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Saville Assessment was applauded for its approach to identifying its clients' needs during the pandemic, earning it the Resourcing Supplier of the Year title. We take a look at the company's winning entry and those of our other finalists.
When recruitment slowed down last year, Saville Assessment found it vital to adapt, both in terms of growth/business continuity and how it supported its clients. Its leadership team carried out a “flight plan”, involving interviews with more than 20 business leaders about their challenges, future plans and support required. A key theme identified was the need for new hires to maintain drive and show resilience during challenging times.
With increased remote working, there has been a strong focus on the onboarding process and more pressure on hiring managers to ensure new starters are equipped with a toolkit to accelerate their journey. There was a gap in the market for a tool to measure both resilience and agility, and it was up to Saville Assessment to provide a solution that helped recruiters. Part of the solution was Match 6.5, a new behavioural screener. This unique tool takes just 6.5 minutes to complete and is extremely predictive of workplace performance. An early adopter of the tool was a global insurance company looking to transform its sales hiring process. Another example of innovation in assessment was Saville Assessment’s partnership with technology giants Fujitsu, with which it developed an immersive situational judgment test that provided a realistic preview of graduate life, which was used alongside an aptitude test.
Saville Assessment's flight plan led to an agile development programme for a new model and report measuring resilient agility. This involved looking at over 10 years of existing data to understand the behaviours associated with resilience, agility, and their link to workplace performance.
The insurance client said “the new solution has transformed the way we hire by using a data-driven approach.” Fujitsu, meanwhile saw an increase of 19% in the cultural diversity of its talent pipeline thanks to Saville Assessment's input.
Our judges felt its entry was a great demonstration how programmes can be tailored the needs of an individual business.
The company aims to remove its clients’ administrative burdens when completing pre-employment screening by of