In talent acquisition, promoting frontline employees to leadership roles can be daunting, especially when promoting from technically biased or lone-working positions in any industry. Leadership roles often demand oversight, planning and organisation, and positive people management skills, which may not have previously been demonstrated by entry-level employees.
In a comprehensive move to support leadership recruitment, OPC Assessment proudly introduces the new LPI Manager Narrative Report, complementing the Leadership Potential Indicator (LPI) tool.
The LPI is an online situational judgment test, that identifies five, crucial managerial competencies:
- Being interpersonally skilled;
- Thinking skills such as effective decision-making;
- Strong customer focus prioritising external and internal customer needs;
- Driving performance. Achieving excellence in oneself and others;
- Leading others to deliver results.
The new LPI Manager Narrative Report complements the LPI, providing a detailed 'portrait’ of a candidate. Organised around the five LPI managerial competencies, it delves into specific competencies, highlighting areas of excellence, potential development needs, and behavioural responses in some typical work scenarios. The narrative report scores each candidate’s performance on a five-point scale.
For example, a higher score in the 'Driving performance' competency may indicate a confident manager capable of consistent decision-making under pressure. Conversely, the report may highlight a development need for 'Interpersonal Skills' suggesting a candidate might face challenges when giving direction to team members.
This innovative narrative report for managers is an invaluable decision-making tool, especially with external candidates or those with no previous supervisory experience, providing more detailed insights and reassurance. It can also serve as a developmental tool for existing managers, supporting Leadership Development Plans. Created by OPC Assessment Psychologists, the LPI and its Narrative Report reflect a deep understanding of managerial competencies, offering a reliable resource for talent acquisition and leadership development.
You can find the new LPI Manager Narrative Report on Candela, OPC Assessment's user-friendly testing platform.
Contact us for more information about the LPI Manager Narrative Report or the Leadership Potential Indicator (LPI) tool.