eHarmony in the Workplace

motivational speaker asks what leadership traits you exhibitThere may be a little sweetness coming to an industry dominated by a monster. The go-to website for a majority of job searchers has long been Monster.com. But now comes word that eHarmony, the matchmaking site, is launching a job-search service later this year. Kinda brings a whole new meaning to office romance.

It’s no secret that many people are unhappy in their jobs, if you believe the research. And one main reason people say they’re unhappy at work? Their manager. So maybe it’s not so odd for eHarmony to leverage their matchmaking expertise and apply it to the job market.

Based on the idea that companies retain employees who feel compatible with the company’s culture, the service plans to match job-seekers and companies on quantifiable traits. But as anyone who’s used a matchmaking site knows, someone’s profile doesn’t always resemble the real deal. (Still chuckle thinking about a girlfriend who met a guy who said he loved travel. He hadn’t been out of his neighborhood in twenty years, but he loved travel!)  Given this, getting a large corporation to accurately describe their company’s culture may be tricky. So eHarmony’s challenge? Convincing companies to give accurate info about the company culture and the boss that the job-seeker will be working for.

If you were filling out a profile describing your style as a supervisor, what would it say? Would you be speaking your truth if you stated you were positive, encouraging, patient, an effective communicator and excellent listener? After all, isn’t that who we all want to work for?

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Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at http://www.ColetteCarlson.com or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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Comments

  1. What a concept!  Matching people with jobs that are a good fit…why didn't we think of that?

  2. Ooooh. Great stuff, Colette. Before I became a motivational keynote speaker, I was almost exclusively a trainer for an international company that sent me into organizations to help people communicate more effectively.  After hearing employees complaints over and over again, I remember so many times thinking, "This is a total mismatch!"  IF this is possible to do (like you said, will people be honest?) then it could be a phenomenal tool to help people be happier AND more productive at work. Thanks for the sharing this!

  3. Great idea but I'm not very optimistic that honesty would reign.  I can see the same key words being used again and again to entice.  If everyone spoke their truth, as you encourage, it would be a fantastic system!

  4. Awesome idea! I think I'll be a skinny twenty-seven year old motivational speaker who won an Olympic Medal for downhill skiing.  :) 

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