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Expanding your team with Group Dynamics Report

Posted on 2019-09-10

Hiring decisions can be tough, as bringing a new person onto your team is a multidimensional process based on skills and experience, integrity and past performance. Business owners and human resource managers have a unique tool in their toolbox to help determine the overall fit of any potential hire with the existing team. By having each member of your team take a personality assessment, you can gather a lot of information to help you communicate better with them, help motivate them, as well as have a good understanding of their stress points. With the PeopleKeys Group Dynamics Report, you can then pull all of those results together (up to 55) to get an overall account on how your team fits and works together.

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Building resilient teams with DISC

Posted on 2019-07-29

Is your team better at dealing with stressful situations as they are taking place? Or, they are better at “getting over it” once they’ve had time to “cool down?” Psychological resilience is one of the key strengths we should all learn during our lifetime. Let’s take a closer look at how stress affects a team’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles. A candidate's resilience strengths should be taken into consideration during any hiring process, especially when positioning new hires into immediate areas of concern and/or high-stressor environments. Team resilience development can also be applied when optimizing the existing workforce, replicating top performers and developing new leaders from within.

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Creating a Personality-Based Workplace for Gen Z

Posted on 2019-07-16

As the young generation Z is stepping into the workplace, employers and HR practitioners are asking themselves what is the best way to onboard this new cohort of personalities. Remember, many of these youngsters are experiencing a workplace environment for the first time, and one which doesn’t match their personality may result in a longer adjustment period or maybe even a mental block. Utilize DISC reports during the hiring process to warm up the workplace environment for new Gen Z employees.

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Team Building Exercises with DISC

Posted on 2019-06-20

Building strong teams is one of the keys to successful projects and organizations. From a coaching perspective, I choose my approach using the Tuckman's stages of group development: the “Form, Storm, Norm, Perform” model which stands for:

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10 Benefits of integrating DISC training into your organization

Posted on 2019-06-18

According to Training Magazine, US training expenditures in 2018 were approximately $87.6 billion, with an average training budget for a small company being $234,850 annually. This type of spend shows that many businesses believe in the effectiveness of developing their workforce through corporate training programs. While there is some validity to the argument not all corporate training programs are effective, there is also the other side to the story in which it might not actually be the training or trainer, but how well the principles are adopted by the company and employees themselves.

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Hiring top-executives is a two-way process

Posted on 2019-04-25

Hiring has always been a two-way process, even though many HR professionals, coaches, and business owners can be making the mistake of accepting it as a one-sided road. There is a switch in the hiring market, and most companies don't really want to talk about it – especially when hiring for high-level positions.

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Turn Around a Failing Team by Leading from Within

Posted on 2019-04-12

When a client of ours, let’s call him Joseph, took over a company project, he knew it wouldn’t be easy to turn things around. The design team had fallen behind over the course of a year and a half. They were just six months away from the final delivery date originally committed and had blown through more than half-a-million dollars originally allocated to the entire project. Yet, there was still nothing ready to deliver to their client. There was a huge liability sitting on the table…one that would ruin the company entirely.

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Five Common Team Behavioral Problems

Posted on 2019-04-11

No matter the realm of your operations, you are going to eventually be working within a team. With a larger group, more personalities will come to the table – and with a greater number of personalities, we see an increase of ego, thirst for power, miscommunication and lack of vision.

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Managing remote teams with DISC

Posted on 2019-03-14

We live in a versatile economy. It’s not unusual for companies to hire on a project-by-project basis or let their employees work remotely. Thus, they are minimizing overtime pay and overhead, and in some cases eliminating costs associated with office space or tax laws. In return, their employees are enjoying a little flexibility, taking on more than one project at once, and often earning more than they would as a full-time employee with the company. Remote or temp employees and project-based managers are in more demand than ever. While many companies actually have a full-time project management office staffed with in-house professionals, it’s becoming the norm to hire project managers that may not ever reach a physical office or those who control remote teams, globally dispersed around the world.

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The Importance of Employee Engagement & 3 Ways to Boost It

Posted on 2019-03-05

Employee engagement has risen to the forefront of the minds of today’s business leaders and workers alike, leading many organizations to review and adjust their approaches to modern human resource management. Now more than ever, businesses view HR as a factor in economic success and thus hold it highly in corporate planning. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has stated that HR “touches everything we do” and that “it's the company's lifeblood. It drives the company.” Accordingly, employee engagement has become an integral component of many HR plans, with 87 percent of organizations citing it as a top priority issue.

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