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Assessments and Tests

In addition to the face-to-face training we offer, we also provide a range of assessments and psychometric tests which are extremely useful for enhancing self-awareness and for providing a focus for on-going learning and development.

Our range of assessments and tools are technically stringent, cost effective and make full use of on-line technology.

They can either be used to enhance the learning from face-to-face training or coaching (by completing them before, and/or after the sessions), or they can be used as a stand-alone service to compliment your own learning and development activities.

All of our tests involve completing a series of short questions and can all be completed at any time on your own computer - either on-line or by completing an interactive pdf. We then provide you with a comprehensive assessment report, including suggestions of potential areas for improvement, and some useful tips and techniques that are relevant to the subject area.

If you are attending one of our courses or a coaching session with H2, then our trainer/coach will give you the report and will go through the results of the test with you to make sure that you fully understand the conclusions, and any implications for your future development. If you choose to complete an assessment without booking on a course, that's fine too, as we'll email you the report and will arrange a 30 minute telephone call to introduce the report and to develop an action plan for capitalising on the new awareness back in the workplace. Generally our assessment reports will be ready within 3-5 working days of completion.

 

Our assessments and tests currently include a range of useful individual/self-assessments and 360 degree appraisals:

Personality Profiling

Lumina Spark Mandala

Lumina Spark: the next generation of psychometric tools.

Our tool of choice is Lumina Spark because it provides a unique highly interactive colourful portrait and framework for better understanding of the self and others. It avoids any stereotyping or boxing of individuals which is inevitable with many of the other profiling tools on the market.

Most importantly, the Lumina Profile helps people to identify how to improve their working relationships with others by showing them how to 'read' and adapt to others. The Lumina Spark model will unlock multiple business benefits by enabling people to become more influential with internal and external clients, colleagues and stakeholders. It is often used as the basis for on-going individual and team development, providing a valuable legacy far beyond the initial assessment.

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Individual Assessments

Individual assessments provide valuable opportunity for refection, which in-turn enhances self-awareness and provides a practical focus for ongoing personal learning and development. (click on a title for details):

Assertiveness

An insightful appraisal of the 26 Assertiveness Competencies that have been determined to under-pin effective performance and career success. The report gives an evaluation of the individual's most commonly used/prefered communication style, together with a summary of personal strengths and areas for potential development. Ideal for enhancing training, coaching, and development programmes in several areas, including Assertive Communication, Management & Supervision, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Emotional Intelligence

A rigorous and in-depth analysis of strengths and developmental needs on critical personal and interpersonal competencies. The report gives feedback on each competency and includes a practical developmental action plan section. The EI individual assessment is Ideal for enhancing training, coaching, and development programmes in Emotional Intelligence, Management & Supervision, and EI Leadership.

Conflict Management

A simple but useful tool for identifying your preferred conflict management style, and for reflecting on the impact of this style on various situations. The report provides an overview of the 5 different styles, together with some useful tips and techniques for making improvements to the way in which conflicts are handled.

Influencing Skills

A simple but useful tool for identifying your preferred influencing style, and for reflecting on the impact of this style on various situations. The report provides an overview of the 9 different styles/approaches, together with some useful tips and techniques for making improvements to the way in which conflicts are handled.

Management Relationship

Provides an indepth appraisal of your relationship with your manager, based on an analysis of the dynamic created by your two (different?) working/communication styles. The report provides an overview of the areas where the styles are compatible and where they may conflict, and some useful suggestions of how the professional relationship may be improved and maintained.

Management Style

A useful reflection on your approach to management and/or supervision in relation to your ability to balance the needs of the task, the dynamics and workings of the team and the support required by the individuals within your team.

Meeting Management/Facilitation

An illuminating appraisal of the key competencies that have been determined to under-pin effective meeting management and facilitation.

Stress Management

A quick yet reliable way to identify the lifestyle, coping, and psychosocial factors that help individuals withstand the adverse effects of daily stress. It provides targeted information about specific lifestyle and health behaviours that might be contributing to stress-related illnesses for particular individuals. Particularly useful as part of executive/management coaching, stress management training, and wellness/health promotion programmes.

Time Management

An analysis of your personal approach and habits in relation to your current management of time, including organisational practices, attitude and preferences towards time and efficiency, and your ability to manage the most common time wasters and stealers.

360 Degree Appraisals

360 degree appraisals provide a powerful insight into an individual's self-perception in relation to the perceptions of colleagues and key stakeholders. Each appraisal focuses on a specific area of personal performance/approach and can therefore be particularly useful for enhancing ongoing personal learning and development. All of our Individual Assessments (as detailed above, apart from the Stress Management and Time Management Assessments) can also be completed as a 360 degree appraisal if preferred.

Q: What are the advantages of 360 degree feedback?

A: "This information is immensely valuable for developing further strengths in EI, because is gives you a view of yourself you can never get on your own. You see yourself as others see you. Then you can use this feedback to find which aspect of EI you will focus on in your development plan. I strongly recommend 360 feedback for development of EI, ideally with a coach or in a group thatís led by someone expert in the process."

Daniel Goleman, Author of 'Emotional Intelligence' 1995, Bantam Books

Expert Assessments

CV Assessment

Providing an indepth analysis of your CV against a number of key effectiveness factors that ensure that it is both high quality and fit for purpose. The assessment is extremely useful for anyone who would like some useful feedback before submitting their CV for an important job application. (Please note that this is not a CV writing service, but if you are interested in having a CV written for you, please let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our partners.)

Interview Preparation

Many people report to us that it is their interview technique that seems to let them down when it comes to applying for a new job or a promotion. Attending an interview is a stressful process, even for the most confident candidate. If you feel you need some interview practice to improve your confidence, allay your nerves, or some help with preparing yourself for those tricky interview questions, let us know.

Presentation Assessment

An indepth analysis of your presentation style and skills, including an evaluation against a number of key effectiveness factors that ensure that it is both high quality and fit for purpose. Extremely useful for providing a focus for on-going learning and development, and for anyone who would like some useful feedback before giving an important presentation. The assessment can be achieved either via video recording or in person. Once we have evaluated your presentation, we will send you a comprehensive printed assessment within 5 working days, including some useful suggestions of potential areas for improvement.

Report Assessment

An indepth analysis of your report writing style and skills, including an evaluation of your report/s against a number of key effectiveness factors that ensure that they are both high quality and fit for purpose. Extremely useful for providing a focus for on-going learning and development, and for anyone who would like some useful feedback before distributing an important report. (Please note that this is not an editing service, but if you are interested in having a report edited, please let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our partners.)

 

If you would like further information on any of these assessments and tests, or if you'd like to discuss which would be most suitbable for your situation, please feel to contact us and we will happily talk you through the options.

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