Korn Ferry Product Suite Technical Manuals
The Korn Ferry Product Suite offers a new and innovative process for assessing talent. It shifts the focus away from specific products to solutions suitable for applications across the talent life cycle. Whether a need pertains to talent acquisition or talent management, participants will experience a seamless process utilizing Korn Ferry’s robust portfolio of tools. The research base behind these tools is summarized in the following technical manuals.
Please contact your local Korn Ferry office or account managers to request technical manuals.
Korn Ferry Select
Korn Ferry’s talent acquisition solutions are organized as follows, with different assessments recommended for different roles.
|ENTRY LEVEL||GRADUATE I (for entry-level professionals)||GRADUATE II (for entry first-line leadership)||PROFESSIONAL||MANAGERIAL/ LEADERSHIP|
|Types of roles in solution offering||Frontline Apprenticeships Operational Customer Service Hospitality Retail Non-Managerial||Graduate/campus Apprenticeships Across all industries Across all geographies||Graduate/campus Apprenticeships Across all industries Across all geographies||Sales Engineering Accounting Technical IT Finance Marketing Design||Any level of leadership Across all industries Across all geographies|
|Assessment objects available||Competencies Cognitive ability: Numerical, Verbal, Checking||Competencies Cognitive ability: Numerical, Verbal, Logical||Competencies Cognitive ability: Numerical, Verbal, Logical Drivers Traits||Competencies Cognitive ability: Numerical, Verbal, Logical Drivers Traits||Competencies Cognitive ability: Numerical, Verbal, Logical Drivers Traits|
|Technical manuals to reference||Dimensions-KFLA for competencies Korn Ferry Cognitive Ability Assessments||Dimensions-KFLA for competencies Korn Ferry Cognitive Ability Assessments||KF4D Enterprise Assessment Research Guide and Technical Manual for competencies, traits, drivers Korn Ferry Cognitive Ability Assessments||KF4D Enterprise Assessment Research Guide and Technical Manual for competencies, traits, drivers Korn Ferry Cognitive Ability Assessments||KF4D Enterprise Assessment Research Guide and Technical Manual for competencies, traits, drivers Korn Ferry Cognitive Ability Assessments|
Korn Ferry Assess
The Korn Ferry Product Suite is also designed to support a variety of talent management applications. One of these applications is the identification of talented individuals who have the potential to succeed in future leadership roles. The Leadership Potential Report is designed to provide organizations with insights about the long-term leadership potential of their internal talent. Specifically, it provides information about individuals’ Leadership Traits, Learning Agility, Drivers, Experience, Capacity, and Derailment Risks. For information on the science behind the Leadership Potential Report, see the Korn Ferry Assess – Potential Solution: Leadership Potential Report Research Guide and Technical Manual.
Leadership Selection and Leadership Development
Technical information for additional talent management applications based on self-assessment of Competencies, Traits, and Drivers is covered in the Korn Ferry Four Dimensional Enterprise Assessment Research Guide and Technical Manual. Multi-rater assessments, such as KF360, may also be a part of talent management solutions.
KF Recruit combines billions of data points spanning passive and active candidates, actual hires, assessments, compensation, supply and demand, and market insights from over 100 countries, into an expert sourcing and talent acquisition tool. KF Recruit addresses business challenges by tracking external and internal candidates, allowing for recruitment delivery across multiple sectors and functions by presenting them in a centralized, easy-to-navigate interface across the entire talent acquisition process. Driving efficiencies in time and cost, the state-of-the-art AI sourcing technology works with more than 500 million candidates across open requisitions in real-time.
The KF Recruit – Korn Ferry Talent Acquisition Recruitment Technology Technical Brief explains KF Recruit architecture, including the use of best-in-class Success Profiles and how candidates are identified, nurtured, and evaluated. It also describes its integration capabilities and sourcing, reporting, and analytics.
Additional Korn Ferry Assessments
Korn Ferry’s Four Dimensions of Leadership and Talent
Korn Ferry's Four Dimensions of Leadership and Talent (KF4D) takes a contemporary, whole-person view of behavior. It values individual qualities that impact and govern leaders’ job performance in the areas of Competencies, Experiences, Traits, and Drivers. KF4D provides insights underpinned by data from 7 million executive and professional candidate profiles and 2.5 million assessments, spanning every industry, job function, and level from individual contributor to CEO.
Korn Ferry offers an assessment to measure KF4D Competencies, Traits, and Drivers, designed for supplemental use in selection, development, succession, readiness, and fit for role. The Korn Ferry Four Dimensional Enterprise Assessment Research Guide and Technical Manual describes the assessment’s scientific foundation and methodology, along with the results of empirical studies focused on validating its descriptive and predictive utility.
Korn Ferry’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory
The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), developed by Richard Boyatzis and Daniel Goleman in partnership with Korn Ferry, is one of the most scientifically sound 360-degree measures of emotional and social intelligence. The ESCI focuses on a specific group of competencies that relate to outstanding performance for leaders and individual contributors. It is used by business organizations, education institutions, researchers, and independent consultants and coaches. The assessment is validated by a database of 80,000 participants from over 2,200 organizations.
The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory Research Guide and Technical Manual presents the latest review of the ESCI’s psychometric-based properties and is built on the foundation of the updated global norm, an extensive source of behavioral data. It includes descriptions of the ESCI competencies and guidance on their use. It also offers summaries of recent empirical studies conducted by Korn Ferry, Boyatzis, and other researchers that underscore its descriptive and predictive utility in talent and leadership development.
Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential
The Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential (KFALP) is a comprehensive assessment measuring the Seven Signposts of leadership potential: Drivers, Experience, Awareness, Learning Agility, Leadership Traits, Capacity, and Derailment Risks. It relates to what could be in the future, rather than what is in the present. It assesses capacity and interest to develop the qualities for successful performance in significantly more challenging leadership roles.
The Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential Research Guide and Technical Manual is designed to build your knowledge of the research behind the KFALP, help you understand its reliability and validity, and provide answers to some commonly asked questions.
Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™
The Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ is a global competency framework. It comprises the 38 behavior-based leadership skills that enable someone, from entry level to the very top of the organization, to make a meaningful contribution in a dynamic business environment. These competencies are the “how” of performance.
The Leadership Architect™ Research Guide and Technical Manual is designed to help you understand the research behind Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™. It also provides findings from our normative studies and answers the questions most frequently asked about the competency framework.
Learning agility refers to the ability and willingness to learn from experience, and subsequently apply that learning to perform successfully under new or first-time conditions. viaEDGE® is an online psychometric-based self-assessment of learning agility.
The viaEDGE® Technical Manual will help you understand the research upon which viaEDGE® is based. It presents the psychometric-based information and empirical research behind the development of the instrument. It provides some evidence of predictive and construct validity. The manual also answers the most frequently asked questions associated with the application of the assessment.
Korn Ferry Readiness Assessment
The Korn Ferry Readiness Assessment (KFRA) comprises a suite of tests, interviews, and high-fidelity “year in a day” simulations designed to predict the performance of leaders and senior professionals at all levels. The focus is on readiness for the demands of those roles and fit with the environment in which the roles exist. The KFRA is a high-touch, simulation-based assessment founded on the assessment center method. The methodology applied ensures valid, fair assessment of candidates for a wide variety of jobs.
The Korn Ferry Readiness Assessment Description and Technical Brief is designed to build knowledge of the research behind the KFRA and provide insight into the foundations of the methodology. It also answers the questions most commonly asked about the KFRA.