How much do you remember about the behavioral assessments you’ve taken?

Here’s what most likely happened to the masses. You took the assessment. Got the results. Perused the report. Maybe, if you’re lucky, sat down with your boss to go over the results. Then you filed said report, never to look at it again. Right?

When I ask people about an assessment experience, this is their typical story.

After evaluating almost every assessment used in the people business, I chose TriMetrix HD from TTI Success Insights as my go to assessment of choice.

Business leaders understand the need to go beyond the traditional resume, interview and yearly review process. They instead use accurate, bias-free assessments to critique individual performance, such as the TriMetrix HD.

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You’re probably asking why I chose TriMetrix HD?

Trimetrix HD is a multivariate assessment that uncovers multiple layers of the individual.

Second, this assessment will add hard and soft dollars to your business.

Let’s take a closer look at the assessment that eclipses all others:

TriMetrix® HD 

The layers:

Behaviors/DISC – the HOW

DISC is a behavior assessment tool that measures HOW a person behaves in four proportions:

  • Dominance
  • Influence
  • Steadiness
  • Compliance

Behaviors uncovers how an individual will perform, what value they’ll bring to a team, they’re ideal working environment and challenges they may face.

Think of DISC as how someone shows up on a day to day basis.


Motivators/Values – PIAV – the WHY

Also known as Personal Interests, Attitudes, and Values, measures six areas:

  • Theoretical
  • Utilitarian
  • Aesthetic
  • Social
  • Individualistic
  • Traditional

Motivators/values reveals WHY a person acts a certain way – what motivates he or she to perform a job.

Think of motivators or values as to WHY an individual is motivated for the long haul.


Acumen – the CAN

Measured in three dimensions of thought:

  • Intrinsic
  • Extrinsic
  • Systemic

These are measured in both the world and self views.

Acumen, or a person’s keenness and depth of perception, will identify how a person thinks and makes decisions and will clarify one’s natural abilities or capacities.

This slice of Trimetrix HD shows how the person sees themselves and the world.


Competencies – the WHAT

Measured in 23 to 25 research-based personal skills directly related to the business environment, Competencies are defined on three levels:

  • Mastery
  • Some mastery
  • No mastery

Applied in conjunction with a job benchmark, Competencies ensure the inherent skills of each individual, match the soft skills required by the job. 

This is awesome!


Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient – the SENSE

Measured in five areas within interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence, Emotional Intelligence (also referred to as EQ) is an individual’s ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity.

This assessment is a good starting point for the client. I don’t need the assessment to coach the individual. The almost 80 page report is a reflection document for them. “A mirror into my soul” as one client put it.

Trimetrix HD can be used for:

  • Talent Selection and Retention
  • Job Matching
  • Aligning Talent Management to Strategic Planning
  • Employee Coaching and Development
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Succession Planning & Organizational Development

Trimetrix HD is guaranteed to deliver an ROI to your company for years to come.

Your only regret will be not having used Trimetrix HD sooner. Ya, it’s that good.

End Game Business is a licensed trained facilitator of Trimetrix HD. Contact End Game Business at to learn more.

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