Assessment and Development

Assessment and Development

Assessment and development can be driven by strategy, restructures, mergers and acquisitions or as part of a Talent Review or Workforce Planning initiative. Whatever the driver our approach is objective, premised on sound diagnostics and delivered by very experienced assessment and development experts. Below are some examples of Assessment and Development Projects. Do take a further look at the testimonials available on each.

Close Premium Finance logo Creation of aspirational competency model and assessment and development process for top 30. Feedback and personal development planning.
CRI logo As part of strategic review identified succession planning risks. Created a competency model and assessment process for Directors and Deputy Directors. Followed by comprehensive individual and role led development programmme.
IHS logo Post acquisition conducted an assessment and development process of top tiers – including feedback and support mechanisms to communicate and embed new culture.
J Sainsbury logo Worked with HRD and Trading Director to design and implement development centres for critical career and promotion stages. Conducted training of line and HR and provided feedback to all candidates.
Thomson-Reuters logo Worked with VP HR to provide training and support to HR community to conduct assessment as part of major global restructure.
Wilkinson logo Creation of aspirational competency model and assessment and bespoke development process for top 80. Feedback and personal development planning. Training of line and HR and creation of talent management strategy.


David Smith

Group HR Director
Liverpool Victoria

"Karen has worked with me on a variety of assignments at Sainsburys, Virgin Atlantic Airways and LV=. She has been involved in design and implementation of a number of assessment, development and talent management projects. These have all been delivered with customer focus, passion and expertise. Karen is always keen to deliver value to the bottom line and in Sainburys her work resulted in us being able to develop 60% of talent in house - resulting in significant savings and increased internal HR and line capability. She is committed to building capability of client teams and is very generous in sharing skills and expertise. She is an experienced Executive coach and has worked with a number of very senior executives with clear results. Her integrity and discretion is unquestionable. She can be challenging but will do so constructively. I have always found her to be supportive and responsive - often delivering to tight deadlines."

Jayne Dean


"We invited Karen to deliver a scaleable development process that involved competency development and had clear alignment to our values and felt like ours not someone else's – Karen and her team quickly got to grips with our USP's and the sort of style we wanted. The team brought depth and expertise but felt like true partnership,. We had a clear view of our talent as well as clear sight of the investment decisions we would make to develop that talent. Karen had huge credibility in an organisation that can be skeptical of consultants...I would say they were special because they were never afraid to challenge us but (and this has not always been our experience) they were great fun to work with."