Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions provides a variety of assessment tools, such as WorkKeys® Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and DISC, to help employees understand their talents, skills, abilities, and relationships with others. These assessments can be used in a variety of ways from discovering basic skills competency, improving teambuilding, and better understanding the work dynamic of a group.
We also offer comprehensive 360 Degree Feedback Assessment development and administration services, using our online feedback and reporting system.
DISC is a valuable tool that helps you increase your one-on-one communication effectiveness with peers, subordinates, clients and friends. This instrument classifies four aspects of behavior by assessing a person’s preferences in communication styles and in behavior (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness). DISC benefits individuals but is also valuable for groups of people (teams, departments, boards of directors, small companies and organizations) to aid in the understanding of each other’s preferences and ultimately function more effectively as a team. Contact Larry Baker for more information.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
The MBTI® is designed to measure how people perceive the world and make decisions. It allows us to look at our personalities in a way that fosters understanding of one another and enables us to appreciate our differences, while showing how our individual preferences impact ourselves and those around us. MBTI® is valuable for personal development, problem solving, conflict resolution, leadership, team building, goal setting, time management and stress management. Contact Larry Baker for more information.
WorkKeys® (Career Readiness Certificate)
WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system to help individuals, educators and employers identify the skills needed to be successful on the job. The Work Keys® system permits a direct comparison of the skills needed for a job with the skills a potential or existing employee currently possesses. This ensures informed hiring decisions to develop a high caliber workforce.
The Virginia Career Readiness Certificate credential certifies an individual’s skills in three core workplace competencies required in virtually every job situation: Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics. Contact Larry Baker for more information.
These assessments focus on industrial technician skills including written and hands-on testing in such areas as programmable logic control, hydraulics, electrical, mechanical and pneumatics. This is a great way to screen new employees and to identify skill gaps with incumbent workers. Contact Larry Baker for more information.
360 Degree Feedback Assessments
360 Degree Feedback assessments are an excellent way to provide individuals a better understanding of their strengths, development opportunities, and how their colleagues perceive them. Conducting a successful feedback program requires careful consideration and planning every step of the way. Workforce Solutions can work with your business to develop assessment questions based on your core competencies and/or using industry standard and benchmarked competencies.
Through our online assessment portal we can also help you administer the survey electronically, as well as run reports, provide coaching and feedback sessions, and create individual action plans based on feedback.
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