psychopath is out people tend to conjure up images of serial killers and twisted stockbrokers. In actual fact, nowadays it is widely recognized that in some professions it may be useful to have some of the traits found in psychopaths in order to succeed in those positions.
Mindfindr and seasonal workers
This will be the time of year when companies start looking for seasonal workforce. Even though there might prevail a shortage of personnel in some sectors, the situation is completely different when it comes to seasonal workforce - there is supply in excess of the demand of workers and many organizations are flooded with applications. This state of things does not necessarily mean an organization will find the right kinds of persons in the heaps of applications - at least not without considerable effort.
Supporting headhunting with Mindfindr
Organizations may often face situations where they need to recruit persons who are not actively looking for new work opportunities. Headhunting processes provide organizations with means to hire persons to fill key positions that are not marketed for in the open labor market.
Assessment of sales persons using Mindfindr
Almost without exception businesses selling products or providing services need efficient salespeople. In many sectors competition makes the role of salespersons extremely important with regard to the success of businesses.
Implementation of Mindfindr assessment
Organizing tests causes work and costs, but information technology facilitates the organization and implementation of tests. In Mindfindr the results are readily found and easily reached. It is easy to compare test results.
Mindfindr integration interfaces
Well-implemented service integrations can improve the efficiency and competitiveness of companies. Integration provides the foundation for new high-quality and efficient operating models and enables the creation of entirely new kinds of services.
Mindfindr for company personnel assessment
The purpose of suitability assessment is to provide additional information on the person considered for a particular job. Suitability assessment provides information that can not be achieved by other methods alone (interviews, training or work experience).
Moving beyond isms - a fresh look at leadership
Traditional organizational hierarchies placing managers, leaders and employees at different levels of organizational authority and importance are becoming obsolete in these so called post-industrial and information eras that are once again rapidly transforming into something else.
Leadership attitudes in different stages of team development
Teams and groups are evolving and developing organizations whose leadership may require that leaders take on differing leadership competencies over the development of their teams.
The tail wags the top dog - leadership styles for different teams and missions
It is widely acknowledged that leaders should optimally have competencies to act as all-round leaders, if need be. But, to take an example, it may still go against the grain for a strongly pragmatic and straightforward leader to assume a coachlike leadership style.
How about taking Smith and Taylor seriously again?
In 1911 Frederick Taylor proposed in his book The Principles of Scientific Management that we should approach operations management related problems scientifically.
Aligning team and board compositions with your strategies
When discussing team-building the models presented by Tuckman and Belbin cannot be passed by without mention. The former model taught us that when people get together with an idea of producing something of value together they tend to organize themselves spontaneously, going through the phases of forming and storming, thus negotiating optimal roles and areas where to best contribute to their mutual effort as individuals.
Research and development
Scientific background of Mindfindr
This article discusses the development process of Mindfindr and exemplifies some uses of the service. The central psychometric features of the service are presented, as well, so as to help client organizations assess the usability and validity of the service. Some concepts relevant for evaluating the validity and quality of any psychological instrument are touched on in the said purpose. Finally, the practical usage of the method is discussed and the components of Mindfindr results reports are introduced at the end of the article.
Unfavorable Hiring Decisions Are Costly
Unfavorable hiring decisions are not merely a short-term setback; they can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences for an organization. The costs associated with these decisions go beyond monetary expenses and can impact an organization's culture, reputation and future success
The Growing Trend of Psychological Testing for Blue Collar Workers
In recent years, there has been a notable boost in the usage of psychological tests when hiring blue collar workers. Traditionally, these tests were primarily associated with professional, white-collar job positions
Cost Effectiveness of Personality Assessment
The cost effectiveness of personality assessment can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the type of assessment being used, the number of individuals being assessed, and the setting in which the assessment is being conducted
Development Discussions and Psycholocial Assessment
Mindfindr test provides a structured framework for development discussions, offering an objective and standardized way to understand an individual's personality, strengths and weaknesses. These tests enable data-driven insights, fostering self-awareness, informed decision-making and tailored development plans.
The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)
The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) is a vital tool that provides a systematic framework for categorizing and understanding occupations worldwide
Learning Styles and Personality
Learning style refers to the way an individual learns and processes information. Some people may be more visual learners, meaning they learn best through visual aids such as diagrams and charts. Others may be auditory learners, meaning they learn best through listening to lectures or discussions. Still others may be kinesthetic learners, meaning they learn best through hands-on activities and experiential learning.
Mindfindr and Personal Mastery
Personal mastery, as described by Peter Senge in his book "The Fifth Discipline" is the process of continually developing oneself and one's abilities. It involves a commitment to learning and growth, as well as the development of a vision for the future and the ability to take action towards achieving that vision.
Relationship of Personality and Skills
Personality tests and skill evaluations are two different types of assessments that are used for different purposes. Personality tests are designed to assess an individual's personality traits and characteristics, while skill evaluations are designed to assess an individual's abilities and skills in a particular area.
Psychological Assessments in Recruitment
Job seeker's and employer's perspectives on utilization and use of suitability assessment. The article offers thoughts from both perspectives - that is, it can be read both by an employer and by an applicant.
Decision Making in Sports and Worklife
Sports and work life, decision-making, fast thinking and instincts play critical roles, but they manifest in different ways
Guiding Students Through Their Career Choices
Guiding students through their career choices involves understanding their interests, strengths and aspirations. Psychological tests are valuable tools in this process, offering insights into their personalities, preference and skills. These tests can be instrumental in helping students make informed decisions about their future.
Interpretation of Psychological Tests
Interpreting psychological test results can be a valuable journey toward self-awareness. By approaching the process with an open mind and a focus on self-improvement, you can gain meaningful insights into your personality, abilities, and emotional well-being
Tale of Two Personality Profiles
"He never thought that a psychological test could ever reveal something unusual about him, but one day, it did just that"
Worklife and Self-Improvement
Mindfindr Personal service expands an individual’s understanding of one’s potential and strengths, opens up new vistas into future opportunities and provides practical support for career planning
Burnout and Personality Misalignment in the Workplace
Burnout, a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress, has become a pervasive issue in today's fast-paced work environments
Mindfindr and Career Planning
In today's rapidly changing world, it is important to continuously reassess and plan for your career as your values, life experiences, and other motivations change throughout your working life