From the desk of Jim McKelvey

Thank you for opening this email, I trust it finds you doing well and that you had a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.   

Thought for the Day

“Never be afraid to try something new, amateurs built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic” ~ Author Unknown

Never be afraid to try something new … with that introduction, the focus of this newsletter is about hiring the right people using the newest in assessment technology.

The lead article addresses an issue many employers are facing today – not enough good applicants.  In the second article I’m delighted to announce the release of our newest assessment, the PXT Select™, the successor to our ProfileXT assessment.  Developed by Wiley, the publisher of our assessments, the PXT Select™ not only provides the hiring manager with insight into a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behavioral traits, and interests, it also includes tips about the candidate’s potential job fit and relevant job-specific interview questions.
When Good Applicants Are Scarce, Select for Fit, and Train for Skills.   

In F. Leigh Branham's book, Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business, he makes this suggestion; "Interview applicants who may lack traditional qualifications, such as degrees or years of experience, but have the right abilities and can be trained," (emphasis added).  

If an employee has the right abilities, training for specific job skills can be both efficient and profitable.  Absent those right abilities, no amount of training is likely to produce a top performer and even a high level of skill will not keep him/her on the job.  

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Introducing the PXT Select™      

Having the right people in the right jobs is truly powerful.  The PXT Select™ helps fill the gap between the resume and the interview.  It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help them interview better and hire smarter.  It not only helps you select the right people, but it also helps you shape the overall employee experience.  The PXT Select’s suite of reports helps you select, onboard, coach, and develop employees to reach their full potential.

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Are you serious about hiring and developing the right candidates?   If so, we’d like to help you.   

For those who call or email, we’ll schedule you to take a complimentary the PXT Select™.  Once you’ve completed the assessment, we’ll then arrange a mutually convenient day/time to meet and review your results with you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Take care and enjoy the day!

Jim McKelvey

Great Lakes Profiles, Inc.

Human Capital – Getting It Right!

(248) 693-3328 Office

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