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Hire Smart Not Hard with Predictive Hiring

Posted on 2018-12-10

Hiring has always been one of the biggest challenges for any business. Every business owner and HR professional know how lengthy and tedious the process can be – from job posting, collecting applicants’ resumes, screening, reading, interviewing first time, second time and so on. Employees are often hired for their resume skill sets and interview presentation ability, and then fired due to poor performance or because they were a poor behavioral fit for either the job role or the company culture. This makes the hiring process endless, hard, and tiresome!

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How to cope micromanagement with DISC

Posted on 2018-11-27

Coaches use DISC to understand the catalysts for micromanagement. Understanding behavior is the first step to creating effective coping strategies.

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Remove Bias in Hiring with DISC and Repcruit

Posted on 2018-11-15

Let’s not twist the facts - people are, by nature, biased. Even people who say, “I’m not biased,” can be biased. This is perfectly natural because experiences instinctively shape viewpoints (also called stereotypes), depending upon what one has experienced (in the past) and will unconsciously shape a person’s opinions (in the future). Unconscious biases, therefore, work on people much like gravity: you can’t see it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not working.

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Creating a Behavioral Action Plan for Your Client

Posted on 2018-11-07

One of the most valuable tools of the coach/consultant’s trade is the Behavioral Action Plan. It’s the part of coaching that gives you a window into the future and makes you a witness to the results of your joint efforts. If you want to affect more than self-awareness, read on to learn how to create a behavioral action plan with your client that will get results.

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Face your Demons with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-31

Everyone is born completely fearless, and unfortunately, this changes not long after we take our first steps. Fears are neither good nor bad, and there are advantages and disadvantages of having them. Some fears we develop are necessary for survival, such as a fear of fire or thunderstorms, which are built-in, inherited warning signs every child learns very quickly. As we grow, our personality shapes and changes based on experiences, perception, and public expectations; people tend to develop behavioral-based fears.

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4 Ways Small Business Can Benefit from Cognitive HR

Posted on 2018-10-31

Cognitive computing is here to stay and it is revolutionizing healthcare, the way we shop, and the way we work. Data analysis in human resources (i.e. people analytics) is having a surprising impact on corporate profits by way of increasing job satisfaction, retention and productivity, which has made executives take notice. Over time, HR leaders are thinking more like owners, as HR departments adopt cognitive HR systems to increase hard numbers (like profits) with softer ideals (like job fulfillment). According to an American Statistical Association report on the SHRM website:

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4 Ways to Improve Classroom Engagement with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-23

Setting students up to succeed within the classroom and beyond starts with student self-awareness. Everyone learns and retains information differently, and creating a more dynamic and behaviorally aware classroom by revealing the unique strengths of your students will help them capitalize on their full potential.

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Incorporating DISC into your study session

Posted on 2018-10-23

With school semesters slowly coming to a halt and finals season approaching, it may be time for you to revamp how you study -- or just start to study if you have been procrastinating opening your books.

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Using DISC to Help Your Child Become a Better Student

Posted on 2018-10-23

DISC reveals universal truths benefiting your child in school and beyond. DISC is an increasingly popular tool in the workplace. Many organizations use it for team building, leadership development, and to assess hiring fit. But please don’t file your DISC profile away or leave it in your desk drawer! Take it home with you because it’s actually a very practical tool for helping your kids become better students.

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How to transform your managers into coaches with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-16

With all of the requirements of managers today, there is one more increasingly important skill managers are being asked to possess - the ability to act as a coach. Evidence shows today’s great leaders are also coaches. Consequently, managers are often being asked to play a coaching role to develop internal talent, identify leadership qualities, develop team work competencies, and close the soft and hard skills gaps. In fact, according to recent research by Google, the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching.

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