Can I use DiSC for recruitment - Frequently asked questions
Is Everything DiSC designed for use as recruitment tool?
Everything DiSC is primarily designed as a behavioural profiling tool. One of the key underlying principles is that whilst people certainly do have a set of behavioural preferences and tendencies about how they approach their relationships with others, this does not preclude them for choosing to behave in different, and hopefully more effective, ways. From a recruitment perspective, there is no evidence that a particular style is more competent at a certain job or role. DiSC is not designed to support early-stage screening.
Which is the best profile to use?
The most universal profile is the Everything DiSC Workplace report, a sample of which can be viewed here. These profiles provide a general analysis of behavioural preferences and tendencies in the workplace and offer personalised detail about both strengths, challenges and strategies for working with others. These are frequently used as coaching tools and would lend themselves to exploration at the interview stage.
Do I need to be certified to use Everything DiSC profiles?
There is no requirement to be certified. The reports are intended to be accessible and simple to understand. Of course, if you wish to be certified, or receive further training, then this is available. A quick and cost-effective introduction is to enrol on the Everything DiSC Essentials e-learning programme that would give a solid overview of the model.
Can I buy a one-off licence for unlimited reports?
No, there is a cost for each report. An Everything DiSC Workplace report costs £52.50 + VAT
What is the process for administering the reports?
There are a couple of ways to manage the assessments. If it is just an occasional purchase then we provide you with a link to send to the candidate. They then complete the assessment online, which takes about 20 minutes, and once completed we then send a PDF version of the report to you.