Most organizations understand that effective management and deployment of assets can mean the difference between success and failure but many organizations fail to consider their most critical asset, human capital.

A recent study by McKinsey & Company revealed that “A” performers tend to be 50-100% more productive than “C” performers. Clearly, identifying those with the potential for “A” performance can enhance an organizations performance. So, how does an employer identify outstanding potential and, once identified, how does an employer retain and continue to develop that potential?

Testing and Survey tools have long been an effective, yet underutilized, tool to help employers make the most of their human capital. As part of our Strategic Development Process, LMI Canada offers awareness tools via assessment and survey instruments that enhance performance.

The Profile Evaluation System (PES) has been successfully implemented in thousands of organizations throughout the United States and Canada over the last 30 years. PES combines cognitive and personality scales in a normative instrument to provide a well-rounded, comprehensive description of an individual’s aptitudes and personality.

The PES predicts how an individual may perform in a given job by comparing that individual’s Profile to a normative pattern which can be developed for a specific job at a specific organization. Along with interviewing, checking references, and administering other applicable tests, the PES helps ensure good, solid hiring decisions.

Because it is very comprehensive, the PES is often used in hiring and placement of higher level associates and sales individuals. As a coaching tool, the PES helps a group leader communicate more skilfully with group members and develop them more effectively.

The Development Needs Inventory (DNI) is a 360-degree instrument that is administered over the internet and designed to allow managers, supervisors and others in leadership positions to better understand their strengths and development needs.

The information provided by the DNI will help facilitate the individual(s) growth and progress and as a result increase their effectiveness in the organisation. 

Designed for customization to the client’s needs, it consists of 15 Standard scales and up to 7 Optional scales.



The Organisational Needs Inventory® is a survey and comprehensive report relating to three key areas for every organization:

  1. Organizational Structure
  2. Predominant Leadership Style, and
  3. Organisational Culture

The ONI® Survey is a benchmark for continuous improvement that helps an organization’s leaders plan for the future with a clearer sense of direction and purpose. This tool can also help business owners and executives adapt appropriately to desired changes and to measure changes that occur over time.
The information produced by the ONI® provides leaders with a basis for better understanding their organization and implementing positive change.