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The bottom line in black and red: It costs me $50,000 to $100,000 when I make a wrong hire. It’s not only a huge financial loss, but also a loss in time, energy and co-worker engagement. Thanks to The Metiss Group, I’m not making those costly mistakes anymore.
Cyndi and John Gave and their team of experts have worked with us for several years to ensure that as we grow we do it with the right people in the right posts. They bring a huge return on investment in a myriad of ways, from assessments and high level analysis to benchmarking and effectiveness rankings. But above and beyond those deliverables is that which I truly treasure: an overall increase in our employees’ esprit de corps. That’s something money can’t buy but they help create. They do that by gaining a true understanding of the dynamics and culture of our company and our people.
The Metiss team works with our various departments in establishing benchmarks for specific jobs. This has been extremely beneficial in bringing the teams together to have them actually define a particular job and describe what the person in that position should do to be successful for the company. The Metiss Group then uses that input to create a composite of what type of person, from skill sets to demeanor, is likely to thrive in that job. The ‘value add’ is huge. Our employees are amazed at The Metiss team’s accuracy in crafting the ideal candidate profile; they are super enthused with the process, and they have even learned to communicate with each other more effectively as a result.
I will confess that during a time of rapid business growth we twice went against their expert consult and made two hires just in order to get the positions filled. The individuals did not last a month. It was a disaster.
The Metiss Group has a 100% batting average for our company. Simply put, The Metiss Group is a business homerun.
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The Metiss Group has helped create nothing short of an evolution in my company. That in a nutshell is what Cyndi and John Gave have done and continue to do for our business. They bring not only a new spectrum of tools to make sure we put the right people in the right positions, they bring an entire new way of thinking about growing our business through and with our employees.
In the year 2000, I was dealing with a torrent of employee issues: high turnover, hiring the wrong people, having the right kind of employee but in the wrong job. It was all costing me a lot of money, not to mention creating friction in the departments.
The Gaves’ expertise and professionalism brought us strategic and tactical insights which have improved a range of critical needs, ranging from skills and personality assessments to building cohesiveness and effectiveness among our departments.
The Metiss Group has become a key strategic partner for the company. For me as CEO and President, they have helped me to slow-down, look at my ‘blind spots’ and learn benchmarking tools that I can use to hold employees accountable. But they don’t stop there. They go full circle with our employees which results in creating company evangelists who are eager to build out their skills and thereby grow their own success and that of our company.
As proof of their expertise, I will confess when we initially started working with Cyndi and John I didn’t always follow their consult just out of feeling desperate to fill an open position right away. But whenever they advised us against hiring a particular individual for a specific post and we did anyway it always turned out to be a big, and costly, mistake.
Our literal bottom line says it all; five years ago we were a $4-6 million dollar company. Now that we are working with The Metiss Group, we are a $40 million dollar company and looking at major growth for the foreseeable future. The Metiss Group has helped us build a company that can go up against any other firm in our sector. They have become and will continue to be part of our company’s infrastructure for success.
Learning how to drive results with various employee personalities, understanding myself and how I can communicate effectively, clearly defining my company’s needs and outlining the path to successful growth. Those are just a few of the many excellent services we’ve received from The Metiss Group. With my company growing exponentially, I had an ever escalating need for expert consultants to help me make the wisest decisions on hiring the absolutely right people. Over the more than five years we’ve worked with The Metiss Group we’ve seen extraordinary results, not only in the quality of our employees but in our processes, policies and overall success.
Cyndi and John Gave are a dynamic duo; unmatched in their expertise and insights. Cyndi: extroverted intellectual and direct. John: thoughtful professional and when he talks everyone listens. They have an uncanny ability to remember our people and the details of our business. They also excel in cross-cultural diversity which is more and more important in our global business climate. They make an amazing team; intense and focused on our company and our people.
Every time we are hiring we use The Metiss Group, not only during the hiring process but through the entire employee relationship with ongoing team workshops and group leadership sessions.
We are always looking for ways we can be better as a company and for areas where we can improve. Thanks to working with The Metiss Group, we are more focused on growing the individual employee and making certain that we match their professional and personal goals with the company’s growth.
The Metiss Group is our ‘A Team’ as we move forward. They provide the highest return on investment and bring bottom line results. Our alliance has become integral to our company’s success.
Powerful! Simply put, that is The Metiss Group. It describes the impact they’ve had not only on my company but on me as CEO.
We had been making costly hiring mistakes, especially in our senior sales manager positions, and I know if we had been working with The Metiss Group we would never have had the issues which come from bringing the wrong person into the company.
Among the critical services they provide are establishing job accountabilities, creating categories of responsibilities and prioritizing those responsibilities for each position.
Cyndi and John Gave are very effective in engaging people, asking the important questions, eliciting answers and getting the critical information which ensures we hire the right person for the right position. They look at the full spectrum of our business and our people, from peers and direct reports to customers and suppliers.
For me personally, as I worked with The Metiss Group, I learned to answer the question “What does it look like if a job is well done?” With their expert consulting, I have been able to establish clear and concrete benchmarking for employee success. It’s been a great experience. Quite frankly, The Metiss team is the one consultant group I have never had any negative feedback on from my employees.
Over the years that we’ve worked with The Metiss Group, they’ve continued to guide us in keeping job accountabilities up-to-date, customized, and relevant. Managers actually keep an individual copy of their accountabilities on their desk so they can daily use it for self monitoring and keeping a sharp focus on ‘This is what it looks like when I’m doing a good job.’
Did I mention Powerful?
I’m looking forward to ever-greater success, not only for the business but for my employees, as we move forward with The Metiss Group as an integral component of our company.
The Metiss Group is a game changer.
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My company was at a crossroads. We were growing rapidly and not making the right hires. We needed to secure new employees with new skill sets. That’s when, in 2009, I was fortunate to receive a recommendation from a consultant to contact The Metiss Group. It’s one of the best and most important things I’ve done for my company.
Cyndi and John Gave quickly gained a keen understanding of how we do business and then brought their expertise to the table to help us move toward greater success.
The Metiss Group serves us with industry leading talent assessment tools to ensure we hire the right person for the right position, but far beyond that they present a holistic strategy to hiring and retaining our employees. Among their critical services are the debrief sessions with keen insights as to what a new hire brings to us, their individual learning style and their strengths and weaknesses.
We’ve learned so much and benefited in numerous ways from working with The Metiss Group. They provide a customized approach to critical benchmarking. They don’t hesitate to offer a clear-eyed point of view and that has proven time and again to be invaluable to our company.
In general, The Metiss Group gives all of us high level coaching. Even our colleagues who were expecting a ‘root canal’ come out excited and super engaged after working with Cyndi and John and their team of experts.
At the end of the day, literally, they make us feel good about what we’ve accomplished. They fully relate to our business, our employees, our culture and our goals. They feel like family whom we’ve known for years and that’s a rare and valuable thing in the professional business world.