Profiles Incorporated

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Develop Strong Leaders Using Two Exceptional Assessment Tools

Posted by Craig Palmer on November 30, 2022.

As the end of the year approaches, we are noticing a trend in our clients using the Profiles PXT Select and Checkpoint 360 assessments in tandem with each other. Companies are assessing the state of their leadership teams to really understand the ability to execute their key strategies in these challenging low unemployment, high interest […]

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Optimize Team Culture and Performance Using PXT Select

Posted by Craig Palmer on September 27, 2022.

Recently I was speaking with one of our new customers and the topic of culture came up.  This young company was having a difficult time defining and articulating theirs. As our discussion continued it became apparent that the people working within this culture, individually, had different definitions of it. Some thought culture would be defined […]

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A PXT Success Story

Posted by Craig Palmer on August 26, 2022.

Hospital Improves Hiring, Placement, and Retention of Nurses, Using PXT Select™ Assessments ABOUT THE CLIENT This organization has been in the business of operating hospitals for well over a century and is a multi-billion-dollar healthcare operation. Spread over several western states, this client has over 100 clinics and several regional hospitals, including over 15,000 employees […]

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Profiles XT Assessment Upgraded to the PXT Select

Posted by Craig Palmer on July 27, 2022.

Roughly 4 million people a month for the past year, have been leaving their current jobs and looking for new opportunities. Never has it been more important for organizations to consider optimizing their hiring practices. The “Great Resignation” is still churning around us. At Profiles, Incorporated, we work with our clients to optimize their ability […]

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PXT Select: Create a Candidate Users Guide For Better Recruiting Decisions

Posted by Craig Palmer on June 21, 2022.

Upfront information is a game changer. How many times have you experienced the anxiety of a change in the workplace? This could come in the form of a promotion, transfer, getting a new job, or even a new boss. It is an uncomfortable, but generally unavoidable part of taking on new career opportunities. Part of […]

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Using the Talent Management System to Optimize Your Hiring Efforts

Posted by Craig Palmer on May 24, 2022.

Here at Profiles Incorporated, we have over 30 years of experience helping clients take advantage of the various aspects of the Profiles Talent Management System. There are hundreds of “assessments” in the marketplace, but most of those are “personality tests”. They simply tell you what a person’s style and personality will be like at any […]

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Interview Questions to Help You Find That Star Employee

Posted by Craig Palmer on March 25, 2022.

Today’s hiring managers have their work cut out for them. People are leaving the workforce at record rates, and many are in no rush to return. No industry or position is immune. Good candidates are often scarce. With employee retention a concern for any organization, accuracy is at a premium. You simply cannot afford mis-hires. […]

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3 Practical Ideas to Optimize Your Organization’s Succession Planning Efforts

Posted by Craig Palmer on December 27, 2021.

Succession planning is an integral part of the talent management process. It provides a way to identify key roles, people with the right skills and high potential and key positions that may need filling in a short space of time. Many of the executives we speak with express concern about their company’s lack of bench strength. […]

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Are Poor Customer Service Experiences Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Craig Palmer on November 30, 2021.

At Profiles, Inc. we have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of organizations hiring customer service personnel. This surge appears to be driven by a number of factors. One reason for the increased need is due to the higher number of people working from home and their off-site, online support requirements. Also, historically there […]

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Determining Key Behaviors with the PXT Select Coaching Report

Posted by Craig Palmer on June 18, 2021.

At Profiles Incorporated we understand the impact of knowing your employees well and the importance of a fine-tuned recruiting program that is focused on selecting the right employee for the right job. Enter, the PXT Select Assessment. The PXT Select is a talent management system designed to allow hiring managers to optimize their leadership efforts […]

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Understanding How People Make Decisions Using Profile PXT Assessments

Posted by Craig Palmer on December 15, 2020.

Oftentimes, our customers will tell us that when recruiting and working with current employees they are really interested in understanding how people work through their decision-making process. And, it’s one of the hardest characteristics to determine in an interview, especially when so many these days are virtual due to the pandemic. The PXT Select assessment […]

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Leading a Team During a Pandemic

Posted by Craig Palmer on November 17, 2020.

Many of our customers have shared with us the difficulties they encounter while trying to lead their various teams through a pandemic. It’s not easy when you cannot meet in person. Once you have completed the Profile XT assessment and have the data for each team member you are able to generate a Profiles XT […]

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Shining a Light on the Unknown

Posted by Nancy Ness on February 14, 2020.

