Korn Ferry

Is the measure of your future leaders

being measured?


An organization lives or dies by the quality of its leaders. Understanding who they are, what motivates them, how they are performing, and whether or not they have the right skills to deliver results is a key part of securing business success.

Korn Ferry’s Assessment offering brings together an unrivaled array of tools, methodologies, and people. By harnessing the rigorous science of Lominger and PDI Ninth House (now Korn Ferry companies), we offer clients a leadership assessment capability that’s been shown in studies to be the most accurate in the industry.

Companies that used Korn Ferry's assessment tool during the executive recruitment process were eight times more likely to hire an executive who will be promoted within three yearscompared to new hires where Korn Ferry's assessment tool was not used in the recruitment process.
*Korn Ferry Institute study, 2012
Korn Ferry's recruitment process outsourcing assessment identifies applicants who are six times more likely to progress through screeningthan were poor "fit" applicants.
*Korn Ferry Institute study, 2014
Candidates who are "strongly recommended" based on their Korn Ferry assessment scores are eight times more likely to be in the top tier of performersthan the bottom tier.
*Korn Ferry Institute study, 2014
Four out of five leaders have serious blind spotsabout their skills, while two out of five have hidden strengths. We help reveal and understand people's underlying weaknesses while identifying and developing latent strengths.
*Korn Ferry Institute study, 2012

Evidence-based success.

What is it that makes our assessments so effective? First, they are based on more than forty-five years of rigorous behavioral research. Second, we hone them continuously through our real-life experience of working with top organizations around the world. 

We have dedicated tools and services for every stage of the leadership pipeline. Some are off the shelf. Some are custom made. All of them deliver actionable insight and precise results, enabling leaders to maximize their impact in a focused and efficient way. 

Solutions tailored to your needs.

Our leadership assessments have many applications. For example, they can dramatically increase your odds of securing the right people, especially for roles at board and C-suite level. They can help you build a pool of high-performing mid-level leaders. And they can be used to identify and develop potential leaders at all levels of your organization. Whatever kind of leadership insight you’re looking for, we have a solution to match.

A selection of our tools and services.

  • Online self-assessments
  • Complex multi-rater (360°) tools
  • Live virtual assessments
  • High-touch in-person assessments
  • Assessment centers, providing simulated environments for interactive evaluation over several days
  • Korn Ferry’s Four Dimensional Executive Assessment, the most credible selection assessment on the market today.
More than 70% of Korn Ferry search clients utilize our assessment capabilities.
Korn Ferry has assessed more than 2.5 million professionals since our founding.
7 MIL+
Korn Ferry's extensive candidate database includes profiles of 7 million top-tier executives and professionals.


What powers our assessments?
Performance, engagement, and culture are all driven by a deep understanding of people. The Korn Ferry Four Dimensions of Leadership and Talentprovide a complete picture of the individual qualities that drive performance and engagement. This comprehensive framework, anchored by research on talent at all levels, addresses the foundations of human behavior: traits, drivers, experiences, and competencies. It is used in multiple ways:


Establish and augment profiles that define success for specific roles.


Identify gaps between the leaders you have and the leaders you need.


Pinpoint key qualities to select and promote against, and target development.


More accurately identify high-performers.


Take the guesswork out of your most important talent decisions.

Korn Ferry’s Four Dimensional Executive Assessment Brochure

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