Assessment for Development

Video on Assessment for Talent Development
Video with Dr. Harrison on Assessment for Talent Development


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There are literally thousands of assessments available for talent development spanning the range of simple style indicators, 360 reviews, team, strengths, intelligence, aptitude, skills, emotional intelligence, and behavioral. Many are effective in their prescribed uses and some more than others! One tool that stands out in a class of its own among the thousands, is Harrison Assessments. It utilizes a unique assessment methodology that enables organizations to achieve real changes through talent development by providing deep insight into the job specific behaviors necessary for employees, leaders, teams and organizations to succeed.

Even though leaders typically have years of experience in their specialized expertise, they rarely have the training or skills necessary to facilitate talent development. Yet, in order to succeed in today’s competitive environment, companies must continually increase productivity, retain top talent, and build effective teams. Dawson Consulting Group assists organization in accomplishing their development goals through the use of this comprehensive assessment and enables clients to build a competitive edge by better understanding their employees’, leaders’, and teams’ strengths, areas of improvement, and potential blind spots.

Enjoyment Theory

One of the foundational theories behind the success of this comprehensive behavioral tool is the Enjoyment Theory. Simply put, success in any role starts with work satisfaction. Harrisons’ world-wide research shows that employees who enjoy 75% or more of their daily activities are 3 times more likely to succeed in their jobs and stay longer than employees who do not enjoy their work tasks. Using a 30-minute SmartQuestionnaire™ which provides a comprehensive analysis of work preferences, interests and interpersonal tendencies, a thorough analysis is produced that pinpoints over 175 traits and competencies for the individual.

This enjoyment performance methodology determines how satisfied an employee is within his or her current role and can predict other roles that would suit the individual. With it, one can further drill down to determine which responsibilities provide the greatest personal motivation and job satisfaction. This information provides valuable insight into how job functions can be re-engineered to better suit the individuals and how to create effective career and succession planning.

By selecting the appropriate Job Success Formula to match against the individual’s profile, a complete job analysis of an employee’s strengths and weaknesses in relationship to job performance is produced in an easy to read report. A job success formula also generates a ‘Trait Development’ plan that guides the employee to develop the behaviors that will lead to success for a particular job or role.

Other reports are included to help leaders effectively coach and mentor the individual. The “How to Manage, Develop and Retain Report” and “Engagement & Retention Analysis” provide leaders with practical insight and guidelines for engaging, motivating, and retaining individual employees.

Paradox Theory

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Harrison Assessments unique ParadoxTechnology™ provides leaders with a clear understanding of their own behaviors that will enable them to reduce turnover and become more effective team members and leaders. It even includes a mapping of their stress behaviors and how those impact other team members and employees. By mapping leaders’, as well as the entire team’s behaviors, against the 12 paradoxical principles of performance and leadership, managers can immediately start with practical actions for coaching performance, retaining talent and building effective working relationships.

The Team Paradox Report helps managers build stronger teams by establishing clear team values for effective interactions, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the team members and the team itself, and developing individual and team action plans to increase performance effectiveness.

To develop performance, work satisfaction, and team effectiveness and build your organization’s competitive edge, apply Harrison Assessments talent development solutions for executive coaching, high potential development, succession and career planning, and team development. Dawson Consulting Group partners with clients to ensure your organization’s development goals and results are realized by optimizing application of the tool within your talent development strategies and resources.

Dawson Consulting Group is a Harrison Assessments Solutions Partner.

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