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What is the Role of an HR Consultant?

21/6/2021 08:00

What is the Role of an HR Consultant?

Some companies keep all of their HR functions in house, while others choose to outsource certain functions for the sake of expediency. Regardless of whether they’re in house or outsourced, an HR consultant is an integral asset to any HR team. With t ...

Reminder, Stop Stressing Out!

18/6/2021 08:00

Reminder, Stop Stressing Out!

Stress is a natural and physical reaction to challenging situations and the pressures of daily and working life. The factors that cause stress vary from person to person, and our stress management strategies also differ. Although many of us know tha ...

Which DISC Personality Style Is A Bottom-Line Organiser?

17/6/2021 08:00

Which DISC Personality Style Is A Bottom-Line Organiser?

A business requires various people and personality types to conduct day to day activities and keep the business going and growing. High performing teams are composed of diverse members with extensive skills and experiences which encourage, support a ...

What are the Motivations for an ID Personality on the DISC Test?

11/6/2021 08:00

What are the Motivations for an ID Personality on the DISC Test?

Motivators are essential in the workplace for any business. Understanding how to keep your employees motivated by creating the ideal working environment ensures your staff are motivated, passionate and committed to your business. You've most likely ...

What Makes A Personality Test Reliable And Valid

3/6/2021 08:00

What Makes A Personality Test Reliable And Valid

Personality tests are fun, but do they actually capture who you are? Organisations and consultants view personality testing with much scrutiny. Unfortunately, due to the era of the 'which character are you most like?' testing made famous by the like ...

What Careers Are Good For Steady DISC Personality Style

1/6/2021 08:00

What Careers Are Good For Steady DISC Personality Style

Choosing the right career path is difficult. There are hundreds if not thousands of possible careers. Choosing a career can be overwhelming and frustrating when you do not know what you want to do. Narrowing down and deciding on a career path to fol ...

DISC vs Enneagram

27/5/2021 08:00

DISC vs Enneagram

Personality and behaviour are profoundly complex and intricate. There are 7.6 billion people on Earth. We all have our ways of thinking, behaving, communicating. We also have unique strengths, motivators and blindspots. So, how do we explain or quan ...

Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

18/5/2021 08:00

Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

The concept of introverts vs extroverts has existed in the psychological sphere for over 100 years, and many theories incorporate the introvert-extrovert spectrum as a key defining factor in approaches to personality and behaviour. While it is typic ...

How to Motivate the DISC Personality Types

20/4/2021 08:00

How to Motivate the DISC Personality Types

Are you attempting to motivate your employees, clients or prospects? We use motivation in all aspects of the workplace, whether you are a leader trying to motivate disengaged employees or a salesperson attempting to motivate and lead your prospect t ...

How To Read DISC Personality Test Results

14/4/2021 08:00

How To Read DISC Personality Test Results

The DISC personality test provides businesses with an easy-to-learn framework to better understand themselves and others. Once people have a thorough understanding of their DISC personality type, they learn how to adjust their behaviour to match oth ...

How to Develop a Sales Mindset

12/4/2021 08:00

How to Develop a Sales Mindset

What is a Sales Mindset? A mindset is an ingrained set of attitudes and thought patterns held by someone. A mindset generally encompasses a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by a person or a group of people. These assumptions are so est ...

What Is The Best DISC Personality Type For Sales

8/4/2021 08:00

What Is The Best DISC Personality Type For Sales

A stereotype exists that the most effective salespeople are pushy, Type A, dominant, straight-talking individuals. Perhaps this used to be the best sales style. Nowadays, broad product and service offerings call for different types of approaches to ...

How To Apply The DISC Personality Test To Workplace

6/4/2021 08:00

How To Apply The DISC Personality Test To Workplace

Although synonymous with their use in recruitment, DISC Personality tests have a wide range of workplace applications. The DISC personality profiles' adaptability makes it the secret weapon of thousands of organisations in cultivating a harmonious ...

How To Pass A Personality Test For Customer Service

1/4/2021 08:00

How To Pass A Personality Test For Customer Service

Great customer service is essential as it is the direct connection between your customers and your business. Excellent customer service translates into customer loyalty and retention. A great experience with your customer service teams can also cont ...

How to Pass A Personality Test for a Sales Job

30/3/2021 08:00

How to Pass A Personality Test for a Sales Job

A stereotype exists that the best salespeople are Type A, dominant, straight-talking individuals. Perhaps this used to be the most effective sales style. Nowadays, vast arrays of products and services call for different types of sales styles and peo ...

How Reliable Is The DISC Personality Test

18/3/2021 08:00

How Reliable Is The DISC Personality Test

With technology at the centre of any business, reliability is a significant factor in buying decisions. We want our laptops and other essential equipment to stand the test of time. As with any other technology, we also need our DISC assessments to b ...

