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  • Leeds City Council: Ethnic Minority Development Centres

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    Leeds City Council Case Study: Ethnic Minority Development Centres Client Profile Industry Sector: Local Government Number of employees: 850 Location: Leeds, UK Challenge A key challenge within Leeds City Council was to address the under-representation of black and ethnic minority candidates within top ranking managerial positions. Several candidates existed within lower grades who showed potential to rise to the challenge […]

  • Boots Plc: Bespoke Assessment Exercise Design

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    At a&dc we pride ourselves on working in collaboration with all our clients to help develop the best assessment or development solution for their business needs.  Find out how we worked with Boots to create a bespoke assessment exercise design. Client Profile Industry sector: Retail Number of employees: 28,490 Location: Nottingham, UK Challenge Boots required 150 new Team […]

  • Blind in Business: Assessment Centre Practice for Graduates

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    Blind in Business Case Study: Assessment Centre Practice for Graduates Client Profile Industry sector: Not for Profit Number of employees: 4 Location: London, UK Challenge Recent statistics show that only 43% of visually impaired Graduates enter into full-time paid employment compared to 55% of non-disabled Graduates, highlighting the barriers that still exist in the employment market for those with […]

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals: ‘Day in the Life’ Assessment

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    Ciba Specialty Chemicals Case Study: ‘Day in the Life’ Assessment Industry sector: Chemicals Number of employees: 14,000 Location: Basel, Switzerland Challenge Ciba had developed an effective company-wide competency framework, and had a clear idea of the types of Exercise they wanted to include in their Assessment Centres in order to assess potential Middle Managers against these competencies. Ciba were […]

  • SITA UK: Engaging & Cost-effective Graduate Assessment

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    SITA UK Case Study: Graduate Assessment  Client Profile Industry sector: Recycling & Waste Management Number of employees: 5,000+ Location: England Challenge The company had run its own graduate recruitment process in 2005 which had been designed, managed and delivered internally. With a great many applications received for the 2006 graduate recruitment process, SITA UK needed to ensure that a robust […]

  • HPA: Succession Planning & Talent Management

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    Health Protection Agency Case Study: Succession Planning & Talent Management  Client Profile: Industry Sector: Healthcare/Medical Number of Employees: 3,300 Location: Nationwide Challenge With significant numbers of very senior HPA staff approaching retirement over the next few years, there was an urgent need to identify current senior managers with the high potential to take on these challenging roles in the […]

  • Learning and Skills Council: Career Academy

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    Learning and Skills Council Case Study: Career Academy  Client Profile Industry Sector: Public Sector Number of employees: 3,500 Location: England Challenge Career Academies UK is an organisation that was established in response to the challenge of raising students’ aspirations about their future, especially those from inner city or disadvantaged areas. The organisation works in partnership with a number […]

  • DWP: Development Toolkit

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    DWP Case Study: Development Toolkit  Client Profile Industry Sector: Public Sector Location: Nationwide Challenge The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consists of multiple departments within one umbrella organisation. Its Talent Management strategy encompasses a ‘development for all’ ethos alongside fast track development for its top talent. Flexible tools were required which would allow DWP to make the best […]

  • Vodafone: Online Global Interviewing Library

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    Vodafone Case Study: Online Global Interviewing Library Client Profile Industry Sector: Telecoms Number of Employees: 60,000 worldwide Location: Worldwide Challenge Vodafone use competency-based interviewing for assessment and selection in a wide variety of hiring situations and when selecting individuals for promotion and development programmes. Interviews are carried out by HR professionals and Line Managers across a range of business functions […]

  • Scott Wilson Talent Management Programme

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    Scott Wilson Case Study: Talent Management Programme Client Profile Industry Sector: Professional Services Number of Employees: 6000 Location: Worldwide Challenge Scott Wilson Group has witnessed significant market and operational change over the last few years. The Group has doubled in size over this period and, in March, was admitted to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange, completing the […]