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Psychometric & L&D Services

MVP provides people assessments and associated consultancy services to empower business leaders to transform the performance of their teams and individuals and deliver an immediate impact to their organisation.

We help you recruit, retain, develop and manage your people. We will give you insight into your staff; what motivates them, their core strengths and limitations and their potential. We will add a high level of certainty to all of your people-related decisions.

 “We see our suite of psychometric assessments and L&D services as business-critical tools in the modern world. They help to eliminate bias and improve recruitment, diversity, development, and retention.”

Rachel Farina, Head of Learning & Development

The assessments we provide are extremely straightforward to understand and quick to use, with rapid results. They are supplied via our partner, Thomas International, which has been at the forefront of assessment innovation for 30 years, providing assessments in 56 languages with a presence in over 60 countries.

Why use psychometric testing?

  • Improve performance of new and existing staff.

    Understanding the behavioural profile and abilities of your members of staff allows you to manage them more effectively, supporting and improving them in areas they find challenging with targeted coaching and training.

  • Better decisions. Minimise bad hires.

    “..recruiting people solely on the basis of a structured interview has, on average, a success rate of 25%” Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

    Whereas research suggests that the use of the Thomas International assessment programme, combined with a structured interview and appropriate reference checks, will improve hiring accuracy to around 75%."

  • Promote the right people.  

    In many ways, promoting somebody can be like making a new hire. Just because somebody is a fantastic sales person, they will not necessarily be a great sales manager. By understanding the behavioural requirements of the role and the behaviour and aptitudes of your people you can be far more confident that promotions will be successful. 

Psychometric Workshops

There are multiple applications for the psychometric services we offer and a wide range of benefits from using them for your business. The deeper the understanding of the assessments and how they can be applied within your business, the greater the benefit.

Beyond the one-to-one feedback and training services we provide, there are a number of targeted workshop sessions that can be used to develop and deepen understanding, improve communication and promote teamwork around your organisation. Some examples of the workshops that we run are:

  • Introduction and overview of PPA -  *Promotes awareness of the product, a common language and understanding
  • Individual Profiles – perceptions and misperceptions - *Promotes inclusivity, better communication and highlights PPA as a tool for self-improvement
  • Teams – strengths and limitations - *Opportunity to unite teams toward a common goal and improve communication, appreciate diversity and ultimately improve productivity/efficacy
  • Communication Skills – (Different styles - email, body language & observable behaviours of PPA profiles & assertive communication to support enforcement of terms *Improve management, teamwork, communication and client interactions
  • Modifying behaviours to build trust - *How to use the learnings in the PPA for self-improvement and development (at work and home!)
  • Positive challenge and holding each other and clients accountable - *Helps create a culture of transparency and accountability

Contact our Head of Learning and Development, Rachel Farina, for further details...

Rachel Farina

Head of Learning & Development

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