Mike Moreau
July 19, 2016

At the core of any organization are people.

Regardless of the product or service being sold, without a team of committed, talented, and united individuals, any company will fail. Despite the importance of this, businesses often ignore internal hurdles as a reason for poor performance. But how can businesses recognize when the problem lies within? It all begins with having the proper training and processes in place to recognize and address issues as they develop.

Human resources training and development plans can help HR staff to design an organizational structure that is appropriate for current needs and plan for added growth. As a company grows, the time and abilities of its current staff are stretched thin. Human resources training and development systems assist teams in planning for growth so that the benefits of expansion aren’t counteracted by the pains experienced by an overworked team.

It is also important to ensure that people are working on tasks well suited to their abilities. This may sound obvious at first, but many businesses fail to understand exactly what the strengths of individual employees are.  Behavioural profiling of employees helps managers to understand how an employee works and what will lead to their success. Conditions which may push one member of a team to be a high performer may be holding another member of the team back. Through behavioural profiling of employees, leadership can build teams which will work well together, and establish systems to contribute to the success of the team.

blog_post_imageBehavioural profiling of employees is useful in helping management design employee training and development systems. Too often organizations will waste resources by training staff on processes and technologies which are not well suited to their needs. Behavioural profiling helps management to understand how employees are likely to work best so that employee training and development can focus on tools which are likely to be integrated into their daily workflow. It is important to remember that employee training and development approaches that work for one person will not necessarily work for another, and an individual approach is important to success.

As the saying goes, a team is only as strong as its weakest member. In many cases, the weakest member may not be weak at all, but simply not as well suited to a system as other members of a team. By developing individualized training, hiring, and human resource processes, organizations ensure that members of their team are suitably aligned with their roles and have all the support they need to be successful.