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How to React to an Invalid DISC Result

07/10/2019 08:30

How to React to an Invalid DISC Result

Reacting to an Invalid Extended DISC Result You have received an email notification that your candidate’s result has come back invalid. Now, what are you supposed to do? There are a number of reasons why Extended DISC® Behavioural Analysis Reports a ...

Figuring Out Your People Fast

24/09/2019 10:27

Figuring Out Your People Fast

Have you ever wondered why some people re-act opposite to others and why you find it necessary to approach different people in entirely different ways? The world's most successful business managers use behavioural assessment tools to help them unde ...

360 Degree Feedback: Self-Perception & Blindspots

10/09/2019 09:00

360 Degree Feedback: Self-Perception & Blindspots

Open 360 Feedback assessments can seem daunting. Discussing your behaviour, talents, values, ethics and leadership can be deeply personal. However, when used effectively, 360 feedback can provide compelling insights to enhance self-awareness and ove ...

DISC Profiling for Athletes and Sports Teams

19/08/2019 08:15

DISC Profiling for Athletes and Sports Teams

Yes, you read that correctly. Identifying the psychological variables that help athletes achieve peak performance and success is an essential goal in the field of sports psychology. The area of sports psychology has grown strikingly in the past two ...

Extended DISC® Lead & Manage Assessment – Diamond and Leadership Cultures

05/08/2019 08:15

Extended DISC® Lead & Manage Assessment – Diamond and Leadership Cultures

The Diamond in the Extended DISC Lead & Manage Assessment provides us with vital information relating to the leadership style of team members. Depending on where their name appears on the “behavioural map”, we can assess the individual’s leadership ...

Use Cognitive Ability Assessments to Help Predict Job Performance

22/07/2019 08:15

Use Cognitive Ability Assessments to Help Predict Job Performance

What is a Cognitive Assessment? Cognitive ability assessments measure a person's ability to think, reason and solve problems. Reasoning skills help a person approach problems, understand how to solve them and apply their reasoning and cognition to c ...

Why You Shouldn't Cheat a Psychometric Assessment

08/07/2019 08:00

Why You Shouldn't Cheat a Psychometric Assessment

A CV, references and cognitive assessments are all used to assess an individual's hard skills. However, getting a sense of a person's emotional intelligence and ability to fit into an existing team, and office culture can be more difficult. Behaviou ...

Improving Productivity with DISC Styles

10/06/2019 10:00

Improving Productivity with DISC Styles

According to Gallup's State of the Global Workplace report, 85% of employees are not engaged at work. So, what if there was a way to increase employee engagement and increase overall productivity? Everyone's heard about DISC profile assessments, bu ...

Is there an Ideal DISC Style for a Leader?

21/05/2019 13:15

Is there an Ideal DISC Style for a Leader?

Is there an ideal DISC style for a leader? Wouldn't it be easy if there was one! We could continuously recruit that behavioural style across all organisations, knowing that they would succeed in their role. Company culture would be great, and all th ...

Difference Between Personality Tests and DISC Assessments

06/05/2019 21:45

Difference Between Personality Tests and DISC Assessments

Personality Tests vs DISC Reports We are often asked about the difference between a personality test and a DISC behavioural assessment. Some companies interchange the two terms, essentially implying they have the same meaning. However, there is a di ...

Enhance Sales Insights with the FinxS Sales 18 DISC Report

26/04/2019 10:54

Enhance Sales Insights with the FinxS Sales 18 DISC Report

Sales development and coaching is one of the most important strategies to increase sales success in every stage of the sales cycle. An organisation’s sales development strategy has a huge impact on meeting sales targets and achieving growth. The new ...

What's Your Learning Style

11/04/2019 03:48

What's Your Learning Style

Have you ever needed to memorise something, a presentation, or facts and figures for a test? You probably tried all sorts of techniques to try and retain the information, perhaps que cards, drawing diagrams or just simply reading the information ove ...

DISC Theory: Is it Part of Your Sales Method?

