Bus Driver Assessments

WHAT IS BUS/COACH DRIVER SAFETY QUOTIENT?

Bus Driver Safety Quotient™ (DSQ™) is a personality and behavioral assessment designed for adults who drive as part of their occupation.  The assessment helps identify  patterns of behavior and can be used to implement solutions for maximizing  individuals’ strengths and minimizing their safety risks while on the road or in the workplace. DSQ™ is used in a wide range of settings including business, education, training and coaching and it is intended  for workers who drive motor vehicles (short or long haul) Bus and Coach Operators as part of their occupation.

WHAT ARE MORE EMPLOYERS USING BUS / COACH DRIVER SAFETY  QUOTIENT?

Employers use DSQ™ to help identify  drivers and operators who are more likely to cause incidents and injuries and violate rules. The cost of owning a truck today means the wheels have to be kept turning to keep up with repayments and to fulfill contract arrangements. Employing a new  driver can  be very costly  should you employ an unsuitable driver on your team. For existing employees, being aware of driver safety risk areas is important in mitigating the potential risks they can pose to themselves, others on the road, and the organization – it is your company name written on the Bus / Coach after all.

USING DSQ™ IT WAS FOUND THAT:

  • Drivers and Operators  with high Resistant scores received on average 4.6 times more traffic tickets than those with low scores.
  • Drivers and Operators  with high Irritable  scores had an average incident rate 2.6 times higher than those with low scores.
  • Drivers and Operators  with high Distractible scores had  on average 139% more At-Fault  Accidents than those with low scores.

DSQ™ CAN HELP LEADERS ASSESS:

  • Job Applicants: Gain insight into the type of driver/operator a candidate will be and the possible risks associated with hiring that person.
  • Existing Staff: Assess current staff to identify training needs, gain  management tips, and develop self-coaching strategies.

Why Safety Self-Awareness

The Safety Self-Awareness System™ improves safety outcomes through data-driven hiring, training and ongoing development. Grounded in Assessment-Based Learning, it uses personalized self-study and coaching to improve driving behavior.

Why Assessment-Based Learning?

It’s no secret that every employee is different. The best way to predict and improve their behaviors is by first understanding their personality through Assessment-Based Learning, a cost-effective and scalable program proven effective for individuals, small businesses, and Enterprise-level organizations.

WHAT IS MEASURED

Decades of research and experience with industrial and transportation industries have identified 6 personality  traits that have been correlated with unsafe behaviors, incidents,  injuries and violations. These traits are measured by DSQ™

  • Resistant vs. Accommodating
  • Anxious vs. Calm
  • Impatient vs. Patient
  • Distractible vs. Focused
  • Impulsive vs. Cautious
  • Thrill-Seeking vs. Apprehensive

HOW IT WORKS

The assessments can be taken on-line, via computer, tablet and mobile device, from anywhere with an internet connection (e.g., at home, at work, on client premises). The assessment takes approximately 15 minutes to complete but there is no time limit. There are no right or wrong answers, and there is no “pass” or “fail.” It’s all about understanding people better.

Once candidates have completed  the assessment, 2 versions of the DSQ™ reports  are generated: The Employer Report and the Participant Report. Reports can  be email to specific parties within one hour of completion and can  also  be accessed by logging into our TalentClick assessment portal, using your own unique username and password. You will receive 2 standard versions of the DSQ™ report:

Employer Report: Provides descriptions  of strengths, areas for coaching and development, job-fit  considerations, and management tips  for the participant.

Participant Report: Provides self-coaching and self-study strategies to build Safety Self-Awareness.

The assessment is available in multiple languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Mandarin,  Punjabi, Tagalog, and more currently in development.

DSQ™ validity was  established through factor analysis and inter-scale correlations and meets the standard specified in the EEOC’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (1978). DSQ™ validity has also been established through research we’ve conducted with client organizations where we correlate actual safety incidents on the job (injuries, first  aid, equipment damage, near misses, etc.) for employees and their DSQ™ assessment results.

TalentClick conducts ongoing research and data analysis to ensure that its assessments are free of bias and adverse impact based on gender, race or ethnicity.

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