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Lori Coruccini to Speak at Lovitt & Touche’ September 15, 2015

by Melanie Benitez | on Aug 07, 2015

How Irresistible in Your Organization??

Lori Coruccini, Co-Founder of Better Living Systems and Know Your Talents, will speak on the how, what, and why of employee engagement and how Executives can utilize the commitment and passion of their employees to drive their company success. With 80% of business leaders rating retention and engagement as urgent and critical issues today, employee engagement is one of the highest competitive differentiators in our market today.

Lori has helped build numerous organizations in her career, including a $50 million staffing company from startup, and has been a consultant to numerous companies including The Home Depot, McGladrey, and MAXIMUS.
Lori is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, enjoys life fully with her husband and 2 pups and lives in Carefree, AZ.

Register at Lovitt & Touche’. 

Registration starts at 8:15 am, Seminar held 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Know Your Talents Presenting – PSA Restoration Contractor User Conference & Training, October 2015

by Melanie Benitez | on Jul 31, 2015

Know Your Talents will be attending the annual PSA Restoration Contractor User Conference and Training to be held in the windy city Chicago, Illinois at the spectacular Chicago Marriott O’Hare.  Stop by our booth for a “no cost” behavioral demo and learn how Know Your Talents can support your company with understanding how to improve efficiencies and employee engagement to increase  your profits!!

We look forward to seeing  you there!!

Scheduled Know Your Talents PDP Administrator Certification Workshops – 2015

by Melanie Benitez | on Jul 31, 2015

Would like to become the internal behavioral expert for your company, or know someone that would??

In just two days, understand and learn action items for working with individuals’ strengths, communication and work styles. With this behavioral expertise, see success in your hiring process, role definitions, succession planning, communication tactics, conflict resolution and MORE!

YOU will become an expert in?
• Interpreting and discussing ProScan® reports, and using the information to develop improvements and solutions
• Developing job model profiles to fit any position in the organization; interviewing and selecting the right people for the right roles
• Team planning; defining roles and responsibilities; learning what to expect from team members; enhancing communication
• Leading people to achieve personal success and satisfaction

Workshops are scheduled monthly in Scottsdale Arizona!!

  • August 19th and 20th
  • September 23rd & 24th
  • October 21st & 22nd
  • November 18th & 19th
  • December 16th & 17th

Call us at 480-348-8900 or contact melanieb@knowyourtalents.com for more information and registration.

Crawford Contractor Connection Conference & Expo – June 2015

by Melanie Benitez | on May 19, 2015

Are you attending the 2015 Contractor Connector Conference & Expo in Orlando Florida this year?  So are we!! You will find us in booth 1020!!

Joining us in our booth this year will be Marty Jocz, President of Coach, Team and Train, Inc.  Marty is well known in the restoration industry and a welcome partner to Know Your Talents!  Stop in and say hi to Marty!

Our newest additions to Know Your Talents, Laurie Denton Howell and Patrick Howell, Executive Consultants will be in the booth as well.  They are both very excited to be attending the Contractor Connections Conference & Expo on behalf of Know Your Talents.  Take advantage of a “no cost” ProScan and talk with Laurie and Patrick about how Know Your Talents can help you improve your employee engagement and more importantly, your profits!!

Why Am I a Babysitter???

by Melanie Benitez | on May 19, 2015

As managers we all had that moment where we think “I feel like a babysitter” or “why can’t the staff do their jobs”….

Want to know why we have to ‘babysit’? The answer lies in a 2013 Gallup report (State of the America Workplace) where “70% percent of workers claimed to be either actively disengaged (20 percent) or merely disengaged (50 percent). That’s huge.

So 70% percent of your workforce is disengaged at some level which is why we feel like babysitters. And if we have staff turnover (for whatever reason) the loss of revenue and production continues to decrease.

How much more productive and profitable would the business be if we could re engage the workforce?? The numbers are staggering.

“I’m the boss do what I say”
How do we correct this problem? The answer is simple – it lies in how we manage our people and culture. As managers we do not believe we should change our management style for the various behavior types we manage.

However that’s not the way it works. To use the old adage you are jamming a square peg in a round hole when using that method. Or as I like to tell customers; you are losing money.

“Helloo….time to wake up”
The first step in reengaging the workforce is to understand the behaviors of the various individuals on your team. By that I mean – are they more controlling, are they extroverted, do they tend to like rules or are they more of free wheeler type, do they need lots of explanation, or do they need to minimum direction and let them go. Are they high energy or low?

