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Criteria CEO & Co-Founder Josh Millet

Talk Talent To Me

Josh Millet, CEO & Co-Founder of Criteria, breaks down our old, outdated ideas of standard hiring processes and explains the importance of using newer and improved science-based assessment tools. Josh founded his company, Criteria, 15 years ago and uses his experience in software development and organizational psychology to delve into the flaws of our hiring systems. Josh highlights the gap between the scientific evidence and the indexing measures that organizations are using to hire their employees and gives some insight into how to minimize this gap. We gain an understanding that, although experience and academic achievement seem related to success, they should not be the only factors influencing your ability to get hired. In order to implement this process, organizations need to rethink the boundaries of their talent pool and use new methods to filter potential employees. This episode is helpful for both the employee and employer, delving into how to be better prepared for the hiring process and how to implement this process for better business outcomes! Key Points From This Episode: A welcome to today’s guest, Josh Millet. A look at Josh’s career background and the origin of his company, Criteria.  Exploring different jobs Josh had before he discovered his ideal place in the working world.  The influence of organizational psychology on his business plan.  Exploring the business's goals while understanding the needs of its target market. Understanding the gap between scientific research and organizations' hiring practices. How hiring based on resumes and interviews recognizes the wrong talent signals.  How Criteria creates objective and standardized assessments for measuring talent signals. A brief history of why companies are indexing incorrectly, leading to inaccurate evaluation. Shifting the interview process from hypothetical problem-solving to work-based situations. The ineffective, non-diversifying, and problematic outcomes of focusing on resumes. The importance of hiring adaptable, problem-solving, and versatile employees for the evolving business world. How Josh created effective, bias-reduced, and objective assessments as a tool to funnel a talent pool of candidates. The importance of intentionality in all aspects of the talent-acquisition process.  Tweetables: “Demanding experience, especially for entry and mid-level type roles, is really systematically excluding early career folks.” — @joshmillet [0:06:47] “A better way to predict performance and measure potential is to look for stronger talent signals rather than indexing heavily off the weaker ones like years of experience and educational pedigree.” — @joshmillet [0:10:40] “The more complex the role is, the more important learning ability is.” — @joshmillet [0:16:32] “Assessments and structured interviews essentially establish rules and objectivity that allow you to make more informed talent decisions that aren’t swayed by things that really aren’t predictive of success.” — @joshmillet [0:23:31] Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Josh Millet on Twitter Josh Millet on LinkedIn Criteria Talk Talent to Me Hired

32mins

20 May 2022

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Candidate Assessments and Pre-Hire Tech with Josh Millet, Criteria

HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

There were 11.3 million job openings in the US at the end of January 2022 – a number that has been surging as an unprecedented proportion of employees leave their companies. The Great Resignation is being driven by a range of factors – from greater labor mobility to rapidly shifting employee demands. This means companies have to be capable of hiring the right employees quickly and at scale through broadening their talent pools, cutting time-to-hire, and onboarding employees who will improve the company’s culture, increase diversity, and drive productivity. In an era of high turnover and constantly shifting talent pools, can assessment technologies help to predict long-term talent outcomes or is it a resource only designed for the hiring and onboarding stages? That's a key question today's guest tries to answer. Listen too, as we consider the challenges faced by larger organizations when competing to attract talent faster is a post-pandemic world of work. Bill is joined by Josh Millet, Founder and CEO of Criteria, a talent decisions platform on a mission to help companies make objective, evidence-based talent decisions that both reduce bias and drive outcomes.Josh founded Criteria in 2006 with a vision to create a SaaS-based pre-employment testing service that would make the highest quality employee assessment tools accessible to companies of all sizes. Criteria helps organizations make objective, evidence-based talent decisions that both reduce bias and drive better outcomes for their teams.Questions Include:Much of the help you offer is top-of-funnel - can you talk about the assessments and pre-hire tools you offer?You also help with talent mobility. What do you do to help with internal movement?How can assessments cut down on the number of interview stages and speed up time-to-hire?  Criteria has a broad range of assessment and related tools. That includes purchases of an EQ assessment company out of Australia and, recently, a video recruitment platform. EQ - assessment - how reliable? Video recruiting - what more can be gained for virtual face-to-face screening? Later this year you'll be administering 1 million assessments in a single month and you project 10 million assessments will be conducted by Criteria software in 2022! What kind of data does that offer?In a time when it's hard to find top talent, can assessments put off some candidates?More About JoshPrior to launching Criteria, Josh co-founded an online test preparation company, Number2.com, which was acquired by Xap Corp of Culver City, CA, in 2002. After the acquisition, Josh served as the President of Xap's test prep division. He has co-authored testing-related articles published in the Journal of Educational Computing and the American Psychological Society Observer. Josh holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Fellow.More About Criteria CorpCriteria is an assessment company dedicated to helping organizations make better talent decisions using objective, multidimensional data. By combining leading-edge data science with rigorous validation backed by I/O psychologists, we provide the most precise assessments available. Our suite of assessments is the most comprehensive on the market and covers aptitude, personality, emotional intelligence, risk, and skills to provide the most robust picture of talent. Since launching in 2006, our assessments have been administered more than 25 million times.We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely indep

