As a consultant with Talent Q, my focus is on helping my clients with the challenges of talent management. This includes assessment for recruitment, individual and team development, facilitation of organisational change and succession planning. My clients come from a range of backgrounds including government, banking, transport and utilities, but all have similar needs: how to find the best people for the job and how to ensure they develop as employees after joining the organisation.
The use of valid, reliable and objective assessment methodologies means that clients, their employees and those aspiring to join the organisation are treated fairly and ethically, allowing me to provide useful feedback on individuals’ strengths, working preferences and abilities. This helps ensure candidates are placed in roles that best match their profile and that organisations can align talent against operational and strategic requirements.
I focus on the entire talent lifecycle of the employee - from their entry to the organisation as a new recruit, through ongoing development and change, to eventual exit to another role elsewhere. This joined-up approach to talent management means that psychological data is used to its fullest potential, and provides organisations with an holistic overview of the talent sitting among their employees.
Richard A. MacKinnon, C.Psychol, Registered Occupational Psychologist