How to Make Effective Hiring Decisions with Talsona

August 25, 2015

6:00 pm

You just brought a new team member on board — let’s call him Jeremy. Jeremy nailed his interview with your company. He was professional, had the education and experience to back up the skills on his resume, demonstrated his extensive knowledge, and asked plenty of questions after the interview.

He was the obvious man for the job… or so you thought.

While Jeremy had the talent needed for the job at hand, he didn’t work well with his new team members. Unfortunately, the size of Jeremy’s ego and personality (or lack thereof) made him a poor cultural fit for your team.

Fortunately, there’s Talsona, a personal team building technology designed to help you avoid situations like this one.    

How Talsona Works

Simply put, Talsona is a matchmaking tool for employers and job seekers. The personal team building technology matches candidates with jobs and companies using unique compatibility algorithms. Talsona is based on the idea that people are happier — and more productive — when they work with people they actually like and get along with.

For employers: Talsona helps companies identify candidates who aren’t just skilled, but also compatible with existing employees. The team building tool uses a unique algorithm to help employers gain a better understanding of their company’s culture and integrate new members who will be naturally compatible with their team.

Each profile includes a VIBE (values, interests, behaviors, extra) type determined by the user’s answers to a series of questions like, “What would you spend your tax refund on?” and “What do you value most?”  

For job seekers: Talsona combines psychology and user experience with machine learning technologies to enable job seekers to find jobs with companies they’ll enjoy. User profiles encompass both talent and persona.

Talsona’s highlight system is designed to reflect the user’s talents in a way that shows who they are — think of it as a “skills selfie.” Job seekers then enter their employment history and who they did or didn’t like working with. From there, job seekers can see their talent and persona compatibility for the opportunities listed on the site.       

Pros of Talsona:

  • Sleek, easy-to-use, gamified platform.
  • Makes hiring the right person easier.
  • Creates a strong sense of transparency.

Cons of Talsona:

  • Currently an invite only community, but can request an invite.
  • No mobile apps, but optimized for mobile.

To learn more about how Talsona can help you build a winning team, visit the website here.

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Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). Find Heather on Google+.

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