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10 May 2022

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Use Case podcast - Storytelling about Criteria with Josh Millet

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29mins

14 Feb 2022

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Finding top employees for your tech company – Josh Millet

Tech Leader Talk

On this episode, I have a great conversation with Josh Millet. Josh the founder and CEO of Criteria, which is a pre-employment assessment company with a simple goal: to help organizations make better hires. Josh founded Criteria in 2006 with a vision to create a pre-employment testing service that would make the highest quality employee assessment tools accessible to companies of all sizes. He has raised a total of $64 million in funding since inception and acquired two companies in the last couple of years. Josh’s experience combines leading-edge data science with rigorous validation to provide precise assessments. Since launching the company in 2006, Criteria has administered more than 25 million assessments. “Resumes can be problematic from a science-based lens.” – Josh Millet Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - Tips for finding top employees for a tech company - How can companies hire the “right people”? - Keeping employees from leaving your organization - Tips for growing a tech company - Using adaptive assessments for improved efficiency Connect with Josh Millet: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-millet-23ba192 Website: https://criteriacorp.com Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

32mins

6 Jan 2022

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Episode 7: Diversity in the Hiring Process with Josh Millet

Their World

Join Dr. Robin Rosenberg and Josh Millet, founder of Criteria Corp, as they discuss what research tells us about how to increase diversity in the hiring process. Josh Millet is the founder + CEO of based Criteria, an SaaS people analytics platform dedicated to helping organizations make better talent decisions using objective, multidimensional data. The company has helped organizations make those data-driven hiring decisions that lead to better business outcomes with its scientifically validated assessments across multiple dimensions including aptitude, personality and skills. Prior to launching Criteria, Josh co-founded an online test preparation company, Number2.com, which he sold. Josh holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Fellow. Deeper Dive:  From Josh: "We have a lot of DEI-related content and blogs on our site at https://www.criteriacorp.com  and a series of videos on the subject coming out soon, but here is one ebook I think tackles many of these issues: https://www.criteriacorp.com/resources/ebook/how-to-reduce-hiring-bias" Connect with Betty: LinkedIn Their World is a monthly podcast with clinical psychologist and founder of Live in Their World, Dr. Robin Rosenberg. Each month Robin invites an industry leader and/or expert to discuss issues relevant to organizational culture, human resources, diversity, equity, inclusion, and risk mitigation. Available wherever you listen to podcasts! Connect with Robin and Live in Their World: www.liveintheirworld.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/live-in-their-world https://twitter.com/liventheirworld?lang=en ___

31mins

16 Nov 2021

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“How to make hiring decisions that drive business outcomes” with Josh Millet

The Employee Cycle Podcast for HR Leaders

Josh Millet, Founder, and CEO at Criteria Corp joins us to discuss how to make hiring decisions that drive business

24mins

5 Sep 2021

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S5 Bonus: Josh Millet, Criteria

Code Story

Josh Millet's journey to tech was quite circuitous. He spent most of his 20's doing a PhD in French medieval history, with his plan being a professor in college. His specific time period was the era around Joan of Arc. Upon graduating, he realized that the job market for French medieval history professors wasn't super hot... and he ended up doing a startup with some of his friends from school - a small test prep company, which ended up being sold with 5 employees onboard.He's married with 2 boys, living in Los Angeles. With two boys, he mentioned that there is a lot of referring... and he feels like an adjudicator and mediator most of the time. After getting involved in the hiring process at his prior company, he felt the pain of knowing when an interview was over early on. He thought, there has to be a way to use data and tech to make the process more efficient.This is the creation story of Criteria.SponsorsCourierImg.lyRoutableCTO.aiCloudways offers peace of mind and flexibility so you can focus on growing your business instead of dealing with server management. With Cloudways, you get an optimized stack, managed servers, backups, staging environment, integrated Git, pre-configured, Composer, 24/7 support, and a choice of five cloud providers: AWS, DigitalOcean, Linode, Google Cloud, and Vultr. Get up to 2 Month Free Hosting by using code "CODE30" and get $30 free hosting credit.LinksWebsite: https://www.criteriacorp.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-millet-23ba192/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