We need to make sure we are communicating and motivating properly.

Imagine if you reengage only 20% of the 70% not engaged? Productivity would skyrocket, revenue would explode. Not to mention morale would improve.

Let us help you with this first step. We can analyze the behaviors and provide coaching to the employees and managers. Let us show you how to reengage your staff and get your most important asset working at capacity again.

Call today for a no cost consultation to discuss how we can reengage your workforce.

Patrick Howell
248-390-4961
patrickh@knowyourtalents.com

July 2015 – PDP Certified Administrator Workshop

by Melanie Benitez | on May 19, 2015

Join us on July 22nd % 23rd for our PDP Administrator Certification Workshop in Scottsdale Arizona!!

In just two days, understand and learn action items for working with individuals’ strengths, communication and work styles. With this behavioral expertise, see success in your hiring process, role definitions, succession planning, communication tactics, conflict resolution and MORE!

YOU will become an expert in?
• Interpreting and discussing ProScan® reports, and using the information to develop improvements and solutions
• Developing job model profiles to fit any position in the organization; interviewing and selecting the right people for the right roles
• Team planning; defining roles and responsibilities; learning what to expect from team members; enhancing communication
• Leading people to achieve personal success and satisfaction

Call us at 480-348-8900 or contact melanieb@knowyourtalents.com for more information and registration.

Brighton College – Newest Addition to the BLS Family

by Melanie Benitez | on Apr 28, 2015

LearnKey recently acquired part ownership of Brighton College in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Brighton is now one of the sister companies to Know Your Talents, Inc.

Brighton is an online college that offers Diploma & Degree programs for in demand jobs like Medical Billing & Coding, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, & IT. Brighton is flexible and can accommodate the needs of the student with one on one instructor support, payment options, and some of the best curriculum to prepare you for new career pathway. For a minimum investment and in months you can be on your way to a new career.

And each student enrolling at Brighton will receive a ProScan and Motivation Review to support them on their journey!!

Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to enroll in any Brighton courses!!

Pictured below are members of the BLS Team, following a  workout session this past week at Brighton!!

Brighton Workout

Left to right: Matt Tidwell, Brighton Vice President, Kimberly Johnson, LearnKey Client Services Manager, Brian Tremelling, LearnKey Veteran & Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Sarah Blik, Executive Consultant, Seth Boyack and Kelly Woods, both LearnKey Veteran & Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors.

You Don’t Want to Miss This!! PDP Certification – June 2015

by Melanie Benitez | on Apr 21, 2015

Join us on June 17th & 18th for our PDP Administrator Certification Workshop in Scottsdale Arizona!!

In just two days, understand and learn action items for working with individuals’ strengths, communication and work styles. With this behavioral expertise, see success in your hiring process, role definitions, succession planning, communication tactics, conflict resolution and MORE!

YOU will become an expert in?
• Interpreting and discussing ProScan® reports, and using the information to develop improvements and solutions
• Developing job model profiles to fit any position in the organization; interviewing and selecting the right people for the right roles
• Team planning; defining roles and responsibilities; learning what to expect from team members; enhancing communication
• Leading people to achieve personal success and satisfaction

Call us at 480-348-8900 or contact melanieb@knowyourtalents.com for more information and registration.

How Engaged Are Your Employees?

by Melanie Benitez | on Apr 06, 2015

Did you know?
  • US businesses lose $11 billion annually as a result of employee turnover?
  • Employees who feel their immediate supervisor displays strong leadership, positive standards and interest in them on a personal level are more engaged?
  • Only 29% of employees are fully engaged?
Do you know if your employees are engaged and excited to come to work every day?  Do you know what motivates them?  Do you know what passions they have? Do you know their strengths?

If you can’t say yes to all of these, let us help!!  We start with a PDP Personal Development Report, this will identify the natural behavioral strengths of each individual, provides insight into adaptations being made to their natural behaviors and how this is impacting their overall satisfaction and most importantly provides a way to dig deeper with them to understand what truly motivates them.

Having the understanding of these things leads to a deeper understanding of staff engagement and gives a baseline to integrate behavior throughout your organization!

Let us take you through the steps that will increase staff engagement and result in increased company profits!

Call us today, 480-348-8900, we look forward to speaking with you!