NEWS RELEASE MARCH 14, 2019 LEAWOOD, KANSAS
IDENTIMAP ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NONPROFIT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Identimap, Inc. announced the formation of a nonprofit Career Development Scholarship Foundation to fund scholarships for high school students. The scholarship program encourages students to use innovative digital career analysis tools, such as IdentiMap, to prepare for post-secondary education or workforce training. The Foundation will be initially funded by Company founders. The first scholarships are scheduled to be awarded on June 28, 2019 at the National Career Development Association Global Conference in Houston, Texas. More than 60 high schools in 25 states have registered with the Company enabling more than 55,000 students to submit an essay for the competition. Four high schools in Kansas and four high schools in Missouri have registered to date while Texas and Illinois lead the nation with registrations. Scholarship essay submittal details and high school registration forms are available at www.identimap.com.
Identimap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help students understand their unique personal style. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary database. Historic personality assessments are cumbersome, difficult to understand and burdensome for the person using the tool. The Company solves this problem with software that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator.
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NEWS RELEASE JANUARY 29, 2019

IDENTIMAP ANNOUNCES ITS PARTICIPATION IN A SERIES OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CAREER COUNSELOR CONFERENCES.

Identimap announced it will participate in the Texas Counselor Association conference in San Antonio in February, the national American Counselor Association conference in New Orleans in March, and the global National Career Development Association conference in Houston in June. The Company will introduce its career strategy solution – “CareerTrack” – for high schools and will continue to encourage high school counsleors to register their schools for the student scholarship program.

 

NEWS RELEASE DECEMBER 1, 2018

IDENTIMAP SELECTED TO PRESENT RESEARCH PAPER AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE.

Leawood, Kansas software company announced that it has been selected to present a research paper on the development and use of digital assessment tools at the National Career Development Conference in Houston, Texas June 27-30, 2019. The paper is the result of on-going research with high school seniors in more than 20 states and 30 high schools.

IdentiMap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help students understand their unique personal style. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. Historic personality testing is cumbersome, difficult to understand and burdensome for the person taking the test. The Company’s product solves this problem with an App that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator and just as meaningful as other techniques.

 

NEWS RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2018 

LEAWOOD, KANSAS STARTUP ANNOUNCES TEN $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS.

Identimap, Inc., a startup that develops mobile Apps for high school students, announced this new scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded to advance the use and understanding of personality assessment tools by high school counselors and students. These tools provide improved communication skills, improved team collaboration, enhanced career selection techniques, increased confidence and better self-esteem. Student submittals will be judged by an independent committee of national judges and the winners will be announced at the National Career Development Association annual meeting in Houston, Texas on June 27, 2019. Schools must be registered for their students to apply.

Scholarship details at www.identimap.com/scholarships

NEWS RELEASE OCTOBER 12, 2018

NEW RESEARCH WHITE PAPER DISINTERMEDIATION OF HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS RELEASED.

Leawood, Kansas October 12, 2018 …. The fourth in a series of research white papers on the changes in digital tools for high school students and counselors was released today.

The paper titled, “Disintermediation: Is Google replacing guidance counselors as career planners?” As people become increasingly connected and wired in, we see disintermediation, or the elimination of a middleman, in multiple places. Travel agents, stock brokers, even furniture stores find themselves cut from the process, as people find more direct routes to information. It once seemed that this process was limited to goods available on Amazon.com—but now, this phenomenon is filtering into every industry and discipline. The complete paper is available free at www.identimap,com click on counselors.

IdentiMap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help students understand their unique personal style. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. Historic personality testing is cumbersome, difficult to understand and burdensome for the person taking the test. The Company’s product solves this problem with an App that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator and just as accurate as other techniques.

Search the App Store or Google play for Identimap or email bsherwood@identimap.com

NEWS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

 A NEW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SELF-DISCOVERY PROGRAM FOR COUNSELORS.

Leawood, Kansas September 4, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. announced today a new program for high school counselors for introducing IdentiMap to high school and college bound students. Messages were sent to more than 3,000 counselors explaining the Star Student program, as well as, releasing a set of new videos that explain the validation of the personality and assessment model. The program is based on enabling the students to discover for themselves careers for the future.

