A "new generation" of talent assessment tools
"Everyone has the potential to Be Talent"
Companies with integrated talent management processes have significantly less turnover and have 26% higher revenue per employee than companies without a talent management process.
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, Strengths and Tenets (or BEST Tags) 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.
"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.
Individuals who are able to apply their strengths at work are 38% more productive, are 44% more effective when dealing with customers and are 7 times more engaged.
Strengths Insight is an online questionnaire designed to identify the core and distinctive strengths of an individual. Strengths Insight 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.
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.
65% of leaders report that their organisation is more likely to develop existing talent than recruit new talent.
The BeTalent product suite includes four Best Fit card sort exercises that are great for self-development and learning. The four packs include Behaviour, Expertise, Strength and/or Tenet picture cards containing a set of step by step instructions for identifying an individual’s core preferences. The purpose of the exercise is to enable the individual to clarify what they enjoy and feel they are good at, so that they can better understand their preferences, strengths and values.
84% of employees state that their managers encourage them to play to their strengths.
The Blended 360 is a robust multi-rater tool designed to assess the critical BEST Tags defined in the talent equation and Blueprint. Completed by a range of stakeholders, including the line manager, senior stakeholders, peers, direct reports and potentially customers; the indicator is used to identify whether an individual has got the required talent in order to be successful.
The Strengths Insight 360 is a robust multi-rater tool designed to identify the core strengths of an individual.
The tool assesses the individual’s fit with 30 validated Strengths, to identify what energises, motivates and engages the individual at work. Completed by a range of stakeholders, including the line manager, senior stakeholders and peers, as well as direct reports and customers (if relevant). The multi-rater tool is used to identify the core seven Strengths. The report provides development recommendations and suggestions to enable the individual to maximise and utilise these strengths in the workplace.
Team Insights is a 180-degree questionnaire that measures the values, maturity, and effectiveness of a team.
It is built up of three parts and is mapped to the 17 BeTalent Tenets. These include the Corporate Values and Personal Tenet Fit, the Stages of Team Development and the Effectiveness of the Team.
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.
The most frequently and effectively used learning and development activities are on the job training (81%) and in house development programmes (60%).
The BeTalent Development Guide provides the employee with a library of development actions, aligned to all of the 87 Behaviours, Expertise, Strengths and Tenets within the BeTalent Talent Model. It is designed to support individuals, managers and coaches during the development planning process.
One-to-one interviews with standardised questions have the highest level of reliability and validity.
The BeTalent Blended Interview is a combination of four types of interview: Competency, High Potential, Aspirational and Motivational. By using a blend of interview questions, you can assess the individual’s core Behaviours, Expertise, Strengths and Tenets through different lenses.
Individuals displaying assertiveness, empathy, happiness, self-awareness and problem solving are nearly three times more likely to succeed at work.
The BeTalent Insight Interview uniquely assesses the Emotional and Social Intelligence of the individual by uncovering the individual’s core belief, emotional awareness and the way they interact and engage with others.
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.
"The ability to inspire passion and enthusiasm in people to follow them" - Stephanie Rubdeck, Senior Consultant.
Inspirational Leadership is an online multi-rater tool 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).
Only 5% of organisations assess the ROI of investments of their talent management strategies.
The BeTalent Talent Analytics is a dashboard that provides real-time indication of the strengths, gaps and risks of their talent population. The talent analytics dashboard provides a summary of your talent management data at all levels of the organisation. The data can provide increased insight and clarity, so that business decisions can be made using robust internal and external benchmark data.