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Talentful - the personality based job seeking platform

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The lowdown on Talentful, the startup that's using your cultural fit and personality to match you to a job and employer...

talentful logoMost of us have worked in jobs where we might not be so unhappy with the work if we were in a slightly different position or just had the right people around us. Our mentality doesn’t quite suit the role or team we are in. Perhaps we are at the bottom of the food chain, being told what to do by people who know less than us, when we are a natural born leader and shot-caller, and WE should have the fancy suit and WE should have the good parking space and nice office! Ahem...

But that’s just not how recruitment works. It makes sense, obviously, to hire people into positions that they are qualified for and have experience in, but how much better could work life be for everyone - the company included - if mindset and personality were also taken into account? If teams were made up of complementary people who just meshed together perfectly?

London-based recruitment startup Talentful thought something similar.

Born, they say, from a belief that even the most brilliant people will only hit their full potential when surrounded by a balanced and supportive team, Talentful’s tailored questions algorithmically calculate your personality in real time to give you one of eight personality archetypes.

These are The Influencer, The Innovator, The Team Player, The Practical One, The Leader, The Adaptable One, The Analyst, and The Entrepreneur. The system gives you a ‘cultural fit’ score, which you use when perusing their open job opportunities to help you to find somewhere you’ll fit right in.

talentful screenThis part of Talentful hasn’t always been present in the startup. They work directly for their clients on a subscription basis rather than for commission, allowing them to look at the bigger picture rather than each individual recruitment. Although Talentful hasn’t been running for long, they have already worked with some big-name businesses like Bloomberg, WeWork, and challenger bank, Starling Bank.

Let’s be honest, if we didn’t have to work, we probably wouldn’t. It’s not something we want to do, and it’s often not something we enjoy, except for the self-employed. So a startup that is doing something to help change that, to make sure we find work where we will fit in, and by extension be happier and get more fulfilment from our career, is certainly something to keep an eye on.

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Published on: 16th June 2019

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