The Nissen ASCENT Program

Think about someone already on your staff.  Someone that, when you think about working with them it makes you smile.  Someone you know is a real benefit to your company.  They are productive in your organization.  They make a difference.  They bring energy into every interaction they have.  They’re the right person, in the right company, filling the right position, for the right reason. Bottom line: they just fit.

When did we decide that fit was important?  When we were just looking for some skills and/or experience and nothing else really mattered?  I’m not sure.  And I’m certainly not sure there was ever a time that was the right thing to do.  Employee satisfaction is up over 50%.  And why not?  The amount of investment being made in employee wages, benefits and overall well-being is consistently going up!  At the same time, employee engagement is hovering at less than a third, around 32%.  That means that 68% of the workforce is disengaged.

dis·en·gage Verb (used without object)

To free (oneself) from and engagement, pledge, obligation, etc… When it was clear that there was no opportunity to create value, he became disengaged. 

If satisfaction is up, then why does it matter if employees are disengaged?  Disengaged employees feel undervalued, unchallenged and disconnected from their jobs and companies. Their behaviors and performance is costly and takes away from the bottom line.  THIS is why fit matters!  Filling jobs has always been about skills and/or experience.  Nothing else really mattered. It’s time to start paying attention to candidates that may (or may not) already have the skills and experience needed to perform the job, but also possesses the right motivations to BECOME something more.  Companies that are willing to train and develop employees see a higher level of engagement, leading to increased output, decreased turnover and higher revenues.

That’s what the Nissen ASCENT program is all about.  We help you find the right person for the right position in your right company.  From there, together, you can build the right reasons!

A – ASSESS – Career Consultants meet with candidates to assess skills, abilities, experience, motivations, and potential Fit.  Engagement Team Members meet with clients to assess staffing needs, competency and physical requirements, performance expectations, market pay rates and employee value propositions (EVP).

S – SELECT – Career Consultants select and submit candidates who meet job performance objectives, possess the right motivation, willingness, and desire to be successful in the job.

C – CONNECT – We connect candidates with clients for interviews, realistic job previews (RJP), auditions, etc… as outlined by clients.

E – EMPLOY – Expectations between Candidates and Clients are communicated and Candidates become Associates.

N – NAVIGATE – A customized Workforce Optimization Program, strengthens the working relationship between the Client, Associate(s) and NSC to maximize output and success.

T – TRACK – We track every movement along the way to ensure we are making all the right connections that lead to success, satisfaction and implementing changes for continuous improvement.

What got us here will not get us successfully into the future.  We want both our clients AND candidates to be successful, so making the right connections is important.  Contact us to see how we can put the ASCENT® program to work for you.

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