We were delighted to host our most recent In-house Recruitment Breakfast event yesterday in partnership with Korn Ferry on The Art of Using Assessment Tools to Transform Your Recruitment Delivery. We were lucky enough to hear from two specialist guest speakers who provided invaluable insights into assessment and how it can have a positive impact on your recruitment delivery. We also held two intimate roundtable discussions where industry peers were able to share their experiences and uncover solutions to any issues they had been facing. We were thrilled with the positive feedback we received from those in attendance.

Who Spoke?

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Jenny Briston, Graduate Recruitment & Development Manager 

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Jenny joined international law firm Simmons & Simmons 5 years ago and leads the Graduate Recruitment & Development teams. She is responsible for the recruitment of around 35 graduate trainees and 70 interns each year across London and Bristol, as well as the development of trainees both at law school and once they join the firm for their training contracts. During her time at Simmons & Simmons, Jenny has redesigned the graduate recruitment process and has recently rolled out a new graduate development programme. Prior to working at Simmons & Simmons, Jenny held a number of roles at BT, including graduate recruitment.

James Bywater

James Bywater, Director of Product & Innovation

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James is a Business Psychologist and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. He is a founder Member of the Association of Business Psychologists and the Special Group on Coaching Psychology. James is at his best combining psychology, business insight and some pragmatic common sense into his solutions and has worked with leading organisations worldwide. Prior to joining Korn Ferry Hay Group, James worked as Head Psychologist and VP Global Consulting in CEB/ SHL and also as Consulting Director in a boutique Executive Assessment consultancy.

What was discussed?

  • Why organisations are increasingly look to assess values and when to recommend this approach.
  • The advantages and pitfalls of values based recruitment based upon a case study with Coventry and Warwick NHS Trust.
  • How transforming assessment processes helped Simmons and Simmons to identify high-quality graduates.
  • How to use more innovative psychometrics tools to assess and select

We’d like to express our gratitude to Korn Ferry who partnered with us at this event. We’d also like to thank our speakers and all those who attended on the day. If you’re interested in visiting more of our In-house Recruitment events, check out our events page.

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