IdentiMap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help students understand their unique personal style. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. Historic personality testing is cumbersome, difficult to understand and burdensome for the person taking the test. The Company’s product solves this problem with an App that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator and just as accurate as other techniques.

Search the App Store or Google play for Identimap or email bsherwood@identimap.com

PRESS RELEASE August 1, 2018

THREE EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS JOIN IDENTIMAP BOARD OF ADVISERS.

Leawood, Kansas August 1, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. announced today that Kelley Judd, Thom Bear and Mike Hellings have joined the company’s professional board of advisers. Each adviser’s background has been posted on the company’s website. The advisers represent a mixture of operational, financial and technical experience that will contribute to the direction of the company.  Each adviser has entered into an agreement with the company to participate for at least one year and attend regular adviser meetings.

IdentiMap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help students understand their unique personal style. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. Historic personality testing is cumbersome, difficult for managers to understand and burdensome for the person taking the test. The Company’s product solves this problem with an App that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator and just as accurate as other techniques.

Search the App Store or Google play for Identimap or email bsherwood@identimap.com

PRESS RELEASE JULY 6, 2018

ONE-TOUCH AND FACIAL RECOGNITION BIOMETRIC ACCESS RELEASED

FOR NEW PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT TOOL.

 

Leawood, Kansas July 6, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. released an advanced biometric access version of its personality assessment tool. Biometric Touch ID and Face ID provide secure user authentication with the touch of a single finger or a simple glance. With this announcement, it is no longer necessary to type in a user’s email address and password to access the IdentiMap App.

Your fingerprint or face data is converted into a mathematical representation that is encrypted and used only by a secure space in your iOS device. The data can’t be accessed by the OS on your device or any applications running on it. It is never stored on Apple servers or anywhere else.

The IdentiMap assessment tool allows a person to compare their unique personality with another person’s personality. Additionally, the assessment tool allows a hiring manager to specify a list of the ideal traits for a particular job and mathematically compare the ideal traits with the traits of multiple candidates – all done digitally, quickly, economically and accurately on a smartphone with either Apple iOS or Google Android.

IdentiMap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help people understand their unique personal style. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. Historic personality testing is cumbersome, difficult for managers to understand and burdensome for the person taking the test. The Company’s product solves this problem with an App that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator and just as accurate as other techniques.

Most managers are aware that personalities help or hinder successful careers. As a result, companies are denied the benefits of promoting highly skilled people who lack effective personality understanding. Personality testing is becoming more pervasive, but it is in its infancy with respect to understanding its application and to becoming a genuine managerial tool that can be trusted, rather than just a perfunctory hiring exercise.

Search the App Store or Google play for Identimap. email bsherwood@identimap.com

 

 

PRESS RELEASE MAY 15, 2018

NEW INNOVATIVE ASSESSMENT TOOL IS NOW FREE

Leawood, Kansas May 21, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc announced today that the assessment tool introduced in December 2017 is now free to all individuals, recruiters and hiring managers. It is installed for free from the Apple App store or from Google Play.

The assessment tool also was upgraded so that users can email the assessment results to recruiters, hiring managers or to other people for review. The results include a bar graph with the comparative traits and an explanation summary of the assessment. Additionally, the assessment results are stored on the user’s phone so the user can recall past results for further analysis. Hiring managers and recruiters use the tool to compare candidates with the ideal candidate traits.

IdentiMap, Inc. located in Leawood, Kansas, was founded to provide a quick, economical and accurate way to help people understand their unique personal style. The company’s underlying assessment tool is designed for use by Individuals, recruiters and corporate hiring managers. The company’s software products are based on company research on leadership styles and use a proprietary mathematical model (ScoreMatch™) that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. IdentiMap products are available from the Apple App store or Google Play. 

PRESS RELEASE APRIL 23, 2018

NEW INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT TOOL THAT COMPARES PERSONALITY STYLES 

AND MATCHES CANDIDATES FOR THE RIGHT JOB.

