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August 03 2014

This Dating Site Wants To Match You With The Perfect Boss

By David McMillin


Feel like you’re ready to break up with your boss? Well, a new service hopes to help pair you with the perfect employer.

You’ve probably heard of eHarmony. You’ve seen the commercials trumpeting the site’s success rate at coordinating marriages via an online compatibility test. Now, it’s hoping to bring that success to the workplace with a new Elevated Careers by eHarmony portal. According to a story first reported Quentin Fottrell at MarketWatch, the service will officially launch in December.

It’s no secret that there are plenty of unhappy employee-employer relationships. According to recent research from Jobvite, 51 percent of employed workers are either actively looking for new opportunities or open to new roles. As employees look to land dream jobs and employers hope to escape the nightmare of poor retention numbers, the service may be able to make a difference on both sides of the office.

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“The goal will be to help people get a job where they really belong,” Neil Clark Warren, Founder and CEO, eHarmony, said.

Warren told MarketWatch that the company has been working on the service for the past three years, and it will share some of the functionality of the standard eHarmony dating site. For those looking for the right life partner, eHarmony uses its proprietary 29 Dimensions of Compatibility system. The method looks at everything from educational background and religious beliefs to communication style and conflict resolution. It’s long, too. Users answer 200 questions to complete their profiles.

I’ll be curious to see which questions form the Elevated Careers methodology. Many common questions that can shape compatibility are actually illegal in an interview setting. Employers cannot inquire about marital status, religion, drinking habits and a range of other areas. Will eHarmony’s service allow these sensitive subjects to anonymously enter into the equation? While we won’t know until December, you can be among the first to sign up for the service. Go here to receive updates from Elevated Careers.

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If you can’t wait until the end of the year to find the perfect new career match, you can get started on your search today. Click here to browse the new employment opportunities in the meetings industry in PCMA’s Career Center. (Fingers crossed that you find Mr. or Mrs. Right.)

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