provides vital decision support for clients recruiting busy
attracting and selecting people for these important roles
are often critical issues for management teams. At any level,
the role is demanding and the people who succeed present particular
qualities. Requirements vary with company style, seniority
and specialisation; but it is our experience that the competencies
required, form two distinct groups:
One: indicating rational, systematic and methodical
Two: indicating personal, organisational and political
under the first group can be expected to emerge from a well-conducted
interview; however the interview method is less reliable for
determining the abilities associated with the second.
increasing emphasis now being placed on Group Two abilities
(sometimes referred to loosely as the 'soft' skills, including
emotional intelligence), attention has focused on more reliable
methods for candidate selection. There are a number of methods
that can be deployed and most are based upon some kind of
'activity' approach. PMSelect design and manage Assessment
Centres. We also provide 'Executive Assessment', a service
particularly suited to assessing professionals being considered
for more senior positions.
offer the Executive Assessment based on psychometrics and
feedback interview, conducted by a fully qualified and experienced
Occupational Psychologist and specialist in the field of project
management competence. A full report is prepared for the client,
devoid of psychology jargon and written with the position
for which selection is being conducted, very much in mind.
uses BPS accredited instruments and includes full feedback
to the candidate.
Assessment has been widely used for development and assessment
centers and was recently deployed to assemble a complete management
team to launch a major new telecommunications joint venture.
The assessment takes five hours and two candidates can complete
the process in the same day. This arrangement was developed
to be least intrusive for busy executives and is confidential.
The method has been used for a number of years and, as an
added bonus, has been very well received and appreciated by