How DST people use psychometric testing
Learn why DST people have integrated personality, behavioural (also called psychometric testing) and cognitive testing tools into training and development packages.
Facet5 Personality Profiling
The Facet5 questionnaire looks at attitudes, opinions and preferences and obviously there are no right or wrong answers. It is not a test, which you can pass or fail, and is more often called a profile, inventory or scale.
Role Success Profiling
The Role Success Profiling process enables businesses to identify potential high performers within and outside the business, and increase their ability to confidently select and retain them. It incorporates matching of high performer key behavioral elements against the business’ ‘desired profile’ for an ideal candidate, developed through the use of Facet5 behavioral assessment and workshopping. This enables a smooth link with the recruitment and promotion process as well as career management and development plans.
Where recruitment support is required the template used from previous role profiling can be used to support the recruitment process, in effect auditing the requirements of the applicants. In parallel, cognitive testing is implemented alongside personality testing to help you attract and retain the best people in your key roles. Where DST role profiling has been implemented behavioural interviewing guides are created to improve the effectiveness of your recruitment process.
One on one executive coaching assists in effectively developing your key executives’ ability to lead your business. DST people help you discover what affects your executives’ job performance, leadership and work preferences through a unique analysis and debrief on behavioural dimensions using individual personality profile insights.
To develop the performance and effectiveness of your teams, DST people’s team development program incorporates personality profiling and workshops to give insight into individual and peer work preferences. These individual insights are viewed in the team context, enabling you to understand and review team gaps, challenges and dynamics. Personality profiling forms the basis for the program’s team workshops, which mediate and consolidate peer and team understanding and effectiveness.
Enabling managers to lead teams through change and challenges, personality profiling predicts base leadership style. Leadership style is combined with detailed peer perception assessment of the individual’s style to uncover leadership skills and barriers. Personality profiling in the leadership & team context within the DST people high performance leadership program is the foundation of insight needed within our team workshops and one on one coaching, strengthening leadership effectiveness in your teams in context of business objectives.
Performance Management Training
Personality and behavioural profiling allows managers to deal with the many interacting challenges of managing people. DST people’s Performance Management training helps organisations to develop their people’s strengths by understanding what motivates them, enabling them to be the best they can be in their role. Personality profiling offered by DST people gives specific reporting on ‘what you should expect’ and ‘what you should watch for’ in relation to behavioural qualities such as leadership, interpersonal, communication, analysis & decision making and initiative & effort.
Succession and Career Planning
Personality profiling is a necessary tool for succession and career planning, which assists with talent management and identification of emerging leaders and other key roles within your business. With high turnover within the first 12 months of employment increasing, we understand that the key to retention is through succession planning and understanding individual motivators. Specialised personality assessments and complementary cognitive and operational testing are integral to DST people’s succession and career planning program, underpinning the creation of a strategic Succession & Career Master Plan. Appropriate assessment and testing, forms the basis for management planning around retention strategy, people development, costs and allocation of responsibility. The resulting assessment reporting are purposeful in their ongoing use for staff induction, skill development and performance management processes.
Sales Success Coaching
DST people’s Sales Coaching programs use valid and reliable sales profiling tools to analyse key sales skills of sales professionals. The resulting sales assessment report is used to identify individual areas required for development and coaching. Sales staff profiling allows comprehensive identification of skill development requirements, allowing resetting of development goals, and associated support and coaching requirements, improving the skills of your sales team.
Conflict Management & Prevention
Specialised personality and behavioural profiling engaged by DST people is an effective tool for conflict management as the reporting provided to managers gives detailed ‘language’ and ‘framework’ in which to mediate and coach with. Our conflict management support assists managers to manage, prevent and resolve dysfunctional conflict. Our specialist prevention and management of conflict service attends to immediate conflict needs and is supported through insights using personality and behavioural profiling, with a focus in managing conflict.
To help you confidently deal with the challenges of redundancy, DST people’s outplacement support helps employees attract suitable outside employment. Through specialist coaching, supported with key individual insights using behavioural profiling, redundant employees develop confidence and motivation in finding new employment aligned with their individual strengths and personality.