In this episode, you will hear from Darren Virassammy, the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 34 Strong, Inc., a leading expert in sustainable Strengthsfinder Organizational Training and Development. Darren discusses the current state of employee engagement and how the Strengthsfinder is used to improve it. About Darren: Darren Virassammy is the Co-Founder and the Chief Operating officer of 34 Strong, Inc., a Leading Expert in Sustainable Strengthsfinder Organizational Training and Development. 34 Strong focuses on building enduring Strengths-Based interdependent organizations through developing Strong People, Strong Partnerships and Strong Teams. Virassammy, and the 34 Strong team, have worked with numerous organizations including focused on developing strengths-based teams including: Bank of America, Genentech, State Street, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Virassammy holds an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of management. His passion for talent development was unleashed during his tenure teaching college courses in Business and Entrepreneurship, where he worked to unleash talent in his students and other instructors that he mentored. Interview Questions: 1.) Can you discuss the current state of employee engagement? What problems are you seeting 2.) How about the current state of engagement for managers? 3.) What are some of the causes for disengagement and how can companies work to improve employee engagement? 4.) So can you tell us a little more about the strengthsfinder, and how it is used for improving engagement? 5.) Are there specific business outcome results that stem from focusing on strengths? What is the main Takeaway (1 piece of advice)? For more information on the Strengthsfinder, visit http://www.34strong.com/ Don't forget to subscribe to the Talent Takeaways podcast series on iTunes! HRsoft – The Leader in High Impact Talent Management HRsoft is a cloud-based, High Impact Talent Management™ software company that specializes in improving employee engagement and retention for mid-sized employers. Discover more about HRsoft by clicking the button below!