Today business success is measured in talent – the right talent for the job. The lack of job performance and resulting employee turnover mean missed business opportunities and increased costs. It is difficult to identify the core attributes needed to be successful in a particular job – and harder still to determine whether the candidates being considered possess those core attributes.
Managers are seeking more accurate ways to assess, develop and retain top talent. The TTI Acumen Index is unique in its ability to assess an individual’s cognitive structure, focusing on three dimensions of thought used in the process of thinking:
• Systematic: ideas, thinking and structure. Measures systems judgment and self-direction
• Extrinsic: things, doing and events. Measures practical thinking and role awareness
• Intrinsic: people, feelings and self awareness. Measures empathetic outlook and sense of self
Along with the three dimensions of thought, the Acumen Index has a direct relationship with mathematics, and this makes it unlike other instruments of its kind. This is the secret behind its ability to measure the core dimensions of how we think. The result is an accurate ranking of personal talent skills describing individual potential for workplace performance.
When combined with an assessment of behavioral traits and values, the Acumen Index is an important part of the third component necessary to assess an individual in a way that provides a complete picture of individual talent.
This tool takes twenty minutes to complete on-line and delivers a personalized report that identifies the score of each of the top twenty three core attributes and the score in each one. It measures such elements as:
• Personal Accountability
• Customer Focus
• Goal Achievement
• Results Orientation
• Problem Solving
The PTSI has been validated in over 28 individual validation studies, conducted over 20 years by more than 19 separate examiners. It meets the standard of the EEOC. Ongoing research continues to underscore the value of this unique business tool.