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People First Philosophy Makes Motiv One of Country’s Fastest Growing Firms

Motiv White Paper
Motivation Nation: The Economy for Model Knowledge Workers

  • Approach

    We believe in people. Specifically, we believe in the ability of people to perform remarkably when paired with work opportunities that align with four critical performance dimensions: Purpose, Persona, Pathway and Proficiency.

    Motiv associates aren’t simply qualified to do the work. They are attuned to certain types of work, based on their personal values, personality, career path and skill set. With a careful evaluative process, and on-going guidance, Motiv is unique in its ability to identify, match and manage knowledge workers in opportunities that create the highest yield for clients.

    With the Motiv Method you not only get someone qualified for the position. You get someone that embraces the work you want them to do as it is continuously aligned to the potential of their human capital.

  • The motiv Method



    1. What are the person’s personal interests, values, motivations?
    2. What is their impetus to perform, to invest their time and intelligence behind your project?

    Motiv partners conduct in-depth interviews with candidates to fully understand what makes the person tick. From evaluating past life and work experiences, we identify the motivating factors for people to perform. By aligning the purpose, values and interests of people with the work they do each day, we find Motiv resources to be more productive, participatory and engaged in their work.

  • The motiv Method



    1. What are the emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual?
    2. How do they relate to others?
    3. In what situations and circumstances do they succeed or struggle?

    Motiv candidates participate in a psychometric study to inventory and classify how they see themselves, perceive the world and make decisions. Being aware and understanding of their persona type, candidates and Motiv partners are better able to identify successful work opportunities and collaboratively manage higher performance over time.

  • The motiv Method



    1. What are a person’s workplace objectives and ambitions?
    2. How do they characterize success?

    Motiv candidates participate in an opportunity mapping process to establish objectives and success-factors for work. Internal drivers (like work: time-sacrifice, autonomy) are evaluated against external drivers (compensation, growth, flexibility) to establish rational expectations, a capabilities road-map and corresponding management plan.

  • The motiv Method



    1. What is a person’s technical proficiency?
    2. What is their domain expertise and capacity for learning?

    Through objective assessments, Motiv develops a performance benchmark for each associate based on the skills required to progress along their Pathway. Beyond certifying the associates proficiency for the work they will be assigned, the assessment affords the opportunity to establish and improve the skills knowledge workers continually need to acquire for their clients.


We believe it’s not simply about finding people to do work. It’s about getting the most out of people on behalf of your business. The key is finding agreement between who people really are and what they want—with the opportunities the market affords. With market savvy across three areas of specialty, you can rely on us to deliver the right people with the right approach every time:


Motiv can take charge of the day-to-day project management as well as provide program direction. We become seamless partners to your team, adopting your internal processes to ultimately achieve your program goals.

  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Management
  • Outsourced Business Process & Contract Management

Sales and Marketing

Motiv will provide expert execution support on your sales and marketing programs. Our goal is to help your team create customer experiences that drive conversion, inspire brand loyalty and build intimate connections between your company and your audience.

  • Content Development
  • Communications Support
  • Campaign & Execution
  • Product & Service Launch


Whether deploying emerging technologies, refining existing software, or building a custom system, Motiv brings the technical and business savvy needed to augment your team — helping you get the most from your technology investments.

  • Systems Integration
  • User Experience Design
  • Mobility & eCommerce
  • IT Strategy & Governance
  • IT Infrastructure & Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • Application Development
  • Outsourced Data Management

Why motiv

As we progress through life we all experience opportunities that either embrace or conflict with our interests and beliefs, our personality and social skills, our professional ambitions, and our abilities. By managing them proactively and intentionally, on an ongoing basis, you can be assured that Motiv professionals are aligned with your needs and expectations, both short- and long-term.

Companies are moving fast to capitalize on market opportunity. Motiv resources meet the mandate for scale, speed and specialization. Roles and accountability remain clear, while the efforts, energies and exchanges between people are borderless.

It's a simple formula. When we align smart people with projects they love, business interests and human capabilities advance.


Motiv Culture

Derived from “motive,” the word captures our compelling drive to produce, contribute and achieve in the knowledge economy.

Motiv embodies the personal character of our people. Our people are predisposed to take action against business objectives. We don't simply work to stay busy, because life is too short, and opportunities are far too grand. Rather, we're energized by projects that allow us to accomplish a goal, master a skill, overcome a challenge, and do meaningful work we're proud of.