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The Ideal Employee is a Waste of Time!

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The idea of the ideal employee is a losing proposition and a total waste of time.  There is no perfect person, so let’s stop looking for one or stop trying to be one.

We can’t change who people are.  We can’t change their personality.  We don’t have the right.  What we can do is teach people to choose more successful and productive behaviors.  We don’t change WHO they are, we change WHAT they do.

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Do your employees trust you? If not, does it really matter?

ADisengaged employeeccording to SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), employee engagement ranks highest on the list of concerns by HR leaders.  Added to this, a recent Gallup Survey determined that disengaged employees cost the U.S. Economy between $450 billion and $550 billion.  Wow!

Gallup went on to find that ONLY 30% OF EMPLOYEES ARE ENGAGED, while 53% are disengaged and an alarming 17% are “actively disengaged”, meaning this last group is deliberately trying to undermine your business.  Double wow!

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Talent Management from Recruitment to Retirement

Talent management solutionA Single Solution – Surprisingly Different from the Rest!

From the moment you post the vacancy to the day they retire, talent management is a must. Countless tools promise engagement, ownership, optimized performance, and employee buy-in. Each leads us down a path then ultimately fails, leaving us searching for the next “sure thing.” It’s an endless and expensive cycle that misses the mark every time because it misses the main motivation for all employees, at every level.

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The 3rd Dimension of Hiring – A Seven Part Series on PSI Surveys from Team Excellence

Sociability vs. Indpendence

Part One:

Working with Others

The PSI survey from Team Excellence uncovers the third dimension of hiring. If you’ve been hiring using only the what (they’ve done) and where (they’ve gone to school or worked) you’re missing the 3rd dimension of hiring: who the candidate is. PSI surveys uncover traits they bring to the workplace that help them thrive. Knowing who candidates are, as well as what they’ve done, helps match work styles for a smooth-running relationship or team.

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2D Recruitment Out: 3D Recruitment In

Multi-dimensional recruitment equals better hires

2D Recruiting is Guesswork

Resume screening is the bane of recruiters. Whether you receive 5 responses or 500, the 2 dimensional picture they provide is limited to where and what. You see where they’ve worked and gone to school, and what they’ve done – but who are they? What and where are important, but not always indicators of success. What you need to affect the best hires is insight into who candidates are: how they perform and respond, what they need to succeed, and how they’ll enhance the team.

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Performance Management Isn’t “touchy Feely.” Here’s Why.

At Team Excellence, we help organizations manage employees and relationships. That means we get into the “people stuff” that some in the business world refer to disparagingly (and incorrectly) as touchy-feely.

The behavioral sciences are often referred to as “soft sciences,” especially in regard to management disciplines, while finance, accounting, manufacturing, engineering, information technology, etc. are considered “hard sciences.” Because psychology, sociology, and other studies of human behavior and interaction are not as precise or black and white as their hard science counterparts, they haven’t been considered necessary or important to how one actually runs an organization.

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Why we are partnering with Team Excellence

In workplaces that are more collaborative than ever, employees must understand their own and their colleagues’ strengths if the company hopes to reach peak performance.

In other words, it’s no longer enough for your workforce to simply understand what the strategy and objectives are—they also need a system for determining how the work can best be carried out, based on healthy working relationships and an understanding of their own and their colleagues’ unique strengths.

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Khorus Software and Team Excellence Partner to Enable Strengths-Based Collaboration within Organizations

Partnership brings together Khorus’s enterprise leadership platform with Team Excellence’s personality and strengths assessment

AUSTIN, Texas  —  October 19, 2016 — Khorus Software and Team Excellence today announced a partnership centered around driving strengths-based collaboration within organizations.

Khorus customers can now integrate results from Team Excellence’s Personal Strengths Inventory (PSI) assessment into the platform, giving every member of the organization easy access to their own and their colleagues’ strengths, motivations, and working styles.

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Traditionals, Boomers, Millennials: How technology forms the next generation

new generation in workforce

Experience can shape our interpretations of reality, influencing our view of what we believe to be true. If you consider the collective experiences of a generation, could it be reasonable to believe that these have influenced that generation’s worldview.
Take, for instance, a generation that witnessed Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon, and civil rights.  Surely this might influence a different worldview than a generation that witnessed 9/11, Enron’s collapse, and the rapid increase of smart phones and texting.

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Why should results from personality assessments be easy to read?

personality survey reportThose who develop personality assessments are most focused on data collection rather than utility. As a result, there are plenty of personality reports with complex graphs and output. There are some that try to simplify it by giving you a label or a four-letter code.
The label is all too often childish sounding in nature and not very informative. The four-letter code is difficult to remember for the individual much less remembering anyone else’s code. We believe that assessment results do not have to overwhelm, and at the same time, they can be deep enough to give you what you need to know.  

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