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GC Monthly
- Edition 5.0 - 

Within this issue of GC Monthly we share how The GC Index is being used as an equality tool.

We also include information about our brand new GC People Leader Series with theHRDIRECTOR and top tips for managing people with The GC Index.

We hope you enjoy the read.

Using The GC Index as an equality tool
The aim of inclusion is valuing contributions, regardless of who makes them. What The GC Index does is transcends things like gender and race.

We are seeing more and more organisations using The GC Index to integrate equality throughout their people processes.

The GC Index acts as a language and framework to base decisions around the impact people make. As an equality tool it provides a level playing field for everyone that empowers the diversity each person brings.

Nathan Ott, Chief Polisher at The GC Index says, “It is about recognising people’s energy to make a contribution and matching their skills to the business problems where they can have a real impact."  
The GC Index partners with the Aleto Foundation
We are delighted to announce The GC Index has partnered with the Aleto Foundation, a mentoring charity that provides social capital by building the confidence of young talents.
 
We will focus on identifying the impact young people can and want to make. We are currently working with a GC Partner to deliver The GC Index® to all 75 mentees and over 40 mentors/buddies within the Aleto Foundation.


This is a good example of how we are working with charity partners. If you know a registered charity that might be interested in working with us or taking advantage of some of the complimentary services we provide to charities please contact us info@TheGCIndex.com.
Are you recruiting for impact?
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) published an article in collaboration with our GC Partner, Franklin Hackett, focusing on how recruitment businesses can build a model based on impact.
 
John Franklin-Hackett introduces The GC Index® framework and outlines steps business leaders need to take to harness the impact of their staff.


John says, "Imagine what these businesses would achieve if everyone was playing to their strengths, making the impact they have the most energy for, working collaboratively as a potent, productive and extraordinarily successful team."
 

He goes on to talk about the opportunity employers have to tackle business challenges by fully utilising the impact of their staff. He says, "Evidence exists which indicates that many individuals are in roles that don’t allow them to make the contribution to the business they have the most energy for."

The reality is too many organisations continue to make bad hiring decisions because they simply look at experience, expertise/qualifications and personality.  The GC Index® measures ‘impact’, that elusive missing quality, enabling leaders to cut through unconscious bias and create teams that drive success.
Recruiting for Impact - read more
Top tips for managing people with The GC Index
Here at The GC Index we are constantly developing new tools and material to support people in using The GC Index and maximising their impact.

More recently we have created a one-page top tips/how to document: Managing people with The GC Index. It offers advice in terms of how to manage people according to their GC Index proclivities. 

If you would like to receive this as a PDF please contact us at
info@TheGCIndex.com
theHRDIRECTOR launch NEW GC People LeaderSeries
I am excited to share the very first of theHRDIRECTOR's new People Leader Series. Peter Banks, Founder of theHRDIRECTOR, interviews Andrea Bortner, Chief Human Resources Officer, at Grocery Outlet – a food retailer.

Andrea had only been in the role at The Grocery Outlet - a family owned company that was privately held and then public - a few months when Covid-19 hit.

With essential workers on the frontline, employees in their warehouses and others working from home Andrea has had her work cut out for her. She says, "I had to pay attention to how I was taking care of myself and others but at the same time know we didn't have all the answers."

Andrea is a strong Strategist Implementer. Commenting of her GC Index Profile she says, "I tend to try and make sense of everything and get it ordered and structured. At my best I can take a lot of information but look at it objectively."

She's done everything she can to avoid getting lost in the crisis. She says, "I have been thinking about next year not just this year - this is a company which has experienced sustained growth. People are used to winning. With the pandemic hitting we need to get people ready for something very different."
Watch Andrea's interview with theHRDIRECTOR
How to build effective teams...
Dr. Ije Jidenma, CEO Leading Edge Consulting, Nathan Ott from The GC Index and Dr. Andrew Nevin, Partner & Chief Economic, at PwC Nigeria discussed how to build effective virtual teams and a culture of impact, during a recent webinar.
Dr. Andrew Nevin said leaders of organisations must take the bold step of embracing digital transformation to achieve sustainability. He said, "If you have someone who is a great Polisher but doesn't recognise the role of Play Makers and Game Changer is not a great Polisher because it's not going to work."
Andrew also talked about the accessibility of The GC Index but he said in order to make it operational you need to have the right people to make change - the people need to have this diversity acceptance: "The most powerful thing is when people start to use the framework and value difference."

When talking about how the framework compares to other profiling tools Andrew says, "No one has ever made a decision based on MBTI but with The GC Index framework you can make a decision about how you conduct your business."
 
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