Hiring and retention: DiSC Profiles and related readings

Hiring and retention – DiSC Profiles and related readings

Suggested candidate selection tool

Suggested DiSC profiles

DiSCProfiles blog category

Hiring and promotion

Note: Selection assessment results should account for no more than one-third of a hiring decision. DiSC is not validated for hiring. PXT Select is.


5 trends changing the way we hire, TalentGear
“Shifts in technology, cultural landscape and generations all impact the way we do business. They also influence the way we hire.”

It’s Time to Start Thinking Differently About Onboarding, TLNT
“A truly engaging experience for an employee – one that properly trains and acculturates an employee to their role and the organization at large – lasts much longer than a week, 30 days or even three months.”

How to Reduce Personal Bias When Hiring, Harvard Business Review, June 2019
“… affinity bias is widespread in hiring and often leads people to seek out, and hire, candidates who “look, act, and operate” like them.”

Using Personality Tests as a Hiring Tool, Edward Lowe Foundation
Article points out both pitfalls and benefits of such testing.

How to keep bias out of the hiring process, Quartz at Work, October 2017
“But companies that are growing fast often haven’t been deliberate about their hiring structures, and frequently end up with a system that allows unconscious biases to flourish.”

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews, The New York Times, April 2017
“… interviewers typically form strong but unwarranted impressions about interviewees, often revealing more about themselves than the candidates.”

Why People Quit Their Jobs, Harvard Business Review, September 2016
“Researchers agree that preemptive intervention is a better way to deal with employees’ wandering eyes than waiting for someone to get an offer and then making a counteroffer. “

How to hire for personality and train for skills, CIO, June 2015
“Finding talent with the right skillset for your company is not nearly as difficult as finding the right personality fit. As important as skills and technical know-how are, team chemistry is just as important – if not more so.”

Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work, The New York Times, May 2015
“When done carefully, selecting new workers this way can make organizations more productive and profitable. But cultural fit has morphed into a far more nebulous and potentially dangerous concept.”

Misperceptions in Using Personality Assessments for Hiring, Huffington Post, January 2015
“In developing a selection battery that maximizes the predictive power of assessments, a number of types of tools can be used to measure specific key knowledge, skills and abilities. Workplace personality is only one component.”

Why Personality Still Matters After The Hiring Process Is Done, TLNT, November  2014
“Many HR pros and employers limit their use of personality tests to the hiring process, without realizing how effective personality assessments can be once candidates turn into employees. Yet a candidate’s personality and passion will influence everything from what projects they enjoy to what team members they work best beside.”

Companies are Hiring Based on Personality Instead of Experience, Business Insider, September 2014
“Business thrives on relationships, and if the relationships inside your business don’t work, then no amount of experience inside the firm will set things right.”




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