Finding the perfect candidate for roles that require specialized negotiation expertise is particularly complex. If you make a mistake, your reputation is at stake. Without the right assessment tools for these kind of roles, it can be hard to distinguish the truth from the white lies. Generic assessment tools can’t help you determine what makes a great negotiator. Yet, you want to show you know your stuff. You need to provide as realistic a picture of the candidate as possible. You need to go under the skin.
My candidate assessment provides you with a set of reliable negotiation-specific tools to assess candidates for specialized positions with a high-level of responsibility.
I’ll sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) so you can talk openly, in complete confidence, to discover what really matters to you.
My assessment is the equivalent of a flight-simulator crash test for combat pilots before they get to use the expensive equipment in the real-world. The assessment will be conducted with you and the client present, in English, with compelling tasks that will take the candidate out of their comfort zone.
The candidate assessment is built around your exact needs and adapted to the negotiation standards for your industry.
I combine the best-in-class negotiation know-how with over 15-years’ training and HR consulting experience.
Determine candidate suitability for high-level roles, with high-quality, negotiation-specific cases and assessment tools to determine a candidate’s suitability.
Move beyond the candidate’s previous areas of expertise, to reveal their patterns of behaviour in unfamiliar situations.
Get guidance at every stage to understand what kind of negotiator is required for the position.
Save time, trouble and reputation for you and your client, and avoid hiring a candidate that can talk nicely but would be a bad fit for the job and culture.
I’ll provide a written report with a detailed description of the candidate’s strong points, areas of concern and recommendations for next steps (and the size of investment) needed to make him/her on par with the requirements.
Present a top-of-the-class candidate to your client, prove your worth and boost your reputation.
To determine success, we’ll measure the results by assessing the candidate’s job satisfaction and your client’s satisfaction with the candidate’s performance.
“I invited Pavel as a negotiation expert to help us select the best candidate for a strategic purchasing position for a major retail chain. As a high visibility role, the position required strong diplomatic skills. The risk of hiring a not-so-perfect fit was too high to take. As a result, even the CEO was personally involved in the selection.
“Pavel developed a tailor-made case study for the process and acted as a negotiation sparring partner throughout the assessment to help us identify both the strong points and the development needs of each candidate.
“There are areas that you aren’t always able to identify during a job interview, no matter how well structured. Pavel’s skills and professional attitude really helped us see beyond the impressive CV and pinpoint the blind spots. Pavel provided perfect cooperation and added a high level of value. Thank you."