With the increasing cost of hiring the wrong employee it is critical you get your recruitment right the first time. While estimates on the cost of a bad hire vary within research – all the research agrees that it is a substantial cost not only in advertising but in the valuable time of HR personnel and managers.
Beyond the known financial cost, getting your recruitment decisions right is critical for ensuring you do not see slumps in your organisation’s culture, engagement, morale, productivity, and performance.
90% of job terminations are caused by relationship issues rather than skill or functional problems. For best practice recruiting, you need to have the best tools available. This is where DISC comes in.
Your candidates need to have the skills to do their job, but just as importantly, they need to have sufficient interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. Often we can be tempted to hire people we like, or who are like us. But these people may not be the best candidate for the job. Diversity is essential for elite performance.
DISC Assessments for Recruiting
DISC has a multitude of uses from professional development and team building to recruitment and selection. While DISC is not recommended for pre-employment screening, DISC is a valuable tool for making the employment decision in the final stages of assessment. You need to know how potential candidates will fit with your organisation. DISC is a valuable tool to have at your disposal when looking at candidate fit, and teamwork capabilities.
Every year HR personnel are inundated with more and more applicants for every advertised role. Even jobs with traditionally the least number of applicants can now receive hundreds or even thousands of applications. This creates significant pressure to effectively shortlist the most promising candidates with time constraints and the lack of valuable information found in Curricula Vitae, Résumés and Standard Application forms.
With online assessments centres and aptitude testing now common, it is easy to add DISC Profiles to the list of requirements applicants must complete. It only takes twelve minutes for applicants, and you will gain a clear understanding of the behaviours those applicants are most likely to display at work.
Interviews are being proven less effective with every research paper released. With DISC you can tailor your standard interview questions to the DISC Profile of the candidate in front of you, discuss their unique behavioural strengths and what adaptations they make to limit their weaknesses. With your own understanding of DISC, you can also cater your communication to the profile in front of you, making your applicant more comfortable, and more likely to accurately represent themselves. Based on the interviewers preference, you can discuss the candidates profile with them in the interview, or limit the discussion of the DISC profile to informing your own questions.
Team 8’s DISC Profiles
Team 8’s DISC Profiles are specifically tailored for use. Each assessment includes a 12 minute online survey and results in a personalised DISC Profile Report (with summaries for easy use). It details the individual’s personal style, strengths, limiting behaviours, communication preferences and the environment they perform best in.
The distinguishing factor of great organisations is their constant pursuit for the competitive edge. With the Team8 DISC behavioural profile, you can provide your employees with a comprehensive understanding of themselves and those they work with. Not all DISC Profiles are created equal, but with the cutting-edge features of the Team8 DISC Profile, you can be confident in providing your organisation with an exceptional DISC experience. The Team 8 DISC Profile quickly improves communication, working relationships and ultimately results. Use with recruitment, as a foundation for professional development plans or part of a team building exercise. Find out more!
The best educators and teachers know how to adapt their teaching to suit the needs of their students. But to do this, teachers need to be aware of what they already do- they need to be self-aware. TeacherDISC is the easiest, fastest and most effective way for educators to improve their self-awareness and find new ways to further improve their teaching and communication with students and colleagues. The TeacherDISC is a unique behavioural profiling tool. It is based on a well-founded methodology and draws on decades of behavioural research. Not all DISC Profiles are created equal, but with the cutting-edge features of the TeacherDISC Profile, you can be confident in providing your staff with an exceptional DISC experience. Find out more!