assessments for business

How Objective Can We Be in the People Business?

No doubt about it, it's hard to be objective about people. Hiring managers choose job candidates who they like and who interview well. But a good interview does not necessarily translate into a strong performance on the job. There is an objective way to look at potential hires and current employees and to measure skills. This is best done with well-researched, validated assessments. All assessments are taken on-line, and a report is generated immediately.

Here are some of the assessments that we use at Sunstone:

TTI Success Insights® Reports

How a person acts and communicates with others.
(referred to as the DISC Behavioral and Communication Style Analysis)
The DISC looks at people's behavior and communication style, and is excellent for helping individuals and teams understand themselves and one another better. When we speak to a person in the "language" that they understand, trust develops, the ability to voice different opinions grows, and results are obtained more effectively. The DISC includes a 23-page report, an hour individual debriefing, and a group debriefing for teams who take the DISC.

TTI Success Insights® Workplace Motivators Report

Values are the "why" behind the actions.
If we add another layer to communication style--the ability to understand why a person does what they do-we add a whole other dimension to the dynamics between people, and between the person and their work. This assessment is called Workplace Motivators. and is very powerful when combined with the DISC. The Workplace Motivator includes a 20-page report and individual debriefing.

TTI Personal Talent Skills Inventory® Report (PTSI)

What skills is the person capable of?
Talent is a priority in today's organizations. The PTSI provides an accurate ranking of personal skills, or core competencies, of the individual. This is used for hiring the right person for the job, or with current employees for greater understanding of their strengths and developmental needs.

TTI Trimetrix® Talent Reports

How they do it, Why they do it, and Can they do the Job?
Businesses everywhere have recognized that acquiring the right talent to do the job is vital to their success. The Trimetrix® combines the DISC (communication style), the Workplace Motivators (what a person values) and the Personal Talent Skills Inventory (what skills and competencies they possess) into a single powerful hiring and developmental tool. This is often coupled with a Job Benchmark to match the needs of a job with the skills of an employee or job candidate.

TTI Trimetrix® Job Report

The Job Benchmark.
If you find yourself wondering how to measure your employee's performance against what the job needs, you might take a step back and ask, "How do I first measure what the job needs?"

Many companies choose to create a Job Benchmark to help them identify which behaviors, motivators and core competencies are most important to perform a particular job successfully. Once that is accomplished, you can compare the Job Benchmark to the candidate's Trimetrix report to evaluate the top job candidates, and hire according to the traits that the job requires. You do not need the Job Benchmark to get value from the Trimetrix assessment--it can either stand alone or be used in conjunction with the Job Benchmark.

TTI Emotional Quotient™

People skills are some of the most valuable skills to possess. How clearly a person sees and understands one's self or others lays the foundation for their success. This assessment measures the individual's abilities in that area, and is a springboard for further development.

360-degree Assessments

A 360-degree assessment is a powerful tool for helping individuals develop their skills through personalized feedback from their manager, peers, direct reports, and customers. Change begins with awareness that improvement may be needed, and the 360-degree assessment is often the starting point for the individual.

TTI Success Insights® Sales Skills Index

Compare the selling skills of your sales person with top selling performers to determine if training is needed in particular areas of the sales from prospecting to the close.