Executive Assessment

“Having pulled together a shortlist of candidates for a client, Talentspace provided our client with an insightful assessment of the strengths and ways of working of each candidate. The assessments gave our client much greater confidence in selecting the successful candidate.” – Jamie Robertson, Partner, executive search firm Odgers & Berndtson.

The total cost of hiring the wrong person can be many times their salary.  An employee lower down the organisation has limited scope to either add or destroy significant amounts of value; however, a manager or executive can have a strikingly positive or negative effect on an organisation.

Executive assessment aims to predict whether a candidate can make a successful transition into your organisation.  The managers you’re thinking of hiring have of course been successful in the past – but can they transfer their skills into your organisation with its own particular culture and challenges?

Both our clients and candidates tell us that the Talentspace half-day assessment is one of the most rigorous and insightful assessment processes available on the market.

The Talentspace executive assessment uses a combination of an in-depth interview, carefully chosen personality and aptitude tests, and sometimes a business simulation test.

Using this combination of activities allows us to assess candidates on multiple dimensions including their leadership style, emotional intelligence, charisma and personal effectiveness as well as their strategic thinking and commercial acumen.

Our half-day assessment allows us to identify:

  • A candidate’s current strengths and development needs
  • Their fit with your organisational culture and values
  • An indication of their future potential and performance

Afterwards, we write a detailed report which can be based either on our research-validated leadership capabilities or your organisation’s capabilities or competencies. Ultimately, our goal is to help you to understand candidates’ true strengths and weaknesses, enabling you to select the very best person who will add the most value to your organisation.

Executive assessment also accelerates on-boarding of individuals joining your organisation by pointing out how best to support them in delivering results quickly.