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors discovered an innovation that changed the course of history—fire. Not only did fire allow people to cook their food (rendering asparagus slightly more palatable), it enabled humans to dispel the darkness and identify threats lurking in the shadows. Fire led to security. And from a place of security, humanity thrived. Although […]

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Using the Profiles PXT Select to Help Understand Candidates Emotional IQ

Posted by Craig Palmer on September 12, 2018.

I was having a conversation with one of our Client VP of Sales recently. He was in the process of hiring a new region manager. He had four candidates that were very good fits with their region manager Profiles Performance Model and asked for assistance to help determine which quality candidate would be the best […]

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Recruiting “Its Game Day”

Posted by Nancy Ness on June 29, 2018.

Well, it is “Game Day” on many fronts.  The Final 4 basketball event truly served up a fantastic dose of March Madness, the baseball season is off and running, the Minnesota Wild are in the Stanley Cup playoffs and The Masters golf tournament are all indicative of the traditional passage to the “Right of Spring.” […]

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Three Reasons Why Productivity Fluctuates

Posted by Nancy Ness on May 23, 2018.

The May, 2004 edition of Harvard Business Review featured an article on how it is risky to hire top performers from other companies. They advised that we are better off growing our own stars rather than headhunting  our competitors. Why would that be? There are of course several reasons, but what is the recurring theme?  […]

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How to Execute with any Audience with Assertiveness

Posted by Craig Palmer on April 27, 2017.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve identified how to execute an employee assessment by focusing on the Attitude, Independence and Manageability Behavior sections of the Profiles Sales Assessment Concurrent Performance Model Overview, We now wish to Focus on the Assertiveness Behavior to provide us with another excellent example of how to use this report to […]

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How to Execute with any Audience with Accommodating

Posted by Craig Palmer on March 20, 2017.

By analyzing a real world example of a Profiles Sales Assessment Concurrent Performance Model Overview, we’ve shown over the last few articles how a company would utilize the data from our Profile Leadership tools to OPTIMIZE team interactions. To get more resources for executing assessments, read our case studies or lean more about our consulting […]

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How to Execute with ANY Audience with Manageability

Posted by Craig Palmer on February 13, 2017.

As we continue our series of blog posts that focus on sections of a real world example of a Profiles Sales Assessment Concurrent Performance Model Overview, we hope that you’re gaining a better perspective on how to execute an assessment. If not, we offer personalized consulting services to support the assessment results of your employees. […]

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How to Execute With ANY Audience With Attitude

Posted by Craig Palmer on January 27, 2017.

Last month, we discussed how to utilize the data from our Profile Leadership tools to OPTIMIZE your interactions with employees, people you’re interviewing, your sales team, etc. We gave examples of ways to interpret the results of the Sociability Behavior section of the Profiles Sales Assessment Concurrent Performance Model Overview in order to create a […]

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How to Execute with ANY Audience with Independence

Posted by Craig Palmer on January 7, 2017.

In this series of blog posts, we are showing real life examples of how to utilize the data from our Assessments to gain a better perspective on how you and your team might view certain situations and areas of conflict. We looked at the Sociability & Attitude Behavior sections of the Profiles Sales Assessment Concurrent […]

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How to Execute With ANY Audience

Posted by Craig Palmer on November 19, 2016.

No, we are not here today to discuss how to “eliminate” those hard to reach audiences. Quite the contrary! We want to give you a taste of how to utilize the data from our Profile Leadership tools to OPTIMIZE your interactions with those audiences such as employees, people you’re interviewing or your sales team. This is […]

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Optimize Your Red Zone

Posted by Craig Palmer on October 13, 2016.

It’s the time of year for New Years resolutions and maybe yours is to manage your organization more efficiently while increasing production. Sounds like a lofty goal but not if you focus on the three areas of your business where you get the highest rate of return for your efforts. We call that, the RED Zone.

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10 Important Questions to Help Identify High Potentials

Posted by Nancy Ness on August 12, 2016.
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According to a study by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), as many as 25% of high-potential employees plan on leaving their jobs within a year. Many organizations make the mistake of only looking at ability when assessing an employee’s potential for managing a job. When trying to identify a high-potential (or HiPo) employee, it is […]

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