By: O'brien Consulting  05/12/2011
Keywords: Psychometric Assessments, Personality Assessment, Aptitude Tests

O’Brien Consulting offers a wide range of options within the assessment arena, from large scale Psychometric Assessments to Individual Assessments for strategic senior positions. Assessment services include:

Group Assessment: 

For large scale de-selection (e.g. graduate recruitment), O’Brien Consulting utilise aptitude tests that measure aptitude across all levels of role. This is particularly useful when seeking to narrow numbers down to more manageable levels in a selection procedure.

Executive assessments: 

In today’s competitive environment, it is imperative that correct selection decisions are made for senior positions. O’Brien Consulting deliver individualised assessment procedures for key roles. Our approach involves working with the client to define the key competencies required for the role. Once this is defined, we apply a rigorous selection procedure for those who are shortlisted for the role. Such procedures include psychometric testing, personality assessment and competency based interview by a Psychologist. Once complete, the client receives a full report written by the Psychologist identifying both strengths and potential areas of concern. The report includes suggested questions that should be probed at final interview.

Assessment centres: 

O’Brien Consulting can design and implement assessment centres for all levels of role from graduate to senior executives. Our approach is to work with the client to identify the competencies required for the graduate roles. We then develop the assessment matrix, utilising the most appropriate assessment techniques. Techniques include group activities, individual role plays, written activities, presentation activities, personality assessment etc. Once completed, the client receives a detailed report on each candidate highlighting strengths, development needs and likely fit for the role in question.

Keywords: Aptitude Tests, Personality Assessment, Psychometric Assessments

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We have extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors in both public and private arenas. Our success is built upon our ability to work side by side with our clients. At O’Brien Consulting, we believe in a process of partnership.



Aptitude tests are utilised to assist, primarily, in selection decisions and have been found to be the single most effective method for measuring predicted performance in a defined role. O’Brien Consulting can tailor the assessments to measure exactly the client’s competencies, ensuring a match with all other existing performance management processes.


Outplacement Counselling

When an organisation commits to go through a process of downsizing, it is crucial that the message is delivered in a manner that causes the least upset amongst employees. We teach managers how to utilise these frameworks to ensure a more positive outcome for all affected parties. Our aim is to support participants and ensure that they are fully equipped to make their next career move.



For the practical sessions, we utilize professional actors to role play interviewees, giving a realistic preview of what to expect when conducting interviews. Research has indicated that utilizing Assessment Centre’s, rather than simply interviews, increases the likelihood of correct selection decisions. O’Brien Consulting offer a range of training courses to assist organizations better manage their people.


Leadership Development

These programmes will equip participants to deliver more effective leadership and be better prepared for the challenges that will lie ahead in their future careers. We utilise a range of activities, some of which include workshops on leadership, group work, role plays, personality assessment and 1:1 coaching. We identify exactly what success in leadership means for the client and develop our programmes around this.


Executive Coaching

Utilising techniques such as goal setting, we assist senior professionals understand their career goals and work with the coachee to develop strategies to achieve these goals. The aim of our coaching interventions is to clarify focus and re-awaken the hunger to succeed at both a personal and professional level. Underperformance has a costly impact on businesses and it is imperative that organisations have a motivated work force.