NIA is a Talent Solution
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NIA is a nonprofit talent solution company that produces high performing candidates for today’s workforce.

By 2020, Millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce and by 2025, that percent will increase to 75 percent. Currently, there are more than 80 million Millennials (Gen Y) who have significant influence as the largest generation in the workforce. However, a swarm of Millennials doesn’t always mean a swarm of employable talent. Competition between businesses to appeal to high-performing, capable young professionals has accelerated dramatically as employers struggle to find people with the right combination of entry-level and soft skills to fill their jobs.

We recruit students, assess each candidate’s Social and Emotional Intelligence and build on vulnerable areas in order to prepare each with the soft skills required to be considered top talent.

Following this monitored process, in which students earn stripes from NIA for each completed activity, we match students to the most appropriate positions and corporate cultures using a proprietary app powered by Career Match IQ.

Top Performers

NIA’s signature program and app, I AM Top Talent, is an intensive and highly interactive leadership training, coaching and employer-talent matching service. I AM Top Talent is a comprehensive approach that serves the needs of both students and prospective employers. Our programmatic framework is designed to:


When it comes to landing a job in any industry, employers are looking for candidates with more than just a degree. The truth is, whether a student is looking for a great job, starting their own business or a doing hybrid of the two, there are three legs to success:

  • Book Sense (IQ)
  • Intangible Soft Skills (SE-IQ)
  • Practical Work Experiences

Top talent candidates possess them all.

Are you A.R.M.D.™ (Attract, Retain, Manage and Develop) with the right candidates in the right positions?

Employer Dilemma
Employers often complain that the current talent pool lacks vital entry level skills; has unrealistic expectations about climbing the corporate ladder; and they have propensity to leave a position within 16 months of starting.

High turnover is proving to be costly; especially when many of the reasons Millennials cite for seeking other employment can be mitigated.

Student Dilemma
Education is power but often it is not enough. There are three legs to success – IQ, SE-IQ and practical work experience. For many, transitioning from school to work is proving to be challenging. Many face the stark reality that they may not have the abilities, work experience or self-assurance needed to secure or retain their desired position. As a result, many employers are finding it difficult to retain high performers.

Don’t leave your next hire to chance. Get A.R.M.D.™ (Attract, Retain, Manage and Develop) with Top Talent. NIA nurtures top talent in high school and college students from the inside out by developing the soft skills needed to be successful in any environment.

NIA’s signature I AM Top Talent program and app helps students strengthen Social-Emotional Intelligence (SE-IQ), define a purpose-driven pathway and obtain real-world work experiences that foster soft skills that are transferrable and vital in any career.

NIA is cultivating a pipeline of Top Talent around the country - from high school to college students. Here’s one…

Do your new hires demonstrate the skills to be successful in your business?

Naledge In Action (NIA) is cultivating a pipeline of Top Talent Millennials to meet the current and future needs in business and industry.

NIA means “purpose” in Swahili, helps high school and college students overcome the barriers to career readiness and success by:

NIA assesses each candidate’s strengths, abilities and Social and Emotional Intelligence (SE-IQ) against 16-key hiring dimensions. The profile is stored and updated in our Employer-Talent Matching database.

NIA offers eLearning courses through the I AM TOP TALENT app and live Ex-Conferences that promote continuous improvement and the development of good habits

NIA continues to transform each individual through group coaching with experienced practitioners, toolkits and learning communities

The I AM Top Talent program incentivize program participants through a graduated “badging” system (Earn Your Stripes). Students Earn Stripes each time they successfully complete a program activity – giving them a competitive edge over their counterparts who are vying for the same position.

NIA matches students to employers using a proprietary I AM Top Talent app powered by Career Match IQ.

Are your employment candidates missing essential workplace soft skills?

Dr. Maya Angelou once said “When you know better, you do better”.

Although it is probably one of the least discussed leadership competencies, Social and Emotional Intelligence is possibly one of the most valuable.

I AM Top Talent offers a holistic approach to maximizing a participant’s human and leadership potential. Our curriculum is rooted in the research-based 26-indicators of Social-Emotional Intelligence (SE-IQ) and designed to not only build personal qualities but workplace habits, attitudes and social graces that foster emotionally healthy, well-rounded and adaptable professionals and contributors to society.

I AM Top Talent helps emerging young professionals develop a clear perception and acceptance of “who” they are including strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, thoughts, motivations and practices as a first step to creating and mastering their own life.

Once they understand who they are, NIA coaches teach students how to set intention and manage their feelings and reactions to make effective life, career and relationship decisions that are in alignment with the vision they have for themselves.

