Testing & assessment

Drayton’s bespoke 360 degree assessment provision, DraytonAssess®, can be tailored to a client’s specific needs; whether that is part of a search or a broader leadership development project. Our assessments reveal a depth of highly relevant insight into individuals’ behavioural styles and working methods. This understanding is invaluable when seeking to appoint that high impact, transformational leader.

Drayton can facilitate and guide candidates through both personality and ability testing solutions, designed to assess behaviour styles, work-based preferences, and attitudes to workplace scenarios. We use assessments which are considered the gold-standard in the industry, including the Occupational Personality Questionnaire and a variety of ability tests which are suitable for both executive and non-executive appointments across all job disciplines.

DraytonAssess® Process

Utilising leadership competencies, we define the most relevant candidate profile. We use this profile to rapidly identify high-potential candidates during our screening interviews whilst rejecting individuals who are unlikely to be effective in role.
Our in-house psychometrician conducts assessments with the short-listed candidates. The output reports provide an unbiased yet highly detailed insight into the work-style and motivation of the candidates and enables us to build a holistic view of the people we recommend.
We build a competency-based interview that enables us to reveal insights into the character of the candidate that would otherwise be hidden. We also conduct confidential, soft-references to seek out independent views from former colleagues.
Our shortlist submission includes an interview debrief from our in-house psychometrician along with our bespoke DraytonAssess® precis and scoring matrix. With this information you can be confident you’re only selecting from people who can really deliver in the role and are proven experts.

Our people

The assessment team at Drayton is headed up by Sophie, our in-house psychometrician. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Education with Psychology and a MSc in Psychology (GMBPsS). As well as being a Chartered Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, she is an accredited RQTU with the BPS (Level A and B Occupational). Her background in human behaviour and testing across the field of psychology have helped her develop a passion for social intelligence and occupational personality theory.

Sophie is available at sophie.edwards@draytonpartners.com for a formal or more exploratory conversation about how best to include psychometric testing in a search or leadership development project.