Why you shouldn’t hire people based on “fit”

Christfort_0510Final_CroppedWould you enjoy being stuck in an airport with Kim Christfort, National Managing Director of the Deloitte Greenhouse Experience? If after chatting with her–or anyone else–for half an hour you don’t think so, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t choose them to be on your team. This screening technique is commonly known as the airport test, and the basic assumption behind it may be flawed. Kim has another suggestion.  Find out more in this LinkedIn article.  (And, don’t be shy–share it with others!)

Ever wonder why you have great chemistry with some colleagues and butt heads with others?

 

There often seems to be one co-worker you clash with, right? Ever wonder why you have great chemistry with some colleagues and butt heads with others?  Read the new article from Fast Company’s Stephanie Vozza, who talks to Kim Christfort, coauthor of Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships.

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Forbes asks, “How can leaders use Business Chemistry to get the most out of people?”

Kathy-Caprino_avatar_1515782327-400x400As part of Forbes’ Supporting Today’s Workforce series, Career Bliss Contributor, Kathy Caprino, interviewed Business Chemistry’s co-authors Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg about how leaders can use Business Chemistry to get the most out of their teams.

“A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work well on a team with a mix of types, as each type has different preferences in the workplace and different kinds of interactions or situations that can kill their potential or unlock it,” says Kim Christfort, National Managing Director of the Deloitte Greenhouse Experience.

Suzanne Vickberg, Business Chemistry’s lead researcher, said leaders can benefit when they have a mix of working types on their team.  “You wouldn’t want a team that was all about creative ideas with no focus on implementing those ideas. Or one that was just gunning for the big win with no attention paid to the people involved in getting there.”

Read Kathy’s entire interview to learn more about how leaders can build more dynamic teams, “The Four Key Working Styles that Create Business Chemistry–Which is Yours?”

 

Your complete guide to follow the #PracticalMagic authors #FollowFriday

Want to share your thoughts with our authors about their new book, “Business Chemistry:  Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships?”  Here’s your complete guide on keeping up with Kim Christfort, The Deloitte Greenhouse Experience US Leader; and Suzanne Vickberg, lead researcher for Business Chemistry.  Don’t be shy!

Taking a drive this weekend? Take Business Chemistry on your road trip. #SundayRead

We are just 15 days away before the new book, “Business Chemistry:  Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships” is available in bookstores nationwide!  In the meantime, get a sneak peak by listening to our special Confessions #Podcast.  Available for iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms.  It’s perfect for your weekend road trip!

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Pre-order the new book from Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships

CoverEver wonder what it is that makes two people click or clash? Or why some groups excel while others fumble? Or how you, as a leader, can make or break team potential? Business Chemistry has the answers.

In their new book, Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships, authors Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg share the lessons they’ve learned—and the stories they’ve collected—through years of practical, hands-on experience and research. They explore team building, cognitive diversity, and the ways in which creating a positive, inclusive office environment can empower people to do their very best work and reach their full potential.New_CTA_Component