Many employees carry more capabilities than they exhibit
or may exhibit at present!
Who was born as an excellent top-manager? Nobody!
Most of us have to go a long laborious way of personal development to reach that status.
As a human resources or talent manager you support the employees of your company on this way.
Do you want to accomplish your talent management and
personnel development activities on demand and efficient?
Then our potential assessment is the right preliminary diagnostic measure.
Detect strengths, talents, fields for improvement and potentials. Propose your staff members specific development activities that are based on their portfolio of competencies
and strategic requirements of your company.
With our potential assessment we make visible what a staff member can accomplish in addition and beyond his past and present performance.
The employee obtains the opportunity, to try himself in new roles and to confirm his motivation and career plans. Our potential assessment provides you and the employee with a comprehensive evaluation of his development status, his strengths, his fields for improvement, his readiness to learn and his potentials.
The main objective of our potential assessments is to exceed the determination of the present capabilities and to gain the assessment of the potentials for functions, roles and future tasks the candidate has not yet assumed.
To reach this objective, we compile management work samples,
case studies, role simulations and
other tasks in a way that they represent a realistic extract of a manager’s normal day on a feasible target position.
This compilation contains numerous competency evocators which make necessary
competencies visible, observable and measurable.
The evaluation of candidate’s strengths, weaknesses, fields for development and potentials is based on several observations of several behaviours in different work samples. After every work sample we use behavior anchors to document and evaluate the observations in a structured manner. Then we aggregate observations and integrate the evaluations into scores for behaviour dimensions and requirement criteria.
For the assessment of potentials we repeat tasks after an intermediate feedback and coaching. A better performance during the
second round is a good indicator of learning potential.
In addition we measure latent competencies and potential catalysts.
As second and third method we use interviews as well as motivation and personality questionnaires. In this way a comprehensive traceable picture develops. The findings of our potential assessments are an excellent basis for substantial development conversations.
You get answers to the following questions:
- Is your staff member capable of successfully filling a leadership or management position? Or would it be better to recommend him e.g. an expert career track?
- How strong is the learning potential of your staff member?
- What kind of support needs your staff member to grow into new roles and responsibilities? How much effort would be necessary?
- Which young staff member has talent or potential for continuative tasks with more responsibilities? Who is a talent / high potential?
- We develop new management work samples and simulations, specific for your company and custom tailored to your business requirements and a specific position.
- As psychologists specialized in executive and occupational assessments we have developed advanced methods to measure criteria that are difficult to measure (e.g. metadisciplinary competencies like analytic abilities, initiative, entrepreneurial thinking and acting, negotiation skills).
- We provide advanced methods to analyze the requirements of the target position
- Use our wealth of experience to evaluate and benchmark the level of competencies and capabilities of your candidates! We have conducted more than 500 assessments for a broad spectrum of international executive and management positions. Here you will find examples.
- We offer sensitive, motivating and at the same time realistic and traceable feedback for the participants of our potential assessments.
- For top level executives we offer variants in which we revise the work samples and simulations comprehensively. We discuss and evaluate intentions, strategies, concepts, attitudes and values together with the executives. These variants gain maximized acceptance.
- We offer different service levels up to full service including design, introduction, conduction, project management, fine tuning and long term evaluation of potential or executive assessments, development centers and other assessment variants.
Examples of accomplished potential assessments:
- Country Manager - International Solar Energy Company
- Team Manager - Bank
- Consultant IT-Systems - Consultancy
- Head of Credit Office - International Real Estate Bank
- Head of HR Department - Trading Company
- High Potentials - Telecom
- Credit Officer - Real Estate Bank
- Account Executive - Facility Management
- Junior Executive Manager - TV Marketing Company
- Junior Executive Manager - Automotive
- Senior Manager - Financial Audits, Tax Advice
We conduct potential assessments in an individual and discrete one day format or as a less expensive group assessment with 3- 12 candidates on one up to three days depending on the predictive validity you need.