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Mark Brooks

This sets a considerable precedent for an Internet dating site. The nice thing for eHarmony is...if it works, this is one feature that the rest of the iDating industry can't immediately jump on. So from a competitive strategy point of view, it makes a lot of sense.

See all the major news on eHarmony in summary format back to 2004... http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/eharmony/

Fernando de ARgentina

Last November 12, 2008: "MBAinteract, Inc., the leading professional network for MBA students, alumni, and employers, today announced that Dr. J. Galen Buckwalter was elected to MBAinteract's board of directors. Dr. Buckwalter has previously served on MBAinteract's Advisory Board. He has extensive experience in personality matching through working as the Chief Scientist at eHarmony, Inc. and through authoring more than 100 papers in the fields of psychology, neuropsychology and health services."
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1600414.htm
MBAinteract was a failed start up to match employers with people holding a MBA and looking for a new job.

I agree that for matching job seekers with employers, the best predictor of job performance is always: personality!!!
The Wall Street Journal had published an interesting article about Xerox.
"When looking for workers to staff its call centers, Xerox Corp. used to pay lots of attention to applicants who had done the job before. Then, a computer program told the printer and outsourcing company that experience doesn't matter.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443890304578006252019616768.html
The software said that what does matter in a good call-center worker—one who won't quit before the company recoups its USD5,000 investment in training—is personality. "

The same to detect real entrepreneurs for false entrepreneurs.

Unfortunately eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud because the Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
I think, legally, online dating sites using the Big Five model of personality could be considered a FRAUD because they are using an incomplete model of personality. They are assessing 5 scales and not 6 scales.

Will wait and see how eHarmony will offer its new service "Elevated Careers by eHarmony"

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