FORT COLLINS – Some job applicants interview flawlessly, then prove incapable of fitting into a company’s culture. On the flip side, job seekers may feel they present perfect resumes, then come away empty-handed when an employer depends on a gut feeling to make the final hiring decision.
jobzology™ has set out to change this highly subjective process. Based in the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, the five-month-old company has cooked up a “secret sauce” designed to match the personality and style of an applicant to an employer’s culture.
“We’re the eHarmony for jobs,” said Eric Leftwich, jobZology’s chief revenue officer. “We take a person and a company’s environment and use a survey instrument to identity objectively how well an employee will fit in based on five factors: vocational choice, career role, the company they want to work for, the potential team, and the manager’s style.”
Chief Strategy Officer Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., and Chief Science Officer Bryan Dik, Ph.D. — both from the psychology department at Colorado State University — cooked up what they call a “secret sauce” survey instrument over several years before bringing it to Leftwich and CEO Travis Hevelone.