Candidate Assessment: Art or Science?
Traditional assessment techniques focus on skills and functional experience – The Art of Interviewing.
But time and again companies learn the hard way that something was missed. That something hidden in plain sight but visible to the discerning eye and illuminated by the right tools. That certain, almost undefinable something that is the early indicator to predict average performance vs. game-changing impact. The difference that a scientific, total fit assessment would reveal.
At Corsica, we recommend the latest psychometric behavioral and cognitive assessment technologies to complement the art of interviewing well. We apply these to support the rigor and discipline of our recruiting process. We’ve partnered with leading providers to offer clients a comprehensive set of tools to make more informed hiring decisions and to identify employee strengths, blind spots and ideal work environments to maximize employee potential and delivery of results.
Whether you’re looking to augment your recruiting process with the science of psychometric assessments or you’re committed to helping employees discover their highest potential through insightful outputs, Corsica Partners can help you implement a program that will drive meaningful results for your team.
The Discipline of Professional Development
You made a great hire. Her impact to the team and the business exceed all expectations. She gets the Big Promotion. And then suddenly things aren’t going so well. What happened? Your people are taking care of your business – but are you taking care of your people? Are you providing the opportunities for your high potential employees to get the insights, advice and development they need to grow?
Corsica coaching partners offer clients practical and relevant insights developed during their time as operating executives and business leaders. Our breadth of experience spans border and diverse cultures, as a result of leading teams, serving customers and building successful business partnerships around the globe. We channel this relevant experience into our practical approach to coaching senior executives and high potential leaders as their trusted advisors. Our coaching engagements provide leaders with a “safe zone” to think, debate, develop and ultimately chart the best course forward.
This referral only service enables us to serve as a strategic talent partner to Investors, Board Directors, Chief Executives and their leadership teams as they address the ever-present demand for recruiting, retaining and developing top talent.
The most accurate predictor of future behavior is past behavior in a similar situation. Based on a client’s input on skills, traits and cultural attributes of what is important to succeed in a position, team or company, our behavioral assessments provide valuable insights to an individual’s personality and behavioral tendencies in the workplace. The results are not pass or fail, but indications of strengths, weaknesses, communication tendencies and potential blind spots. These insights offer a look at the person behind the resume and a total fit assessment.
Cognitive assessments provide a reliable measure of General Mental Ability, a proven indicator of successful performance across a variety of positions. The assessment provides a concise evaluation of a person’s ability to reason, problem solve, comprehend ideas and learn quickly. Individuals who score well are more likely to make effective decisions, demonstrate strong job performance, successfully manage complexity, solve problems and respond appropriately to new or complex situations.
Personality & Communication Style Assessments
Research continues to support the long standing fact that employees value many things above and beyond their compensation package. Recognition, communication, relationship with their manager, being “in the know” and growth opportunities consistently rank in the top 10. But not everyone is motivated by the same things. The real value is created when you figure out which intangibles inspire the unique individuals you manage. Understanding your personal leadership style and the specific needs of each member of your team makes identifying those intangibles easy. With accurate insights, you can develop a plan for yourself and for your team to generate breakthrough achievements as a result of operating more effectively as a team.