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  • Waterstones: Bookshop Manager Assessment Case Study

    Case Studies

      Client Profile Industry Sector: Retail Location: UK The Challenge In 2013 Waterstones began a company-wide consultation with around 560 management-level staff as it prepared for a restructure set to emphasise traditional shop floor bookselling. Branch Managers, Assistant Managers, General Managers and Deputy Managers entered into a consultation prior to restructuring the business around a new Bookshop Manager role […]

  • CBI-Smart™ – Online Interview Generator


  • SIFT for Firefighter

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    a&dc adapts to shifts in the market, changing our approach to continually be cutting edge. Discover how we helped the Welsh Fire and Rescue Service select the right candidates from thousands of applications by using digital technology.    Client Profile Industry Sector: Emergency Services Location: Wales The Challenge These FRS had last been out to recruitment for […]

  • Land Securities: Talent Analytics

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    Our knowledge in the assessment and development market gives clients the confidence in the quality of our work. Read how we supported Land Securities in understanding and utilising the data from their assessment centres through talent analytics.   Client Profile Industry Sector: Property Location: UK The Challenge Land Securities had been working with BBP prior to its […]

  • Should we play? Gamification in Assessment and Selection

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    Published in the BPS journal, ‘Assessment & Development Matters,’ a&dc Research and Development Director, Philippa Riley, explores the potential value of gamification in assessment and selection, and considers what it adds to our toolkit as practitioners.

  • VirtualAC overview

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    Overview of a&dc’s online assessment platform

  • ZSL: Embedding a New Competency Framework

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    a&dc has built a strong reputation in the market. Find out how we helped ZSL create a 360 degree feedback questionnaire, built around the behaviours of their corporate framework.   Client Profile Industry Sector: Conservation Charity Location: UK The Challenge In 2015 ZSL launched their new competency framework – capturing and communicating for the first time a […]

  • CAYSH: Organisation-wide Competency Framework Design

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    Client Profile Industry Sector: Retail Location: UK The Challenge CAYSH, like many charity organisations, have to be proactively attentive and responsive to changes in the political, social and environmental factors that influence their services. When change in any of these areas leads to strategic developments within your own organisational structure, it can often mean re-evaluating your talent […]

  • Games Based Assessment: The Expert Guide

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    Within the talent assessment space, Games Based Assessments (GBAs) have become one of the most talked about developments of recent years. In this white paper, we outline the key considerations for deploying GBAs as part of a selection programme, and provide accessible guidance for HR and talent professionals on where and how to introduce them […]

  • Syngenta: Accelerating the Development of Global Talent

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    Client Profile Industry Sector: Agrochemicals (Crop Protection and Seeds) Location: Worldwide The Challenge Syngenta have 28,000 employees and they operate in 90 countries around the world. a&dc has been working with their Research & Development (R&D) function for over a decade and last year we were asked to design a Career Development Centre (CDC) for three […]