May marks Mental Health Awareness Month and serves as a reminder to prioritize the well-being of ourselves and those around us. In order to create positive work environments, it’s important for companies to recognize the impact that mental health can have on their employees. Behavioral assessments and employee personality tests can provide insight into the unique needs and strengths of each team member, allowing for better support and engagement. Fostering a culture of openness and understanding can make a meaningful difference in promoting a workplace that values the mental health and overall wellness of its employees.
|Prioritizing employee wellbeing and positive culture leads to many benefits:
“And leaders have good reason to care. Employees who strongly agree that they feel connected to their culture are:
Culture matters when it comes to productivity, employee flourishing, employer brand and business reputation.”
TalentClick has three solutions to help foster a positive environment in your workplace – Workstyle & Performance Profile (WPP), Team & Group Analytics Reports, and Employee Engagement Survey. TalentClick’s platform provides HR managers with easy access to tools that will facilitate team-building activities and greater connectedness across the organization.
Workstyle & Performance Profile – Personality insights into on-the-job behavior and soft skills
In today’s fast-paced work environment, understanding on-the-job behavior and crucial soft skills have become top priorities for organizations to sustain and flourish. TalentClick’s Workstyle and Performance Profile (WPP) provides personalized insights into employee personality traits, communication styles, and stress management techniques. By understanding how personality traits impact on-the-job decision-making, managers can create a work environment that fosters productivity and promotes employee well-being in a personalized and impactful way.
The goal is developing a resilient team that performs efficiently and exceeds expectations. Soft skills such as effective communication, conflict resolution, and adaptability can now be measured and improved upon through ongoing coaching and training. By investing in Workstyle and Performance Profile, companies can optimize their organizational culture and achieve sustainable growth.
|Example: REACTIVE & RESERVED Employees will not tell you they are stressed out
Individuals with a Reactive personality trait from the WPP are quick to respond to high-pressure situations, but may be more anxious or tense. They also may become distressed with prolonged periods of heavy demands.
Employees who have a Reserved personality may carefully consider thoughts and ideas before sharing, and may not openly voice their opinions of feelings. Employees who are both highly Reactive AND Reserved are at risk for feeling high levels of stress without voicing it to their manager or team members.
Manager tip: Check in with these employees more often to gauge their workload, and how they are handling their work demands.
Team Reports – Compare your team’s Workstyle and Performance Profile results to see where areas of tension may arise and to create empathy for differing workstyles
As team building is a crucial aspect of any successful organization, understanding employee personality insights can greatly contribute to a team’s success. By comparing your team’s Workstyle and Performance Profile results, you can gain valuable insights into the unique strengths and challenges of each team member. This not only helps you manage your team more effectively but also fosters empathy for differing workstyles. By acknowledging and appreciating individual differences, teams can avoid areas of tension and work together more cohesively towards a shared goal. Utilizing these insights can ultimately lead to increased productivity, improved morale, and a more successful team overall.
|Example: Personality Traits that can lead to workplace conflict:
High Dominant vs. High Dominant – Two highly dominant employees may lead to workplace conflict as both individuals may be assertive, self-assured, and enjoy taking charge. Manager tip: Recognize when two Highly Dominant individuals are working together and help provide opportunities for each to lead and have autonomy over their own work.
Calm vs. Reactive – Reactive individuals are responsive to stress, and have a strong sense of urgency. Situations like work deadlines and sustained job demands can be very stressful. Naturally Reactive people may not understand why a Calm individual isn’t feeling that same sense of urgency, and this tension can lead to conflict. Alternatively, an individual who is naturally calmer can irritate a Reactive person by telling them to relax. Manager tip: Encourage co-workers to find the best solution by appreciating Reactive’s responsiveness, and Calm’s ability to think clearly to find a solution.
Employee Engagement Survey – Utilizing TalentClick’s Employee Engagement Survey to enhance the employee experience
As the workforce landscape continues to shift, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest trends in employee satisfaction. One way to gauge your workforce sentiment is through employee engagement surveys. With TalentClick’s’ Employee Engagement Survey, you can take the guesswork out of this process and gain actionable insights into what makes your employees tick. By utilizing this tool, you can enhance employee engagement, which in turn can lead employees to being 37% more likely to thrive and 68% less likely to feel burned out at work (Gallup). Don’t let your organization fall behind – invest in employee engagement today.
|“We had never done an Employment Engagement Survey before and we were very happy with the results. The staff were thrilled to be given the opportunity to provide their feedback and the management team found the results extremely helpful. We will definitely be doing it again next year.”
-General Manager, Golf Club
Employers can leverage TalentClick Workforce Solutions to create positive work environments and promote mental health thanks to its many features such as Workstyle & Performance Profile, Team Reports, and Employee Engagement Survey. By leveraging these tools, employers can become more aware of their team’s mental health and well-being and create a meaningful impact. Learn more about managing stress by personality HERE.
Assess your personality and get self-insights today at TalentClick—and help your teams move towards healthy conversations about Mental Health Awareness Month!