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Rebranding Profiles SEA under TRG Talent Management solution

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Jan 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You’ve known us from the start as Profiles International Vietnam and then in the last few years as Profiles International South East Asia.

However the people behind this all come from TRG International.

As you are likely aware, at TRG, for multiple solution sets we offer multiple solutions in order to give you a wider choice. For a long time, assessments have been the only Talent Management / HR related solution that we have, however that is all set to change in 2016 when we introduce multiple new Talent Management solutions over the course of the year.

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The Science Behind Employee Assessments for Hiring

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Oct 1, 2014 2:30:00 PM

Personnel decisions are too important to leave to chance, and interviews and background checks can only reveal so much information. In this time of uncertainty, it is imperative companies try to surround themselves with as much certainty as possible.

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Topics: Employee Assessment, Effective Hiring, Employee Assessment Tools

Profiles International Announces Kris Dunn as Keynote for 2014 World Conference

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Nov 18, 2013 2:30:00 AM

Kris Dunn, CHRO for Kinetix, will present the keynote address to Profiles International World Conference attendees.

Talent management solutions provider, Profiles International, announced Kris Dunn as the keynote speaker for their 2014 World Conference, hosted in Fort Worth, January 16-18. Dunn will deliver his keynote on "The 9 Faces of HR" to over 300 conference attendees.

In his professional career, Dunn has led HR practices in Fortune 500 organizations and venture capital-held startups. He believes the key to great business results is to get great people, then do as much as possible to maximize their motivation, performance, and effectiveness.

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Topics: Profiles International Vietnam, profiles international

Training and Development Programs are Essential for Productivity.

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Nov 1, 2013 8:00:00 AM

We have all heard the saying “Knowledge is power,” but at times we become lazy and forget the power of learning. Most of us start out at a new job eager to learn the ins and outs of our new employer. In the initial training and development program, we tend to be more tentative and receptive of the information we are being provided.

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Topics: Leadership Skill Improvement, Training and Development in Business

Don’t Hire a Type, Hire Right!

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Oct 29, 2013 8:00:00 AM

I recently returned from exhibiting on behalf of Profiles at HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. I was lucky to be chosen to attend, as this is the highest-attended conference of its kind. I love any opportunity to learn more about the industry I work in, latest trends, and of course, observing what our competitors, colleagues, and industry friends are doing to stay competitive in the market.

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Topics: Profiles International Vietnam, profiles international, Employee Assessment Tools

Profiles International Announces New Chief Science Officer

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Oct 18, 2013 3:35:00 PM

Chief Research Officer at Profiles International Promoted to the Role of Chief Science Officer

Global assessment solutions provider, Profiles International, recently announced the promotion of Dr. Scott Hamilton from Chief Research Officer to the role of Chief Science Officer.

In his previous role as CRO, Dr. Hamilton was instrumental in the creation, development, and implementation of Profiles International assessments in more than 130 countries. Dr. Hamilton oversaw all aspects of assessment development while supervising the research and development team.

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Topics: Profiles International Vietnam, profiles international

Delegating is a Win-Win for Employees and Managers!

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Oct 18, 2013 8:00:00 AM

“The surest way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn how, and when, and to whom to delegate work.” - Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney

The truth and relevance of this quote is undeniable. Managers and executives oversee large numbers of employees, strategic plans and company processes. There is no way they have time to have their hands in everything. Delegating is a benefit to all involved if it is done right. It gives executives a chance to take a load off of their plates, and it gives employees an opportunity to do something new. 

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Topics: Communication Skill, Workplace Management, Leadership Skill Improvement

The 4 Most Useful HR Metrics for the Future

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Oct 15, 2013 8:00:00 AM

We recently wrote about the explosion of big data and its effects on human resources. HR metrics are the foundation of HR data analysis. They are also the only concrete way to measure the effectiveness of your HR efforts.


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Hey! You’re in a Leadership Position for a Reason…Engage Your People!

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Sep 13, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Many companies have made significant cuts to their workforce, which almost certainly weighs heavily on their remaining employees. To get the job done, organizations tend to rely on a core group of employees whom they trust and believe in. How can you keep these individuals motivated and engaged to perform – and for how long?

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Topics: Communication Skill, Leadership Skill Improvement, Team Management

Words of Wisdom: 15 Powerful Thoughts on Leadership

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Aug 27, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Leadership is the capacity to turn vision into reality - Warren Bennis.
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Topics: Profiles International Vietnam

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