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Why Employers Need to Screen out ‘Toxic’ Job Candidates

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 28, 2011

In the article, Shawn Achor, a Harvard researcher, founder and CEO of Good Think Inc. and an expert in the field of positive psychology, was interviewed by Don Tennant.

Shawn Achor  mentions that not enough companies are making an attempt to screen out negative, pessimistic, unhappy people in the hiring process and the problem is that most employers are overlooking what matters most – optimistic. He assumes that most employers are more likely to hire someone with a positive attitude than someone with negative attitude, but the issue companies need to be aware of,  is that in interviews, job candidates try to act more positive than they really are.

Lastly, he mentions the seven principles of positive psychology that he wrote about in his book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work.

  • The Happiness Advantage.
  • The Fulcrum and the Lever.
  • The Tetris Effect.
  • Falling Up.
  • The Zorro Circle.
  • The Twenty Second Rule.
  • Social Investment.

To read the full article, please visit here.

To learn more about The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, please visit here.


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