Purple Ink’s VP of Talent Strategy and Success, Jeremy York, explains why it can be helpful for your team to use an assessment like CliftonStrengths or DiSC.
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We work with a lot of folks who ask us about assessments, whether it be the DiSC or CliftonStrengths models. You know, they… they ask us, say, hey, you know, should we be using assessments? Is it something that we should… we should think about? And the easy answer for that is yes.
And that’s because assessments give us an insight to people on things that cannot be easily identified or observed. Right? And so they help us understand people’s natural ways of working, maybe what they’re naturally wired to do well and how they approach thinking or problem solving or… or something like that. These are not things that we can just easily know or pick up. Right? And so assessments help us take that deeper dive into the why behind the who of these individuals.
Now, the great thing about these types of assessments is that they are backed by scientific type of research and study, meaning they’re legit, right? We know that they’re measurable and they can substand legal challenges because they really are backed by strong, methodical research. And we can rely on these tools to be able to help us give us more information about a person.
Now, let’s be honest here. Are they foolproof? The answer is no. However, a lot of them have built in mechanisms that provide them with a high probability of accuracy, right? And there are many safeguards that are built in to ensure that, you know, hey, we’re identifying any tricksters that are trying to take these assessments so that we can get the most out of them that we possibly can.
Now, one of the things that we really believe in about using assessments here is the ability to be able to understand more about the person, right? And to, as I said earlier, take that deeper dive, because that helps us ensure that we’re making the right decision, whether it’s about hiring, whether it’s about community, whether it’s about, you know, just putting together teams and who has the right strengths for the right types of working projects. So if you’re interested in learning more about assessments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, because we’d love to talk to you about that.