Talent assessment & selection

Get the insights you need to hire with confidence

When it comes to the long-term health and success of your organisation, finding the right people is one of the most important elements. A great hire is an instant asset, delivering benefits and performance your business can rely on long into the future.

But recruitment is a difficult process. You can often grapple with unconscious biases that lead to favouring people who resemble you, CVs that seem to tick all the boxes, candidates who interview well, or the age-old “gut feeling”.

If you don’t properly assess candidates before the hiring decision, you risk putting the wrong people in critical roles. If they stay, their under performance can ripple through your entire organisation, if they leave you are faced with going through the recruitment process again. Either way, it can be a costly mistake.

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"Know how" is not equal to "want to"

Focusing on the “know how” is one way selection processes can fail. Concentrating on technical skills or experience only exposes the first layer of a candidate’s fit for the role.

What’s more, the necessary expertise required in today’s rapidly-moving workplace is frequently changing. Evaluations of current and past performance are soon outdated, and a future focus on whether the candidate “can do” and “wants to” perform in the role is the best approach to assess suitability.