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Assessment & Psychometrics

Ascend Expertise

At Ascend we believe that once you understand your people you will have discovered the most elusive source of competitive advantage available. We work with our clients to understand how success is defined and measured in different environments. Our standards are exceptionally high, and our approach pragmatic. We do not follow a single approach to assessment - we simply design the best approach for each assignment. As a result we have partnership agreements with a number of leading assessment and psychometric tools (displayed above). Our talent assessment solutions range from providing assessment and actionable feedback on current talent, to forecasting for your future needs. The process includes recommendations on attracting, on-boarding, developing and accelerating talent, and aligning performance with your business strategy.

  • Individual Assessment
    Individual Assessment uses reliable, defensible, robust tools and consulting processes to accurately assess an individual’s characteristics and identify strengths and areas for development. Assessment results along with expert consultative feedback helps organisations find, develop, promote and redeploy talent that is aligned with the characteristics of the job, role, and organisational success requirements, thereby maximizing both individual fit, and organisational performance.
  • Emotional Intelligence
    Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential. Ascend is recognised as a certified authority on using EQ-i 2.0 and can measure emotional intelligence (EI) and how it can impact people and the workplace. The development potentials the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective employee development tool. While emotional intelligence isn’t the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Applications of emotional intelligence include Leadership Development, Selection, Organizational Development, Executive Coaching, Team Building and Student Development.
  • Team Assessment
    Ascend offers a complete talent assessment system that can be used as part of an integrated solution or for individual assessment. Our system is focused on cultivating relevant performance-based criteria and business outcomes, enabling companies to effectively build, develop, and measure high-performing teams. Our system contains practical, easy-to-grasp concepts, models, and terminology based on business reality.
  • Organisational Assessment
    Our solution helps leaders to develop an accurate picture of the current state of their organisation. Going beyond measuring workforce conditions, we provide valuable consulting expertise and value added analysis that combines both assessment experience and global business acumen. Assessment results help decision makers build, grow or maintain competitive advantage through understanding and managing key employee indicators such as engagement, culture dynamics and adaptability to change which are linked to critical business measures such as productivity, performance, and profit.
  • Competency Modeling
    By defining the types of knowledge areas, behaviours, skills, experiences, and motivations necessary to build and manage a successful workforce in alignment with business goals and direction, Competency Modeling provides one of the key foundations for the development of core human resource initiatives; including, hiring, accelerated on-boarding, promotion, development, succession and performance management, leading to effective talent alignment and the ability to execute your business strategy.

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