Are You Not Right for Your Job or Is Your Job Not Right for You?

We spent months selecting the school for the right education to land our dream job. We probably weren’t sure what that dream job was, but we knew it was out there. While studying hard and gearing up for the “real world,” we found our self asking “where should I focus my education?” and, “what jobs should I target when I graduate?” Until finally, after careful consideration, we picked a major.  This decision may have been [...]

The 5 Keys to Accelerating Your Employee Engagement

Everyone talks about employee engagement, but as an HR professional, a manager, or an employee you are probably more interested in what can we do to be more engaged. We know the research and have seen the financial metrics that shows the more engaged you and your workforce are the more productive, profitable, and innovative you will be. Other benefits include having more satisfied customers and improving the retention of top talent. So now that [...]

Dealing with Bad Behavior

We’ve all seen bad behavior in the workplace. At times, we are even the ones at fault. Some studies indicate that 30-40% of a manager’s time is devoted to dealing with bad behaviors in the workplace! As we spend so much time on this problem, how prepared are we for appropriate responses to these behaviors? What is the danger of leaving them unresolved? Do we recognize what constitutes different kinds of bad behavior and [...]

The Power of Self-Awareness

On a daily basis we are all placed in countless situations that require us to behave a certain way. As we mature, we receive both positive and negative feedback that helps shape who we are, but how do we know if the behaviors we are naturally drawn to are helping us to achieve our goals or somehow getting in our way? The answer is simple, self-awareness. Self-awareness is a powerful gift that allows us [...]

Using Talent Analytics to Drive Business Performance

Written by Cheryl Jacobs I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with more than 200 experts at the Predictive Index® (PI) Worldwide Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The conference was a meeting of some of the world’s most forward thinking human capital analytics experts and contained many best practices on how PI’s clients are using talent analytics and insights to make better business decisions. The Predictive Index® (PI®) is a behavioral assessment that is used globally by more than 10,000 companies [...]

By |2018-05-16T20:11:54-04:00January 21st, 2015|behavioral assessment, Talent Analytics|0 Comments

6 Goal Setting Tips for 2015

Written by Kellie O'Shea 'Tis the season of resolutions; the time of year for over-commitment to unrealistic change; the repeated pledge to fiscal and physical fitness; the foreshadowing frustration of auto-pay gym memberships.  Whether professional goals or personal resolutions, this process is one of the important ways we commit to continuous growth and self-improvement.  These personal promises can sometimes be difficult to chart and navigate.  Below are 6 helpful tips to help you set and [...]

By |2018-05-16T20:11:55-04:00December 31st, 2014|behavioral assessment, Employee Engagement|0 Comments

Motivational Needs – The Often Overlooked Secret to Hiring Success and Effective Team Building

Written by Erinne Tripp Have you ever gone through a painfully long and intense recruiting process only to turn around a few months later and realize that your new hire isn't meeting expectations and appears to be a poor fit for the position, team and/or organization? How could this be? You properly screened resumes, conducted thorough interviews, checked references and still made a bad hire? Unfortunately scenarios like this happen more often than we'd like [...]

By |2018-05-16T20:11:56-04:00December 10th, 2014|behavioral assessment, Talent Management|0 Comments

Focus or Refocus

Occasionally we need to stop and reboot. To determine if we need to FOCUS or RE-FOCUS how we spend our time and prioritize what we should be doing. 1. Focus on important things early in the day. When we're rested, those big and multiple tasks don't feel as overwhelming as if we wait until 4:00pm. Keep your calendar open early in the morning and dedicate your energy to that one primary thing. If you have [...]

The Art of Failing

The art of failing can be as nimble as catching your balance on an unstable bike or as elegant as improvising a performance while blanking on stage. Failure is part of life but many of us are wired to approach and deal with failure and change differently. One’s ability to deal with risk and change are measurable behaviors. Some of us naturally are risk takers, shoot from the hip, and with no interest or attention to [...]

What Drives Employee Engagement

Cheryl Jacobs-Senior Vice President 508.279.0400 cheryl.jacobs@mcgpartners.net Employee Engagement is a popular buzzword amongst savvy leaders today – and for good reason. A growing body of research suggests that high engagement levels are key drivers of financial results. A recent study by Towers Watson strengthens the link between engagement and financial performance by specifically highlighting “sustainable engagement” (meaning companies’ consistently high engagement levels are able to withstand varying economic conditions, changing leaders and transitions in business [...]

By |2018-05-16T20:10:49-04:00October 16th, 2013|behavioral assessment|Comments Off on What Drives Employee Engagement