Selection Assessment Tool (Personal Analysis)

People and Organisational Development have access to a number of personal analysis tools through the Extended DISC system. The Extended DISC Personal Analysis is designed to be used for individual and organisational development. The instrument is applicable in all levels of an organisation and is in use 50 countries. The Extended DISC Personal Analysis is an assessment tool that can be used to strengthen the recruitment selection process by providing a deeper insight into a candidate’s preferred style and behaviour in a work environment than can normally be gleaned through the interview process. You will further gain information on how to manage that candidate as an employee. 

What is it?

The Extended DISC system is based on a psychological theory developed in the 1920’s. Carl G. Jung created the foundations for the theory in his book The Psychological Types (Die Psychologische Typen). Jung’s ideas were based on defining two behavioural axes; sensation – intuition, and thinking – feeling, and the four main behavioural traits that they composed.

The work of Jung was further developed by William Moulton-Marston in 1928 (Emotions of Normal People) who defined a four dimensional behavioural map used extensively today in a number of assessment tools. Individuals typically interact through a pattern of four characteristics:

  • Dominance (D)
  • Influencing (I) 
  • Steadiness (S)
  • Compliance (C)

What is the process?

  • The University has formed a relationship with Extended DISC Australasia (home base Finland) and members of the People and Organisational Development HR Advisory team have been registered in the use of the assessment tools following a training and certification processes.
  • At your request your HR Advisor will contact a certified member of the HR team who will arrange for your candidate to complete an online questionnaire from which a profile report will be generated.
  • The HR certified member will give feedback to both your candidate and you and will discuss with you elements of the report which will aid your selection decision.  The Extended DISC report should in no way be used as the sole determinant in your selection process, it is merely one of the assessment considerations available to you; the others remain as the C.V, the selection interview, referee reports etc.


There is no cost to the hiring manager.

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