jobZology™ works to improve job satisfaction, business culture / The Fort Collins startup helps employees, employers crack barriers to job satisfaction

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FORT COLLINS –Eric Leftwich speaks about his new company with near evangelistic zeal. “Can I get a ‘yay’ to that,” he asks an audience when talking about a company’s commitment to its people. Leftwich is in the middle of a presentation about jobZology, a new Fort Collins startup that bills itself as a kind of eHarmony for job seekers, employees and employers. “The old way of hiring and finding a job is broken,” said Leftwich, who founded jobZology with Travis Hevelone and Colorado State University psychology professors Bryan Dik and Kurt Kraiger. “Job seekers have no idea what they want. They look at the salary and title and apply,” he said. But about 70 percent of people currently working are not happy with the jobs they have or the companies they work for. “There’s a huge cost to that,” Leftwich said. “I haven’t even touched on those who have quit but not left the building, or those who are disgruntled and are trying to convince everyone else they, too, should be disgruntled.”

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