Having been at the forefront of psychometric assessment and pioneers in their use for recruitment selection since the early 1980s we are well placed to advise you on all your assessment needs across a wide variety of roles and industries.
These objective assessment tools can also steer developmental sessions to quickly get to the heart of an issue that may previously have taken hours of coaching to reach.
Psychometric instruments are, however, easily misused and sold as the quick and cheap solution to an organisation’s people issues. There are a plethora of psychometric instruments on the market, with the reliability and validity of such tools varying enormously. At Davis Associates we believe our impartiality and independence is key to finding the right solution for you. Our experienced practitioners are not confined to the use of just one instrument. Rather we choose the most appropriate tool for the situation based on our years of experience and critical understanding of its strengths and limitations.
While they are useful additions to our “toolkit,” it is our in-depth analysis and detailed understanding of the psychology and commercial relevance of the results that stand us apart from other HR consultancy practices. Our analysis helps give you a far greater behavioural insight to make informed recommendations based on the candidate’s likely strengths and limitations, whilst all the time relating it to the specific role and corporate culture.
Whist organisations have readily adopted some of these practices and understand the benefits of utilising such consultancy services, it has in the past been a little difficult to place a monetary value of the return on investment they can bring….however….
A recent report by the Aberdeen Group looked at the Talent Assessment Strategies of over 250 companies worldwide. And they found that: Compared to organisations that don’t, companies utilising objective assessments in the pre- and post-hire are seeing:
- 12% increase in revenue and an 11% increase in profit per full-time employee
- 47% improvement in hiring manager satisfaction
- 15% greater performance in first year retention
- 18% greater new-hire performance
Clearly, the selection of a particular assessment tool or product is not going to drive success alone. But when used and analysed by an independent business psychologist, in support of other key organisational capabilities a greater prediction of a candidate’s likely performance can be made. We are not just a 3rd party provider of psychometric tools. We harness the resultant data, combined with our own psychological analysis and expertise to give a more detailed insight in to an individual, rather than just passing on a computer-generated report.
We can carry out psychometric tests as well as analyse the results to help you choose the right people for your business. Find out more, call Davis Associates on +44 (0)20 8398 6644
Be it for selection or development, our psychometric tests can help you better understand your people.
As pioneers in the field of psychometric testing, we’ll find the right test for your situation. Contact us now for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Business Psychologists.
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Whatever the size of your organisation Davis Associates can help you select, develop, coach, and train the best people.
What our clients say
“We have found that information provided to us by Davis Associates proves invaluable at final interview stage and has meant we are alert to areas of concern. Using this process has prevented expensive recruitment errors.“
“I thoroughly appreciated the professionalism applied by Davis Associates when assisting me with recruitment assessment. Often we were working to tight timescales and despite this they always delivered thoughtful and meaningful feedback.“
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