Human Resources Director
We supported a Midlands-based University to secure a Director of Human Resources. The University was keen to widen its potential candidate pool to consider talent from inside and outside the sector.
We used our considerable experience of psychometric testing to evaluate six shortlisted candidates. We evaluated candidate suitability in terms of technical ability and cultural fit using a range of psychometric tools. Each shortlisted candidate undertook an on-line personality (Credo) test and a Test of Managerial Judgment. Individual candidates then received a one hour telephone interview to discuss and verify the outputs from the psychometrics. We were then able to advise the final selection panel on themes and individual questions to explore at interview with each individual candidate. Our advice was shared with the panel in person at the final selection event. To ensure delivery of a positive candidate experience, feedback was provided at the end of the process, with each candidate being provided with copies of their psychometric tests and a personal de-brief.
Although the client appointed a candidate from within the education sector, the psychometric testing supported the other elements within the selection process. This demonstrated that the shortlist offered appointable candidates whose experience was gained from beyond the education sector.
Wickland Westcott have adopted the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms which, amongst other things, sets a minimum expectation level for gender diversity for each search assignment.