27/03/2019 03:59

DISC Theory: Is it Part of Your Sales Method?

The Extended DISC model is easily applied to sales due to its simplicity and accuracy. Using Extended DISC theory in sales allows sales professionals to quickly and easily identify customer styles and adapt the sales pitch to their behavioural style ...

DISC Theory Origins: Ancient Greece?

12/03/2019 22:28

DISC Theory Origins: Ancient Greece?

It might be hard to believe that the origins of DISC Theory can be traced back to 3 BC and the so-called "father of medicine," Hippocrates. Yes, that’s right! Today’s web-based automated Extended DISC® profiling can trace its core ideas back to anci ...

Achieve Sales Focus with the FinxS Sales Excuse Index

26/02/2019 22:54

Achieve Sales Focus with the FinxS Sales Excuse Index

Achieve Sales Focus with the FinxS Sales Excuse Index® Selling is a tough profession. Those who are not motivated or fulfilled by sales can easily divert their attention to other tasks. FinxS Sales Excuse Index® tells us if we're on top of our game ...

How to Measure the Validity of a Psychometric Assessment

12/02/2019 03:45

How to Measure the Validity of a Psychometric Assessment

How to Measure the Validity of a Psychometric Assessment Are your psychometric tests valid? This is one of our most frequently asked questions. So, what exactly is validity and how do you measure it? There are two fundamental requirements for any in ...

How to Optimise the Efficiency of your Sales Team

23/01/2019 03:45

How to Optimise the Efficiency of your Sales Team

The capabilities of your sales team help your organisation to thrive. Competency assessments are vital to ensure organisational performance and help optimise the efficiency of your sales team. We are excited to launch our newest assessment tool, Fin ...

How to Recognise the DISC Behavioural Styles of your Friends and Family

08/01/2019 04:25

How to Recognise the DISC Behavioural Styles of your Friends and Family

We’ve all been there! You are invited to a summer BBQ at a friends house, only to find you don’t know anyone except the person you came with. Some people thrive off this opportunity to meet new people. They find it easy to introduce themselves to ot ...

DISC Styles at Christmas: Decorating the Tree

10/12/2018 22:26

DISC Styles at Christmas: Decorating the Tree

DISC Styles at Christmas: Decorating the Tree How different would a Christmas tree look if it were decorated by each of the styles? D Styles D Styles prefer to decorate the tree their way. They will direct others to hang the decorations exactly how ...

DISC Styles at Christmas: Gift-Giving

27/11/2018 23:39

DISC Styles at Christmas: Gift-Giving

We all know the cliché of the stressed mum or dad running around the mall finishing last minute Christmas shopping. While some, the organised few have already finished their shopping by the end of November. We all have a different shopping method. W ...

What is a Psychometric Test?

25/10/2018 02:20

What is a Psychometric Test?

The phrase ‘Psychometric Test’ sounds scary! Really this is just a word to describe the process of understanding a person’s behavioural style and the skills that can be completed with closed eyes or those that take more energy and concentration. Acc ...

The Five Most Stressed Countries in the World!

28/09/2018 01:03

The Five Most Stressed Countries in the World!

We’ve all felt stressed out at some point or another. A certain amount of stress is expected during everyday tasks within a work environment. However, not all stress or pressure is a bad thing . Stress often has a negative connotation but some of us ...

Give Me A Personality

02/07/2018 23:31

Give Me A Personality

People often wonder if personality and behaviour are the same, or at least intertwined. Although personality can influence behaviour, we need to view them as separate things. This allows us to address the complexity and uniqueness of human beings as ...

Are You Missing an Essential Piece of the Recruitment Puzzle?

08/05/2018 21:15

Are You Missing an Essential Piece of the Recruitment Puzzle?

Everyone talks about how the rapid growth of new technologies impacts the way we conduct most parts of business. Most significant are the effects on Recruitment . How do we begin to navigate the barriers that are a result of innovation? We recommend ...

