Using decades of proven Industrial/Organizational psychology, Plum measures personality, social intelligence and problem-solving ability to quantify an employee’s innate Talents – things like innovation, communication, teamwork, and adaptability. Each employee’s individual Plum Profile shows which Talents drive them and which ones drain them. Understanding what drives and drains your employees empowers you to place them in roles where they can truly thrive, because when they are thriving, your business will thrive too.
Talents that drive someone are those that energize them, give them a strong sense of self-worth, and make them perform at an exceptional level, day-in and day-out. When employees are armed with the knowledge of what drives them and what drains them, they become truly empowered to be the CEOs of their own career development. With this powerful self-insight, they can boost their careers and love their work by seeking out opportunities to use the Talents that drive them.
Talents that drain someone take more energy and are more taxing on the individual. Just like phone batteries, if they’re constantly spending time on activities that drain them, without getting a chance to recharge, they’re going to burn out. So, it’s important for employees to actively develop coping strategies to manage the areas that drain them. It’s like turning their phone onto battery saving mode. Coping strategies help them bounce back faster from the activities that drain them and reduce the negative impact that those activities might have on their performance – because you can’t always avoid them in your job.