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    Personality Pool Launches to Help Companies Hire for Character and Cultural Fit

    2024-05-21
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    KINGSPORT, Tenn,--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2024--

    Personality Pool, a personality screening tool that lets employers screen applicants based on personality traits vital to a role’s success but not always immediately apparent through resumes or generic intake forms, today announced its launch out of beta. Developed with the unique needs of retail, hospitality, entry-level sales, and call center roles in mind—Personality Pool has facilitated over 5,000 applicant entries through its platform and is quickly adding new customers.

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    East TN native Lauren Glass-Mullins co-founded Personality Pool to help recruiters bring personality to the screening process so they can hire the right people faster. (Photo: Business Wire)

    Tennessee native and former sales and business development executive Lauren Glass-Mullins co-founded Personality Pool in 2022. The company aims to modernize outdated recruitment methods by empowering employers to connect with candidates on a more personal level so they can hire the right people, faster.

    Character-Based Scoring Offers a New Way to Screen Talent

    Personality Pool is built on the belief that a resume doesn’t always tell the full story of a person’s capabilities or fit for a job.

    “As someone who struggled to get my foot in the door earlier in my career due to lack of experience, I know how discouraging the job hunt can be,” Glass-Mullins explained. “Certain intrinsic qualities like warmth, communication, and emotional intelligence are essential for customer-facing or team-oriented roles. By screening for these traits upfront, we’re helping companies uncover those hidden gems who are often overlooked.”

    The video-based platform guides applicants through a series of insightful questions, using AI technology to analyze their responses. Employers receive an insightful personality score and detailed assessment of each candidate’s core characteristics to determine cultural fit. This approach helps to reduce hiring bias and create more opportunities for potential hires who may not tick all the standard resume boxes.

    Employers using Personality Pool can quickly screen talent through a series of pre-selected questions, designed by organizational psychologist and Chief Science Officer Dr. Allen Gorman, to ensure fairness and accuracy. This method not only speeds up the hiring process but also enhances it by prioritizing traits that are crucial for roles, particularly in customer service-oriented sectors such as retail and hospitality.

    “Many potentially excellent recruits are missed due to conventional hiring processes that fail to capture the essence of an individual,” says Dr. Gorman. “What companies want is the ability to see beyond a resume—to understand who embodies the core values and personality traits that are most likely to thrive and positively impact their workplace culture. Personality Pool bridges this gap by highlighting key areas that are crucial for long-term success and cultural fit within a company.”

    Empowering Employers and Job Seekers

    Operating as both a tool for employers and a platform for job seekers who feel marginalized by traditional hiring practices, Personality Pool levels the playing field for many applicants, emphasizing the importance of personality—particularly in customer-facing roles where interpersonal skills and attitude are often more indicative of job performance than technical skills alone.

    Subscription and Availability

    Personality Pool now offers packages starting at $179. For more information on how Personality Pool can help your organization hire smarter and faster, visit https://www.personalitypool.com or follow the company on IG @personalitypool.

    About Personality Pool

    Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, Personality Pool was founded in 2022 by CEO Lauren Glass-Mullins and CTO Robin Attig to prioritize personality assessment in hiring and create more opportunities for candidates who are often overlooked by traditional screening methods. By leveraging advanced personality assessment tools, Personality Pool’s SaaS platform helps companies identify technically qualified candidates who are also a great cultural fit. This innovative approach ensures talent and compatibility are never hidden behind a resume. Visit https://www.personalitypool.com for more information.

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    KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE

    INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE OTHER RETAIL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY LODGING SMALL BUSINESS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRAVEL RETAIL DATA ANALYTICS HUMAN RESOURCES

    SOURCE: Personality Pool

    PUB: 05/21/2024 09:27 AM/DISC: 05/21/2024 09:27 AM

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240521076845/en

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