About Andy Gooday
Andy Gooday is Managing Director of Round Peg Search, an executive search company specialising in key hires for fashion, sports, consumer goods, property and automotive businesses. Andy set up Round Peg after working in a leadership role in the consumer goods sector, to a create more effective recruitment experience for candidates and employers. Clients have included Triumph Motorcycles, Moncler and Under Armour.
If you have recently run an executive search process, you will know that it’s likely that a fair amount of time will have been spent with your first choice candidate. They will usually have been put through several interviews, one or two psychometric tests and maybe even have prepared a document or made a presentation. This will represent quite a strong level of commitment for someone who is probably quite time poor if they are currently working full time in another role.
Article by 6 June 2018
Over the last five years, psychometric testing has become a core part of the hiring process at all levels of recruitment. In fact, over three quarters of employers use psychometric testing alongside CVs, application forms and interviews. The technique is used to assess an individual’s specific aptitude and skill in areas such as potential, leadership, behavioural traits and more. They can also give a gauge of personality to ensure that the candidate would be the right “fit” for the organisation they are being recruited for.
Article by 11 May 2018