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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!

Know Your Talents partners with ASU’s Pat Tillman Center to Support Boots 2 Suits Program

by Melanie Benitez | on Apr 06, 2015

The Boots to Suits Program through the Pat Tillman Center at ASU is designed to assist veteran students by taking their military skills and education and training and connecting them with the right sources that can  help them leverage opportunities for career placement.

The goal of the program is to match veteran students with Corporate Executive Leaders within the community that will mentor them towards reaching their goal of that dream job.  Students are matched with mentors based on their natural behaviors as well as their intended career path. In February the initial launching of the program, mentor/mentee matching event took place.  An estimated 30 students were paired with Executive Leaders from all types of industries, with both the mentor and the mentee receiving a copy of their individual ProScan reports.  The ProScan was part of the initial introduction – what an awesome way for them to get to know and understand one another!!

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please call us today!  480-349-8900

May 2015 PDP Administrator Certification

by Melanie Benitez | on Apr 06, 2015

Join us on May 20th & 21st 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.

PDP Administrator Certification – April 2015

by Melanie Benitez | on Apr 06, 2015

Join us on April 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.

Know Your Talents Goes to Australia!

by Kim Gillcoat | on Nov 20, 2012

Lori and I just returned from an amazing two week trip to Australia!  We had a great time working with Evocca College, certifying 13 of their college branches and their executive team, a total of 17 new PDP Certified Client Administrators.  We are thrilled to see behavior being integrated at the college level and look forward to working with them as they maximize students talents from the start of their training into their employment.

Check out these awesome new behavioral experts – ready to get to work!

We can’t wait to share more stories about our trip, our experiences with the awesome people in Australia, and all the vocabulary we learned down under!  Stay tuned for more to come!

 

 

Know Your Talents – Traveling to the Philippines in December

by Kim Gillcoat | on Nov 20, 2012

Lori Coruccini will be facilitating a PDP Client Administrator Certification in Manila, Philippines on Monday December 10th and Tuesday December 11th.  We are thrilled to be bringing on two new companies headquartered in Manila – and look forward to further expansion of Know Your Talents™ overseas!

Interested in details on the certification in Manila?  Contact Kim Gillcoatt, Client Services Champion, at 480-348-8900 or kimg@knowyourtalents.com today!

PDP Client Administrator Certification – December 11th and 12th

by Kim Gillcoat | on Nov 20, 2012

Join us next month for our upcoming PDP Client Administrator Certification!!

Hampton Inn and Suites Scottsdale

10101 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th

Email Kim, our Client Services Champion, at kimg@knowyourtalents.com to register today!

Career Readiness Bundle – Available through LearnKey!

by Kim Gillcoat | on Sep 25, 2012

Our partner company, LearnKey, recently put together a new bundle which is perfect for high school students or people just starting out in the job market – the Career Readiness Bundle. This collection of courses teaches life and career skills important to succeeding in the business world. 12 new courses produced in partnership with Human Relations Media were released to be included in this bundle, and they added our previously released Know Your Talents™ course to the mix as well.

Included in the bundle:

  • Ten Easy Ways to KEEP Your Job
  • What’s Your Attitude? Getting in the Mood to Work
  • Communication Skills in the Workplace
  • Business Ethics on the Job
  • Making a Good Impression: Resumes, Interviews, and Appearance
  • Matching Your Skills, Talents, and Ambitions to a Dream Career
  • Think Before You Click: Playing it Safe Online
  • Workplace Etiquette: Why Being Polite Counts on the Job
  • The Seven Competency Skills for the Workplace
  • B Careful When U TXT: The Dangers of Texting and Sexting
  • Me and My 500 “Friends”: Staying Safe on Social Networks
  • The Dangers of Sexting: What Teens Need to Know
  • Know Your Talents™

Visit learnkey.com/careerreadiness for more information about the bundle and the courses included. If you are interested in ordering this fabulous package, call us at 480-348-8900!

Sarah Blik, Predix Sales Champion is August Employee of the Month!

by Jeff Coruccini | on Aug 31, 2012

When you merge companies you spend a lot of time educating employees and existing customers on the benefits and big picture as to why these companies have decided to come together. Its great to see when customers and employees really “get” the value and do see the big picture. In our company, there has been no better demonstration of that than from Sarah Blik, our  August Employee of the month and Sales Champion for Predix. We call her the ultimate team player, or as her leader put it, “She will play on anyone’s team to help them with their goal our objective.”

Demonstrating our core values around ease, value and trust is something Sarah does everyday. Value comes from understanding the big picture and being able to demonstrate that to our customers – she does that with Ease and has earned the Trust of every BLS employee she comes in touch with. Patience and process is something you will always get from Sarah, and she demonstrated some serious patience when she and Lori Coruccini were staying in Nashville with the Gaylord explosion earlier this year. That experience enabled her to remove sleeping in the Grand Ole Opry for one night off her life “bucket list” too!

Get to know Sarah a little bit more by checking out some fun facts about her:

1. How many siblings do you have?

2 sisters and 1 brother (I’m the baby)

2. What is your favorite movie?

Sound of Music (love to watch that one with the kids)

3. What is your favorite band?

Wow that is hard I like all kinds of music – I guess I would say U2 and Santana

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Hawaii – I love the beaches there…Mexico also used to be one of my favorites….

5. What was your high school’s mascot?

Bald Eagle

6. What is the weirdest combination of foods you have eaten?

Deep fried cheese curds dipped in sour cream and ketchup (healthy I know) or frog legs ( ick and yes they do taste like chicken)

7. What is/was the name of your favorite pet?

Zach and Zoey our 2 dogs!

8. What was your first car?

A Datsun B210 ( it was an old rust pit that had rotted floor boards so when I went through puddles I put my feet up- safe I know)

9. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

Norway and Sweden (go see where my family came from)

10. Would you rather sky dive, bungee jump, zip line, or parasail?

Parasail – I’m not sure I could ever sky dive or bungee jump!

11. What is the funniest saying you have heard working here?

That Justin cracked his tail bone – no pun intended….sorry Justin but it was funny. I hope he has recovered.

12. If you could eat dinner with anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?

My great grandmother as she lived to be 100 and there were a few things I remember of her but I was young when she passed away and don’t remember a lot.  I would love to talk with her more about our heritage and her times and how she grew up.  I used to ask her, granny, how did you live so long?  She used to say, Sarah baby, you be nice to people, you pay your bills, and when you get a sore throat gargle with pickle juice.  That makes me want to hear more!

Sarah, on behalf of the entire BLS leadership team – we congratulate you on being our August employee of the month!

Predix PDP Client Administrator Certification – August 2012

by Kim Gillcoat | on Aug 20, 2012

Join us next week for our upcoming PDP Client Administrator Certification!!

Hampton Inn and Suites Scottsdale

10101 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, Arizona

Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th

Email Kim, our Client Services Champion, at kimg@knowyourtalents.com to register today!