Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

Madison Buckner

Madison Buckner is a born and raised Houstonian, and is the daughter of long-time Birkman employee, Carol Buckner. She's been immersed in conversations about personality for her entire life and as a result, has a hunger to learn more about the human mind and how it works. In her free time, Madison enjoys the arts, visiting museums, and watching movies.

Beyond the Resume: What Can You Do to Ensure a Candidate Is a Good Fit

While resumes have long been part of the traditional talent selection process, they are not the end-all when it comes to hiring the candidate that best fits the job. While a resume is a great place to start, it only gives you a basic overview of a person’s experience and skills. Relying solely on a candidate's skill set can leave out important aspects that may contribute to how well they align with a specific role. fourThe most effective hiring decisions go beyond this initial outline, with the aim of creating a much more complete picture of the candidate at hand. You'll feel empowered to make smart, lasting hiring decisions with these four tips! 

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The Benefits of Using a Personality Assessment in the Hiring Process

Resumes, references, and interviews are the standard selection pieces for the hiring process. Resumes give you a summary of a candidate's work history, references give you an idea of a candidate’s work ethic, and an interview gives you a sense of a candidate’s communication style. But how can you gauge what is going to motivate a candidate to perform at their best or how well they will fit into your organization? That’s where a personality assessment comes in.

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My Experience Attending Birkman Signature Certification

As the daughter of a long time Birkman employee, and a part time employee myself, I didn’t think I needed to attend Signature Certification. My mother, Carol Buckner, has worked at Birkman for more than twenty years, and I had heard about the Birkman concepts all my life. I also took the Birkman assessment when I was 13, and worked at the office with my mom as a teenager. So, why would I need training?

However, a few months ago, I attended Birkman Signature Certification and it changed my entire perspective on how I collaborate and connect with those around me. 

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