Occupational Personality Questionnaire OPQ, Motivational Questionnaire and VERIFY (ABILITY)
A psychometric test and evaluation together with structured, in- depth interviews provides the best prediction for a successful candidate match. Both OPQ, MQ and VERIFY provide supporting in deciding:
- OPQ (OPQ32r) – Occupational Personality Questionnaire
- MQ – Motivational Questionnaire
- VERIFY – ability tests
The DISC assessment test
DISC is a behavioural assessment model used in a range of situations in which people’s differences are of significance – for example, during recruitment, personal development, group development, leadership development, sales development and communication. It is based on research concerned with normal feelings.
William Moulton Marston, who developed the model, has identified four primary types, known as D, I, S and C. These letters describe the following:
A DISC assessment outlines an individual’s natural behaviour (basic behaviour) and how he/she adapts to a specific environment or surroundings (adapted behaviour). Basic behaviour is partly genetically acquired but is also dependent on early learning. It is also relatively stable over time. Adapted behaviour is determined by the situation, and indicates the changes an individual considers necessary in order to adjust to a given scenario. Adapted behaviour is learned, and may change from one situation to another.
Colour coding is used in order to highlight the different behavioural styles.
Red - dominance
Reds are often good at solving problems and enjoy taking on a challenge. They are often perceived to be demanding, aggressive, assertive, motivational, self-willed and pioneering. Conversely, those with a small amount of red in their profile are reserved and unobtrusive. They want more time and information before deciding on a solution. Reds can be described as conservative, open to cooperation, cautious, unpretentious and placid.
Yellow - influence
Those with a lot of yellow in their profile are skilful communicators, influencing others through their enthusiasm and good interpersonal skills. They can be described as persuasive, inspiring, optimistic, sociable and trusting. Those with a small amount of yellow in their profile try to influence others with facts, rather than feelings. They can be described as thoughtful, reserved, sceptical, pessimistic and critical.
Green - stability
Those with a lot of green in their profile prefer working at a moderate pace and don’t like unplanned changes. They can be described as calm, loyal, relaxed, patient and persistent. Greens enjoy teamwork and commonly have a caring approach to others. Those with a small amount of green in their profile are happiest around variation, activity and action. They are also open to new ideas and change. Greens are often perceived as spontaneous, impatient, restless and energetic.
Blue - conformity
Those with a lot of blue in their profile have a commitment to quality and look to do things correctly from the start. They can be described as cautious, thorough, vigilant and quality-conscious. Those with a small amount of blue in their profile see rules more as guidelines which sometimes need to be bypassed. They can be described as independent, self-willed, unconventional and challenging.
The DISC assessment can be used in a number of areas