How to use DISC results during a hiring interview

DISC Insights, Personality Testing, Persona, DISC Theory, Personality Testing, Hiring, Hiring Cycle, Recruitment, Human Resources, Interviewing, Onboarding, Communication, Assessment

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Every hiring manager knows it can be a daunting task to sift through resumes all day. Many recruiters use a benchmarking process to narrow down the talent pool and know in advance not only what kind of background and information they’re looking for, but also the type of personality best suited for the job at hand.

What happens when everything else matches ideally and you are in need of a strong “Peacemaker” style (SC-type personality), but your candidate is showing as a “Contemplator” (SCD personality combination)? You may be also intrigued by the additional value this extra “dominance” in their personality can bring to your organization down the road.

Here are a few suggestions of do’s and don’ts, and questions you may want to ask your potential candidates during the interview process to achieve better understanding of their strengths. Based on the outcome, you will be able to support your decision-making process with transparency and tact when dealing with the SCD-type personality.

Take the first few minutes of the interview to get to know your candidate. Do not forget to make them feel comfortable and ask some of these standard interviewing questions:

  • Why are you interested in this position? This job aside, what is important to you in life (then talk about their life a bit)?
  • Do you have any outside projects that might get in the way of your work at this time?
  • Do you consider yourself a leader? If so, when and how does your inner leader shine through?
  • What is important to you when working with an organization?
  • Tell me how you deal with stressful environments and other people who may cause this stress in the workplace?
  • How do you feel about working alone? Are you self-motivated? Do you thrive in a workplace where others interact on a daily basis?

CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE AND LEARN HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE DISC TO YOUR ADVANTAGE WHEN INTERVIEWING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.

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