It opened up my mind about how to get things done with other people who have strengths that I did not recognize or appreciate. This program made me a better manager. -John J., Leadership Lessons Learned While Frying Chicken Attendee
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"We have been relying on behavioral assessment profiles for many years as a key component of our talent recruitment strategy. We recently converted to OPUS because of their tool’s ease of administration, simplicity in reporting, and the prescient nature of its findings. I would highly recommend them."
“Working with OPUS really opened my eyes to the type of work environment that was going to be the best fit for me. I was a little skeptical that I could garner any learnings from the short survey I took, but after reading over my Personal Development Report, I felt very confident that their description of my personality and preferred work style were dead on. This report and OPUS’s one on one consultation helped tremendously in identifying what was most important to me when looking for a new team to join and what elements I needed in an employer to be most successful. Thank you OPUS! ”
“This is Bryon Conner, you conducted my personality test for KPA a few weeks ago. I wanted to update you and let you know I got the position. Thanks again for all your help, and educating me about personality tests. Your information about my personality traits was very intriguing and helpful.”
“OPUS Productivity has been engaged with Tegile for more than 3 years. In that time I have had the opportunity to learn and grow as a sales professional as a result of regular, ongoing discussions about my business, sales career, and my personality strengths. It is a unique service that can only be provided by an organization that can tie together the strength of their knowledge of sales, management, and behavioral analysis. OPUS has done all of this, and more. For me, and the people I work directly with. Thank You!”
“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my discussion with OPUS regarding my personality assessment survey. OPUS had some great insights and it was truly fascinating that they were able to asses what they did regarding my personality and traits! Thank you for all the advice and direction along the way.”
“OPUS’s services were invaluable for me as I grew my business from $5M in revenues to over $130M in revenues over a six year period of time. As a VP of Sales for the Americas for Altiris, my biggest responsibility was to make sure that I hired the right sales management and sales executives to ensure our rapid growth. OPUS’s profiling services helped us hire the right team members; and their ongoing services helped us maximize the performance of our team members. Once we conducted the Candidate Assessment Surveys with OPUS, we had the right team in place. OPUS then assisted us in putting our team members in situations where they could be successful. This included starting them off in the right positions as well as allowing us to move team members to different seats on the bus, including promotions. In sales, not all great sales people make great sales managers. OPUS’s ongoing support services allowed us to make sure that the sales people we promoted to sales management were in a place they could be successful. As a result, we were able to have the right team in place, and develop and mature the team while rapidly growing our revenue.”
“OPUS is not only invaluable in the hiring process, but even more so in the coaching stage once that candidate is hired. It allows you to create a development plan beginning at Day 1 of employment, which really streamlines the onboarding process. It also helps to mitigate any big “surprises”– you have a better idea of what you are buying with OPUS.”
“Many KPA employees speak of the day when they met with Bob Kreisberg to discuss their own Opus profile. Employees are still in awe that, with the selection of a few words and in just a few minutes time, Bob pegged their personalities and stressors perfectly. One employee said, ‘Bob’s sincere interest in me as a person, mixed with his laid-back approach, put me at ease and made it seem like he knew me for years.’ The extra time and investment of the Opus process has saved KPA thousands of dollars. For example, a CAP study found that the average cost to replace an employee of mid-range salary ($30 – $50K) is 20% of base salary; $6,000 – $10,000 per replacement adds up quickly! The Opus process weeds out the employees who are not a fit before the actual hire, thus leading to KPA’s desirable employee retention rate of 90%. By the time candidates accept the offer, they know they will be with KPA for a long time.”
“The recruiting cycle is both expensive and time consuming. Ensuring we are hiring the right team members is critical to Blytheco. The OPUS personality assessments provide us with another important tool in our recruiting evaluation process. When we require greater insight or clarification, the OPUS team is always there to help! We find their personality assessment data easy to understand and truly helpful when looking to validate fit or any potential concerns related to candidates. We have been using OPUS’ services for years and our customer experience has consistently been high. I highly recommend the OPUS team!”
“I recently took a personality assessment survey with OPUS as part of a selection process. I must admit that my initial scepticism was completely blown away when I discussed the results of the test with OPUS. Not only were the results very accurate, but the whole process proved to be a great experience of self-realisation. I discovered not only which aspects of my personality were naturally me, but also which aspects were me trying to be something I am innately not (and how successful I was at this process)! I suggest that candidates look through Bob’s excellent videos showing how to interpret the charts that OPUS produces – they are invaluable for looking at the report later, after the initial verbal feedback is perhaps forgotten.”
“I have been amazed by the insight the OPUS personality profile provides. It has not only helped us make good hiring decisions, it has also assisted us in understanding what motivates and drives team members to perform their best. Walt Becher of OPUS has been both knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with."
“OPUS has proven to be a valuable tool in our hiring process. Acting as a filter OPUS gives us the opportunity to go deeper with our potential hires. This tool enables to hire the next great employee. Our hiring success is the best it has ever been.”
“The OPUS Assessment is a critical component in my staffing process. Bob and his team have deep domain expertise in customer facing functions, which lends credibility to their feedback. The fact that their approach includes an interview with the candidates to discuss the results and flesh out deeper insight separates OPUS from the rest. I won’t make a hiring decision on a critical role without the OPUS Assessment.”
“The OPUS profile for me has become the cornerstone of a hiring best practices program and I simply will not hire an employee until they have taken the profile. Not only does it allow us to manage their success trajectory it is also is extremely insightful for the candidate as well. I have used OPUS at 4 different sales organizations with amazingly positive results each and every time!”
“I have used OPUS Productivity for virtually all my Director and VP-level hires at Mindjet. The insights Bob and his team have delivered have been absolutely invaluable in ensuring we hire the right person for the job. There is no way a normal interviewing process, alone, could provide the depth of insights that OPUS delivers.”
“OPUS delivered two valuable long term benefits, 1) took most all of the guesswork out of the pure gut feel of interview and hiring and replaced it with a process that so far has ensured fast productivity and success when adding to the team, 2) delivered a tool to help me be a more effective leader by enabling a focus on improving the weak areas in people’s behavior.”
“I have used OPUS at two organizations over the last 15 years to successfully recruit and manage sales teams. I have found the process to be rock solid when it comes to identifying strengths and weaknesses of candidates and consequently be a major decision point when making final hiring decisions. Bob and his team are very well versed on the dynamics of hiring sales talent and they work very closely with hiring managers to ensure proper alignment and fit within organizations. I would strongly recommend OPUS as part of an overall talent management strategy.”
“OPUS Productivity is a critical part of my hiring cycle. The insights that OPUS and the team provide, help me to look at the strengths and weaknesses of applicants. This data allows me to better read references and to tailor my follow-up interviews. OPUS has more than once steered me away from applicant for good reason, that I missed. By doing so OPUS has saved me thousands of dollars and significant stress. ”
“As founder of OPUS Productivity, Bob has provided great results with his personality profiling and consulting services for us, to assure we are hiring well qualified ‘top talent’. OPUS’s model to interview the candidate after reviewing their personality profile, to dig into details and verify any risks, is a great service for my hiring managers. This is a critical step that is mandatory for any employee hired at our company. I highly recommend Bob and his process. He is highly personable and since he has been a high level sales executive, he “gets it” when it comes to understanding the real world issues with hiring and retaining A players.”