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Hub Leader Global Assessments



Following an organisation restructure and the creation of the Hub Leader role, FremantleMedia required an in-depth behavioural assessment for appointments in London, New York and Sydney.



The objective was to identify strengths and gaps in alignment with the role requirements to select candidates from an internal and external shortlist. The assessment events were also conducted within the three local Hubs.



The priority was to create an objective assessment process to base the selection decision, but also that the centre provided high quality development output in order to engage the internal population and retain individuals who were not successful with an appointment. The assessment centre design included a case study exercise, role play, psychometric validation interviews and a business presentation.



As part of the process, we trained internal assessors to partner with our consultants, as the organisation was keen to increase senior leader stakeholder engagement with an objective assessment approach and enhance internal assessment capability.



“Having worked with Zircon across a range of projects, I was consistently impressed with the level of professionalism, expertise and support that they provided. Amanda and the team quickly understood our needs and our culture, and designed approaches that were appropriate. It was unusual to use a formal assessment process in the business, but we felt it was important, not only in order to ensure we had the most appropriate candidate, but also to provide substantial feedback and development to internal candidates whether or not they were successful in being appointed. The Zircon team were able to work with me to ensure that the assessment approach was appropriate for my business, both in terms of outcomes and cultural match. I have always felt fully supported in working with Amanda and team, and consider them an extension of my own team. They have continued to be my first port of call when I need specific expertise in the field of talent” Dawn Lewis, Head of HR

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