Whilst interviewing a candidate will give you a great deal of information on their experience (and even allow you to gauge the potential team fit), with careful use of Psychometric testing you could actually find out additional information on strengths, weaknesses and training needs, allowing you to make a more informed decision.
We are proud to offer two specialist solutions, each designed to assess a distinct set of skills and specifically designed to combine accuracy and efficiency, but also to ensure that the “candidate journey” is representative of your brand, meaning an increased buy-in to the process and more accurate responses.
Ability - This is our basic offering, designed to test an applicant’s knowledge in three key areas:
We utilise “adaptive testing”, where the test actually adapts to candidates ability, meaning that the test varies the difficulty of the questions, based on the previous responses. Allowing us to obtain a significantly more accurate representation of ability, while maximising the candidate experience by reducing the number of questions required.
For the last decade, more complex profiling has been done via “Personality tests”, designed to assess what an individual would do in a given set of circumstances. However, IDEX have embraced the next generation of testing, Behavioral profiling.
Instead of focusing on what we do in a given circumstance, these tests focus on why we do it, allowing for a more accurate and detailed analysis of the applicant’s personality and therefore an effective predictor of performance at work. This is because we tend to focus more on the kind of tasks we prefer engaging with, and as a consequence, we become much more skilled in these areas.
This question format is a more effective way of identifying the candidates true preferences, because it minimizes the risk of ‘faking’ their answers to make a good impression.
By building these tests into the recruitment process, ideally after the 1st stage, you will be provided with a tailored set of questions to use at 2nd interview that are specifically designed to probe areas highlighted in the candidates testing. Giving you a much more thorough and robust interview process and further minimising the risk of a bad hire.
Why use Psychometric testing
Assessments provide an independent and scientific measure of a candidate’s competencies, abilities, personality and motivation.
Provides guidance on interview questions, allowing you to specifically address areas of concern.
By selecting the most appropriate test, you can ensure that you hire the right person first time, thereby reducing the cost of hire against more traditional processes.
As part of an appraisal review or Learning & Development programme, where Psychometric testing can be used to gain valuable insight into individual strengths and development areas, as well as seeing how the team works together.
We are experts in the UK Insurance, Financial Services & legal markets
Each of our specialist Consultants are true experts in their niche sector and geographical region, and in many cases are professionally qualified to back up their years of experience. By utilising their exceptional local knowledge, we are able to provide you with a detailed analysis of each local market; its trends, nuances and challenges. Enabling us to advise our partner clients on the talent available locally, nationally and internationally.
How we work
With a variety of bespoke solutions, we are uniquely positioned to advise our partner clients on the best route to success. Whether they are looking to recruit for a single position or double the size of their business over 3-5 years.
We have tailored and adapted our approach over 15 years, with the simple goal of helping our partners succeed.
Experts in Mergers & Acquisitions
We have been helping our clients with acquisitions for many years and have a strong track record of success. The process will be led by one of our Managing Directors, who each have c20 years’ experience in the market and will ensure all activities carried out on your behalf are done with transparency, integrity and complete confidentiality.
Supercharging your business!
IDEX have developed our unique Business Growth Program specifically for forward thinking businesses that are looking to supercharge their growth over a 2-5 year period.
This bespoke solution is created with your medium and long term objectives in mind, whether the end goal is GWP growth, a business sale or simply to increase revenue or earnings.
We are able to deploy a number of innovative solutions including Talent Management, Advisory Services and M&A to achieve your objectives...Take a look at our Business Growth Program to find out more.
The partners we work with
They say the best indication of a businesses success are the businesses you work with. Well, we are proud to partner with some of the best and most innovative businesses in the Insurance, Financial Services and Legal sectors.
There is a very good reason these firms choose to partner exclusively with IDEX and trust in us to help them achieve their Business Growth or Recruitment plans, year after year!
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