Dec 1, 2015

Using Personality Test to Hire and Employee Development

Over the Thanksgiving break, an article by Kristen Criswell, came across my desk entitled, Using personality Testing to Fill Positions and develop Employee Strenghts which addressed some of the uses of personality assessments within a tire shop. In this article, Criswell talks about the using DISC and Myers-Briggs assessments as part of the hiring process and for employee development

Resources Unlimited cautions companies on using Myers-Briggs and DISC assessments as part of the hiring process due to the recent Target case. That being said, certain DISC assessments may be used as part of the hiring process and Resources Unlimited would recommend using a DISC assessments that is researched, nondiscriminatory, validated, and has an adverse impact study proving these qualities. When a tire shop or any company uses these DISC assessments as part of the hiring process, they tend to have great success in retaining their new hires. Regarding Myers-Briggs assessments, Resources Unlimited would not recommend using this assessment as part of the hiring process as it is geared toward employee development.

Criswell also addresses assessments for employee development which both DISC and Myers-Briggs have exceled in historically. According to Criswell's article, "DISC profiles help increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems; facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict; develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles; manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members: and become more self-knowledgeable, well-rounded and effective leaders.” On the other hand, Criswell states, “Myers-Briggs assumes that people naturally select personality preferences. The testing does not indicate real or potential effectiveness in career, school or personal life, but rather shows how any individual sees the world.” As you can see both DISC and Myers-Briggs assessments can be effective in employee development.

I hope this tire shop can help you understand the benefits of using personality test within the workplace as DISC assessments have helped Resources Unlimited improve its team work.

Nov 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the Resources Unlimited Team!

Can you identify the DISC personalities at Thanksgiving Dinner?

1. The individual who serves the food:
2. The individual who carves the turkey:
3. The individual who leads the blessing:
4. The individual who sets the table:

Answers: 1-S, 2-D, 3-I, 4-C

Nov 11, 2015

Can Behaviors and Motivators Help Pick Stars?

According to the article, Are Companies Any Good at Picking Stars, many companies are having difficulty picking candidates or employees with "high potential." The people interviewed in this article reflected on their personal experiences regarding the search for high potential candidates to hire or employees to promote. Each interviewee struggled to find success from their past experiences in the process they used to find these individuals.

Can assessments help a company pick their next star successfully?

Resources Unlimited recommends changing the question to can assessments help a company fit the employee to the the right job? In Resources Unlimited's opinion, this is possible using the individuals personal Behaviors and Motivators. When using the Behaviors and Motivators assessments to place an individual in a job, the individual will naturally be motivated to do his or her job based on their personal driving forces. In addition, the individual's natural behaviors will be exploited by the job which will reduce his or her stress. Do you think that an employee whose behavioral strengths are required of them everyday and the job naturally motivates will be a high potential employee? 

We believe the answer is yes. If you agree, then your company needs to use assessments to help fit people to the right job rather than trying to define your employees "high potential." Every person has high potential when they are doing what they love to do!

Oct 30, 2015

Does Your Company Have A Simple Language To Understand Each Person's Personality?

Within Resources Unlimited, our common language is DISC. The DISC language has helped each person within our organization to better understand themselves and their co-workers personality. Understanding a person's personality, builds a culture with open communication lines and sincere enjoyment. In addition, the DISC language will reduce the companies people conflicts which every employer and manager's dream. So the question is, can you speak the DISC language?

By Resources Unlimited

Jun 12, 2015

Learn with QuikDiSC®

Do you want to have fun while learning or reinforcing the DiSC behaviors of communication? The QuikDiSC® Card Game is a great way to create fun and interesting conversations about DiSC. Use this before or during your training! This card game will allow each person to understand the DiSC styles even faster.

The QuikDiSC® Card Game consists of four sets of eight words describing each of the DiSC styles. There are different ways to use QuikDiSC® and we will include instructions for various games. 

Contact us to try QuikDiSC®!

May 29, 2015

Enhance leadership effectiveness!

Are you looking for a tool to strengthen your leadership skills?  Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders gives you detailed feedback on your leadership effectiveness. You’ll discover how your colleagues see you performing on eight different approaches and give your top three strengths and weaknesses.

With 363 testing, an unlimited amount of raters will provide feedback on 72 behaviors. Raters choose from highly-tested, behavior focused comments that add richness, context, and depth to the feedback. This new system was designed to eliminate open-ended comments that are unfocused, hurtful, unhelpful, and can potentially derail the learning process.

Ready to begin the rating process? Contact Resources Unlimited at +1.800.278.1292 or via email at to get started. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them!

Mar 20, 2015

Understand your team and yourself

If you want to better understand yourself and others within your organization, take a look at what DiSC is all about. By being able to better understand yourself and your coworkers, everyone within your organization will be able to adapt to each person's DiSC style.

Mar 12, 2015

Dallas DiSC Certification - Closing soon!

Just a reminder that registration for DiSC Certification in Dallas on March 24-25 is going to be closing Monday, March 16! There is still time to register, so if you have any questions, please contact us at +1.515.278.1292 or

Diamond Award Winner

The Resources Unlimited Team is proud to announce that we are a Diamond Award winner for the year 2014! The Diamond Award is presented to Wiley’s top distributors. Let’s keep up the good work to reach the Diamond Award in 2015!

Mar 5, 2015


Last week James and Deanna left the rest of the Resources Unlimited team in Iowa to go to San Diego for MindLab48, Wiley’s annual event. Many individuals from Wiley attended, including Andy. While James and Deanna were away, they were gathering more information on how to better serve you in the DiSC world! Stay tuned if you want to find out what Wiley is releasing next.

Feb 25, 2015

DiSC Distraction of the Day

Did you get your laugh in for the day? If you have already, watch this video anyway! Can you guess the DiSC styles of the little boy and "Linda"? Let us know where you think these two fit on the DiSC wheel.