Strengths are the things that we do well and find energising, they are found in every person.
Strengths can be interpersonal, like Rapport Builder, they can be about how we think, like Creativity or how we are motivated, like Drive. They can also be about who we are as people, what we stand for or what we believe – like Gratitude or Humility.
Our own work with global businesses and many different scientific studies have shown that when we use our strengths, we are happier and experience more vitality and positive emotions. We are less stressed, better at achieving our goals, perform better and are more engaged at work.
Selecting from strengths is naturally bias-free because our strengths are inherent and authentic to who we are. When you hire based on their strengths you level the playing field for all underrepresented candidates.