What DISC Personality Is Best For Account Management

16/3/2021 08:00

What DISC Personality Is Best For Account Management

When assessing a person’s suitability for an Account Management position within your company, it is useful to define personality traits that would be advantageous in such a role with the use of DISC assessments. According to DISC assessment, the be ...

What Is Considered The Best Personality Test For HR Managers

11/3/2021 08:00

What Is Considered The Best Personality Test For HR Managers

Human Resources (HR) is a complex field that requires practitioners to evaluate, analyse, understand, and respond to the attributes and needs of potential or current employees. When making hiring decisions, an HR Manager must incorporate all of thes ...

What Is The Best Personality Test For Potential Teachers

9/3/2021 08:00

What Is The Best Personality Test For Potential Teachers

A teacher is one of the most essential roles in society. There are many aspects of teaching that require certain personality traits to succeed as a teacher. At the same time, there are many different types of teachers and teaching styles. These diff ...

What Is The Best DISC Personality Type For A Realtor?

4/3/2021 08:00

What Is The Best DISC Personality Type For A Realtor?

Choosing a Real Estate Agent is like choosing a good friend. To work well with clients, they ideally need to be relatable. There are many personality types of Real Estate Agents and it depends which personality would suit the client, but there are c ...

Can You Improve Cognitive Ability

1/3/2021 08:00

Can You Improve Cognitive Ability

Cognitive ability is increasingly important in the workplace, no matter the size or type of your business. Cognitive Skills, like attention and memory, are the foundation for learning and cognitive ability. Our cognitive strengths and weaknesses im ...

How To Pass A Personality Test For Job Applications

22/2/2021 08:00

How To Pass A Personality Test For Job Applications

With pre-employment personality testing on the rise, recruitment agencies and organisations have likely asked you to complete a personality test or other pre-employment assessment . Immediately you start thinking of questions. Will the test be diff ...

What Are The Fears Of The DISC Personality Types

15/2/2021 08:00

What Are The Fears Of The DISC Personality Types

What are the main fears of each DISC type? Well, we often explain fear as an "unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm." Fear may arise in response to specific factors happening in the present, or to a future situation. People ...

DISC Profile Patterns: The Six Basic DISC Shapes

8/2/2021 08:00

DISC Profile Patterns: The Six Basic DISC Shapes

DISC Profile Patterns One of the many advantages of Extended DISC is the DISC profile patterns easily recognisable from the graphs. From one glance at the profile patterns, recruiters, consultants, and HR Managers can understand a persons' natural b ...

Employee Turnover: Causes, Effects, and Strategies

25/1/2021 08:00

Employee Turnover: Causes, Effects, and Strategies

What is Employee Turnover? Employee turnover is one of the prime concerns of businesses of all size. But what is employee turnover, and what are the effects of employee turnover? Employee turnover, or employee turnover rate, calculates the total num ...

DISC Communication Styles

4/1/2021 09:00

DISC Communication Styles

Have you ever been in a situation where you just knew your communication wasn't getting through? Or ever felt that your client or customer was not on the same wavelength? Or do you and a co-worker seem to be at constant odds over how to get the job ...

How to Manage the DISC Personality Types

14/12/2020 09:00

How to Manage the DISC Personality Types

Managers have a very demanding role to play from leading their team to achieve the businesses goals to managing people who have different personalities, priorities, and traits. Effective management is necessary to build cohesive teams, communicate w ...

The DISC Learning Styles

16/11/2020 08:00

The DISC Learning Styles

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 cue cards, drawing diagrams or just merely reading information over an ...

Guide to Open 360 Feedback

21/9/2020 10:00

Guide to Open 360 Feedback

Whether you are a small or a large business, people are your most important asset. Employee development activities are essential for sustainable business growth and to help the broader organisation meet and exceed performance expectations. Open 360 ...

Four Ways to use DISC Profiles in the Workplace

22/6/2020 10:30

Four Ways to use DISC Profiles in the Workplace

Introduction to DISC DISC Methodology is built upon the theories penned by William Moulton Marston in his book of Emotions of Normal People in 1928 and Carl G. Jung's behavioural axis. Approximately 20 years later, the first selection tool was devel ...

How to Measure the Validity of a Psychometric Assessment

18/5/2020 08:00

How to Measure the Validity of a Psychometric Assessment

Are your psychometric tests valid? One of our most frequently asked questions is about the validity of our assessments. So, what exactly is psychometric validity, and how do you measure it? There are two fundamental requirements for any workplace as ...

Recruiting Remotely during Covid-19

14/4/2020 08:00

Recruiting Remotely during Covid-19

While the world copes with the novel Covid-19 pandemic, Australian businesses are facing an unprecedented challenge. While the damaging effects of the epidemic are inevitable, modifications in engagements with our suppliers, customers and employees ...

Tips To Support Your Remote Workers Using Extended DISC

31/3/2020 08:00

Tips To Support Your Remote Workers Using Extended DISC

Most of us have found ourselves thrown into a remote working environment within a couple of days! Managers are learning on the job and scrambling to figure out how to support virtual teams. Research shows that remote teams can actually outperform in ...

