Pillars of Recruitment

BUS - DISC Animals

How do we get the right people on the right seats in the bus?

Firstly, stop hiring the wrong people!

Too many business owners and managers a simply hiring the “least wrong” person that turns up for the job interviews.

Here is a short check list to help you get the right people on your team.

STEP ONE – get your house in order first

  1. Culture review – does your business look attractive to potential top talent?
  2. Manager review – would you work for you?  Do some research online as to what makes a great manager, and just do that.  Find out what you are doing that is driving your current star employees crazy, and stop doing that now!
  3. Plan the position – ensure that you have thought through the new position.  What is the title, what are the key outcomes (deliverables), what does success look like, how will you measure performance (KPI’s), draw up the position statement, update the org chart (even though the role hasn’t been filled yet), confirm who they will report to, draw up the induction checklist, confirm who will mentor them, arrange the equipment (incl IT) checklist, and THEN start recruiting!

STEP TWO – go hunting

This is about SELLING the company and the position to the right applicant.  He or she is out there somewhere!

  1. First, ask your star performers if they know someone that could fill the role.  People hang-out with others that share their values, so if they know someone that fits this bill, go here first (feel free to PAY them a reward for a successful onboarding of one of their contacts.  It will still be cheaper than a recruitment agency).
  2. If that doesn’t work, it is time to use an agency.  Find one with a track record of filling roles in your industry, and at your pay point.

STEP THREE – the reviews

There are several key pieces of DNA that makes up whether someone is suited for your business and the role that you have on offer.

  1. Culture fit.  Get various team members to interview the person, in different physical locations (board-room, break-out area, cafe, park, etc).  Will the person enjoy your culture and core values?  If not, stop now.
  2. Physical ability.  Does this applicant have the physical ability for the role?  This could include strength, language skills, etc.
  3. Behavioural Profile. This is about the way that this individual is motivated, how they communicate, what types of work they will find stimulating, what type of work is a natural turn-off for them and more.  The BEST (OK, we are biased!) way to find out this information is via a 7 min full DISC Empower assessment.  Cost is AUD$200 Per Person.  A very cheap investment, to get a full 36 pages of solid information on this applicant. Pages 6 and 7

4. Skills.  Note we put it last?  You can train on skills, you can’t train on culture or behaviour.  The last check you need to do is the skills audit (against your requirements) and write a “Personal Development Plan” (PDP) for the individual.

Go to work ON your high performance team today!


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Getting the best results in the workplace!

Our workplaces are dynamic placed, with a mixture of different people and personality styles.

Click on the image below that represents YOUR style, and read some tips that will help you maximise your performance, and that of your co-workers:


D - Lion


I - Monkey


S - Goldfish


C - Turtle


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What sort of animal are you?

Visit www.disc-empower.com to find out, and get YOUR free profile report!

Business & HR Advisors

DISC Empower are looking for business coaches, HR advisors and training professionals that would like to partner in view of providing behavioural assessments to your clients.

You are welcome to use the free version of our report now.

If you would like to become accredited, and become a DISC Empower Advisor, and also be able to gain access to the full 36 page report, please contact us via our website.


Recruiting or reallocating roles?

Allocating the Roles

Remember the greatest injustice is to treat everyone the same.
Be clear on what characteristics are required in the role, and then find the right person for the role.
Don’t try and jam a share peg in a round hole!
DISC Empower assessments and reporting are ideal tools to help find a person’s strengths, and then you can find a role where this behaviour type will shine.

Visit DISC Empower now to secure your reporting!


What is the difference between the different DISC reports


Whilst many providers resell DISC assessment report, there are actually only a few real publishers of DISC in the world.

DISC Empower is one of the few providers that have developed their assessment and report “from the ground up”, using validated scientific research, and many-many years of working with thousands of people all over the world.

The main difference with the different systems is the interface where you complete the assessment, and the layout and style of the report.

Pages 6 and 7

One of the biggest benefits of the DISC Empower report is that the advice has been co-developed by business and executive coaches, so there is tips and advice in there to help you get better at your role and in your career.

DISC Empower are also the exclusive users of the Behavioural Composition chart (sample image below).  This is a world-first, recognising that a person’s behaviour cannot be simply identified by a single identifier for a comprehensive review.

Sample DISC Empower Behavioural Composition - copyright of DISC Empower
Sample DISC Empower Behavioural Composition – copyright of DISC Empower

DISC Empower have also utilised four memorable animals to help users remember their primary style.

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You can arrange to have all your team obtain their FREE DISC Empower report at our website: www.disc-empower.com


DISC Empower – written and published in Australia

DISC Empower has been written, developed and published in Australia!

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With it’s head office in Sydney, Australia, DISC Empower is the only Behavioural Profiling and Professional Development system developed with the primary purpose of executive coaching and staff development in mind.

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“What type of animal are you?”

Many people who have taken advantage of the DISC Empower system have told us that it has helped them greatly in their career development.

You too can take advantage of these “inside tips”.  Get your report now at:



Welcome to the TURTLE’S Pond

C - TurtleP4 - C - Clyde

This is the home-page of CLYDE the Turtle.

