People Director, Gavin Smith, joined the company in 2017 and was familiar with both Thomas and other psychometric assessment providers from past experience. He recognised that Thomas’ Behavioural assessment (PPA) would support HR leaders in quickly identifying top talent that would fit into the company culture.
Initially, PPAs were introduced at the point of 2nd stage interviews for senior management. Much of the company management were new to psychometrics so it was decided to gradually build the assessments into the recruitment process, to allow leaders to understand the full potential of the additional insights.
Thomas worked closely with Gavin to share technical knowledge and explain the science behind the assessments and soon the management team were fully onboard.
The assessments were then included in an earlier stage of the screening process, and in the selection of middle management before being spread through to technical roles as well. Within 12 months of implementation, hiring for all roles from middle management upwards included the PPA.