Selection & assessment
In any recruitment situation, from an internal promotion to selecting an external applicant, the objective is to get "the right person in the right job". Our expertise in the selection and assessment of appli¬cants, according to both their past employment record and their motivation and personal skills, gives you the benefits of an accurate and impartial analysis. And from the knowledge we have gained from our many and varied assignments we have the insight needed to understand the specific characteristics of your firm or organisation.
Albedis has the skills and resources to help you make the correct decision in many different situations:
- Selection and shortlisting
- Final selection, internal applicant selection Recommendations on internal succession decisions
- Assessment Centre Assessment of teams and individual employees, potential assessments, assessment of possible candidates for promotion, transition preparations
- Post-appointment coaching, support for managers during a difficult or transitory situation.
Remember that the skills of your employees and managers are ultimately the key factor driving your success and ongoing growth. For both internal promotions and external appointments, the objective is to minimise any risk of getting it wrong, because of the potentially disastrous impact on the team or the customer relationship.
An impartial external opinion from Albedis will help to ensure you make the right decision. Our consultants offer outstanding assessment skills, backed up with clearly formulated recommendations identifying each candidate's or employee's strengths and areas for improvement for a specific role in your organisation.
Albedis uses assessment tools created by SHL.
SHL was established in 1977, and is now a world leader in the development of employment assessment and selection tools. With more than 5,500 clients and a presence in more than 40 countries, SHL offers the world's most comprehensive choice of scientifically based leading-edge solutions for objective skills and potential assessments.
Helping businesses to make the best possible decisions on their human capital
Albedis uses SHL's Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32), the world's most widely-used behavioural style assessment tool. It is specifically designed to provide businesses with information on behavioural traits that will affect the person's performance in the workplace. The questionnaire is respected the world over as an extremely accurate assessment technique.
OPQ32 is used mainly for selection, assessment and career guidance processes. It maps preferred individual behaviours on 32 personality scales, or dimensions.
Drawing on the extensive experience of our consultants and our applicants' OPQ32 results, we will help you to make the best possible human resources decisions, by assessing how candidates are likely to perform in the role, minimising the risk of recruiting the wrong person and maximising the benefits from personal development programmes.
Why is personality assessment so important?
Businesses today have much to gain from including personality assessment in the staff selection process. The impact of an individual's personality on their work performance has been proven beyond doubt, and the assessment techniques now available make the process fast, reliable and accurate.
Why assess a potential employee's personality?
The key benefit is to identify an individual's performance potential, as modelled by their personality traits. Other selection techniques, such as the job interview, do not allow measurement of this impact.
The process also gives you valuable information ahead of the interview, highlighting aspects that need to be examined in greater detail.
You have a behavioural profile of the applicant before the recruitment decision is made, indicating their teamwork skills or leadership style.
And last but not least are the time and money you save by assessing the person's skills before the selection process even begins.
What makes OPQ32 so special?
Specifically designed for businesses
Most other personality questionnaires were based on theories generated by clinical psychologists, and have been tested on groups of students. In contrast, OPQ32 was developed specifically for use by business firms.
The questionnaire covers a wide and varied range of personality dimensions impacting on work performance.
OPQ32 has now been in use for over 20 years, and its reliability, relevance and validity have been fully confirmed by international in-depth research studies. Detailed statistics and validation data can be made available to users on request.
Easy to use
There is no specialist terminology, and no personality traits that are not relevant to the workplace. The reports generated from OPQ32 analyses are easy to understand and use, for psychologists, HR professionals and operational managers.
Unequalled reputation in the marketplace
The OPQ32 questionnaire has been used all over the world for more than 20 years. On the basis of years of R&D input and its practical application across all market sectors, it is now the unchallenged leader in the area of behavioural style assessment.
Assessment of key workplace behaviours
The assessment report provides a wealth of information on the applicant:
- their personality, defined in 32 different traits
- key drivers
- management skills
- effective participation in a team or group
- leadership style
- preferred modes of interaction with a direct supervisor