Assessing capability and potential

“The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people.”

Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple

Developing Talent provides in-depth assessments of individuals’ strengths, development areas, personality traits, motivations and suitability for a specific role.

People decisions impact the culture, performance and future success of businesses. Our team provides invaluable, objective insight to identify and develop the talent within your organisation.

Executive and Senior Leader Assessment

Understanding what makes an individual tick, their typical ways of working, where they excel and where their development needs are, all enables us to make insightful recommendations about their fit and future potential. This approach works well for both recruitment and restructuring.

Developing Talent uses techniques such as case studies, personality questionnaires and ability tests, along with structured questions, to inform our highly experienced interviewers about the suitability of candidates. This helps you to take the chance out of recruitment and promotion decisions for senior positions.


of decision-makers admit their organisation has made a bad hire

4 in 10 employers admit that the interviewing and assessment skills of their staff should be improved

Early Talent Recruitment

Our team understand the unique challenges of selecting potential future leaders early in their careers. We offer an end to end service, identifying critical success characteristics for your graduates or apprentices and designing a cost-efficient selection process based upon your requrements.

Developing Talent designed and introduced a new Competency and Assessment framework.  They instilled confidence and shared practical ways of using it with team members.”

Talent Acquisition Manager, Citi

  • The impact of the sessions are very good or excellent 88% 88%
  • Likely or very likely to recommend 80% 80%

Recruitment Process Design

Developing Talent evaluates your recruitment practices and advises how to improve the accuracy and speed of identifying your best candidates.

Whether you need help selecting a handful of candidates or large numbers, we recommend a solution that meets your needs. This could include leading edge online testing, virtual interviews and realistic practical assessment exercises that inform candidates about the role they are applying for.

“Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth. Hiring was – and still is – the most important thing we do.”

Marc Bennioff, Founder of Salesforce

Performance Management

Developing Talent designs competency frameworks that simply and clearly identify what success looks like in your organisation. Using this as a starting point, we put in place a performance management framework that shows what is expected of your workforce and drives the right behaviours.

If your performance management system fails to motivate people, talk to us about how it can add real value to the business.

“Tessa is extremely knowledgeable about the market due to her vast experience and her teaching style gets the best out of her delegates.”

Lindsey Cave Supply Chain Manager, Asda

"We consulted with Tessa on a number of initiatives and she is always very knowledgeable, reliable and provides realistic solutions to our problems. She understands our business."

. Chloe Seeley, Head of Attraction & Operations, KPMG