In the HR hiring process, the sheer crushing volume of resumes favors people who know how to look good on paper—yet often, the best hire will be the quietly methodical communicator who doesn’t radiate charisma in an interview, or the pragmatic detail manager whose Advantages don’t always shine on a job application. It’s understandable that business owners will unintentionally hire to replicate themselves.
This can lead to imbalanced teams and conflicted cultures. It’s difficult for members of a team to each add their highest value if nobody knows each other’s highest value in the first place.
Now I give people the assessment so I can read their report and see who they are—even before I interview them. During an interview, I spend less time looking at the resume than the Fascination Advantage report. – Sally Hogshead in How the World Sees You