Assessment for Selection/Recruitment
Our policy with all selection based assessments is to conduct high touch processes with fully customised outputs delivering role and context relevant insights. We apply a “most insight from least intrusion” approach whereby we use a small number of assessments which are chosen for their relevance in relation to the insight sought. Our process involves taking a briefing from you the client, agreeing the test battery, briefing the candidate, providing insightful feedback to the candidate, writing a customised report and remaining available to you to give clarification on report content.
Executive Level Insights
Executive Competency Report
In addition to providing a result narrative and rating for a candidate’s congruence with selected competencies we also provide an ‘executive summary’ This report is formatted so that the time poor executive who has sponsored the assessment can exercise the choice as to either reading only the summary or reading the entire report. The busy executive can read the summary whilst also knowing that there is robust depth and diligently developed content available if they wish to dig deeper and have the time to do so.
Executive Plus Report
Whilst the executive report provides insight into a candidate’s congruence with regards to current role performance the Executive Plus Report gives additional insight in terms of the potential for the candidate to adapt as the role evolves. This type of report becomes more important for contexts whereby it is envisaged that significant change will occur and that the tenure of the successful candidate will extend over that time of change.
Leadership and professional level Insights
Based on the briefing provided this report is formatted to provide insight on each of the competencies that have been deemed relevant for success in the role. For each competency, there will be a narrative and a rating. In addition to providing this, cognitive test scores and an “investigate further” section is provided whereby potential issues are outlined along with suggested strategies (interview questions and/or reference check questions) for investigating these issues further. As is the case with any report produced by Shadow Consulting Ltd we will not go as far as recommending whether a candidate is strong or weak. However, we will give you valuable insight in terms of how to focus your further investigations.
Competency Plus Report*
Whilst the competency report provides insight into a candidate’s congruence with regards to current role performance the Competency Plus Report gives additional insight in terms of the potential for the candidate to adapt as the role evolves. This type of report becomes more important for contexts whereby it is envisaged that significant change will occur and that the tenure of the successful candidate will extend over that time of change.
*available only within the context of a retained services arrangement
Administrative and Support Insights
This report is similar in format to our Competency Reports that we use for leadership and professional positions, however we tend to report on fewer competencies with broader definitions. Again, as is the case with the full Competency Reports used for leadership and professional assessments a section with regards to “areas to investigate further” is provided.
We at Shadow Consulting Ltd have access to a number of skills tests including but not limited to:
Customer Service Scenario Tests