Talent abounds in Singapore – in all shapes and sizes. But when we use resumes as the main way to identify talent, we don’t surface all the good people we need. This is because screening candidates based on resumes is a poor proxy for some of the most important qualities we are looking for, and allow unconscious bias to creep in.
We know what drives success in the workplace is mostly learnt on the job and dependent on an individual’s personality traits, including the ability to keep learning and growing. Many people thrive in careers unrelated to what they did in school.
We believe resumes cannot be the main screen of who will thrive in today’s economy, let alone tomorrow’s. The very nature of work has evolved; so must we in how we look for the right talent.
The Tangent Initiative was launched in January 2018 to encourage employers to access a wider talent pool in Singapore, by rethinking how their organisations hire.
The war for talent is real. People make or break an organisation.
At Tangent, we believe there is talent that is overlooked in Singapore – people who think or work differently – in a way that could give your organisation the edge.
Our goal is that employers will rethink how they hire, and to build momentum for a new normal in our hiring practices. This would also help increase social mobility in Singapore.
The nature of work has evolved; so must we in how we look for talent.