RIASEC (also known as the Holland Codes) is a framework for defining career choice, supplemented by the Work Task Dimensions which defines task choice, serving as the theoretical basis for the Work Interest assessment in Dreamtalent.
RIASEC categorizes an individual’s career choice in 6 dimensions: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional, which defines the nature of a career. Similarly, the Work Task Dimensions categorize task choice in 4 dimensions: People, Things, Data, and Ideas.
The RIASEC model is augmented by the Work Task Dimensions model in order to illustrate the relationships between career choice and task choice, shown below. People who like Realistic careers tend to like working with Things, those who like Artistic careers like working with Ideas and People, and so on.
These frameworks come to a total of 10 dimensions, which are developed further and refined as reflected in the Work Interest assessment in Dreamtalent. RIASEC is useful for individuals to identify their vocational choice, while the Work Task Dimensions are more relevant to employers as they are extrapolated to career and task-related applications