“The interview is about as useful for vetting a senior executive as a seven-iron is for mowing weeds.  Research suggests that interview impressions are probably the least likely predictors of job success.”
“Why Traditional Screening Doesn’t Work.”
J. Krohe.
Across the Board.

Selection and Promotion Assessment

A complete executive selection assessment based on a candidate’s leadership competencies is vital to your success in executive recruiting as well as your internal executive development. The reality is that there are limited numbers of quality executives to recruit. It is therefore essential that an organization have the ability to build in-house talent. Assessment for development requires the same discipline and quality methods as external recruiting.

Generally, many recruiting firms and organizations rely on interviews, references and background checks to assess individual qualifications. Interview quality is typically poor, making the data gathered unreliable. Fear of litigation makes reference checking an unreliable method of gathering useful information. Recent court rulings have further made organizations timid about background checks, so detecting concerns about an executive’s history is more difficult.

Although companies are increasingly using some type of selection assessment, the majority of the selection instruments on the market are not reliable in predicting job performance. The Emersus Executive Assessment Process combines personality and character assessment, cognitive testing, interviews by individuals trained in behavioral questioning techniques and quality reference and background checks to give you the greatest potential for successful executive hires and promotions. Any search committee or board can exercise much more higher due diligence when evaluating executive talent through the Emersus pre-employment testing and evaluation process.

Emersus Consulting is a certified, expert user of the Hogan Suite of Personality & Cognitive Assessment tools, including the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), the Hogan Development Survey(HDS), the Hogan Motives, Values & Preferences Inventory (MVPI) and the Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI).

Emersus Consulting are certified, expert users of Human Synergistics International 360° Feedback tools including Leadership Impact AssessmentManagement Impact Assessment and Leadership Workstyles Assessment.

Emersus Consulting is an expert, certified user of CCL leadership development assessments including the Benchmarks® 360° Feedback Assessment tools (Benchmarks® for Executives, Benchmarks® for Managers, Benchmarks® for Learning Agility and Benchmarks® by Design) and Skillscope 360° Feedback Assessment.

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