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Kimberly-Clark’s Personality Quiz Attracts Young Talent

December 7, 2016

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It’s time for a guest post on ChangingWinds; it’s been a while. Two areas of interest in my long work in the leadership-management fields have been human resources recruiting and the use of personality type indicators for management development and teambuilding. There are many indicators, some very complex, with others being more succinct instruments with which to obtain a general view of one’s personality characteristics. I recently learned of a recruiting initiative by Kimberly-Clark, a well known consumer products company for decades, whose products include Cottonelle, Kleenex, Depend, Viva and Scott.

Nina Martin, whose title is Dreamer, is part of Welcome Original Thinkers. As the caption on Welcome Original Thinkers states: “See how you can come join our team of bright, innovative minds.” Kimberly-Clark, as part of its growth, is reaching out to Millennials to attract smart, industrious people who want to make a difference. Check out this guest post from Nina.
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Are you an original thinker? You can quickly find out by taking the Welcome Original Thinkers Quiz (WOTQuiz). I’m an Adaptor:

“You enjoy exploring every side of an issue and like a wicked great maestro you tease out the positive in each approach. Your resourcefulness and ability to easily adapt to the latest input often makes you the one who finds answers to the most challenging questions.”

What did you get? Please be sure to share your comments at the end.

Kimberly-Clark created a BuzzFeed-inspired quiz to help employees discover their own Original Thinker type. They’re then rewarded with an emoji badge suitable for social sharing, as well as an invitation to find out about original thinkers at Kimberly-Clark.

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Kimberly-Clark is looking for bright, talented thinkers who are eager to explore ideas, solve problems and be part of collaborative teams and a performance-based culture that’s focused on being number one in its markets. The online WOTQuiz is intended to help prospective employees learn what kind of thinkers they are and in which jobs they’re most suited.

In the process of taking the test and exploring the Welcome Original Thinkers website, visitors to the website will discover that the 144-year-old paper and personal-care products company and its Neenah, Wisconsin, home base are cool. Moreover, Neenah and Kimberly-Clark offer a balance of life that’s probably more fulfilling than many other companies and locations.

Outside of location, Kimberly-Clark’s culture is one where employees can—and do—routinely turn their ideas into winning, profitable and life-changing solutions. So move over Silicon Valley, Austin TECHxas, and the Big Apple. Welcome original thinkers to Neenah, Wisconsin, where young creative chemical and product engineers can find the job of their dreams.

Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.
Chip Bell


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