‘The Art of Using Assessment Tools to Transform Your Recruitment Delivery’ – A Round-up

‘The Art of Using Assessment Tools to Transform Your Recruitment Delivery’ was an intimate speaker and round-table networking breakfast event for 30 management-level in-house recruitment professionals, all interested in finding out more about assessment tools and how to use them effectively as part of their recruitment processes. There’s no questioning that the effectiveness of certain assessment tools are helping to revolutionise the recruitment process on a global scale, but with the vast level of choice available, it’s difficult to work out which tools would suit your organisation best.

Throughout the course of the morning we heard from two specialist guest speakers who shared their insights to help our in-house recruiters understand the world of assessment tools better and ultimately improve their recruitment delivery.


Who spoke?

Ben Hawkes, Assessment Lead, Shell International

ben-hawkes-2a-250x250Ben Hawkes is Assessment Lead for Shell International, where he oversees the use of assessments, interviews and other selection techniques throughout Shell’s global operations.He has worked in the field of talent assessment in Europe and the US for almost 20 years. Prior to joining Shell Ben was employed by IBM Kenexa as Global Head of Content for their assessment product portfolio and also worked on projects developing new approaches to talent assessment including machine learning, text analytics and simulations. Ben is a regular presenter at conferences in the UK and US, and is the author of numerous articles and chapters on the use of technology to assess and predict workplace behaviour. His most recent chapter on game-based assessment will appear in the upcoming book International Applications of Web-Based Testing: Challenges and Opportunities.


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Lucy Beaumont, Principle, Korn Ferry

lucy-beaumont-250x250Lucy is responsible for supporting partners to grow and develop their business, with a focus on creating and delivering solution based training. Prior to her role in the International team, Lucy worked as a Senior Research and Development Consultant at Korn Ferry Hay Group where she was heavily involved with delivering client solutions including customised projects. This included mapping client competencies to Talent Q assessments, client validations to identify what predicts success within different populations and group analysis projects to understand the profiles of groups and where training and development might be best deployed. Lucy worked closely with UK and International clients including Royal Bank of Scotland, STA Travel and Carlsberg.


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Thank you…

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Korn Ferry for partnering with us in this event and for helping to make ‘The Art of Using Assessment Tools to Transform Your Recruitment Delivery’ a fantastic event!


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