Assessment and development centres

By combining the expertise of our Executive Education, HR and Psychology Divisions; Nottingham Business School provides consultancy services to help you recruit and develop your talent.

Specialists in Executive Education, we work with undergraduates right the way through to Executive MBA candidates and are uniquely placed to understand the attributes needed by graduates, managers and leaders to be successful in your organisation. Underpinning this knowledge is the very latest thinking in evaluation and assessment provided by our psychologists and extensive experience of its practical application through our practitioner HR faculty and strategic corporate partners.

We make sure you have the right people, in the right place at the right time for today's challenges and a robust talent pipeline for your future business.

Selection and recruitment

Recruiting the wrong person into your organisation can be a costly and time consuming mistake to make. Understanding how people complete tasks; benchmarking skills and competencies and assessing behaviours, all help you to predict how someone might perform in the role - reducing the risk of a wrong hire and helping you recruit candidates with the most potential.

NBS can support you through the whole of the selection process including the identification of the selection criteria; the design of the assessment centre and facilitating the assessment centre day itself; ensuring you feel confident you've selected the right people for your organisation. To help you make this decision, we use case studies; competency assessment; exercises; simulations and a wide range of psychometric questionnaires.

NBS has specific expertise in Graduate Selection, having helped to place thousands of graduates through our in-company degree programmes. We are uniquely placed to help you to select the right graduates with the greatest potential.

Talent development

Identifying who, within your organisation, has management and leadership potential and deciding how to prioritise your talent development can be difficult. Getting it wrong can impact performance and de-motivate your management and leadership population as a whole – creating a ripple effect through your organisation.

NBS can help you to:

  • Identify your criteria for success – what does it mean to be a great manager or leader in your organisation?
  • Benchmark your talent
  • Identify your managers with high potential
  • Create a talent development strategy that ensures everyone is engaged
  • Manage the communication process with your managers and leaders.

Understanding what it means to be a successful manager or leader is critical to identifying the right selection criteria - NBS draws on latest research in management and leadership to help you identify what success means to you. We compliment this with access to the latest psychometric and assessment tools; helping you to confidently make decisions that are fair, accurate and objective.

Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8139

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