Are you the cream of the crop?
Our team met the folks over at cream.hr at the super awesome StartUp Festival and we decided to have them help us do an assessment of our founders. We got some interesting results.
Cream is a psychometric pre-employment assessment test that finds the intrinsic transferable skills that determine if someone is “hardwired” to be productive. The assessment measures five traits: Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Stress Tolerance, Openness (Creativity), and Agreeableness. Using proprietary algorithms developed by psychoanalysts at Harvard University and the University of Toronto, the results of the six qualifiers create a Cream Grade valued from 1-100. The higher the Cream Grade, the higher the propensity for the candidate to be productive.
We wanted to find out how each founder measured up on the scale and compare to each other to see if we complemented our strengths. But the real goal of the whole exercise was to see what personality types might be best for us to search for as we ramp up to bring on our first hires. Through the test we found out that all three founders were very high in the openness category (creativity), which was kind of expected because all three of us have a very high desire to be entrepreneurs and look at problems in a different way. It also showed that we all had a desire to be our own boss. Other then those two things each person had different strengths and got at least one thing they can work on out of the results.
The great thing about going through this exercise is that after going through this process we feel we have a better understanding of who we need to hire next, and are therefore more prepared.
Check out the site and take the free assessment to see where you stack up: http://cream.hr/are-you-cream