Hiring the Right Person – Why It’s Important
It is incredibly important to hire the right people for the right job. It doesn’t matter whether this is done through an external job advertisement or through internal promotion.
You have to have a really good people strategy in place, which includes a recruitment, selection and retention program. Doing that properly is all about making sure that you understand the finer points of recruitment, hiring and promotion processes.
The DiSC Personality Test is a very powerful tool to assess behavior. It was developed following the theories of William Moulton Marston, psychologist. Marston suggested that there are four specific personality traits, which are Dominance, Inducement, Submission and Compliance. Walter Vernon Clarke took this theory and developed it further, using it as a personality assessment tool.
Marston studied the emotions and behavior of normal people and their interaction with their environment. The research conducted by his contemporaries Jung and Freud had centered on the emotions of abnormal people. Marston developed the theory to explain model of human behavior and people’s emotional responses to various stimuli; but he did not create an assessment tool.
What Is A DiSC Profile?
The DiSC Profile is a fantastic tool that allows people to improve and understand their behavior both at home and in the workplace. It isn’t just about understanding your own DiSC Profile, however, but also about understanding that of others within a team. DiSC stands for Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness, and everyone tends to score highest on one of these four issues. Being aware of this improves working relationships and productivity and tends to make for better leaders and managers. But which industries use the DiSC Profile more than others and why?
These reports empower you with the insights that help individuals understand their results that they receive in the profiles. The whole catalyst for the development of this tool was really to help people investigate DiSC style assignments that were a little confusing, a little vague or simply just to provide more information. The most frequent situation is when the dot is close to the center of the circle. This supplement can help you investigate why that happened.
The Everything DiSC Profile Supplement for Facilitator automatically accompanies the respective Everything DiSC Profile and therefore does not incur additional EPIC credits to generate. It provides the behind the EPIC screen look of how a participant’s profile results were determined and what other factors might influence their style. This is a one-page report that provides more detailed data about a respondent’s DiSC style assignment and dot placement, scores for eight DiSC scales and assessment items the respondent rated highly that aren’t typical for their style to help uncover the nuances of their style.
Debbie Giles, co-owner and co-founder of Intesi! Resources, was recently interviewed by Kristin Muller-Wenzel of London Global Consultants for her publication HR Psychos. Here is a reprint of that interview.
Personality Assessments in Business with the DiSC Profile
An Interview with Debbie Giles
Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Intesi! Resources Debbie Giles is a Certified DiSC Trainer with over 30 years of experience in business management, human resource and management training. In our interview she is talking about her work and experiences with personality assessment tests in the last years.
Which method for personality assessments do you use in general and why?
We sell, support, and train using DiSC Profiles by Wiley (formerly Inscape Publishing) who created the original DiSC assessment and continues to lead the way in DiSC innovation. We are an Everything DiSC Authorized Partner and rank in the top 1% of all 1,800 partners worldwide. DiSC is a powerful tool that is easy to understand and simplifies the complexity of human behavior. DiSC assessments are not designed to provide clinical insights into people’s psyches. They are designed to be self-scored and self-interpreted because the individual is regarded as the expert on themselves. You do not have to be a trained psychologist to use DiSC. It is accessible to anyone who has the desire to learn more about themselves and others using words found in everyday language.