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Growing The Predictive Index

In 1942, twenty-six-year-old Arnold Daniels volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Shipped off to England, he was placed as a flight navigator and his team soon logged more than 30 missions—all without a single combat casualty.

When commanders noted the team’s record, they sent a psychologist in to work with Daniels—to study just what made their teamwork so successful.

This was Daniels’ first introduction to psychometric testing, and what would become a lifetime passion: solving business problems through the lens of understanding individuals.

After the war, he returned to Boston, where he briefly attended Harvard to study workplace psychology. In 1952 he released the first Predictive Index Assessment.

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In 1955, Daniels founded PI Worldwide (now called The Predictive Index).

The Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment™ was created through a normative sample of thousands of people and has since been the subject of nearly 500 validation studies. It has received continual updates and today represents a well-established, business-relevant, and scientifically-proven measure of behavioral tendencies in the workplace.

Over six decades since, thousands of organizations have used The Predictive Index in nearly every job and industry around the world.

The Predictive Index helps businesses and organizations all over the globe overcome workplace challenges through a unique blend of scientific behavioral assessments, groundbreaking software, exceptional management training, and professional consulting from the world’s top workplace behavior specialists.

In short, The Predictive Index helps companies understand how their people think and work to help employees maximize their productivity.

The Predictive Index helps more than 8,000 clients across 142 countries; I’ve used it many times in different countries myself, so I was delighted to be joined on the podcast by the CEO of Predictive Index, Mike Zani.

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Scott Miller – FranklinCovey

Years ago, I was a fresh-faced young HR graduate in an international, very rules-based company when my first mentor gave me a copy of a book called ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People‘ written by Stephen Covey.

Growing the FranklinCovey Company

The book had a profound effect on my thinking and on my subsequent career in Human Resources.

It seems, I wasn’t the only one.

The book has sold more than 40 million copies in 40 languages worldwide and remains one of the best selling nonfiction business books in history.

Now listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the FranklinCovey company is considered by many as the world leader in helping organizations achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior.

I was delighted to be joined on the podcast by the company’s Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership, Scott Miller.

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Introducing The New HR Consulting Work Platform – One Circle

One Circle is a platform of freelance HR consultants providing Human Resource consulting services, digitally, sharing thought leadership and solutions.

Completely virtual, One Circle allows companies to engage with and hire freelance HR consultants online, on-demand, from around the world and across the employee lifecycle, all in one place.

Emma El-Karout - One Circle HR Platform

The Co-Founder of One Circle, Emma El-Karout, joined me on the podcast to talk about this new HR consulting work platform.

During our chat, we talked about:

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How To Cope With Difficult Times And Get A Business Growth Mindset As An HR Consultant

Ever had low moments in consulting, lost a big sales pitch, or struggled to price your services at a level that you deserve?

Ask any elite business person or sports star, having the right mindset is crucial to success. I asked business coach and money mindset expert Nina Cooke for her advice to consultants in the Human Resources industry on how to get a business growth mindset.

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Growth Software For Growing HR Companies – A Conversation With Benjamin Dell

Benjamin Dell is a fascinating guy. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded a number of very successful software businesses that can help HR companies grow faster.

Benjamin Dell Profile

As I discovered at the recent SaaStock tech conference, Benjamin’s business card says he is the founder and CEO at Missinglettr (a social marketing automation company that automatically creates 12 months’ worth of social content for each blog post you publish) but he has plenty more on the go.

Benjamin and I chatted over coffee about his team’s new venture: Onboardflow. Someone signed up for a trial. Now what? OnboardFlow helps you make sense of your trials so that you can convert more of them.

We also chatted about:

  • HeySummit which lets you run pain-free online summits. It’s an excellent platform with an amazing team.
  • HelpShelf which combines all of your support resources into one gorgeous widget and then makes sure that it’s available when it matters the most.
  • Missinglettr which creates strategic, automated social media campaigns that drive traffic for an entire year. Leaving you to focus on what’s really important.

On the business growth side . . .

  • Benjamin shared his advice for other HR tech companies that want to develop either new product functions and or grow faster or grow more extensively.
  • We discussed how to engage customers in product development and as advocates.
  • And more.
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45 Ways To Make Your HR Consulting Business More Profitable

It’s one thing to start your own HR consultancy but it’s another thing altogether to run a profitable consulting business in the Human Resources industry.

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Today I’m sharing an extensive list of 45 ideas to help make your HR consulting business more profitable.

Thanks to all the successful consultants from the HR industry who have shared their many excellent ideas, suggestions, and pieces of practical advice.

How To Run A Profitable Consultancy In The HR Industry [4 Categories]

To keep things organised, the profitable HR consultancy tips are divided into four broad categories:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Sales & Marketing
  3. Service Delivery
  4. Your People
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How To Expand Your HR Business Overseas – With Cynthia Dearin

Thinking of expanding your HR business internationally?

Cynthia Dearin

Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist, author and keynote speaker.

She’s also the Founder of Dearin & Associates and the International Business Accelerator.

In 2015, Cynthia published her first book, Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East & North Africa, which became an Amazon best-seller.

Her second book, Business Beyond Borders: How to Take Your Company Global is due for release in 2019.

We discussed:

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Introducing A New Platform For HR Consultants – One Circle

One Circle is an online platform for HR consultants that connects companies with freelance HR experts, on-demand and across the world.

New HR consulting platform

In this article, I’m kindly joined by One Circle’s founder, Emma El-Karout.

Read on for our discussion on:

  • Emma’s background and her motivation to start the One Circle platform for HR consultants.
  • What does One Circle do? Which problem does it address and how it is differentiated from other competitors in the space?
  • Who is the typical OneCircle HR consultant? Where they are from and how do they help clients?
  • Tips on interesting people that HR businesses should check out to grow faster.
  • The biggest challenges facing the HR profession.
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Talking B2B Sales & DisruptHR With Derek Howard

A Better HR Business - Derek Howard

I talked B2B sales and the impressive DisruptHR conference with Dublin-based, business-growth expert, Derek Howard.

If you are looking to expand your business, you should listen in.

The Customer logo

Derek is CEO of The Customer a company that helps companies to grow their business and develop their people.

Derek walked me through an overview of the typical sales cycle and gave practical tips for each stage – definitely have your pen and paper ready.

Furthermore, Derek is one of the co-founders and organisers of the Ireland division of the global DisruptHR seminar series.

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How To Get An HR Side Job As A Human Resources Professional [10 HR Side Gig Ideas]

Ever since I started my HR business marketing blog, and particularly since I started my podcast for HR companies, I’ve been contacted by many full-time employees asking me how to get an HR side job as a Human Resources professional.

In my time, I have done the various HR side hustles myself and helped others set up their side HR projects.

I’ll show you ten HR side jobs and HR side gig ideas further down in this article.

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