The Human Shift
People are super complex, but great leaders recognize that the energy of their people is their most precious commodity. Decode their complexities and understand what drives workplace performance. Behavioral assessments are the most effective and simple way to gain an accurate depiction of one’s core drives, and therefore insight into their needs and behaviors.
Lead your leaders! Whether you’re a first-time manager or have been in the trenches for years, understanding how to coach and mentor your people successfully is a key leadership competency. Let us help you tailor your coaching plans to integrate the behavioral drives and needs of your people. If you understand the person, you’ll unlock their potential.
Don’t keep your team’s potential locked away. Coach and inspire your employees to greatness with an arsenal of behavioral insights, reports and analytics. Drive personal development, understand team interaction and create stronger connections with your employees. At SHIFT, we make your coaching, communication, team building and leadership development our top priority.
Our greatest compliment is when clients tell us they “speak the language of objectivity” informed by behavioral insights. It’s not complicated, but transformational change comes when ‘understanding people‘ is at the heart of every business decision. Let us help you develop a great company culture that empowers individuals to bring out the best in themselves and each other.
People Make The Workplace
Great leaders recognize that the energy and enthusiasm of their people is their greatest asset.
Leaders drive companies, create and deliver on a vision, and prepare for the future by empowering tomorrow’s leaders. Without good leadership, companies rarely move forward. People destined for leadership success know themselves—their strengths, their weaknesses—and what they need to deliver. They know what skills they need to develop to get to the level they desire. Self-diagnosing people are also self-starters. They don’t wait to be told what to do and they don’t follow a manual. They are self-correctors and highly ambitious. It’s not that they necessarily want to be the next CEO or even head up a department or team, but they want to grow as individuals. While a drive for results is a widely understood competency for most high-potentials, it is strategic thinking that is the #1 skill deemed necessary for leaders.
Now what? Your challenge is to understand these people and invest in them—onboard, train, coach and encourage them. Why? Because they are your future. With SHIFT, and the right tools, you can look at your current and prospective employees and accurately identify key leadership characteristics, predict people’s probabilities of success and help them evolve more quickly from “doing” to leading.
“Self-awareness is rated as the single most important competency for leaders to develop.”
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Hiring + Onboarding
You shouldn’t have to trust your gut when hiring. Let us help you ensure that you know what you’re looking for, determine who’s the best match to the job, and set them up for success. PI makes it easy to hire quickly and confidently, by comparing your candidate pipeline against your pre-defined behavioral and cognitive job requirements—you’ll be hiring smart in no time.
What drives your teams? Are their communication, delegation and execution styles complementary or in conflict? Group analytics enable us to dissect team dynamics and avoid common pitfalls. People problems can slow your business to a halt. But understanding what drives and inspires them can help you break through like never before. We work better together when we know what drives us.
Retain Top Talent
Simply said, the better your talent is managed the better they feel and perform! The majority of employees find the relationship with their immediate supervisor and senior management is very important to their job satisfaction. Specifically, employees want to feel respected and to have a mutual trust between themselves and management. Talent Management is critical to employee retention.
Employee engagement is when we have a deep emotional commitment to both our company and its goals. When engagement and discretionary effort are high, your employees are working for a lot more than a just a paycheck. They’re willing to put in extra hours, go the extra mile, and truly want customers to have the best experience possible.
SHIFT brings to organizations a methodology that leverages workforce assessments and management workshops to empower leaders to understand their people, get everyone in alignment and moving toward continued success. SHIFT’s leaders are deeply committed to collaborations that lead to ideas and solutions that make a meaningful difference—such as innovation, increased productivity, and enhanced systems. We team with like-minded leaders who have a growth, not fixed, mindset who believe their talents can be developed through hard work, effective strategies, and input from others.
Understanding and optimizing your current team or finding your next great employee shouldn’t be a fraught-filled journey. We make it easy to hire quickly and confidently, by comparing your candidate pipeline against your pre-defined behavioral and cognitive job requirements. With this, you’ll be hiring—and coaching—smart in no time. SHIFT is a Predictive Index Master Training Center, including Certified Trainers, which offers a robust curriculum of instructor-led management training workshops to ensure the PI methodology is integrated deep into the cultural fabric of your organization.
“We help our clients and collaborators secure a competitive edge by maximizing human capital investments through impeccable hiring decisions, optimized organizational structure, and superior leadership development.”
Val Yaw, Founding Partner
You know that you need to hire, but you don't know who you need to hire. Start by defining the job's requirements. Job Targeting is designed to capture the behavioral and cognitive requirements of a specific role, while considering company culture and team dynamics.
