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Know Your Talents, Inc. Supports Dress For Success Phoenix

by Melanie Benitez | on Nov 20, 2014

Last week, Know Your Talents was a proud sponsor of the 2014 Suit for the Stars Gala supporting Dress for Success of Phoenix.

Left to Right: Gayla Hodges, KYT Consultant; Rebecca Peruch, President of Artemis Talent Group and Kim Gillcoatt, KYT Consultant

Left to Right: Kim Gillcoatt, KYT Consultant and Sarah Blik, KYT Sales Consultant

What an amazing organization!  Over the past six years, Dress for Success Phoenix has supported more than 4,000 women in Maricopa and Pinal Counties, providing them with professional attire, a network of professional support and job development skills to help them achieve long term employment and economic independence.  Our very own Melanie Benitez, Client Services Manager, serves on their Board of Directors.  It was an inspiring evening filled with testimonials of success from Dress for Success graduates, talking to the encouragement and confidence they gained through the support of the Dress for Success program.  Dress for Success graduates, those who are employed and join a professional women’s group, have a 75% employment rate one year into the program!  They have a proven and successful program in place that is making a real difference in our community.

Learn more about the Dress for Success Phoenix Affiliate:

Know Your Talents is passionate about behavior and driving individuals to be their best self – to understand their strengths and talents and utilize them to realize dreams and goals.  Know Your Talents, along with sister company LearnKey, donate on line career readiness courses for women participating in the Dress For Success Program to assist them in achieving their goals.  It is an honor to partner with such a like minded organization.  We wish you much continued success and growth, Dress for Success Phoenix!

December 2014 PDP Administrator Certification!!

by Melanie Benitez | on Nov 18, 2014

Scottsdale in December is amazing!!  We are facilitating this 2 day workshop at Scottsdale Camelback Resort – join us and become an internal expert within the company and learn how to integrate behavior and utilization of the PDP Works System.  If you are already certified, please join us for a no cost audit to refresh your skills and knowledge.

For more information, please call us at 480-348-8900 for details.

Heroes for Hire Event

by Melanie Benitez | on Oct 24, 2014

Earlier this month, we had the honor of attending the Arizona Business Leadership’s “Heroes for Hire” event where our partner company, LearnKey, was recognized by ESGR for their outstanding efforts in hiring veterans.

LearnKey has long been dedicated to educating veterans, partnering with the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide training, certifications and educational support.  Over the years of closely working together with veterans, LearnKey and Know Your Talents™ saw a tremendous need and opportunity to provide education and training with customized support based on the individual veteran’s strengths and motivators, working toward job placement and full time employment.  Therefore, in the fall of 2012, Project “Blue Ocean” was born.  Within our Project Blue Ocean, veterans receive intensive job placement assistance while completing their employer specific training and certification.

As Project Blue Ocean experienced unprecedented growth, LearnKey was thrilled to hire veterans who successfully completed the program to come onboard to support the growing number of veterans enrolling each month.  Know Your Talents™ is proud to be a part of supporting veterans and their training and education, helping them understand their strengths and talents, overcome obstacles, set and achieve goals and successfully navigate the job market.  Know Your Talents™ is so proud to be affiliated with LearnKey and their unwavering support of veterans over the years and this most recent recognition by ESGR!

Learn more about LearnKey’s outstanding programs for veterans:

Shown below:  Brian Tremelling with LearnKey (left) and Jeff Coruccini, CEO of Better Learning Systems (right) with award from ESGR!


November 2014 PDP Certification Workshop in Toronto Ontario

by Melanie Benitez | on Oct 08, 2014

Our November PDP Certification workshop will be held November 20th and 21st in Toronto Ontario Canada.  If you are interested in the opportunity to be an “in-house” behavioral expert,  this is the workshop for you.  This 2 day workshop trains participants to become an internal expert within the company and learn how to integrate behavior ad utilization of the PDPWorks system.

Know Your Talents™ exhibits at PLR Expo in Toronto!

by Melanie Benitez | on Oct 08, 2014

What a great show, we just returned from exhibiting at the PLR Expo in Toronto!  Lori and Sarah represented Know Your Talents™ and had a great time connecting with new faces and current clients.  It was also a fabulous opportunity to meet new business associates.  Lori’s speaking engagement, “Eliminating the Spaghetti Method in Managing”, was a highly attended session.  It was a privilege to speak and participate in the expo and we hope that all those who attended our session walked away with key action items to help them hire, on-board and develop their employees.  If you missed our session, or if you weren’t able to attend the expo, please call us now!  We want to educate you today!  480-348-8900

Left to Right: Basil Ansari of Canadian INvironmental Services, Sarah Blik, Trevor Walker of R&F Construction Inc and Lori Coruccini

Know Your Talents PDP Certification Workshop – October 2014

by Melanie Benitez | on Sep 10, 2014

Scottsdale is beautiful in October!!  Join us for the October Know Your Talents PDP Certification Workshop.

