A new generation of talent assessment tools
"Everyone has the potential to Be Talent"
"66% of companies invest in programmes to identify high-potential employees, 24% of these companies consider these a success and 13% of organisations have confidence that they have the right leaders for the future" - Corporate Executive Board 2019.
The BeTalent Potential Equation is a researched and validated way of understanding and defining the future talent requirements of an organisation in order to counteract these problems. Based on research into FTSE 500 and Fortune 100 organisations, the Equation allows you to confidently and accurately identify who has the highest potential.
"Companies with integrated talent management processes have significantly less turnover and have 26% higher revenue per employee than companies without a talent management process" - Harvard Business Review.
We work with organisations to understand their core future requirements of their critical employees, in other words the behaviours, skills and values required for success. This Blueprint of Behaviours, Expertise and Tenets is created at the start of the journey through critical stakeholder interviews and focus groups. The Blueprint defines how the individuals need to interact, what they need to know and understand, and how they need to treat each other in order to succeed. The Blueprint becomes the starting point for objective talent assessment and development projects and activities.
Individuals who are able to apply their strengths at work are 38% more productive, 44% more effective when dealing with customers and 7 times more engaged.
BeTalent Strengths is an online questionnaire designed to identify the core and distinctive strengths of an individual. The Strengths questionnaire asks the individual to rate themselves against all of the 30 BeTalent unique Strengths in order to identify the core strengths that energise them at work.
Individuals who have self-awareness regarding their resilience recognise how their ability to utilise their strengths at work is impacted by other factors.
BeTalent Resilience is an online questionnaire designed to identify 9 elements of emotional wellbeing and resilience. The Resilience questionnaire provides a series of coping mechanisms, to combat the challenging emotions that could stand in the way of future success.
The average adult will make up to 35,000 decisions during their waking hours, each and every day.
Decision Styles is an online questionnaire that measures the risk taking, decision and judgement behaviours of an individual. It is suitable for both screening candidates for recruitment to assess both suitability and fit and for development and coaching. The tool measures 10 factors of decision making.
75% of employees leave companies because they do not fit with the culture.
The Culture Fit is a tool designed to identify the core values of an individual. It is tailored to the BEST Tags defined in the Blueprint and it asks the individual to rate themselves against the 17 BeTalent Tenets in order to identify the core values and their level of fit with their organisational values.
BeTalent Team is a self-report questionnaire that provides individuals and teams with an understanding of how they prefer to interact and work together.
BeTalent Team effectiveness is particularly important in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment. Having an insight into the role you play in a team, and how you contribute to the teams' success. Team is an online ipsative, self-report questionnaire completed by individual team members to help them understand their preferred team archetype from 15 possible types in order to understand their contribution. It produces a computer-generated, interpretive report that can be used for individual and team development. There is an added benefit of the option to produce a team report, showing the collaboration and connections between team members.
"The ability to inspire passion and enthusiasm in people to follow them" - Stephanie Rubdeck, Senior Consultant.
Inspiring Leader is an online self-report questionnaire designed to assess how inspirational an individual is as a leader or manager and also the degree of executive presence they have in the workplace. An Inspirational Leader is a visionary role model, one that inspires others and empowers them to deliver high standards of excellence. Individuals with Executive Presence will also express ideas with gravitas and conviction, to influence, and engage a workforce. The tool assesses the individual’s fit with seven elements of Inspirational Leadership and four elements of Executive Presence as identified in our research. It is completed by a range of stakeholders, including the line manager, senior stakeholders and peers, as well as direct reports and customers (if relevant).
"I was never content with mediocrity. I’m not about running from failure, even when I got it wrong. I did not compete with others to win, I competed to be the best I could be" - Mark Foster, Olympian, Swimming.
Winning Attitude is an online questionnaire designed to identify an individual’s state of mind and attitude towards success. Following research and interviews with successful Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Paralympians and Olympians, BeTalent identified 10 Winning Attributes of some of the most successful people in sport and industry. The tool will provide an understanding of which attributes are most likely to lead to success for an individual once they have a goal in mind.
High potentials consistently and significantly outperform their peer groups, on average delivering twice as much as moderate performers.
Talent Fit is a 180 talent spotting tool designed to assess the elements of the talent equation and the critical BEST Tags defined in the Blueprint. The indicator is a 180 approach and invites the individual, line managers and senior stakeholders to assess the individual’s level of potential.
Observed exercises and case studies are the most valid form of assessment tool.
The Situation Analysis exercises consist of a series of timed business case study exercises. Individuals are presented with information relating to a fictitious company and asked to assimilate the data, respond to commercial questions and make recommendations. The response is used to assess how the individual is likely to perform and respond when faced with similar business challenges. The exercises are designed at four levels: Individual Contributor, Manager, Leader and Executive where the Business Scenarios become increasingly challenging and complex. Three parallel exercises have been designed for each level and will be randomly selected to reduce the risk of individuals sharing case studies before the assessment event.
One-to-one interviews and 360 questionnaires with standardised questions have the highest level of reliability and validity.
Blended Exercises include an Interview and 360. By using a blend of questions, the individual’s core Behaviours, Expertise, Strengths and Tenets are assessed through different lenses. Both tools are used to assess the level of fit between the individual and the role or organisation.