Resumes only tell you about the skills and work history of a potential employee and performance reviews commonly miss identifying key defining personal traits. Talent Mapper is a system built by DeepTalent with cognitive scientists to identify innate skills such as leadership, management, drive, empathy, strategic ability and work preferences. By running this system you can instantly get a picture of all the strengths of each employee and get people moved into the correct role that will help them achieve maximum success within your company. You can also copy your unique link and share it with potential job applicants, getting a much more complete understanding as to how your applicants function.
The Talent Mapper survey is a multi-dimensional model, involving multiple choice questions with a weighted scale attached to every answer. The system was developed in association with Dr. Nick Bedo, a cognitive PhD and data fanatic with a passion for solving problems. His specialty is neuroscience and he has spent years studying brain activity related to cognitive development and skill learning. Now he has taken those research skills and helped design and implement a data-driven solutions to make the best possible people decisions. To create Talent Mapper we started by studying all the research on innate talents and identifying where we believed we could improve on current methods. We then looked at various weighting systems and tried trial runs to see how statements could be connected to not just a single trait, but multiple traits at once.
After extensive testing we found the system to be very accurate in identifying the top strengths of any individual. Keep in mind that Talent Mapper does not indicate weakness. Someone could score high in “Leadership” and still relatively low in “Empathy” or “Organization.” This does not mean you lack these qualities it only means that your strength of “Leadership” stands out above the rest. One way to think of it is if you went out to a restaurant and you happened to go to a Mexican Restaurant three times in a single week. This does not mean that you don’t like other types of food or frequent other establishments. It just means that you have a natural inclination towards Mexican food.
- With the click of a button the talent survey can be automatically scheduled for your employees. Once completed, you’ll be able to identify the unique traits in the individuals of your organization and see the strengths and gaps in your company as a whole. The most successful teams are built of diverse talents.
In order to better identify the strengths we automatically compare every person against your organizational average and only plot those that exceed it. With this organizational averaging you will quickly see what unique talents each person really brings to your table and you’ll also see how a new candidate might help you achieve greater talent diversity and success. We also display their top three highest ranking strengths, regardless if it’s above your organizational average.
All people are unique in how they like to interact in the workplace. Some people are social and thrive working in groups and brainstorming out loud while others prefer to work alone and think things through. Identifying the unique personality DNA is incredibly important to helping people reach their full potential and get maximum efficiency. If there is a high enough score Talent Mapper will indicate if a person prefers working in a group or likes working alone. Talent Mapper also incorporates some of the most definitive questions to identify extroverted or introverted personality types. Both of these are critically important for a company to harness wildly different interaction types. How different are they? Research shows that there is a difference in the brains of extroverted and introverted individuals. As a general rule extroverts draw energy from being around others and engaging in social situations while introverts generally need time alone to recharge. Extroverts tend to think out loud while introverts tend to need to be called on in meetings and sit in their thoughts thinking of every possible outcome. Keep in mind, however, that people are not made perfectly within labels. Some people can have qualities of both and may in some situations prefer groups and others prefer working alone. Talent Mapper will only make an extroverted or introverted call if the score is extremely high in one direction or the other.
Since every individual is unique, building on strengths has been proven more effective than trying to build on what is perceived as a weakness. Some final notes on Talent Mapper: If you use the system for job recruits it will not affect your Organizational Strength Average. And don’t worry if your employees don’t have 45 minutes in a single sitting. All answers are automatically saved as you go so you can come back later and complete.