Executive Shortlisting

This is a popular service for many of our clients.  In any field there are a number of poorly directed applications and usually a small number emerge as the most competitive.  As a minimum service we can initially assess the field and provide you with a structured report indicating the background for all applicants and recommendations for those who warrant your close attention.  If more thorough information is required at the shortlist stage we can provide preliminary interviews or psychological assessments.

Our services include:

  • Pre-screening and preliminary shortlist based on written applications and resumes with follow up by telephone where required to clarify experience or claims
  • Initial assessment interviews designed to professionally and reliably evaluate candidate claims and fit for the role
  • Psychometric assessment using tools such as PAPI, MSQUIT, Values Assessment interviews with two executive consultants
  • Other assessment tools such as written exercises or in-basket exercises may be appropriate to assist in shortlisting (for example in more operational or technically focussed senior roles)
  • Referee checks

Our approach:

Our experience in this area provides for a quick and accurate assessment of the field.  Where time is of the essence, we can provide staged reporting during the advertising period and have brief assessments of the full field available the day following the close of advertising. In all cases, we provide a written report with shortlist recommendations based on the required executive capabilities and fit for role.  We will attend the shortlist meeting to discuss recommendations and, where appropriate, to document decisions.