Personality Profiles and Assessments
Smart State is a licensed distributor of the DISC Behavioral and Motivators assessment. We use these two assessments to help our clients in three different ways.
- We administer the assessment for individual managers or employees. This helps the individual better understand themselves such that he or she can develop strategies to meet the demands of their jobs and work environment.
- We administer the assessment as a pre-employment tool to job candidates. Our clients that have used this tool to help in the hiring process would never hire an employee again without it. This assessment will not only tell you the behavioral characteristics that the employee will display but it will tell you the ideal environment for that employee and how they should be managed. You can also determine whether or not the employee will be motivated by the job.
- We use the assessment to conduct group teambuilding seminars. Think how valuable it would be to understand how every member of your team reacts to the work environment and what motivates each. Even more valuable perhaps, each member of your team will understand every other member of the team.
The DISC assessment examines an individual’s dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance, revealing the ways in which one responds to the following:
- Problems and Challenges
- Influencing Others
- Pace of Environment
- Rules and Procedures
Measured in four proportions (DISC: dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance), Behaviors reveal how an individual will perform, including what value he or she will bring to a team, his or her ideal environment and possible limitations he or she may face.
Behavioral research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand their strengths and weaknesses, so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment.
Motivators are the windows through which an individual views the world, thereby driving his or her Behaviors. Motivators reveal why an individual acts a certain way – what motivates one to perform a job.
Motivators are measured in six key areas:
- Theoretical — the discovery of truth
- Utilitarian — money and what is useful; ROI
- Aesthetic — form and harmony
- Social — an inherent caring for people; helping others
- Individualistic — personal power, influence and renown
- Traditional — a system for living
Just as the behavioral (or DISC) assessments help tell us how people behave and perform in a work environment, our Motivators assessments reveal why they do what they do.