Personal Compentence (Self)
  • Emotional self-awareness
  • Accurate Self-Assessment
  • Personal Power
  • Behavioral Self-Control
  • Integrity
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Initiative & Bias for Action
  • Achievement Drive
  • Realistic Optimism
  • Resilence
  • Stress Management
  • Personal Agility
  • Intentionality
Social Compentence (Others)
Other Awareness
  • Empathy
  • Situational/Organizational Awareness
  • Service Orientation
Relationship Management
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Powerful Influencing Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Inspirational Leadership-
  • Catalyzing Change
  • Building Bonds
  • Team Work & Collaboration
  • Coaching & Mentoring Others
  • Building Trust

Are you willing to invest in your future success?

Investing in and engaging future employees and entrepreneurs early and intensively is a common sense but proactive approach to getting the “quality” of talent that America needs to maintain its competitive economic advantage. Social-Emotional Intelligence is a proven practice for creating Top Talent Leaders and NIA encourages and monitors this growth in every participant by awarding stripes for each completed activity. Here’s how Emotional Intelligence or SE-IQ can pay high dividends to individuals and organizations.

For Business & Industry
  • Higher Productivity
  • Increased Employee Engagement and Customer Service
  • Increased Sales & Profits
  • Decreased Sick Days and Healthcare Cost
For Students
  • Higher Self-Esteem, Decision Making Skills & Work Morale
  • Higher G.P. A. and Productivity
  • Better Stress Management, Coping Skills & Interpersonal Skills
  • More Creativity & Innovative Problem Solving
  • Greater College and Career Satisfaction
For Institutions
  • Better Academic Performance
  • Decreased Behavioral Conflicts & Infractions
  • Improved Student Retention, Persistence & Graduation
  • Production of Self-Aware, Career Ready Young Professionals
  • Increased Competitiveness & Job Placement of Graduates

We are your Talent Solutions!

Explore NIA’s full line of products and services available through the I AM Top Talent program and app.

Empower: Career Skills Assessment
Once a student sets-up their basic profile in the I AM Top Talent app, they are seamlessly directed to take our Career Match Assessment. This tool helps them identify their natural strengths and abilities and we use this information to serve up the career paths they demonstrate a propensity to be the most successful in.

Social Emotional Intelligence Profile
The SEIP is the most comprehensive assessment that measures 26 distinct indicators of social and emotional intelligence. This profile allows candidates to instantly see their strengths and potential vulnerabilities as it relates to social and emotional intelligence and is available online as well as in paper and pencil booklet versions. The output is complete with practical suggestions on how an individual can strengthen and enhance his/her social and emotional intelligence.


Educate: eLearning Courses & Ex-Conferences
With the I AM TOP TALENT app, students can take advantage of eLearning courses at their own pace and in their own space. eLearning curriculum allows candidates to build on opportunity areas as outlined in their SEIP. Courses are interactive and include videos, group discussion, online chats and social media integration in order to encourage a community of learning and accountability.

Ex-Conferences are highly interactive experiential live conferences where participants learn and apply methods to help improve themselves. Ex-Conferences allow candidates to confront complex and sensitive personal and professional issues and offer a take-home toolkit and group coaching sessions to follow up on how participants have been able to form new habits.

Engage: Coaching & Learning Communities
NIA’s eLearning course sequences and Ex-Conferences are followed by a 40-Day Coaching Challenge. NIA’s transformational coaches will lead participants through a step-by-step process where they receive group coaching on how to address the biggest barriers to personal growth and career success – Anger, Guilt, Shame, Resentment, Fear, Apathy and Judgement.

Incentivize: Candidates “Earn their Stripes” or badges by using the I AM Top Talent curriculum and services to strengthen vulnerable areas and develop employment competencies. Earning Stripes is a way for participants to demonstrate their commitment to their own personal and professional development and is also used as a vetting tool for employers.. ,Students who persist in the program come to realize the importance of honing and marketing their skills as a means of differentiating themselves from their counterparts when seeking employment in today’s global workforce.

Employ: I AM TOP TALENT Employer-Talent Matching Service
Directly address the millennial talent dilemma with NIA’s I AM TOP TALENT employer-talent matching app. After candidates have earned their stripes and completed activities to develop soft skills, each will complete the I AM TOP TALENT career assessment. A series of candidate questions help to identify their natural strengths, talents, abilities and the corporate cultures where they will thrive. We then help each student engage in and learn about the types of employment opportunities – that match their strengths - opening them to a world of career possibilities. We match college students to companies that they are the best match for - across 15 critical hiring dimensions including corporate culture - for internships, co-op programs, and entry level positions.

The Result: the right talent is matched to the right employer using an employer + talent matching algorithm.

Employ: Staffing Services

NIA helps small businesses and non-profit organizations decrease personnel cost, increase revenue and improve the customer experience by augmenting personnel needs with college students. Junior Professionals who are eager to develop business acumen, work ethic and interpersonal skills have the opportunity to earn a competitive wage to offset college costs. This practical work experience also fosters critical thinking, project management and problem solving skills not typically offered in the classroom.

Get A.R.M.D.

Attract, Retain, Manage and Develop
with Top Talent.