Lessons in Leadership from the All Blacks

17/04/2018 23:20

Lessons in Leadership from the All Blacks

Even before they won the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, the New Zealand All Blacks were regarded as the most successful professional sports team in history. They have won 77% of test matches, however in the professional era they have won a staggering 8 ...

Unlock the Secrets to Sales Success

12/04/2018 21:06

Unlock the Secrets to Sales Success

Unlock the Secrets to Sales Success with DISC Success in sales is often determined by how well sales professionals interact with their clients and prospects. Top sales people are confidently self-aware and able to communicate their sales pitch with ...

DISC Styles: Improve Your Performance

13/03/2018 22:11

DISC Styles: Improve Your Performance

DISC Styles - Improving your Performance Are you familiar with the DISC styles? If not, there are four styles, Dominant (D), Influence (I), Steady (S), and Conscientious (C). Each style corresponds to certain behaviours that express themselves natur ...

Reminder, Stop Stressing Out!

28/02/2018 01:55

Reminder, Stop Stressing Out!

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or fear. When you sense danger, whether it’s real or imagined, your body's defenses kick into gear in a rapid, automatic reaction known as the “fight-or-flight” or the "stress” response. ...

How do I Change my Personality Type?

14/02/2018 00:44

How do I Change my Personality Type?

Every personality type has its strengths and development areas; we naturally behave in certain ways most comfortable to us. Although there are no ideal personality types I can almost guarantee that at some point in your life you have said, “I wish I ...

Myths Busted - Psychometric Test Edition

31/01/2018 01:01

Myths Busted - Psychometric Test Edition

Personality tests, also known as personality profiles, psychometric tests or behavioural assessments, are a popular consulting and human resource tool. Personality tests are no longer just being applied to Recruitment, they are now used for all aspe ...

Move Over Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness is the New Buzzword

23/01/2018 02:15

Move Over Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness is the New Buzzword

If you Google self-awareness, you will find countless articles explaining the significance of self-awareness. Why? Due to the considerable amount of benefits self-knowledge can bring to individuals and workplaces. To name a few, self-awareness is co ...

Six Basic DISC Shapes

10/11/2017 02:19

Six Basic DISC Shapes

‘Shapes’ of the profiles can create recognisable patterns and behavioural attributes and can also indicate job ‘fit’. There are many Profile II Shapes that can help us identify an individual’s personality style and their innate talents at a glance. ...

FinxS: The Integrated Tool for Human Resources

05/10/2017 23:45

FinxS: The Integrated Tool for Human Resources

FinxS is an integrated system of human resource tools, and is the most advanced online psychometric system. FinxS takes psychometric profiling to a new and exciting level, unparalleled by any other system available. FinxS enables companies to produc ...

How to Develop Your Listening Skills with DISC

05/09/2017 23:45

How to Develop Your Listening Skills with DISC

Article after article has shown that listening is an important characteristic of an effective leader. So, why is it difficult for some leaders? Often, leaders tend to direct and take command of conversions or talk too much. Due to their busy schedu ...

Three Steps to a Successful Team

02/08/2017 01:13

Three Steps to a Successful Team

This month’s Extended DISC Success Story is all about successful teams. Naturally, we had to have Wayne Dellow of Good Communications Ltd, spill the beans. Wayne has been a respected and sought after business coach for more than 15 years. For 11 of ...

Recruit NZ - An Extended DISC Success Story

06/07/2017 21:13

Recruit NZ - An Extended DISC Success Story

“One of the critical elements in ensuring outstanding organisational performance is the selection and development of excellent staff. - R P van der Merwe One of the most common uses of Extended DISC® Psychometric Assessments is Recruitment. So, how ...

Guide to Open 360 Feedback

29/05/2017 23:42

Guide to Open 360 Feedback

What is an Open 360 Feedback Questionnaire? A feedback tool for measuring skills, behaviours and competencies of an individual It has many applications such as performance appraisals, success planning, team development and is excellent for leadershi ...