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Executive Assessment

A Reliable and Predictive Picture of Future Behaviour & Performance

Giving you the Confidence to Make the Right People Decisions

Executive assessment is the starting point in understanding the leadership talent you have within an organisation.  As Business Psychologists, we help organisations evaluate the capabilities, behaviours and character strengths of its leaders.  Having the right leaders in the right roles at the right point in time is a key element of organisation effectiveness.

At OE Cam we do not believe there is one leadership model that fits all.  The world of work, the changing nature of communication and diversity of people within organisation is far too complex to simplify leadership into any one generic model.  We focus on assessments that identify the leadership your organisation will require in the next few years in order to deliver commercial results in the ‘right’ way.  For example, there is a big difference between good ‘all round’ leaders and ‘disruptive talent’ leaders – and we know how important it is not to confuse the two.  The outcome is a powerful evaluation of a leader’s future behaviour and fit with your organisation; much more than you would get from a generic assessment using a typical interview process.

Our Approach to Executive Assessment

OE Cam’s executive assessments combine robust psychological profiling with an in-depth interview technique which we call our ‘ERCONIC™ method. The interview focuses on a leader’s life and career history, looking for patterns or inconsistencies to understand both personal and career motives and drivers. It’s really important to explore what the individual has been good at and not so good at, how they have developed over time, their self-awareness and conscious competence / incompetence. We cross-reference this with their psychometric report and our knowledge about the business and the role.

Insights from this process enable us to make a judgement about the accuracy of the data and predicted capability against the requirement of the role. We reveal the strengths, fit, development areas and motivations of the individual; giving you a reliable and predictive picture of their future behaviour and performance. The result is a decision on whether the individual will deliver what the business needs them to deliver.

Our assessment services broadly fall into five areas of application:

What’s Involved?

OE Cam Executive Assessments typically include the following steps:

  • Robust psychometric assessments that are accredited with the British Psychological Society
  • ERCONIC™ in-depth interview to verify findings and reveal the strengths, fit, development areas and motivations of a candidate
  • Objective scoring to observe the behaviour of potential recruits in real situations that closely match the types of work they would be doing in the role
  • Precise reports about the individual being assessed, sharing our insights and evidence-backed judgment of a candidate’s suitability and predicted performance in the future
  • Benchmarked norms to compare candidates for similar roles across a broad range of businesses
  • Assessment Centres where several candidates are being considered for the same role, observing their interactions within teams as well as their performance across a series of relevant business simulations.

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To learn more about our executive assessment services, please contact Paolo Moscuzza at paolo.moscuzza@oecam.com or phone our Cambridge office on +44 (0)1223 269009. We welcome all enquiries.

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