Jeremy Pemberton-Pigott, Founder and CEO
A bad hire can cost a company, millions. A good hire can set the sails of the company’s ship in the right direction that benefits not only the firm but also its customers and partners. With hiring being a double-edged sword, a company’s leadership and hiring managers look to predict the right fit for their organisation in terms of skills, knowledge, expertise, values, character, and work culture. Technologists have been pumping innumerable psychometric testing and talent analytics tools into the market, but most psychometric test solutions are isolated in some way or the other. They are either generic or very specific to a particular domain or industry. Adding to the woes, it takes months for HR managers to prepare the tests from the ground up, and they are not designed to deliver a great candidate experience.
Talent Strengths is disrupting the talent acquisition expanse with its unique proprietary advanced profiling technology that helps organisations create custom online assessment solutions. Built by minds that have invested many years in psychometric analysis for HR management, Talent Strengths’ portfolio of psychometric testing and talent analytics tools are aimed at aiding companies in finding the right talent quickly. Talent Strengths’ profiling technology helps firms create custom online assessment solutions for personality, motivation, ability and aptitude, and situational judgement for a variety of roles in organisations from across industries. The prevalidated test content allows clients to create customised assessments focused on key attributes required for performance in the job, underpinned by science and rigour, within minutes.
The best part of Talent Strengths’ portfolio of innovative offerings is that most of them have been built in close collaboration with the clients to solve the problems niggling at their feet. The short but targeted interactive online assessments serve both audiences. On one side, companies can find the right fit while maintaining a consistent brand appearance; on the other, candidates get a great experience. “On various occasions, our clients have created up to 50 custom job-specific solutions for different organisational roles to find the right candidates,” says Jeremy Pemberton- Pigott, Founder and CEO of Talent Strengths.
On various occasions, our clients have created up to 50 custom job-specific solutions for different organisational roles to find the right candidates
This has been possible because of Talent Strengths’ client engagement strategy. Team Talent Strengths spends time with the client understanding the key attributes of the talent they are looking for. The detailed job analysis serves as the starting point for developing custom assessments that are fit for purpose.
Organisations from banks to manufacturers rely on Talent Strengths to meet their talent management needs, regardless of the volume. For instance, an Irish-based global technology company was looking to hire about 600 new employees for its upcoming manufacturing facility. Talent Strengths provided job analysis support to define and create a multi-assessment solution that combined personality and a range of ability tests linked to the job role. Having acquired the desired solution in a matter of days, the client was able to carry out recruitment efficiently. In another instance, Talent Strengths helped an international bank embed their corporate culture and associated behaviours into their recruitment practices. The company developed a bespoke assessment solution that mapped personality traits to each of their defined areas on their culture wheel. It also developed fresh interview questions aimed at probing candidates for specific traits. The bank has been affirmative about the quality and standards of the new hires that were possible with Talent Strengths’ support. Impressed, the client has gone on to develop custom 360 feedback tools with Talent Strengths’ help to align recruitment with performance competencies.
Talent Strengths has been a boon to talent acquisition professionals in pursuit of excellence. Shirley Young, Group Talent Acquisition Business Partner | People Division Redde Northgate, shares her experience of working with Talent Strengths: “In all companies where I have implemented Talent Strengths, I have improved the recruitment and selection process, reduced colleague turnover and improved the candidate experience. I highly recommend them.”
As a veteran in the psychometric assessment industry, Pemberton-Pigott continues to bring new possibilities to recruitment through his passionate team that thrives on bringing fresh ideas in collaboration with its clients. In the days ahead, the company aims to focus on delivering context-driven assessment solutions for optimised recruitment and candidate experiences.