To thrive in the new world of work, selecting & promoting leaders based on the right behaviours is critical.
How a leader behaves is just as important as the competencies, skills and experience they bring. Day-to-day behaviour is what maximises performance in a sustainable way – especially in uncertain and highly pressurised times.
The Real World Leader (RWL) is an evidence-based tool designed for senior and Executive level recruitment and promotion. It is very different to traditional selection tools, assessing proven behaviours, not personality.
“…[Personality tests] account for approximately 5% of an employee’s job success while the other 95% of their performance is unaccounted for by personality.”
Beau Baez, H. (2013) Personality Tests in Employment Selection: Use With Caution, Cornell HR Review
We have been using the Real-World Leader assessment for several years for our Senior and Executive appointments. We initially adopted it as we were looking for an evidence-based tool to incorporate into our Executive and Senior selection process. We selected the Real World Leader as it assesses leadership behaviours essential to maintaining a contemporary leadership approach in Sheffield.
It is also important for us to ensure that we are creating a fair process for candidates, eliminating bias and we are pleased to include it in our recruitment campaigns. Compared with other tools we are aware of; the Real-World Leader is an interestingly different approach in exploring behaviour rather than personality and we intend to continue using it for our Senior and Executive-level appointments.
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We used the RWL to support the recruitment of our Chief Executive position. The selection panel found the feedback report insightful, and brought additional depth to their discussions with the candidates.
We will be using the RWL as our preferred profiling tool to support future Executive selection processes.
Clearly presented candidate profile
The Real World Leader provides you with an easy to interpret profile for the individual.
This shows which leadership behaviours they enact most and less often, which have been normed against a large comparison group.