Leawood, Kansas April 23, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. released an advanced version of its personality assessment tool, which enables a person to compare their view of themselves with how other people view them. It also allows a person to compare their unique personality with another person’s personality. Additionally, the assessment tool allows a hiring manager to specify a list of the ideal traits for a particular job and mathematically compare the ideal traits with the traits of multiple candidates – all done digitally, quickly, economically and accurately on a smartphone with either Apple iOS or Google Android.

Managers have known that a person’s view of themselves is often significantly different than another person’s view, which causes significant communication problems in a work environment. For example, a person may view themselves as a take-charge individual while co-workers view this same person as just plain bossy. This new mobile app is a meaningful tool for managers to use to identify these divisive issues and to take corrective action before the problem escalates into a failure of a critical project.

Dr. Shepard, a professional speaker said, “I was surprised to find out that others see me quite differently than I see myself. The tool was an eye opener.”

Ryan Walker, president of Lazarus Software said, “This tool helps me understand how co-workers view my style and enables me to make adjustments to improve the performance of my team.”

IdentiMap, Inc. located in Leawood, Kansas, was founded to provide a quick, economical and accurate way to help people understand their unique personal style. The company’s underlying assessment tool is designed for use by Individuals, recruiters and corporate hiring managers.The company’s software products are based on company research on leadership styles and use a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library. IdentiMap products are available from the Apple App store or Google Play. 

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What problem does this new tool solve?

The problem is that historic personality testing is cumbersome, difficult for managers to understand and burdensome for the person taking the test. In other words, traditional personality testing takes too long and is too expensive. The Company’s product solves this problem with an App that is faster, less burdensome on the test taker and on the test administrator and just as accurate as other techniques.

Are personalities important for career advancement?

Yes. Most managers are acutely aware that personalities help or hinder successful careers. People that have excellent skill sets, but do not understand themselves or how they relate to their supervisors, co-workers or staff, fail to get promoted in corporate cultures. On the contrary, people with poorer skill sets, but captivating personalities move up the corporate ladder. As a result, companies are denied the benefits of promoting highly skilled people who lack effective personality understanding. Personality testing is becoming more pervasive, but it is truly in its infancy with respect to understanding its application and to becoming a genuine managerial tool that can be trusted, rather than just a perfunctory hiring exercise.

 

For more information, email bob@identimap.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE APRIL 21, 2018

FREE UPGRADE ANNOUNCED.

IDENTIMAP ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF A FREE APP UPGRADE ENABLING  USERS TO EMAIL A PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT TO RECRUITERS, HIRING MANAGERS OR FRIENDS.

Leawood, Kansas April 21, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. released a free upgrade of its popular IdentMap personality assessment tool. The free upgrade, asked for by users, enables a user to use the assessment tool and convert the results to a PDF file. Users can then specify an email address and their personal assessment results are sent automatically to the target recipient.

It is an ideal technique to complement a person’s resume with assessment tool results that highlight a person’s personality and suitability for a particular job. The conversion to a PDF file and the email feature are all done within the IdentiMap App on a user’s smartphone and with a single click.

Robert Sherwood, president of IdentiMap said, ” When we released IdentiMap in January, our users told us they wanted a print option, With the free upgrade, users can print the PDF file or send the electronic file to any number of recipients. It is a marvelous feature and it is free.”

IdentiMap, Inc. located in Leawood, Kansas, was founded to provide an easy way to help people understand unique personal styles. It is designed for use by Individuals, recruiters and corporate hiring managers. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library.

 

For more information, email bob@identimap.com

 

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NEWS RELEASE APRIL 17, 2018

IDENTIMAP ASKED TO PRESENT AT SEVERAL COMMUNITIY ORGANIZATIONS

Leawood, Kansas April 17, 2018….Dr. Randy Shepard was selected to participate in several community events on the use of the IdentiMap assessment tool.  He presented a seminar on “Building Team Loyalty” to more than 60 executives on March 23 at the Bi-Annual meeting of the Midwest American Association of Orthopedic Executives.  On February 25 and March 11, Dr. Shepard presented a one hour seminar on “The Power of Personalities in the Bible” to more than 200 bible study attendees at the Connect Church in Raytown, Missouri and on April 17 he was the featured speaker at the Northland Innovation Center.