Assessments + Insights
Sending the Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments to candidates is easy. A few quick clicks and a targeted assessment will be in your candidate inbox instantly, along with an arsenal of reports, or insights, which empower you to effectively interview, onboard, engage, coach, promote and manage your people and teams successfully.
Evaluate + Plan
As results roll in, quickly and efficiently rank candidates based on how they match your benchmarked job requirements. Whether interviewing or coaching, you will gain key insights to understanding the fit, or gaps, in their behavioral drives and cognitive ability. With candidates, you’ll have the power of these INsights before they set foot in your office.
Interview + Coach
Create an Interview Kit or Coaching Kit based on the person’s behavioral pattern in relation to the job target. The Interview Guide will ensure you’re asking the right questions. The Coaching Guide will empower you to facilitate strategic discussions that inform optimum performance.
SHIFT offers a robust curriculum of instructor-led PI management training workshops to ensure the methodology is integrated deep into the cultural fabric of your organization.
What Drives People
The What Drives People? workshop gives your employees the tools and insights they need to develop increased self-awareness and a thorough understanding of what motivates their day-to-day behaviors. In addition to securing a firm grasp of their own behavioral style, a workplace behavior expert PI facilitator will help them better understand their co-workers and develop an appreciation for differing drives and motivations.
Leading People to Perform
The Managing People to Perform workshop gives you the insight and perspective needed to develop increased self-awareness and an understanding of what drives your day-to-day behaviors. In addition to securing a firm grasp of your own management and communication style, a workplace behavior expert PI facilitator will help you identify how best to communicate with, and manage, your direct reports.
Becoming a PI Practitioner
The Becoming a PI Practitioner workshop gives you the hands-on training needed to realize the people problems standing between you and your business objectives. Poor performance, mismanagement, low productivity, high turnover, low engagement - all of these issues can be addressed through the effective application of PI's human capital management methodology in your business.
Shannon MeyerExecutive Director / Response
Response is a small nonprofit in Aspen that works with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Because we are a small team of only five and our work is often stressful, it was very important to us to find the right person to join our team. SHIFT and their Predictive Index tool allowed us to really assess our top candidates and see how they would both fit with the work required AND the culture of our team. Our new person has been with us only a few weeks but it already feels like she has been with us forever – and I think it’s because SHIFT helped us find the right PERSON, not just the right employee!
Jay ScherrerChief Operating Officer / Bluetent
"We have totally embraced the entire Predictive Index system (Behavioral, Cognitive, Job Targeting, Group Analytics and more) and are using it for hiring, effective communication, understanding our employees’ strengths, team building and more. We have partnered with SHIFT to make sure that when we hire, we do so intelligently. Just the PI Behavioral Assessment alone promotes dialogue between employees, managers, and leadership which empowers us to have a safe platform to discuss what drives human behavior and how each member of our team can be coached and mentored to reach their full potential." "Additionally, as a recruiting tool, there is no doubt of the benefits of its use. We’ve seen a notable reduction in fill times, along with “fitting” the right candidate to the right role—as well as onboarding them knowing their intrinsic needs—which we consider to be the beginning of a very long and meaningful relationship of all new employees. And finally, beyond the PI product suite itself, the team at SHIFT is outstanding in both supporting our organizational needs and collaborating with us to ensure we put the right programs in place and at a pace that ensures quality traction, thank you Val Yaw!"
Jeff LeahyHead of School / Colorado Rocky Mountain School
"Integrating the Predictive Index into our school's culture has proven to be the single best decision I made as Head of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School."
Brett UnzickerExecutive Vice President / Prismview-Samsung / Samsung
"Genuinely honest feedback, a thoughtful approach, and keen understanding of what it takes to bring organizations to the next level - that is what you get with Val and SHIFT. I first met Val in January of 2016 as I was leading The Predictive Index's global network of Certified Partners. Over the next couple years, I had the honor of getting to see Val work and know her on a personal level. Val has an exceptional understanding of how to leverage human capital in companies to fuel growth. As I've worked with consultants around the globe, what really stands out about Val is her as an individual. Meaning, whether from my own personal experience or, seeing her talk with clients, her connection is immediate. In addition, she has the unique ability to take tremendously complex problems and break them down into a simple, actionable solutions. I would highly recommend Val / her company to any organization looking to make a shift. Feel free to reach out to me directly and I'd be pleased to speak about the results I've seen her deliver. Working with Val will be a decision you'll be glad you made."