Understanding PeopleKeys Assessments

PeopleKeys utilizes four tools: The DISC personality assessment, TEAMS, Values, and Behavioral Attitudes Index (BAI) in conjunction with performance benchmarks to provide a legal, predictable, and accurate matching tool for businesses.

Observable behavior (DISC) is just the tip of the iceberg of human behavior. PeopleKeys is the only DISC provider that can assess four dimensions of behavior and over 1,440 points for success. Depending on the unique needs of your organization, looking deeper at team roles, core values, and personal motivators can give you more than just a snapshot into what makes your employees “tick”


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Team contributions & thinking styles


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More About Assessments

DISC Assessment

The DISC assessment is one of the most versatile assessments available. It can be applied to business for purposes, such as hiring, team building, leadership development, sales training, conflict resolution, stress management, and increasing communication and productivity. The DISC assessment can also be applied to areas such as education, for purposes such as career guidance, bully prevention, goal setting, and a better understanding of student strengths and potential limitations. Other applications include personal relationship development, and placing volunteers or hiring in ministry or non-profit organizations.

TEAMS Assessment

The TEAMS roles assessment measures five identifiable thinking styles that one may display while working on a team. This assessment can be applied for individual understanding or to identify different working styles amongst a group or team.

The five TEAMS role styles are:

  • T = Theorist. The theorist comes up with new ideas and guides the direction of thought and possible action in the group. This person thinks “What are we doing and where are we going?”
  • E = Executor. The executor is a doer and an accomplisher. They think ”What do I need to do towards completing this task?”
  • A = Analyst. The Analyst looks at the plan, the information, and the steps to completion and questions whether it is correct, accurate, and makes logical sense. This person thinks “Are we doing the right thing?”
  • M = Manager. The manager leads people, creates groups and teams that are in harmony, and oversees the process towards execution. They think, “Who is doing what? What overall milestones have we accomplished? Are we on track?”
  • S = Strategist – The Strategist takes ideas and creates a strategy for execution. This person thinks, “How will we accomplish that? What are all the steps and pieces?”

The TEAMS role thinking style assessment is often applied in business circumstances in combination with the DISC, VALUES, and Behavioral Attitudes Index (BAI) assessments for a truly 4-dimensional view of a person. This assessment is used most commonly for hiring, team building, and leadership development.

VALUES Assessment

The VALUES assessment measures one’s internal motivators. These factors impact our decision-making.

The four values styles are:

L = Loyalty – Someone with high loyalty will remain loyal to a person or a system. They will stick with something no matter what and this guides their decision-making.

E = Equivalence – Someone with high equivalence expects that everyone will be treated the same, with the same set of rules and benefits at all times. This value guides their decision-making.

J = Justice – Someone with high justice is willing to compromise in the moment and use different sets of rules for different people, as long as the end result is accomplished. This value guides their decision-making.

P = Personal Freedom – Someone with high personal freedom cares about his or her own levels of independence and freedom. They like to do things on their terms or with their own set of rules and this guides their decision-making.

What are the applications of this profiling tool?

The VALUES assessment is often applied in business circumstances in combination with the DISC, TEAMS roles thinking style, and the Behavioral Attitudes Index assessments for a truly 4-dimensional view of a person. This assessment is used most commonly for hiring, team building, and leadership development.

BAI Assessment

What does this assessment measure?

The Behavioral Attitudes Index (BAI) allows you to uncover the hidden motivators, or passions, that influence the way we think and act.

The six behavioral attitude styles are:

I = Inner Awareness/Spiritual Growth – A desire for balance, harmony, and self growth

S = Social/Humanitarian – A desire to help others altruistically

P = Power/Political – A desire to be in control or have influence

E = Economic/Tangible – A desire for financial security or economic gain

A = Artistic/Innovative – A desire to express uniqueness or individuality

K = Knowledge/Proficiency – A desire for learning and greater understanding

Like it or not, attitude matters in job performance and personal life. Depending on the specific attitudes present, individuals will either excel or struggle in different environments. Awareness of these Behavioral Attitudes provides a sound basis for decision making.

When a person is engaged in a task that complements the Behavioral Attitudes they value, we tend to say they have a “positive attitude.” Conversely, if a person is engaged in a task that is not aligned with their Behavioral Attitudes, we classify them as having a “negative attitude.”

Aligning career and personal goals with knowledge of your Behavioral Attitudes can help you make choices that allow you to feel more positively about your work, and allow you to be more effective and productive.

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