How to Use Extended DISC to Hire the Right People for Your Organisation



How to Use Extended DISC to Hire the Right People for Your Organisation

Hiring the right people for your organisation is one of the most important decisions you can make. But how do you know if a candidate is a good fit for the role and the culture of your company? How can you avoid costly hiring mistakes that can affect your productivity, performance and reputation?


One of the tools that can help you in the recruitment process is Extended DISC, a behavioural assessment tool that measures the natural and adapted styles of individuals. Extended DISC can help you identify the strengths, weaknesses, motivations and preferences of potential employees, as well as how they communicate, interact and respond to different situations.


Extended DISC is based on the DISC model, which categorises people into four main behavioural styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. Each style has its own characteristics, preferences and challenges. By understanding the DISC profile of a candidate, you can match them to the role and the team they will be working with, and ensure that they have the skills, competencies and personality to perform well.


Another popular personality assessment tool is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which categorises people into 16 personality types based on four dichotomies: Extraversion/Introversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling and Judging/Perceiving. Each type has its own preferences, strengths and blind spots. By understanding the MBTI type of a candidate, you can gain insights into their personality, values and motivations.


The main difference between DISC and MBTI is that DISC measures behaviour, while MBTI measures personality. Behaviour is what a person does or says, while personality is what a person thinks or feels. Behaviour can change depending on the situation, while personality is more stable and consistent. DISC focuses on how a person acts and reacts in different environments, while MBTI focuses on why a person makes certain choices and decisions.


Both DISC and MBTI are useful tools for understanding yourself and others better, but they have different purposes and applications. DISC is more suitable for assessing how a person performs in a specific role or task, while MBTI is more suitable for exploring how a person relates to others and develops their potential. DISC is more objective and observable, while MBTI is more subjective and interpretive. DISC is more practical and action-oriented, while MBTI is more theoretical and reflective.


Extended DISC goes beyond the basic DISC model by providing more depth and detail into the behavioural styles of individuals. It also shows how a person adapts their behaviour to different environments and situations, and what are the potential stress factors and development areas for them. Extended DISC can help you create a more comprehensive and accurate picture of a candidate’s suitability for a position.


Using Extended DISC in the recruitment process can help you:


  • Select the best talent for your organisation based on objective and reliable data.
  • Reduce turnover and increase retention by hiring people who are motivated and engaged in their roles.
  • Improve team performance and collaboration by creating a balanced and harmonious work environment.
  • Enhance communication and feedback by understanding the different communication styles and preferences of your employees.
  • Develop and coach your employees by identifying their strengths and areas for improvement.


If you want to learn more about how Extended DISC can help you select and retain top talent for your organisation, get in touch with us today. We are a human resources consultancy based in Cairns, Queensland, with experience in using Extended DISC for recruitment and development purposes. We can provide you with an Extended DISC profile and debrief for yourself or your candidates, as well as training and coaching on how to use Extended DISC effectively in your organisation.


To book an Extended DISC profile and debrief or to learn more about how it can help you select and retain top talent contact us by email at or via the contact form on the Contact Us page of our website. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your recruitment process to the next level with Extended DISC.





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