Developing & Enhancing Human Capital

From large corporations to start-up ventures, human capital is a key to success in all organizations. Growth stems from developing the unique competencies, technical knowledge, and people skills that are found within teams and businesses alike. The Birkman Method® develops and enhances the human capital within organizations and helps individuals realize their inner potential.

Building better insights into human capital is the driving force behind creative solutions, trusting relationships, effective processes, and action-oriented goals. The Birkman Method helps unveil these hidden qualities within leaders, employees, students, and teams.

Our scientifically developed, multi-dimensional assessment, The Birkman Method, provides personality and occupational data to help understand individuals’ unique behavior and work satisfaction across different situations and industries. The Birkman Method reaches further into personality than any other assessment, allowing for individuals to truly understand not only who they are, but why.


Application Uses

The Birkman Method is the assessment for improving people skills and aligning roles to maximize productivity and success. Unlike other personality assessments, The Birkman Method integrates behavioral and career data into one assessment, allowing you to target many applications through the completion of only one questionnaire.

Specific application uses of The Birkman Method include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Career Exploration
  • Team Building
  • Talent Selection
  • Sales & Negotiation


Underlying Needs & Motivation

We all seek fulfillment from our careers. The Birkman Method is the only assessment that is able to get to the heart of an individual’s underlying Needs, which, when fulfilled, provide the comfort and motivation that enables us to thrive. Having our Needs met is what keeps us motivated, productive, and satisfied in our careers and lives.


Measures of The Birkman Method

The Birkman Method measures many aspects of personality, including:

  • Interests – Activities you enjoy and are motivated by in your work and personal life
  • Usual Behavior – Your effective and productive behavioral style for tasks and relationships
  • Underlying Needs – How you need to be or expect to be treated by other people and your environment
  • Stress Behavior – Your ineffective and unproductive behavioral style when your Needs are unmet
  • Career Data – 22 job families, 200+ unique job titles (linked to O*Net)


Features of The Birkman Method

Through a combination of features including colors, symbols, quadrants, and scales, The Birkman Method interprets complex personality traits through a simple, visual, and memorable format. Features of the Birkman Method questionnaire include:

  • Online Assessment  
  • 298 questions (250 true-false, 48 multi-choice questions)
  • 30 minutes (average time to complete)
  • Results available immediately after completion
  • Questionnaire translated into over 20 languages


Many Reporting Options from 1 Questionnaire

Through one questionnaire, we can generate more than 40 reports for specific applications and solutions to your needs. Birkman reports can be run for individual respondents, as well as one-to-one comparisons and group reporting. Our pair and group reporting options enable you to more easily discover strengths to leverage and potential areas of conflict between individuals and teams.

Several of these reports include:

  • Life Style Grid and Life Style Group Grid
  • Areas of Interest Report
  • Career Management Report
  • Birkman on Demand Topics
  • Coaching Report
  • Differences to Watch
  • Issues to Watch
  • Interpersonal Needs Summary
  • Strengths and Needs Graph


Choose Your Level of Reporting

Birkman has reporting levels of varying depth that you can choose depending on your needs.

Birkman Signature Suite™

The Birkman Signature Suite is an all-access pass to Birkman reports.  If you’re ready to dive into the deep end, the Birkman Signature Suite will provide you with the full 40 advanced reporting options and the complete array of insights. Due to their depth, interpretation of Birkman Signature Suite reports must be completed by a Birkman Certified Consultant – we can either connect you an independent consultant or we can certify individuals within your team.  Excellent for leadership development, in-depth team building, and cultivating a higher level of self-knowledge.

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Birkman Basics Suite™

If you’re wanting a robust first step into the world of Birkman, the Birkman Basics Suite is a moderate level of reporting produced in a self-interpretive format. It features an introductory overview of the data featured in the Birkman Signature Suite, including the Career Management Report and Life Style Grid. Great for team building workshops, talent selection, career exploration/coaching, and many other applications.

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Birkman on Demand™

For an easily self-interpreted solution, Birkman on Demand distills some of the most popular Birkman information into a text-only report that is quickly absorbed. Best for fast team building sessions and for introducing the use of personality assessments within an organization, Birkman on Demand is a limited yet meaningful look at The Birkman Method questionnaire results.

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For more information or to get started with The Birkman Method, please contact us.