Leadership assessments are a critical component in understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling organizations to adapt relevant coaching and guidance as part of their succession planning and talent management strategies.
Online psychometric assessments focusing on personality traits, emotional intelligence, quantitative, logical reasoning, amongst other aptitudes and competencies are commonly integrated into the evaluation cycle of potential candidates and existing employees. Sales forces quite often implement such psychometric assessments within their internal and external talent pool as a pre-screening tool to short-list candidates.
Similar psychometric assessments with a focus on team leadership are also often used to identify high-potentials as part of the succession planning and "career progression into manager" positions. Quite often, these are applied to an internal pool of candidates but can also be very useful when seeking leaders. The benefits of such tools also assist in managing the integration of a new leader into an organization. Online tools are increasingly becoming more common amongst our clients in the region as a means of improving efficiency, consistency of tests, reducing costs and stream-lining the search and selection process.