Finding great candidates is one core service; assessing them effectively is equally important. Assessment is a core service you receive from Stanton Chase International. Our consultants are called upon daily around the world to provide counsel and advice to Boards on the identification, assessment, and development of top corporate leaders.
Role of Assessment
Executive assessment is an essential component of candidate selection. However it also has a role to play in executive development, succession planning, transformational change and post-merger/acquisition integration. In all situations, the role of assessment is to support important personnel and leadership decisions. Stanton Chase consultants have the skills and experience to assist in all these situations.
Stanton Chase Assessment Components
Stanton Chase utilizes the following four components for an executive assessment:
- Behavior Description Interview: We carry out interviews utilizing competency-based and behavioral analytical frameworks. Case studies related to the specific requirements can be incorporated. Interviews may also include an additional consultant or a third party such as psychologists.
- Performance Review: We thoroughly check career details and especially results and achievements, also through the important mean of reference checking, and if required academic records.
- Psychometric Testing: These scientific validated tools offer insights into behavior and suitable roles and working environments. Our offices around the world utilize a range of psychometric products. We recommend the most appropriate ones to the dimensions requiring assessment and to the market for which it was developed.
- Cultural Alignment: When the client organization has a culture which is unique or strongly expressed we also map this culture and assess to which extent the candidate is suitable. In our approach we revert to research and coherent concepts of globally noted thought leaders.
We Respect Internal Client Methodologies
Many businesses and organizations have their own well-developed approach to assessment. We work closely with you to align with your internal requirements and utilize your tools and benchmarks.
Stanton Chase offices are available to conduct executive assessment services both within a search context, or as a standalone service within the context of leadership consulting.
To find a consultant to help you with our approach of executive assessment search, contact the Stanton Chase partner office closest to you.