Candidate Assessments

Use award-winning assessments to find the future-fit talent

This critical part of your hiring process is fundamental to ensuring you identify the right individuals for your business.

Put simply, candidate assessments are tools or processes that evaluate whether a candidate is suitable for a job role.

At Amberjack, we can design and deliver end-to-end assessment and selection processes or work closely to align and support your organisation's in-house recruitment team.

Amberjack's Candidate Assessment Services


Predictive Validity Study


Job Analysis


Competency Framework Creation


Selection Tool Audit


Bespoke Assessment Design


Situational Judgement Test Design


Off The Shelf Assessment Configuration


Assessment Centre Design

The Purpose Of Candidate Assessments

Having an assessment process in recruitment that is designed by experts and appropriate for the job is extremely important. 

Not only does a bad hire cost nearly 4 times as much as a successful recruit, but the impact on the candidate experience and the knock-on an employer’s brand can be hugely detrimental. 

The assessment process is also an opportunity for organisations to showcase their brand, educate individuals about the role and help them gain an edge over competitors. 

Designing as assessment journey that is inclusive, free from bias and representative of your workforce is also fundamental for ensuring that it is a level playing field for candidates from any background to succeed.

Assessing Candidates For Potential

At Amberjack, we work with some of the UK’s leading Early Career recruiters to design processes that are unique, engaging and can identify future potential. 

This model underpins our candidate assessment design services and supports organisations to build a workforce for the future.

Grit


What we measure:
Resilience, Passion, Delivery


What we measure:
Resilience, Passion, Delivery

People’s ability to grow stronger through change and remain tenacious in their commitment to achieving their goals, will be directly proportionate to their success. Key components of Grit are Drive, Agility and Resilience.

Creative Force


What we measure:
Focused, Original Vision , Agent of Change


What we measure:
Focused, Original Vision , Agent of Change

Creative Force with automation suited to logic-driven, linear tasks or tasks that are traditionally ‘left-brain’ tasks, the human value-add will come from ‘right-brain’ holistic and creative thinking. Those with Future Potential have an entrepreneurial mindset and the confidence to implement new ideas and solutions.

Digital Mindset


What we measure:
Technological Mindset, Digital Creativity


What we measure:
Technological Mindset, Digital Creativity

With increasing automation in the workplace, it is critical to identify individuals who have a natural inclination and embracement of technology, leverage it to think creatively, and are drawn to technical solutions, automation and digitalisation.

Applied Intellect


What we measure:
Resilience, Passion, Delivery


What we measure:
Learning Agility, Cognitive Ability, Emotional and Social Awareness

Cognitive ability alone does note define potential. It needs to be combined with the self-awareness and regulation which ensures continual improvement and progression.

Amberjack's Future Potential Blended Assessment

We offer a wide range of assessment services, however our Future Potential Blended Assessment combines situational judgement, cognitive ability and behaviours to provide one overall score mapped to our model of potential identification. This is followed by an integrated video interview.

Amberjack's Blended Assessment

Situational judgement

Cognitive ability

Behaviours

One overall score mapped to our model of potential identification

Video interview items

Can be assessed for successful candidates only

The Benefits of a Blended Candidate Assessment

Improved Efficiency And Lower Cost Per Hire

Organisations can significantly reduce the time to hire by gathering all the assessment data in one stage. 

A greater variety of data points means you can use cut-scores more flexibly to allow you to reduce your candidate pool more efficiently, whilst adhering to best practices. 

As the Amberjack blended assessment was designed to be blended from first principles, it collects the data in the minimum candidate completion time required whilst ensuring a robust assessment. 

It also means one blended cost rather than multiple stitched costs.

Provides An Engaging Candidate Experience

Your candidates can provide all the assessment data needed in one go meaning less lag between application and offer, fewer touch points for attrition, and no requirement for a candidate to “jump in and out” of your process. 

Our blended assessments have also been designed to engage through item variety. 

Our blended assessment is ready to go, but if you to be bespoke, you can easily incorporate information and video content about your brand to support engagement.

A truly blended assessment also means one, all-encompassing feedback report.

Increased Diversity

High-cut scores on a single criterion are often the biggest cause of adverse impact in an assessment process. 

The fact out blended assessment score is generated from multiple criteria will improve the predictive power of your assessment without having a negative impact on the diversity of your pipeline.

Better Quality Candidates

As you get a more rounded assessment of the individual, you will benefit from the “incremental validity” of assessing potential using different types of activities and not over-reply on one form of candidate. 

This results in better-quality candidates at the later stages of the assessment process.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Have To Say

“Amberjack has done us proud throughout our partnership. Early Careers is a massive part of Morrisons – it is who we are, nurturing young talent as our sustainability in this company.”
Early Careers People Manager, Morrisons
"Through close collaboration and partnership with Amberjack we have been able to use best practice assessment tools and provide graduate, intern and apprentice candidates a more streamlined recruitment process. By doing so, we’ve been rewarded with higher quality and more engaged candidates.”
Head of Future Careers, Virgin Media O2
“I would consider Amberjack a true strategic partner. Our relationship is built on trust and mutual respect. We look to co-create and work through challenges together.”
Future Talent Manager, Mars
‘The innovative selection process we now have in place has exceeded our initial expectations and objectives."
Head of Early Careers, Atkins
‘Amberjack’s integrated technologies allow us to achieve many of our objectives all whilst maintaining an exceptional candidate experience’
Recruitment Manager, Weightmans
"Technology and intelligent automation have played a vital role in the solution we have delivered and allowed us to transform our process both internally and for our candidates. We have been delighted with the results."
Recruitment Manager, Financial Services Firm
Senior Resourcing Manager, BDO

Looking to build robust assessments for your recruitment process?

To find out more about Amberjack’s award-winning candidate assessment solutions, contact us today!

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