Assessment & Selection

Overview

Representative Projects

Successful leaders know that organization strength begins with talent. Making good decisions about who joins your team and who you promote into key positions is absolutely critical to long-term success. While nothing makes selection or promotion decisions foolproof, rigorous screening of candidates improves the odds of making a good choice through the addition of objective data. CID’s experts conduct individual assessments to enable better decision making. We also build and/or validate selection systems for companies who want to raise the bar on their talent. We provide statistical analyses to support validation efforts as well as forecast the impact of conducting pre-employment assessments. Selection techniques range from a simple personality inventory to a full battery of testing, interviewing and simulations.
  • Screen external candidates and internal development / promotion managerial candidates for global beverage organization.
  • Design and manage overall selection project for retail banking company when they transitioned hundreds of branch personnel from service to sales focused roles.
  • Design and validate sales call / presentation and case studies to use in the selection of area sales managers for an auto finance company.
  • Assess entire field sales organization across two merging insurance organizations to bolster objective decision making in who was qualified for new positions.
  • Audit a bank's existing selection process to determine effectiveness and design/implement process improvements.

Uses

  • To strengthen the decision-making process when selecting candidates for key positions.
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  • To identify the competencies of high performers.
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  • To accelerate managers’ transitions to new roles.
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  • To validate or improve existing selection processes.
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  • When re-deploying people in an organization.
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  • As part of an overall effort to upgrade performance.
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  • To streamline after a merger or acquisition.
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  • To enable movement of talent across a company.
  • Advantages

  • An objective and comprehensive assessment of an individual’s performance across a broad range of managerial and leadership skills.
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  • Use of statistically supported and well-validated assessment tools to enhance selection decisions.
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  • Data to create baselines and tracking systems for individual and group performance.
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  • A better sense of the specific skills needed for success in certain roles.
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  • Creation or validation of a competency model - the "DNA" map for organizational success.
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