Crucial Strategies for Enhancing Organisational Talent – Part I

Crucial Strategies for Enhancing Organisational Talent – Part I

The state of the economy is unfortunate, with yet another of the three rating agencies downgrading South Africa to junk status and investors pulling out of the JSE and government bonds. Now more than ever companies have to optimise and enhance their organisational talent. While cost cutting may be unavoidable; it’s important not to fall into some of the common traps that will put you at a disadvantage when the economy turns around.

The bottom line is that you need to know your human capital inventory well enough to make the best decision, and have the courage to take calculated risks to upgrade when the opportunity presents itself.

Our researchers have identified four crucial strategies to optimise and enhance your organisational talent. These are:

  1. “Re move” your chronic under-performers
  2. Remove your dead wood
  3. Uncover your diamonds in the rough
  4. Never stop your hunt for high quality outside hires.


This blog post series will elaborates on these four crucial strategies.

1.” Re move” your chronic under-performers

How often have you seen organisations keep staff just because they are nice people that don’t cause a lot of waves even though they aren’t very good at their job? They’ve moved around and had a lot of chances, but just don’t have what it takes to be effective. This is especially important for people in the higher pay scales.

The first step is to identify the organisations least effective employees. Then determine if they are chronic low performers or just a bad fit for a particular job, or have a bad manager, insufficient training or lack of resources.

However, you need to be honest with yourself. They may be nice people, but if they can’t or won’t add enough worth, then you need to make the tough decision and let them go. If you tolerate them, then your mid to top performers lose the motivation to go above and beyond average job performance; they see poorness is both endured and accepted.

Do you have the data to support your decisions?

These decisions are best made when supported by facts as opposed to opinion. There are many assessment tools that give you objective data to determine if an employee is a chronic under-performer or the victim of other circumstances that can be overcome. Without valid measurement tools management becomes very difficult.


ProfileXT® Certification

ProfileXT® (PXT), Profiles Sales Assessment (PSA), AND Profiles Managerial FIT (PMF) Assessment  CERTIFICATION COURSE


GrowingPeopleGreat, in partnership with Profiles International Southern Africa, is proud to announce that they are now running Certification Courses for our users and representatives of our various assessment tools. These certification courses aim to provide our clients and representatives with in depth information into the various Profiles Assessments. The certification is highly recommended as it provides the user with a deeper understanding of the assessment tools so that, not only does the user gain proficiency in the system but that they are also able gain maximum benefit from using the assessments.

UNIT 1 – Introduction to the PXT

  • What is the PXT?
  • Theoretical Foundation
  • Person-environment Fit
  • Person-environment Typology
  • Correlates of Ability and Job Success
  • PXT Sections
  • Scoring the PXT
  • Norming

UNIT 2 – The PXT Scales

  • The PXT Thinking Style Scales
  • Skill and Ability vs Reasoning
  • The PXT Behavioural Traits Scales
  • The PSA Critical Sales Behaviours
  • The PXT Interest Scales
  • Scoring the Interests Section
  • Ipsative vs Normative Items
  • The Distortion Scale
  • Appropriate Use of the Distortion Scales


  • Reliability
    • Test-retest
    • Alternative forms
    • Split-halves
    • Internal consistency
  • Validity
    • Construct Validity
    • Content Validity
    • Criterion-related Validity
  • Validity versus Reliability


  • Performance Models
    • Building Performance Models
    • Steps for building a Performance Model
    • Data Needed to Build Performance Models
    • System tools for building Performance Models
    • Scale Width
  • The Job Match Percent
    • Understanding the Percentage Match to a Performance Model
    • Percent Match in the Interests Section
  • Effectiveness of Performance Models
  • Profiles Performance Model Library

UNIT 5 – PXT Reports

  • PXT Reports
  • Effective Use of the PXT Reports
  • PXT Report Components


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Our Next Certification:


May 17-18, 2018  

Cost for certification: R5750 +VAT per person





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Genos Emotional Intelligence Certification

Emotional Intelligence – because being clever isn’t enough!


Emotional Intelligence involves a set of skills that define how well we recognise and respond to emotions. These skills have been shown to underlie many aspects of success in life which is why emotional intelligence has redefined what it means to be smart.


Being emotionally self-aware you can recognise and understand your own emotions in a way that becomes second nature. This skill will bring with it many benefits to your working and living environment.


Certification Events


Genos Certification – Introduction

The Genos Emotional Intelligence Certification Program is specially designed to make you the expert in applying Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. Further to this, you will learn from internationally recognised experts who develop and apply emotional intelligence with Fortune 500 companies every day.

You will leave the certification program being able to:

  • Develop individuals’ and teams’ emotional intelligence by assessing and debriefing their assessment results

  • Provide practical tools and techniques for applying and being more emotionally intelligent in the workplace

  • Design and deliver group emotional intelligence development sessions

Who Should Attend
The Genos EI Certification Program is designed for learning and organisational development professionals, human resource consultants or managers, executive coaches, and organisational psychologists.


Before the Course

Before the course, you will be invited to complete your own Genos 360° Emotionally Intelligent Workplace Behaviour Feedback Assessment.

ICF Recognition
International Coach Federation certified coaches can earn 10 Core Competency hours and 4 Resource Development hours by completing the Genos EI Certification Program.

Certification Events

See our Certification page for a full list of 2018 Certification Dates.



“Are you an External or Internal Business Coach, Consultant or Trainer looking to add a development-focused suite of Emotional Intelligence assessments and training to your business?


As Authorised Distributors for Genos International, we are proud to bring the Genos Model of Emotional Intelligence to South Africa. There is a direct link between the way people feel and the way that they perform at work. This is one of the most robust and consistent findings in organisational research. In high performing organisations, people feel significantly more engaged, cared for, valued, proud and motivated than those in low performing organisations. Conversely, in low performing organisations, people feel significantly more fearful, stressed, disempowered and uncertain.


Developing Emotional Intelligence abilities enables us to modify our decisions, behaviour and performance at work so that we are thinking our best, behaving our best and productively leading our work groups and teams.


Designed for both Leaders and Individual Contributors, this suite of assessments and training can complement your current assessment/coaching/training/consulting offerings.


Emotional Intelligence Certification Course


  Genos EI Certification Program Brochure

Course: Day One

  • The Science of Emotions

  • Emotional Intelligence and the 6 Skills

  • The Business Case

  • Assessment Overview

  • Best Approaches to Assessment and Debriefing

  • Assessment Options

  • Interpreting Results

  • Debriefing Results

Course: Day Two

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and the 6 Skills

  • Features of the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Feedback Report

  • Leadership Assessment Options

  • Best Approaches to Assessment and Debriefing

  • Group Debriefs

  • Alternative Measures

  • Successful Project Execution

  • Certification Next Steps

Note: The two-day course is fully catered throughout each day.


The benefits of becoming a Genos Certified Practitioner:

  • Association with the most well-recognised and respected organisation for applying emotional intelligence in the workplace

  • Access to an international network of over a thousand certified learning, organisational development, human resources and executive coaching professionals

  • Access to our members-only resource portal, containing all of our latest presentations, workshops, proposals, marketing material, case studies and research

  • Support from leading experts in the field including academics and highly-experienced practitioners

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