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.... make an informed decision.
As we all know, taking on the right people within an organisation is of paramount importance when planning your businesses future success. But how effective is your recruitment process?
Getting it wrong can be a very expensive for both everybody concerned and the business. However there is help at hand. Psychometric Testing as part of the recruitment process provides an additional tool to help justify making the right decisions.
Using advanced bespoke, Psychometric testing techniques; we can develop a set of tests specific to individual role requirements. This will give you a clear understanding of the characteristics needed for a particular role and provide a technical scale to qualify an applicant’s compatibility.
It is, however, essential that this type of testing be conducted in a controlled environment in order to produce true and measurable results and not deceptive or inaccurate ones.
At Opus we follow a strict process that ensures the results we provide are both accurate and measurable: :
- Firstly we obtain a full and detailed job description for the role
- We can then profile 2-5 of your successful team members doing the same role
(On completion of this section we now have a profile for that role that can be used again and again)
- The next stage is to design a test that will identify the skills and personal attributes needed in order to be successful in that role
- We will test all applicants with the test produced
- Finally we will provide a detailed report for each candidate of our findings and talk through this with you if necessary
We can arrange for Psychometric testing at any stage of your interview process however we suggest that the ideal place be after a first interview. This would enable you to make a decision to proceed on not only the test results but on your own personal perception of a candidate.
The test usually last 10-15 minutes and can be completed on line so intrusion is kept to a minimum.
We can prepare in advance and provide a profile for your current roles so that we are ready to act when the need arises.
We are happy to test any candidate you may have regardless of whether their details originated from Opus Mitchell.
Once you place an order with us we can have results back to you within 48 hours (depending on the availability of all participants)
You can use the test to generate a profile for any role within your organisation, HR, Sales, Finance, Admin etc.
- 1 standard profile test £180 (this is a standard Psychometric profile)
- 1 Bespoke Profile test £300 (using the profile of members of your team)
- 5 Standard Profile tests £810
- 5 Bespoke Profile tests £1350
- 10 Standard Profile tests £1530
- 10 Bespoke Profile tests £2550
If you would like to discuss your specific requirements in more detail please call Bev Round on 0207 9292795 or mailto:
.. in 1857; the parallels are uncanny.
Towards the end of 1857 the commercial credit of the country was severely shaken. The great railway companies in America sank under the burden of debenture debts; when they failed to pay their creditors, the banks were unable to give gold in exchange for their convertible issue of notes, and then private firms of the highest standing rapidly tumbled into insolvency. The effect of these disasters on English commercial credit was most serious. Houses engaged in American commerce that had been rashly over-trading on the capital of their creditors, fell in rapid succession, dragging down others in their fall, the Western Bank of Scotland stopped payment, and spread ruin far and wide through the districts of which Glasgow is the business centre. The failure of this establishment revealed the fact that gigantic frauds had been perpetrated by the auditors, who had certified the existence of a fictitious surplus of £2,000,000. A panic in Ireland, together with these disasters in Scotland, brought the crisis to a head in England. The sudden demand for gold at the Bank of England alarmed the Government, which, on the 12th of November, suspended the Bank Act, limiting the issue of notes.
In 1847 when a similar course was adopted, the mere notification of it restored confidence, and the Bank did not take advantage of the licence granted to it. The crisis in 1857, however, was more serious, for fresh notes in excess of the legal issue were promptly put in circulation.* But the suspension of the Bank Charter Act by the Executive necessitated an application to Parliament for a Bill of Indemnity. Hence Parliament was summoned to meet on the 3rd of December. The Queen was under the impression that fresh light would be thrown on the crisis by the debates in both Houses; but there was really nothing new that could be said on the subject. As the Prince Consort observed in one of his letters, “Long prosperity had made all bankers, speculators, and capitalists careless, and now they are being unpleasantly reminded of natural laws which have been violated, and are asserting themselves”. Other matters besides the Indemnity Bill were mentioned in the Royal Speech; but, after passing that measure, Parliament separated on the 12th of January 1858, to meet again on the 4th of February.
* In 1847 the rate of discount had risen to 8 per cent, and the bullion in the Bank had fallen to £8,313,000. On 9th November 1857, the rate of discount rose to 10 per cent, and yet gold still flowed out till it sand to £7,171,000. The Bank was authorised to increase its issue by £21,000,000.
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