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Discover the 5 Myths Sabotaging Your Hiring Strategy

One of the major challenges of successfully filling an executive search is finding the candidate who will be the "the right hire" for the specific position, and “the best fit” for the organizational culture as a whole. Interviews certainly give you a starting point, but assessments can help you take your decision-making to the next level.

When hiring, the earlier you use assessments the better. Use them before final interviews and definitely before a final hiring decision is made. Information is power. The more information you have at the earliest stages of the hiring process is Hiring Power! It’s part of what we prescribe when executing the SMART Search System.

The best assessments can help you analyze the individuals’ strengths and weaknesses in comparison to the team, provide insights into the best ways for team members to collaborate with one another and how to best manage the new hire and/or team, based on their unique styles.

Below are some of the best-in-class assessment tools we recommend to our clients, based on the amount of investment (in terms of time and money) you are able to devote.

DISC PROFILE (EVERYTHING DISC)

discprofile.com

The DiSC profile, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences. The DiSC program asks a series of questions in order to produce a detailed report about a person’s personality and behavior, as well as tips related to working with people of other styles.

Primary DiSC styles:
  • Dominance: Emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line and confidence
  • Influence: Emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness and relationships
  • Steadiness: Emphasis on cooperation, sincerity and dependability
  • Conscientiousness: Emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise and competency
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SALESTESTONLINE.COM

salestestonline.com

The goal is to make your job easier. their sales test results are comprehensive yet concise and to the point. You will have a crystal clear picture so you can make the best hiring decisions.

SalesTestOnline.com Primary Assessments:
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TTI

ttisi.com

On the cutting edge of the assessment solutions industry since 1984.

For over thirty years, we’ve helped more than 100,000 companies improve the lives and productivity of their employees, organizations and management teams.

Over 30 million assessments administered worldwide.

Assessments distributed in 115 countries and 47 languages.

Our network holds a direct presence in 58 countries around the world.

AMPERSAND LEADERSHIP GROUP

ampersandleadership.com

Ampersand is the iconic symbol of connection, and that is what they offer in their services. The key ingredient: diagnosing organizational and leadership pain points and then implementing a cure for them.

Ampersand’s Action Categories:
  • Prepare: Organizational Scorecard; 100 Day Plan
  • Assess: Executive Diligence; Organizational Survey; Organizational Diligence
  • Develop: Executive Development; Organizational Development; Executive Coaching; Succession Planning
  • Align: Executive Onboarding; Strategic Team Building; Board Alignment & Selection

MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI)

myersbriggs.org

The MBTI is one of the world’s most popular personality tools. It describes 16 distinctive personality types based on preferences related to four dichotomies. It also provides positive language for understanding and valuing individual differences, and practical insight that’s easy to understand and implement.

MBTI Dichotomies:
  • Extraversion or Introversion (Favorite World): Focus on the outer world versus one’s own inner world
  • Sensing or Intuition (Information): Take in basic information versus interpret and add meaning
  • Thinking or Feeling (Decisions): Look first at logic and consistency versus look first at people and special circumstances
  • Judging or Perceiving (Structure): Prefer to get things decided versus stay open to new information and options

HOGAN ASSESSMENTS

hoganassessments.com

Hogan has been a pioneer in demonstrating personality’s impact on organizational success and the use of personality assessments to improve workplace performance. All of their assessments are designed to address unique business challenges across a variety of talent management initiatives, from pre-hire election to executive-level development.

Hogan’s Primary Assessments:
  • Hogan Personality Inventory: Describes normal, or “bright-side” qualities that describe how we relate to others when we’re at our best
  • Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory: Describes the core goals, values, drivers and interests that determine what we desire and strive to attain
  • Hogan Development Survey: Describes “dark-side” qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations and derail success
  • Judgment: The ability to fix - and not repeat - bad decisions
  • Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory: Describes reasoning style, evaluating sets of data, making decisions, solving problems and avoiding repeating past mistakes

THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM

fivebehaviors.com

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team aims to help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. This assessment views the cohesiveness of a team and individual contributions through the lens of either DiSC or MBTI.

The Five Behaviors:
  • Trust: When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust
  • Conflict: When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas
  • Commitment: When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions
  • Accountability: When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable
  • Results: The ultimate goal of building greater trust, healthy conflict, commitment and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results
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