A big problem that a corporation faces when it goes recruiting is quality of hires. The present recruitment ecosystem is resume-centric. Applicants go through a series of tests and interviews before they are hired. These tests and interviews are designed to get an insight into an applicant's physical, mental, and intellectual capabilities. But, is that enough? 42% of recruiters are not sure if they will be able to find the talent their corporations need (2018). An applicant may advertise themselves as novelty-seeking but in reality, they may turn out to be not so novelty-seeking. The mismatch between what a corporation expects from an employee and what an employee is capable of offering leads to dissatisfaction on both sides. In 2017, only 4% of corporation and human resource executives believed they were very good at engaging millennials and other generations at workplaces. It happens because the present recruitment solutions do not allow corporations to understand the personality of an applicant to decide whether they will be a perfect fit for them. Bad hires impact corporations negatively. If you hire people whose personalities are not compatible with the corporation's core values, you have to pay a steep price for that. Bad hires cost Zappos, the Las Vegas, Nevada-based online shoe & clothing outlet over $100 M. It's time for a change. It's time to go deeper than what an applicant writes on their resume, scores in a test, or speaks in an interview. It's time to go genome.
Linked Gene is a platform that helps corporations make better recruitment decisions based on genome data of applicants. The app has two sides, one is for applicants, and the other is for recruiters. On the applicant side, applicants can take the Linked Gene Personality (LGP) Test and get a total score which is determined by combining all the phenotype scores in the test result. The total score is a unique representation of an applicant's personality. The test uses 11 phenotypes. After the test result, total score, and QR code have been generated, the applicant needs to fill up a form to submit the test data to a recruiter, download detailed scorecard, or brief scorecard. When the applicant submits the data, it is saved in the app's database. The applicant can download a detailed scorecard. It contains total score QR code, total score, and the data submitted in the applicant data form. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, there is also the option to download a brief scorecard where all applicant data except total score QR code, total score, and date of test is redacted. On the recruiter side, new recruiters are required to create a profile. The profile data is saved in the app database. The recruiter should write down the ID generated during profile creation and store it in a safe place. Once a recruiter profile is created, they can view applicant submissions by providing the ID. On the applicant submissions screen, the recruiter can shortlist applicants based on their LGP test data. After shortlisting is done, the recruiter can download the list of IDs of shortlisted applicants for further processing.
The app can be integrated at any stage of recruitment process. It can be used as a pre-screening tool or a post-screening tool or it can be integrated as a stage in the middle. Using Linked Gene will ensure that corporations will hire people whose values fit with the values on which their foundation is based, people who will strengthen them, people who will take a key role in their growth story. Linked Gene is here to take the guesswork out of recruitment. Resumes do not tell the full story. If they did, the guy who had more errors on his resume than words, would not be able found a corporation that is on its path to $1 T valuation today.