The Birkman Blog

Taylor Chan

Taylor hails from Boston, Massachusetts, with a deep passion for design and innovation. With over ten international creative publications, she brings a trained, artistic eye to Birkman’s marketing department. When she isn't consuming 17th century European works, you can find her dancing, running, or serving her church on the weekends.

Birkman Colors

Are you objective and able to make quick decisions, or do you like to spend time reflecting on different options? What kind of activities do you like—planning, painting, or construction? These different preferences and behavioral patterns can be quickly communicated by your Birkman Color(s); red, green, blue, or yellow. Here are some traits that are associated with each color:

  • Red: represents action, energy, likes practical results
  • Green: represents persuading and communicating with people
  • Blue: represents innovation, creativity, and working with ideas
  • Yellow: represents order, repeatability, procedures, and systems

Birkman Colors are an easy way to talk about your unique personality type and are measured by four benchmarks: Usual Behavior, Interests, Needs, and Stress Behavior. 

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How to Attract the Best Job Candidates at Career Fairs

People on the job hunt aren't the only ones who need to prepare well if they want to get the most out of a job fair. These events are a talent selection hot spot for your HR or recruiting team, but to attract the best candidates, it's important to develop a game plan. If you prepare well you can:

  • Save money on advertising for job openings
  • Have in-person access to a large pool of qualified candidates
  • Engage in face-to-face conversations with people that are most interested in joining your team and making contributions to your company

Every organization should have several factors in place to set themselves up for success. You'll need the right information, attitude, and processes. Know your organization, how you will communicate that to your audience, and how you will follow up with potential candidates. Remember that job fairs are a two-way streetit's about finding and having a dialogue with a candidate who can both benefit from and contribute to your company.

Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for your next recruiting event.

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Tips for Collaboration on Your Next Interdepartmental Project

Collaboration is an essential process in every company, whether that be tackling projects with coworkers in your department or with people in other areas of the organization. Working effectively on a team has a number of challenges, and this can be even more complex if you are working with people that you don't normally interact with.

Even though it can be difficult to execute interdepartmental projects as a unified team, these situations can actually be the most rewarding. This sort of teamwork often leads to greater individual and group commitment from your peers, stronger communication between diverse teams, and long-term positive change that you'll see reflected throughout your company. Here are five tips to bridge silos and find success in tackling interdepartmental projects.

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