The New York Times Sunday Business

The New York Times Wants to Know: What's Your Workplace Personality?

Caitlin MacGregor, who co-founded Plum, a research-backed testing company, attributes her initial zest for personality testing to an experiment she conducted for a previous employer. She winnowed a pool of 80 job applicants down to two: one who stood out on a résumé and one who stood out in a psychometric assessment. She hired both; her boss had said the cost of picking the wrong person was $300,000. The applicant who outperformed on the psychometric test rose to the company’s top ranks within a year and a half.

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Plum Named a Top HR Product of the Year

“For more than three decades, Human Resource Executive has recognized the groundbreaking technologies that offer real value to HR leaders. This year, our judges reviewed many innovative solutions, with the difficult task of selecting only a handful of winners, Plum stood out for its Leadership Potential offering, which brings a new approach to talent management and makes it easy for employers to identify their next generation of leaders.”

- Elizabeth Clarke, Executive Editor of Human Resource Executive

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Plum Wins the 2022 HR Tech Award for Talent Management: Best Innovation or Emerging Talent Solution

"Our research shows that the workforce prefers assessment tools that not only measure their current capability, but their future potential as well. Plum was designed to do just that, helping employers to identify leadership candidates for internal mobility purposes, especially those diverse candidates who can be evaluated in a fair, unbiased way."

- Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory


Plum Named Globee Silver Award Winner: Disruptor Products, Solutions, and Innovations | Enterprise Services and Solutions

“The new era of disruptive innovations is here. Disruptive products, services, technologies and solutions are transforming consumer experiences everywhere while consumer and end-user needs are continuously evolving. Legacy systems are not always fast enough to accept and respond to such needs.”

- San Madan, co-President of the Globee Awards

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ROI: 182% Payback: 7.2 Months

"Scotiabank's deployment of Plum for its campus hiring efforts underscores the quantifiable - and scalable - return on investment that organizations can achieve by implementing the vendor's Talent Assessment Platform and ditching antiquated means of assessment to expand applicant reach and improve DE&I strategy"

-Evelyn McMullen, Research Manager, Nucleus Research.

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Plum was recognized by Nucleus for changing how employers view screening and assessment throughout the employee lifecycle, offering data-driven insights and predictions that cannot be surfaced through traditional methods, such as resumes.

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