Dr. Shepard spoke on how critical it is to understand the intrinsic, internal motivating factors behind various personality types. He presented IdentiMap as a tool that would help new and experienced leaders understand their own personalities and those of their team members, and how to use the information drawn from IdentiMap to aid in understanding those internal motivating factors within each team member.

IdentiMap, Inc. located in Leawood, Kansas, was founded to provide an easy way to help people understand unique personal styles. It is designed for use by Individuals, recruiters and corporate hiring managers. The career library is based on Company research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library.

 

For more information, email bob@identimap.com

PRESS RELEASE MARCH 18, 2018

IDENTIMAP IS A BRONZE  SPONSOR FOR THE STRIVE FOR LIFE FUND-RAISER

AT DEER CREEK GOLf CLUB MAY 19, 2018.

Leawood, Kansas March 18, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. as part of its community activity has committed to sponsor the Third Annual Strive for Life Foundation (www.striveforlife.org). The purpose of the foundation is to raise awareness of heart conditions in youth and to provide financial assistance to families in need. dentiMap, Inc. was founded to provide an easy way to help people understand their unique personal styles.

The  Company’s products are based on research into leadership styles and use a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library.The assessment tool allows a hiring manager to specify a list of the ideal traits for a particular job and mathematically compare the ideal traits with the traits of multiple candidates – all done digitally, quickly, economically and accurately on a smartphone with either Apple iOS or Google Android.

The Company expects to release advanced versions of its products in conjunction with the May 19th event.

 

For more information, email bob@identimap.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 15, 2018

IDENTIMAP ANNOUNCED THE COMPLETION OF ITS FIRST ROUND OF

FINANCING FOR ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 

Leawood, Kansas February 15, 2018….. IdentiMap, Inc. announced that its first round of local financing has been completed. The Company used a unique royalty-based financing model to provide stakeholders with both short and long-term potential gains.

The  Company intends to develop products that are based on research into leadership styles and will use a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a proprietary career library.

The assessment tool will be developed for individual assessments as well as for corporate hiring manager to specify a list of the ideal traits for a particular job and mathematically compare the ideal traits with the traits of multiple candidates – all done digitally, quickly, economically and accurately on a smartphone with either Apple iOS or Google Android.

 

For more information, email bob@identimap.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 10, 2017

New mobile application for identifying a person’s unique personal style.

Lee’s Summit, Missouri & Omaha, Nebraska October 10, 2017 …. Dr. Randy Shepard, author of Peak Performance Leadership, released a new mobile app called IdentiMap, which enables a user to identify their unique personal style in less than 3 minutes.  The App will help companies match candidates with a corporate culture and assist management in identifying the best mix of personality styles for a project team.

This App enables a user to identify the ideal behavioral attitude most suited for an employment position in a company, to compare a person’s characteristics with several prospective candidates, to compute the gaps between the various candidate scores and to use applied analytics to compute the likelihood that a candidate will fit the target position in the company culture.

IdentiMap (patent pending) is based on Dr. Shepard’s research on leadership styles and uses a proprietary mathematical model that compares and ranks the results of a user’s profile with the profiles of more than 100 other styles from a career library.  IdentiMap was developed with Lazarus Software Corp. a nationally recognized boutique software development company.

Dr. Shepard said, “IdentiMap should eliminate many hiring mistakes and help people find their best career.” Ryan Walker, president of Lazarus Software and first licensor of the product, said, “This product should help a business owner select the best person to fit into a company’s culture.”  IdentiMap is available for both Android on Google Play and iOS at the Apple App store.

Dr. Randy Shepard is a nationally-known management consultant, trainer, and speaker. His clients have included such corporate giants as AT&T, Sprint and Nortel Networks. Dr. Shepard conducts personal and corporate growth seminars to equip people with the practical tools for leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, and employee motivation. (www.drrandyshepard.com)

Lazarus Software Corp. is a mobile solutions company that provides enterprise solutions centered around a client’s target audiences. Located near Omaha, Nebraska, the company has been developing customized commercial software applications for more than 10 years for prominent firms such as Marriott Corporation and other technology companies. (www.lazarussoftware.com)

For more information, email bob@identimap.com

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