All our work involves real people and is therefore sensitive – and often confidential – in nature. However, here we offer a cross section of examples to illustrate our work.
It’s always best to let someone who has experienced our service to speak on our behalf. On the right is Maria Peggs, Managing Director of Vispera, a growing provider of training and business development services based in Derbyshire, who has used Assessment Matters on several occasions over a number of years. In three brief audio clips, Maria speaks about working with Assessment Matters on three very different projects. In the first clip, Maria talks about using Assessment Matters after taking up a new appointment following a merger. We assessed the strengths and weaknesses of her new team and facilitated group development sessions:[powerpress url="http://assessment-matters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Team-Building.mp3"]
Assessment Matters was then asked to work with Maria and a fellow Director of the business, to help them to learn more about their “polar opposite” styles of working:
Finally, Maria explains how she used Assessment Matters’ career coaching skills to support her decision to change career and start her own business:
Now well established in her own business, Maria continues to work with Assessment Matters for personal coaching and in partnership with us to offer services to Vispera’s own clients.
Assessment Matters for Restructuring – not throwing the baby out with the bath water
A property company was faced with a significant reorganisation and recognised that a number of jobs had to be redesigned and there would be a number of redundancies – approx 20% of the workforce. While another company undertook the job design work, our consultants carried out a comprehensive, objective assessment of the competencies and potential of all members of staff, including those who were in consultation for redundancy. Read more….
Assessment Matters for Recruitment – working to a very specific brief
A high profile organisation was recruiting a Director of Communications and Customer Services into a “lion’s den” of an appointment. The company was making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, there were significant industrial relations issues and customer satisfaction was at an all time low. The business needed a safe pair of hands to steer them through a torrid period. The client had a strong shortlist but wanted to further explore how candidates would respond to the intense pressure of the role, understanding more of their resilience and communication skills under stress. Read more…
Assessment Matters for Resolving Conflict – when the MD almost fired the new Sales Director
An IT Consultancy appointed a new Sales Director. It quickly became apparent that there was a clash of styles between the Sales Director and the existing Operations Director which began to have an impact on staff, other members of the board, and also affected customer service and sales. The Managing Director was inclined to fire the new head of sales Read more…
Assessment Matters for Leadership Development – when the Management team got more than they bargained for
The new Managing Director of a large manufacturing group requested our help in understanding and developing the leadership abilities of the executive team of experienced managers. It was important to begin with a full understanding of the individuals in the team – their strengths, preferred styles and the dynamics between them. Read more…
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