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What you need to know about Gen Z?

Posted on 2019-01-14

No matter the size of the company you’re operating, you will never do everything by yourself and will always depend upon people you hire. The saying that people are the most valuable asset of any business has proven its validity over time. Every business owner will rely on their employees to grow their company, so knowing your employees from different perspectives is always important.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 3

Posted on 2019-01-13

Continuing our series on global expansion by utilizing DISC, we already reviewed the importance of DISC for strategic planning and applying behavioral analysis for hiring and teambuilding in part 1, and focused on some strengths of the different personality styles for business development in part 2. In addition, we must understand that some countries are more family-oriented than others. These cultures may be friendlier, ambitious and centered on people. Other cultures can be more impersonal – especially in business. They want to know numbers, there is very little eye contact and they can be somewhat aggressive. Short and to-the-point, we need someone to present them with the facts, while onboarding them for ongoing business initiatives. In addition, see also How do DISC styles vary by country.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 2

Posted on 2019-01-13

Once we begin to expand into new territories, we need to really do our due diligence to understand the local communities, traditions, business practices, and hierarchy. We need to position our leaders, based on the needs of businesses in outside cultures. Keeping our teams integrated by hiring locals will eliminate much of our burdens in the marketplace. Keeping our teams happy will build trust in nearby territories. Together, we can position our brand for greatness and eliminate cultural discrepancies in the process. In Part 1, we discussed why DISC theory is important to globalization and gave few tips and tricks for teambuilding & interaction with “the locals,” and here we will continue to dig further in utilizing DISC in your global expansion.

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Using DISC for building global markets, part 1

Posted on 2019-01-13

Tariffs aside, globalization is here to stay. With the evolution of technology, our world gets smaller and smaller. Likewise, even the smallest business is now able to reach territories further and further away. This means connecting with people and authorities of all cultures, some that you may not yet be familiar with. But how do you get along with people that can be so different? Here’s a simple answer - DISC has always been a tool to understand people and predict their behaviors. We can fairly state that DISC is the international language of human behavior and no matter of cultural differences, DISC personalities speak the same language.

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Using DISC for Workforce Optimization

Posted on 2019-01-02

As many organizations are finalizing year-end strategies and developing next year’s business plans, others have already taken a running leap into 2019 with iron-clad initiatives for growth and expansion. No matter which phase of strategic planning you are in, please don’t forget that “people” are our most significant investment and that our businesses are defined most effectively by our workforce. According to Human Resources Today, the macrotrends for workforce optimization in 2019 are dominated by record-low rates of global unemployment. Simply said, this means that workforce optimization, in a tight labor market, must be a top priority for any business entering the new year.

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How to use DISC for talent acquisition

Posted on 2019-01-02

Research by the Harvard Business Review shows that acquiring top talent could ultimately be the difference between success and mediocre result. In fact, vetting and positioning incoming talents, based on strengths and abilities, isn’t always enough. With every “ying,” there’s a “yang.” Therefore, both are necessary in finding the right talent for your organization.

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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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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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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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Overcoming Your Fears for Career Change with DISC

Posted on 2018-09-06

Change is a challenge for most people, with fear being the main driver that holds one back. Fear can cause the bravest individual to seize up instantly, and when it comes to a career or job change fear can kick into overdrive. You might hate where you are right now and want to leave a bad job or company, or start a business on your own, but your fears take over your mind. You end up becoming your own worst enemy; caught up in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, negativity, and inevitably feeling “stuck.”

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