Executive and leadership assessment

There are many factors besides experience to consider when assessing individuals for an executive, senior or specialist position. These include the “personality fit” with other team members, leadership skills required, equality and diversity issues within the organisation, as well as the technical knowledge required. Effective candidate assessment is a complex undertaking, however we can simplify this through our expertise.

Our occupational psychologists are highly experienced at carrying out in-depth personality assessments on a one to one basis using psychometric tools and interviewing techniques for measuring leadership potential. We assess an individual’s capabilities and qualities using a full range of psychometric testing and personality testing, including the latest dark side personality and personality derailer tools, all undertaken with complete discretion.

To aid with decision-making, clients are provided with independent, in-depth reports summarising candidate’s likely effectiveness in the role. The reports also summarise candidates’ performance on all psychometric measurements undertaken.

We provide feedback to candidates as part of the process so that they benefit from the assessment experience and see that it is transparent and objective.

In addition to assessing general management skills, our psychologists are also experts at assessing candidates’ ability to perform specialist roles. The process starts with a thorough understanding of the role requirements, necessary qualifications and experience required. We then recommend suitable psychometric instruments, or if necessary, design assessment exercises or assessment centres that specifically measure candidates’ specialist capabilities, as well as their intellectual, interpersonal and personal qualities, including resilience testing. We frequently assess for senior roles including:-

·         Board Directors across the private and public sectors.

·         Finance, Operational and HR Directors.

·         Senior civil servants within central and local Government departments.

·         Senior police posts.

·         Chairs and Chief Executives for NHS Trusts.

A small selection of specialist posts for which we’ve assessed include:-

·         Medical Directors.

·         Clinical Programme Directors and Nursing staff within NHS Trusts.

·         Financial analysts.

·         Accountants and actuaries.

·         Business analysts

·         Knowledge and information managers

·         Personnel requiring resilience for hostile environments


‘’ The panel said the Psychologist was excellent and provided really good value which helped the panel immensely in reaching their outcome and asked me to thank you specifically.”- SCS Recruitment and Public Appointments