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  • Writer's pictureJeannie Savage

DISC Personality Testing – A Great Recruitment Tool

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

I use DISC recruitment profile testing for my business (Cloud 9 Bookkeeping), and I find it serves me well.

DISC profile testing is also known as psychometric testing.

DISC stands for the 4 profiles which are Dominant, Influential, Steady and Conscientious. Below is a link with more explanation:

Also, if you’re new to disc, then take a free basic test at the link below:

I use the link above, (paid version), to conduct my recruitment tests at around $30 each.

So why is DISC Recruitment profile testing a great HR tool?

When commencing the daunting task of finding a new person for your business, DISC is one tool to help you find the right person for you. And for your team, your culture, your industry and the job role.

Steps to using DISC efficiently (in recruitment) will include:

  1. Find out your own DISC profile (with a detailed report).

  2. Make an effort to understand DISC profiling (by reading about it and noticing traits in other people).

  3. Work out what kind of profile will suit you and your business, or enlist a professional to help you.

  4. Put DISC profiling into your recruitment process.

An example of using DISC in my business, is I find the perfect fit has a profile along the lines of C/D/I. And this is because as bookkeepers I need them to be highly conscientious. I also prefer they’re an influential type person (for working with clients). And having dominance in their personality makes them direct-communicators. I find this important for clients, but also VERY important for me, as I’m a high D/I and I struggle with indirect communicators (i.e. subtlety).

I hope this blog post inspires you to find out more about how DISC can help you in the area of recruitment.

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