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Is hiring introverts easier if they have to communicate in chat?

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asked Dec 27, 2016 in General by jamie45767 (Archer) 877 views
edited Dec 27, 2016 by jamie45767
I was given this feedback by a friend working in HR, and she mentioned that she sees the workplace changing to accommodate introverts (although this is not necessarily the point of the changes made). But I see what she refers to in my own work environment, where we work in small teams and we now use chat to communicate all day long. It is a friendlier environment for shy people, who would not ask their questions in public.

What is your experience with this? Is Hubgets helping out with hiring introverts who prove to be really resourceful employees?

Do you tell people during the interview what tools they would be using to communicate internally?

4 Answers

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answered Dec 27, 2016 by Martin_xyz (Squire)
You know what? I think your friend is right! The shy individuals in my team are contributing a lot more in the topics we created than in the boring meetings we used to have a year ago. It's somewhat of a safe environment for everyone, where we can ask the silly question and be ok with it.
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answered Dec 27, 2016 by DianaS [Hubgets]

If this helps to confirm what your friend is saying: Why You Should Hire An Introvert Now :)

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answered Dec 27, 2016 by Mark.Sanders (Archer)
There's a long conversation on the subject, and I am not sure who/what started the trend. Did chat appear and made it easier for introverts to communicate, or did the introverts create the chat :))?
Either way, the contribution of everyone in the team is extremely valuable (that is the reason why someone is part of the team), so any communication means that facilitate the expression of this contribution is more than welcome.
Chat is sometimes tiring for me, but I feel it is the most straightforward way to get to a conclusion fast.
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answered Dec 27, 2016 by NiamhMer (Archer)
We don't tell people in interview that they would be chatting a lot, but maybe we should :) Looks like everyone agrees that it helps with recruiting and retaining employees.