Episode 61

Digging Deeper to Understand Your Employees

with Lisa Yankowitz

Brought to you by your hosts:

Hannah Brenner
L&D Specialist
Derek Smith
L&D Specialist
With special guest:
Lisa Yankowitz | Ntrinsx
Lisa Yankowitz, JD, SPHR is a professional speaker, corporate trainer, management advisor, coach, HR investigator and expert witness. Lisa educates organizations and associations on a wide range of performance and HR compliance topics. She helps organizations and individuals improve performance by teaching the fundamentals and coaching them on practical implementation. Lisa helps organizations stay out of trouble and stay out of court by teaching employees what they need to know about workplace laws.


This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Yankowitz, a workplace educator. Lisa’s years of experience in issues ranging from employment law to soft skills training have given her a unique perspective and understanding of workplace issues.

Using that experience, Lisa started a company called Ntrinsx, a platform that gives employers perspective into the motivations and values of their individual employees.

Ntrinsx works by delivering assessment based results that gives employers insight into what their employees value. People with heavy blue results value relationships and self-expression. Motivating these people involves showing them how their performance affects others.

People with high orange results value freedom and fun. Giving these employees flexibility to accomplish a job will help them feel valued, respected, and motivated.

People with high green results value competency. They are analytical, rational, observant, and calm.

Finally, people with high gold results are consistent, reliable, stable, and value responsibility. Giving them deadlines and meaningful work, and rules to work within will give them guidelines and help them do better work!

Lisa talks about the need to individualize your approach to understanding your employees. By finding their unique motivations, you can better understand how to deliver meaningful feedback and improve the performance of your team!

When you’re finished listening to this week’s episode, be sure to listen to Lisa’s SHRM and HRCI-approved webinar. It’s a great look at building better teams. The other related resource will help you understand the employment journey from your employee’s perspective!

Thanks for listening! We’ll see you next week.