Assessment for Selection/Recruitment

Our policy with all selection based assessments is to conduct high touch processes with fully customised outputs delivering role and context relevant insights. We apply a “most insight from least intrusion?approach whereby we use a small number of assessments which are chosen for their relevance in relation to the insight sought. Our process involves taking a briefing from you the client, agreeing the test battery, briefing the candidate, providing insightful feedback to the candidate, writing a customised report and remaining available to you to give clarification on report content.


Competency Report


Based on the briefing provided this report is formatted to provide insight on each of the competencies that have been deemed relevant for success in the role. For each competency, there will be a narrative and a rating. In addition to providing this, cognitive test scores and an “investigate further” section is provided whereby potential issues are outlined along with suggested strategies (interview questions and/or reference check questions) for investigating these issues further. As is the case with any report produced by Shadow Consulting Ltd we will not go as far as recommending whether a candidate is strong or weak. However, we will give you valuable insight in terms of how to focus your further investigations.

Competency Plus Report*


Whilst the competency report provides insight into a candidate’s congruence with regards to current role performance the Competency Plus Report gives additional insight in terms of the potential for the candidate to adapt as the role evolves. This type of report becomes more important for contexts whereby it is envisaged that significant change will occur and that the tenure of the successful candidate will extend over that time of change.

*available only within the context of a retained services arrangement