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Good.co

April 16, 2013 12:12 ET

Good.co Launches Today to Help Job Seekers and Employees Find Greater Meaning in Their Careers

Good.co Taps Over 20 Years Psychometrics and Career Psychology to Match Professionals With Teams and Companies for a Happier Work Life

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - Good.co, a professional network and self-discovery platform for people who want more meaningful careers, launches today. With its free psychometric personality tests, Good.co helps people identify their professional personality types, assess how they fit in the workplace and among teams, and gives them the tools and resources they need to either thrive in their current workplace, or find more fitting opportunities. Now integrated with LinkedIn, Good.co also makes recommendations on current job opportunities most suitable to applicants.

Good.co has developed its own PPA (Proprietary Psychometric Algorithm) with a 95% user-reported accuracy rating, based on more than two decades of scientific research in career psychology. Compared to traditional career psychometrics tests, which are expensive and not available to the public, Good.co's personality tests are free, accurate, and require less than 5 minutes to complete. By examining thousands of data points to find the best cultural fit between job seekers and job openings, Good.co matches users with positions, teams, companies, and categories that are most likely to be a fit for them.

Good.co also gives HR professionals, management and recruiters important insights into team dynamics, how an individual's personality types will work within a team or company, and other useful management tools. The ability to learn more about a candidate's fit with the team and company culture could mean huge savings in time and resources for businesses.

"The risk of hiring someone who's not a good fit can cost a company $50K on average," said Samar Birwadker, CEO and Co-Founder of Good.co. "At the same time, millennials are changing the workforce, and coming in in droves. This category of workers is putting extensive importance on the cultural fit and meaningfulness of their jobs. We've decoded the science behind workplace happiness, to help people find their true strengths and more meaning in their careers, and to help companies attract, recruit and retain the right candidates."

"Everyone wants to be happy in their career, and find that perfect position where they thrive as a professional, and feel at home and part of a team," said Jason Seats, Managing Director of TechStars Cloud. "Good.co has created a highly accurate test for deciphering the personality types of professionals, teams and companies. The platform is a great tool for finding that perfect job, and also gives managers, HR departments and recruiters a great resource for identifying those candidates most likely to be a fit for them, too."

Good.co also features culture profiles of over 300 companies based on brand perception research and functional characteristics, allowing users to find their match with coworkers' personality profiles, understand team dynamics, and search for job openings. To learn more, visit: www.good.co.

About Good.co
Good.co is a self-discovery platform and network for a new generation of professionals looking for more meaning in their careers. It helps job seekers and employees identify their professional archetype, assess a company's fit, and gives them the tools and resources they need to find true happiness in the workplace. Good.co's PPA (Proprietary Psychometric Algorithm) taps into over 20 years of career psychometrics and psychological analysis, helping people identify their professional style for better fits with current and potential employers and teams. A TechStars Cloud company, Good.co is based in San Francisco, CA and a was founded in 2012. To learn more about Good.co and find your professional work personality today, visit: www.good.co.

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