Leadership & Professional Assessments

Assess the talent you have to find the talent you need

Your organization is full of talent. We help you find it with our leadership and professional assessments.

To uncover the talent you already have, you’ve got to know your people’s strengths and what keeps them motivated. And, of course, you need to understand where your business is headed and what people you will need to get you there.

Sounds simple enough, but as your organization evolves, how do you know what tomorrow’s talent should look like today?

Drawing on data, proven methods and decades of industry experience we build a picture of the talent you need tailored to your industry, business function, job level or business challenge. We use world-class assessment techniques to get closer to your people and understand the talent you have. Then we work on closing the gaps so you have the right people in the right roles today—with the right talent to take on new roles tomorrow.

What we do

We assess internal and external talent with consistency and speed using science, research and our decades of search and development experience. The outcome of our work will inform your talent selection, promotion and development decisions.

How we help you

Our assessments give you a clear picture of the talent and the potential in your organization right now.

You need to spot your rising stars, identify the skills you have and the skills you need. Our assessments give you a clear picture of the talent and potential in your organization right now. We’re known for uncovering future leaders, often before your people or their managers spot the potential themselves. Here’s how we uncover your talent.

We define the talent you need

Our Korn Ferry Intelligence Cloud draws on our data, your data and over fifty years of professional and leadership assessment expertise to give you a complete picture of the talent your business needs. Our Success Profiles tell you what each person should bring to fit your culture, get behind your strategy and get ahead. We use this as the benchmark for your assessment but you can also use it to inform development, succession, deployment, and selection.

We show you how your leaders measure up

We have decades of leadership analysis and benchmarking behind us, so we know a future leader when we see one—and can also tell you who is ready for the next step today. We measure for four things:

  • Performance. How effective are your leaders right now and who are your ‘A’ players?
  • Hiring or promotion. Do you have an internal leader who can step up and tackle today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities? If you don’t, we can build a plan to close those talent gaps or help you hire someone new.
  • Potential. Who looks ready to step into a more challenging role? We seek out that potential and let you know who has the capacity to grow and how fast.
  • Fit. There’s a difference between being a good leader and being right for a particular role. We make sure potential leaders have the skillset and personality to do their best work in key positions.

Our leadership assessments come in many forms—from high volume or high tech self-assessments via Korn Ferry Assess, to customized, personal evaluations led by our consultants.

To give you the full picture, we look at the whole person. That means understanding competencies, traits, drivers, and experiences—four elements proven to be good predictors of engagement, productivity, and leadership effectiveness.

For each assessment, we draw on multiple methodologies including: behavioral and market interviews, team and peer 360 feedback, online self-assessments, Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) and simulations. After every assessment, or combination of assessments, we report back on what we find, no matter how many people we’re assessing.

We assess your professionals to uncover the talent you have

Our professional assessments give you the insights needed to build future sales stars, project managers, world-class customer service teams, and more. Once we agree on what success profiles look like for you in a specific area of the business or team, we measure your people against them using Korn Ferry Assess. Our tech-based tools work whether you’re benchmarking two people or 2,000. By looking at skillsets and mindsets we help you recognize strengths and weaknesses in your teams, so it’s easier to plan everyone’s next steps. That might mean preparing people for promotion, personalizing their training program or moving them into completely new roles to make the most of their skills.

Everyone who takes our assessments gets a personal feedback report. And managers get a report on their whole team—making it even easier to spot gaps to close.

Korn Ferry Assess also identifies each individual’s learning style. This enables us to develop personalized learning journeys at scale that drive sustained behavior change. And teams can access all our tools on one platform, wherever they are in the world.

Let us be part of your success story

Contact us and see how our consulting services can help you achieve your business goals.