25mins

29 Jul 2021

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Hiring Right, Using an Objective Process with Josh Millet of Criteria Corp

Leaders of B2B - Interviews on B2B Leadership, Tech, SaaS, Revenue, Sales, Marketing and Growth

Josh Millet, Founder and CEO of Criteria joins Ledge in a great discussion on the value of hiring the right people. Millet, a Ph.D. from Harvard, has founded two companies that focus on screening tools to make the right hire. His first company, Number2.com, was acquired by XAP in 2002. He founded Criteria in 2006 to take things to the next level.Hiring the best talent that fits your organization is a tried and tested formula for a company’s success. It’s easier said than done, however. Predicting the right hire has been left to resume screening and interviewing. The former is too reliant on experience—and in today’s evolving business world, that may not be a relevant factor. The latter risks too much subjectivity and bias— never ideal for a right profile fit.Millet talks about using an algorithm to intake large amounts of data points in order to determine the right hire. These points are used to come up with assessments focusing on cognitive ability, behavioral personality, and emotional intelligence.The platform allows assessment tools to be deployed quickly and easily to applicants at home or on the move. Now all applicants can be screened with objective tests. The importance of this versus the old approach of only assessing a shortlist is significant. You get a larger data set to choose from and improve. You also have a higher likelihood of not missing out on the right hire.The cost of a hire that doesn’t fit the role you envision can be high. Aside from rework and the time needed to correct a wrong hire, you also run the risk of eroding relationships and not fully maximizing your business. Business leaders looking to hire the best people for their team will find some great ideas in this episode. Hiring the right people is vital to every business’s success.Resources:Website - criteriacorp.com This episode is brought to you by Content Allies.Content Allies helps B2B tech companies launch revenue-generating podcasts. Build relationships that drive revenue through podcast networking. We schedule interviews with your ideal prospects and strategic partners so that you can build relationships and grow your business. You show up and have conversations, we handle everything else. Learn more at ContentAllies.com

33mins

15 Jul 2021

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Building the Team Builder | Josh Millet from Criteria

UpTech Report

The most important hill all founders must climb is assembling the right team. For Josh Millet, this undertaking was especially significant, as his entire venture was propositioned around giving organizations better tools for hiring the right talent.  His solution suggested an approach that emphasized future potential as opposed to past experience—and if his growth is any proof of his view, he appears to be correct. His two-person, bootstrapped startup now has 150 employees. The company is Criteria, which offers an HR platform based on organizational psychology and data science.  On this edition of Founders Journey, Josh walks us through the steps he took to lead this company to its current success, and he offers his insights on the hiring process in the age of COVID and beyond.

20mins

28 Apr 2021

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S16E26 - Throwback Tuesday - The Importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the Modern Workplace, with Josh Millet

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, with Jonathan H. Westover, PhD

In this "Throwback Tuesday" HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/) talks with Josh Millet about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in leadership and the modern workplace. See the video here: https://youtu.be/6DmBvZI8AsA. Josh Millet (https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-millet-23ba192/) is the founder & CEO of Los Angeles-based Criteria, a pre-employment assessment company with a simple goal: to help organizations make better hires.  Founded in 2006, the company touts over 20 million assessments administered globally, and has helped organizations make objective, data-driven hiring decisions that lead to better business outcomes with its scientifically validated assessments across multiple dimensions including aptitude, personality and skills. On average, Criteria has helped organizations increase their hiring success rates by an average of 52%, reduce turnover by 48%, and generate 25% more revenue.   Prior to launching Criteria, Josh co-founded an online test preparation company, Number2.com, which was acquired by Xap Corp in 2002. Josh holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Fellow.  Emotional intelligence and why it's very much needed when hiring candidates in this day in age of remote working.Check out Dr. Westover's new book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy.Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine.Ranked in the Top 10 Performance Management Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 10 Workplace Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 HR Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 Talent Management Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

20 Apr 2021

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