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We’re all familiar with the expression “The Cobbler’s children have no shoes”. Too often consultants and consulting firms want to be appreciated and recognized for their deep expertise, technical knowledge and skills, but ironically do not apply it to themselves.
I am proud to work at a firm that truly believes in the services we offer our clients.
At Optimum Talent, we use an amazing psychometric tool called SuccessFinder, previously known as Pathfinder Career Systems. In over thirty years of experience, I have never seen such a powerful psychometric assessment, offering both depth and breadth of insight. Completing SuccessFinder is a prerequisite to employment with Optimum Talent, regardless of level or the position. We assess prospective personnel rigorously and make better hiring decisions by leveraging our own psychometric solution. The impact is obvious: meaningful selection data enabling effective team composition leading to strong business results.
Many of us at Optimum Talent, including myself, have used SuccessFinder with our family members to facilitate their career and education choices. Helping those we love and esteem by using our own products and expertise reinforces our professional integrity. I hope you agree that professional integrity is the first step in delivering great services.
Another service we offer is team intervention coaching. We are often hired by organizations to work with their executive team. We facilitate strategies fostering team effectiveness to ensure their efforts are strongly aligned to achieve their business objectives. As Optimum Talent is in growth mode, we’ve had to assimilate several new executive team members in a short period of time.
To maximize our own success, we took the time last July to experience our own team effectiveness process. Building on the knowledge gained through SuccessFinder, we completed the Team Effectiveness Survey, which measures nine factors for holistic team efficacy. One of our consultants produced the team profile, analyzed the results against our business objectives, and then facilitated a full day session including the company president. Not only were we all highly engaged in discussing our strengths, but we discovered our individual and collective red flags and how to work supportively to assure our mutual success. Believe me, self-awareness is great, but when awareness of your team members is combined with action planning, the impact is powerful.
Believing and applying our own talent management solutions has been a shot in the arm for our employee engagement. In offering our services to you, our current and future clients, I want to share that we believe in our own solutions and that we apply them to ourselves. We hope you will feel proud to work with us.
At Optimum Talent, we walk the talk by ensuring our success is based in the products and expertise that we offer clients and what we offer is the very best in talent management. I like to say we drink our own champagne! And it feels really good!