Finding a job is a fraught process, even in the best of times. Now, as our economy continues to rebound, hiring is ramping up and so are the number of tools companies have at their disposal to evaluate candidates. From familiar, long-used personality tests to new algorithms that aim to find the right long-term hire, we consider the new landscape job-seekers and managers must navigate with Howard Ross.
It it our thumbs, or the fact we kiss, or that we reason and use tools, or something else that makes the human experience unique? A science journalist who’s pondered this question for years joins Kojo to explore what brain scanning and other cutting edge research is teaching us about the origin of human traits like trust, humor, affection, and more.
- Chip Walter science journalist; author Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human (Walker & Company)
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