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When you’re operating with a lean team, managing and optimizing your employees is highly important to the success of your business. It’s be proven that employees who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. Fortunately, there are tools that can help us assess personality traits and talents in potential new hires and existing employees alike. Here are three to try with your team:

1. Strengthfinder 2.0: For about $20 each, employees can take the Strengthsfinder test to uncover their best skills and talents. Use the Strengthsfinder 2.0 book to further develop the team’s skillsets.

2. ColorCode: The ColorCode personality test offers free and paid versions of their tool. The assessment identifies a person’s core motives, thus allowing you to understand why you do what you do versus simply what you do. When you know what motivates your employees, you can build more effective teams.

3. Truity: Truity offers several free and abbreviated versions of the famed Myers Briggs personality test, plus analysis of each assessment. They also offer a user-friendly and interactive employee testing platform for about $20 per person.

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