DiSC Profiling to improve onboarding and retention
With record vacancies, and candidate shortages in many sectors, retaining quality employees is a significant challenge for many organisations.
There are currently more opportunities than candidates, so skilled employees are able to move from job to job fairly quickly. Retention is something that business owners and HR departments should see as a priority, and this is especially true of new employees who have yet to assimilate into the culture of a company.
The benefits of a good onboarding process
The costs of finding and hiring a new employee can be significant, so we would recommend a small investment which will allow you to tailor your onboarding more to the individual and to their team. This will maximise your business’ chances of retaining new starters and get them up to speed and productive sooner…
Onboarding new employees into your team effectively will help improve retention rates, and if done correctly, it can also reduce the time it takes for team members to gel and work well together.
It is estimated to take new employees 5-8 months to become fully productive (depending on the position). Tailoring your onboarding to the individual however can have a dramatic impact on the speed of integration, the engagement of your new employee, and the resulting length of service.
Understanding how your new employee processes information, communicates and responds to certain stimulus will help businesses develop individual training plans, and provide managers with crucial insights to achieve the best results.
Helping clients improve onboarding and retention
As a way of helping our clients improve onboarding and retention, The Burford Recruitment Company can provide DiSC assessments carried out by a certified DiSC Assessor.
These assessments can be carried out on new employees, as well as hiring managers (or a larger team) to improve communication, teamwork, and productivity rates.
How will DiSC help your organisation?
Once an online assessment has been completed by a qualified DiSC assessor, informative analysis and reports will allow you to:
- Identify the communications styles of team members
- Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees
- Increase leadership influence
- Develop strategies to inspire team interactions
- Adapt styles to get along better with new employees (and others)
- Predict how employees and managers will:
- Respond to conflict
- Maintain motivation
- Respond to stress
- Approach problem-solving
- Make decisions
Do you have employees working from home?
Managing any employee (even long standing employees who are already integrated into the culture of their organisation) who are working a hybrid or remote model isn’t easy.
According to recent surveys, a third are reporting feeling isolated, struggling to balance work and family life, and nearly half would rather be back in a work environment.
There are many reasons for this, one of which is individuals personality type and communication style.
New employees working remotely in an organisation they don’t yet know and don’t yet fully understand can be extremely stressful and increase the chances of new employees leaving during the onboarding process.
DiSC can provide insights into how people like to communicate and be managed. How often you should check in on them or schedule team meetings, social activities, catch up calls, and when they like to be left alone to get on with things.
DiSC Workplace is a comprehensive, customisable tool to help engage every employee—regardless of position, department or function, and help build more productive and effective relationships at work.
It can help improve your onboarding and increase retention of new starters but also has fantastic benefits for long standing employees and for managing teams effectively.
You can personalise learning experiences to help participants understand and appreciate the different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace, and how they can learn to adapt to the style of others.
Participants benefit by being able to recognise their own priorities, motivators, and stress triggers that shape their workplace experience. They can explore other styles: understand the differences and similarities between themselves and their colleagues, and identify strategies to make more meaningful connections, and to work more effectively to reduce tension, solve problems, and contribute positively to their organisations.
Whether you simply want an insight into your new starter to develop an individual onboarding plan, want to understand how a Hiring Manager and new employee will interact, or are putting a new team together and need them to gel quickly there is a DiSC package that suits your business.
For a fraction of the price of recruiting and retraining new employees you can minimise the risk of attrition, and increase the speed that employees engage with their teams and your business.
New Starter / Individual package
Assess your new starter and gain an insight into their personality type and communication style, to allow you to tailor their onboarding and get them up to speed and integrated into the team faster.
£175.00 plus VAT
Manager & New Starter package
All the benefits of the individual package, with the added benefit of insights into how your new starter and line manager will interact and communicate with each other to speed up integration into the team.
£249.00 plus VAT
Team package (4 people)
Are you starting a lot of new starters at the same time? forming a new team or starting a project? Get your teams up and running and working together faster with the Teams package.
£449.00 plus VAT
(+£75.00 per additional participant)