This is an engaging 2 day workshop that will provide the attendees with knowledge to become the “in house” behavioral expert within the company as well as understanding how to utilize the PDP system.

Workshop will be held October 17th and 18th.  Contact us for details and registration!!  480-348-8900


You Might Be Losing a Quarter of a Million Dollars a Year!

by Melanie Benitez | on Sep 10, 2014

Despite the varying formulas on calculating the exact cost of turning over an employee, everyone agrees on two truths:

1: Turnover is expensive.

2: Turnover, at some level, affects every company.

Conservative calculations show that turnover can cost a company approximately 50% of the employee’s annual wages and benefits. If each month, you turn over just one mid-level account or project manager making $40,000 a year, conservatively, you will lose over a quarter of million dollars a year!

Some calculations show that turnover can cost as much as 200% or more of a manager or executive’s annual wages and benefits. One wrong hire for a Sales Manager making $90,000 a year could cost you over $200,000!

Working with companies in industries ranging from healthcare to construction to call centers, we know that calculating the true cost of turnover isn’t as simple as 50% (or 200%) of an employee’s wages and benefits. We work with managers who are deflated because they are continually battling turnover, under performing because they lack a cohesive team. We talk with CEO’s who want to push their company to the next level and increase revenue, but because of hiring the wrong fit for key positions, their companies are stagnant and barely treading water. The cost of turnover greatly affects a company’s bottom line and ability to grow and produce, often seen most devastatingly in the under performance or missed opportunities from a whole team or division when even just one employee turns out to be the wrong fit. And, losing a top performer costs far more than their wages and benefits. Lost growth and productivity, leadership and morale lead to losses in profit and productivity across their whole team.

It is widely accepted that turnover is caused by a variety of issues, poor work environment, low compensation, no career advancement, fearful company culture and on and on. In reality, we find that 90% of employees leave due to their manager and conversely, 90% of employees stay due to their manager. Employees that feel appreciated and respected will stay, bottom line.

Turnover negatively affects a company’s profits, their morale and productivity. People are a company’s most important and, often, expensive asset! Working with the Know Your Talents™ model gives you the tools you need to overcome turnover, hire top performers for every role in your company, then retain them. Our proven system helps to identify the right set of behavior and talents needed in each role, and then, how to find them in candidates.   We provide coaching and resources for your managers to train and retain these top performers once on board. Our Know Your Talents™ model touches every part of your “people strategy” – hiring, training, driving top performance, promoting and everything in between.

We have solutions in place that cost a fraction of what turning over just ONE employee will cost you. You can’t afford to NOT have a system in place to combat turnover and improve employee productivity and retention in your business.   

Call us today at 480-348-8900




September PDP Certification Workshop Sold Out

by Melanie Benitez | on Aug 01, 2014

Plan on joining us on October!!  Call now to reserve your spot!  480-348-8900.


PDP Certification – August 12th & 13th, 2014

by Melanie Benitez | on Aug 01, 2014

Join us in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona for the  upcoming Know Your Talents, PDP Certification Workshop.

This 2 day workshop will train the participants to become an internal behavioral expert within the company and how to use our PDPWorks System!!

Call today to reserve your seat!!  480-348-8900

Know Your Talents – Team Essentials Workshop

by Melanie Benitez | on May 19, 2014

Know Your Talents newest workshop Team Essentials, is an engaging and interactive workshop, designed to provide teams with the 5 Essentials necessary for a productive and high performing team!!  Teamwork takes courage, discipline, persistence and emotional energy……it can’t be bought!!  The  core component to the workshop is the 5 Essentials of a Team Pyramid where the teams complete an exercise and have discussion around the 5 Essentials:   Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and WE.  Additionally, the workshop provides an overview on leveraging behavior, the importance of behavior, learning to predict behavior, understanding the Basic Natural Self and understanding the PDP ProScan report.

This is a very informative and interactive workshop.  Call today for more details on how we can support you and your organization!!