Good morning, and welcome to my home-page.

As part of becoming a professional in my chosen area of expertise, someone who’s advice I trust advised me to become an authority on DISC Empower behavioural profiling.

So that I can help other Turtles (that is, other animals and people who have a somewhat similar behavioural style to me), I am currently studying, and will report back ASAP with the details YOU need to become better in your role.

This information will improve your results, but it has to be accurate.

Kind Regards,


The Turtle from DISC Empower

PS: I have done the research and can confirm that I am a High C.

To help you understand working with me, you might like to download and study my work poster; you can do that here:

4 - C - Clyde's Poster

Now, here are some insider tips on dealing with other profile types:

Working with Lions like Dominic

D - Lion

  • Lions hate you wasting their time.  I often have to help Dominic as he tends to be “rip-tear-bust” leaving a trail of destruction in his path.
  • Don’t be offended if a Lion says something to you very abruptly.
  • I find dealing with Dominic it helps if I start with the big picture, and only go into the detail if he asks for it.

Working with Monkeys like Iggy

I - Monkey

  • Monkeys drive me nuts.  Talk-talk-talk!  Plus they don’t put the time into research and study to become an authority on anything!  However, they ARE better with people, and tend to help our team overcome conflict, and our customers love them.
  • One thing that I find helpful when dealing with Monkeys is to be prepared to be more open, and not always point out their failures.
  • I am putting together a whitepaper on working with Monkeys, and will share it with you once it is finished.

Working with Goldfish like Sammy

S - Goldfish

  • Goldfish enjoy working with people, so we get on just fine.  I have trained Sammy not to interupt me when I am busy, and this really helps, too.
  • Sometimes we just have to be careful we don’t waste too much time socialising, as that is what we do best.
  • Oh, and there was some work to do?!  OK, I remember now…!!!

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What sort of animal are you?

Visit www.disc-empower.com to find out, and get YOUR free profile report!

Welcome to the GOLDFISH tank

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This is the home-page of SAMMY the Goldfish.



I just want to say hello, and welcome you to my home-page.  I hope you like it! What would you like to see added to it?  I set this page up to help other Goldfish, who just like me always appreciate tips on how we can perform at our peak at work, so everyone achieves more and as a team we achieve our goals.

Our team has been asked for tips for others with the same behaviour profile as us, so a few of us GOldfish got together and put together these points for you.  Here they are:

  1. Some people call us “technicians”, because we are so consistent and reliable.  (How embarrassing, but I guess it is true!)
  2. We love the security that an unchanging workplace gives us…but sometimes we need to step out and explore new ways of doing things!  Don’t get up against someone that gives you a nudge towards new ideas.
  3. Try not to be stubborn; if you have made your mind up about something, remember that there STILL may be a better way of doing things, so be prepared to change.  We are Goldfish remember, not Ostrich! 😉
  4. Don’t be a YES person.  One of our bad habits is trying to please EVERYONE.  So we keep saying YES to everything we are asked to do, until we have no time to swim or eat or exercise; our health and wellbeing suffers, and next thing even those that we really care about are let down.  Be gutsy enough to say NO sometimes.
  5. Do you want another workplace tip: hustle more.  Always walk like you are 5 minutes late.  This sends a message to others that you understand that “time = money”.  Someone that wanders around sends the wrong message to others in the business.
  6. Also, remember to use your initiative!  Don’t always hold back to see what others do.  Be prepared to be a leader.
  7. Now, what about when things go wrong?  Don’t worry, it will blow over.  Just don’t go into your cave.  Be prepared to quietly talk it over with someone else.  Pick up the phone and give them a call; it’s a great stress release.
  8. Sometimes busy people don’t run around thanking everyone for the work they do; don’t take this as though you are not appreciated.  YOU ARE!  It is just that many people forget to tell you.

Have an awesome day!


The Goldfish from DISC Empower

PS: Yes, I’m a high S!

If you would like it, you can view or download my work-poster here (HTH):

3 - S - Sammy's Poster

Working with Lions like Dominic

D - Lion

  • Lions hate you wasting their time.  When I work with Dominic I have to take some time before to help ensure I am very clear on what I need.  Be straight to the point.
  • Don’t be offended if a Lion says something to you very abruptly.  They probably don’t mean to be rude.  They probably just have a lot on their mind!

Working with Monkeys like Iggy

I - Monkey

  • Monkeys love socialising!  I do, too.  So I need to be careful that Monkeys like Iggy don’t use up all my time.
  • When you deal with Monkeys, you might find it is worth speaking and moving a bit faster; it will let them know you value them, but you are busy and need to keep moving.

Working with Turtles like Clyde

C - Turtle

  • Turtles like Clyde love the detail, and want to be respected as an authority in their area of expertise.  You can really make them feel valued by seeking out their knowledge, and letting them know that you value it.
  • If you need them to do something for you, explain how it will be used, and give them some extra information on why you need it, or why it is a good idea.
  • If you need to get them to change, make sure you always give Turtles all the facts on why the new direction is better than the old way.

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What sort of animal are you?

Visit www.disc-empower.com to find out, and get YOUR free profile report!