Comments from the “How to Attract and Hire The Right Employees” Workshop:
I would like to thank you for sharing this amazing program of how to attract and hire the right employees for our business by zoning in on individuals talents and how to utilize this information in placing the right person in each role of our company. Your stories and experiences in understanding this new way of thinking in defining behaviors and performance attributes, and including us to actively participate, made embracing this concept that much easier. We are very excited to start utilizing everything that we learned, along with the tools that you supplied, to maximize the performance here at Junior Achievement! Thank you again for sharing and empowering us with this program. ~ Yvonne Garcia-Swain, Accounting/Human Resources Manager, Junior Achievement of South Florida
“Great interactive activities. Program recharged me!”
“Amazing session – worth every minute.”
“Solid energy, nice job.”
“Dynamic and energetic; a “must attend” presentation. A must for next year.”
“Extremely good. Jay found a way to provide concrete steps we can implement right away.”
“Great content! Great practical ideas which separated this program from others.”
“Great motivational speaker.”
“Wonderful. Very passionate. Good and useful information.”
“Very motivational and thought provoking!”
Comments from “You’ll Love Working Here – The Performance Power of Workplace Culture” – presented at the SHRM Conference, San Diego.
“Jay’s presentation at our National Sales Meeting was outstanding!
The material was very interactive and really focused our team on the Power of Personal Contact, the program was structured in a lively interactive method to fire up our group and get them engaged in learning the concepts of the material. In an industry where we sell the same products as our competitors it is vital that we learn to make the right connection with our customer, Jay has effectively taught the Horizon team how to make better connections with our customers. I truly believe that by improving customer connections with more effective communication we will outperform our competitors. Thanks Jay for helping make us better!”
- Phil Stephens, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Horizon Distributors Inc.
“Jay inspires each person in an audience to explore his or her talents on a career path to success. Jay is an engaging speaker and his passion for teaching shines through his presentations. Jay brings the classroom to life with his motivational style. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience.”
- Dr. Annie Becker, President of the Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology
“I wanted to let you know that we have been busy working on some more of the things you have taught me. Right after I got back we had a meeting and I shared about the SWOT analysis and the Opportunity cards. My boss has been carrying around the Opportunity Card and writing ideas and opportunities constantly. We are all thinking with a more opportunity-focus.
I shared with my drivers that they represent Baxter Chemical when they are on delivery and how important it is to have great customer service. The next day one of the drivers came in and was dressed very nicely, polo shirt tucked in and nice shorts that matched well. I told him he looked nice and he said “I represent Baxter’s I need to look good”. I thought that was great. You are so right about the positive and how it rubs off.
John, the owner, and I have been talking about one of our key employees; he has tried many different things to motivate him and it just doesn’t seem to work. I gave John your book and workbook and talked to him about hiring someone to “fit” the job based on talents. We are now working up the ad to hire the right person and will have the applicants take the Talent Assessment Test (from your website of course). Your materials are meaningful, practical and changing our business – they have been easy to bring back and implement in our company. My boss is open to new ideas and to try new things. We are doing more great things for our employees and customers and it shows in their loyalty. By implementing the things you teach, we have made our business an even better place to work and shop. Thanks!”
– Lacretia Price, Baxter Chemical, Stephensville, TX
“Jay presented a 3-hour seminar titled “Stand Out and Get Hired” for 70 professionals in career transition. This was a highly motivating and empowering seminar focused on job hunting/skills vs. talents/setting realistic goals for career advancement and personal satisfaction. Jay’s presentation was well received by all the attendees and staff. He is truly a subject expert on how individuals can better market themselves to employers showing their performance, fit and value. We expect to have Jay present again in the near future.”
- Susan Levanthal, Regional PPN Director, Broward Workforce One
“Jay has outstanding presentation skills and the ability to bring all types of people together to work collectively. His knowledge of his materials is unparalleled and he has an amazing ability to make information practical, easy to understand and entertaining. His programs are extraordinary.”
- Kevin Riggs, Director of Business Development, Pool Corporation, Covington, LA
“Coming back into our store after your program was an eye opener. We took your advice about our employees and our customers and the results have been amazing. Allen and I recommend your sessions to anyone in business because the knowledge tools we walked away with will benefit us for years to come. Your program also helped me better deal with individuals in my everyday life; it just takes a spark to build a fire and this is what your program ignited for us. Thanks.”
- Sandra Halliday, A&S Pool & Spa, Jerseyville IL
“Sincere thanks for all you did during our recent “Super Team” seminar! Not only did the participants learn what is important in creating synergy within a team environment, but they also learned how to become involved and engaged in the process of creating that synergy! The interaction of all participants allowed a clearer perspective of where each would benefit in the process as well as the outcome. Great job and a truly interactive, direct approach to the team concept.”
- Dean A. deTonnancourt, Owner Partner / Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Central Rhode Island
“We were very fortunate to have Jay speak at one of our recent events. Our group came away with a renewed passion for the job they do and the people they serve. He unleashed their creativity to a higher level through his entertaining, fun and informative program. The afternoon flew by.”
- Dawn Wozniak, Executive Assistant, Greystone Healthcare Management, Tampa, FL
“It was a privilege to have been able to learn from a person like Jay Forte, He is a dynamite teacher and speaker. His motivational style provides a positive atmosphere where learning is practical and fun. The time just flew by as he encouraged our participation and really got us involved with the training experience. Jay, thanks for being such an inspirational person.”
- Bob and Dona Croll
“Jay Forte knows his stuff and has the unusual ability of making concepts easy to understand and has performance ideas that are practical to implement. He easily explains the complex issues we face so we understand, but his real talents are in his “How to respond” approach.
“The bottom line is in a few short weeks after his program, I have used Jay’s ideas and put together a crew of self-engaged, dynamic individuals who have taken ownership of their jobs. We have created a culture that allows my employees to find their true talents within my organization and to use them to drive my business. Jay Forte helped change my life, “and then some”. My wife and I were able to comfortably leave our business for some personal time just about a month after his program. This was done with almost a completely new staff left at the store. It was not a coincidence that we met him. Thanks again Jay!”
- Patrick Hemming, President Hearth & Homes USA