Identifying DISC Styles Virtually

23/3/2020 08:00

Identifying DISC Styles Virtually

Working in a remote environment can be ideal for some, and it can also have its challenges. Communication is one of the biggest hurdles virtual teams have to overcome. Without face-to-face interaction, we can miss out on so many communication cues, ...

Improving your Relationships with Extended DISC

11/2/2020 08:00

Improving your Relationships with Extended DISC

Number One: Don't Take it Personally Extended DISC can help you understand your partner's natural behavioural style, so you don't take things too personally. One profoundly simple benefit of DISC is the understanding it builds between you and your ...

Making Competencies More Meaningful using DISC Behavioural Styles

20/1/2020 08:00

Making Competencies More Meaningful using DISC Behavioural Styles

What are Behavioural Competencies? Behavioural competencies encompass knowledge, skills, attitudes and actions. They help explain whether a certain action or behaviour comes naturally to a person or whether they require lots of focus and energy to c ...

The DISC Profiles of Santa's Reindeer

9/12/2019 08:00

The DISC Profiles of Santa's Reindeer

Santa's reindeer are some of the most diverse group of deer. What are their DISC personality styles and how will these play out in the lead up to the big day, Christmas! Workplaces operate like teams: during challenging periods, everyone must come ...

Using Workplace Assessments in the Recruitment Process

5/11/2019 10:00

Using Workplace Assessments in the Recruitment Process

How often do we see advertisements for job vacancies that seek people that are good at everything? The advertiser may not have identified the exact type of person with the associated skill set that they need. Human Resource Consultants are well awa ...

Recognise the DISC Styles Under Stress

21/10/2019 08:30

Recognise the DISC Styles Under Stress

Stress is your body's response to any threat or fear. When you sense danger, whether it's real or imagined, your body's defences kick into gear in a rapid, automatic reaction known as the "fight-or-flight" or the "stress" response. We have all felt ...

How to React to an Invalid DISC Result

7/10/2019 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

24/9/2019 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 und ...

360 Degree Feedback: Self-Perception & Blindspots

10/9/2019 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

19/8/2019 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® Leadership Cultures

5/8/2019 08:15

Extended DISC® 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 ...

Predict Job Performance with Cognitive Ability Tests

22/7/2019 08:15

Predict Job Performance with Cognitive Ability Tests

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

8/7/2019 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

10/6/2019 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 , b ...

Is there an Ideal DISC Style for a Leader?

21/5/2019 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

6/5/2019 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

26/4/2019 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 ...

DISC Theory: Is it Part of Your Sales Method?

27/3/2019 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 styl ...

DISC Theory Origins: Ancient Greece?

12/3/2019 22:28

DISC Theory Origins: Ancient Greece?

It might be hard to believe that we can trace the origins of DISC Theory 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 ancie ...

Achieve Sales Focus with the FinxS Sales Excuse Index

26/2/2019 22:54

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 or lacking in focus. Having focus is essential in sales ...

How to Optimise the Efficiency of your Sales Team

23/1/2019 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 ...

Recognise the DISC Styles of your Friends and Family

8/1/2019 04:25

Recognise the DISC 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 ...

Give Me A Personality

2/7/2018 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?

8/5/2018 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 ...

Unlock the Secrets to Sales Success

12/4/2018 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

13/3/2018 22:11

DISC Styles: Improve Your Performance

Are you familiar with the DISC profile 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 naturally in our interactions with ot ...

How do I Change my Personality Type?

14/2/2018 00:44

How do I Change my Personality Type?

Every personality type has its strengths and development areas; we naturally behave in specific ways most comfortable to us. Although there are no ideal personality types, I can almost guarantee that you have said, "I wish I had a different personal ...

Myths Busted - Psychometric Test Edition

31/1/2018 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 asp ...

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

23/1/2018 02:15

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

A quick google of 'self-awareness' provides countless articles explaining the significance of self-awareness. Why? Self-awareness has significant benefits to how we conduct ourselves professionally and personally. It's no wonder why self-awareness i ...

FinxS: The Integrated HR Tool

5/10/2017 23:45

FinxS: The Integrated HR Tool

Any organisation relies on systems and processes to run efficiently. Most startups tend to select a variety of tools to avoid the high costs of integrated systems. Although this may work with a small workforce, you may need to think about integrated ...

How to Improve Your Listening Skills

5/9/2017 23:45

How to Improve Your Listening Skills

Why are Listening Skills Important? Article after article has shown that active listening is an essential characteristic of communication. So, why is it difficult for some people? We all have co-workers or bosses who seem to interrupt us at any cha ...

Three Steps to a Successful Team

2/8/2017 01:13

Three Steps to a Successful Team

This month’s Extended DISC Success Story is all about successful team profiling . 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. ...