Hüffer Top Executive Assessments have two features that underscore the special quality of our services:
Specialization in top executive assessments. Focussing on the most senior management levels in companies results in a highly individual assessment and specially defined observation and evaluation methods, which lead to high quality and reliable results.
Candidates for management board or executive positions, area managers, sales directors or other key posts must demonstrate different characteristics to those of managers in the second and third management levels. Standard assessments cannot satisfy these particular demands, which is why Hüffer AG drafted the specific requirement profiles for the first batch of successful companies and adapted its assessments accordingly over the course of many years and in close cooperation with market leaders.
In the German-speaking area, only Hüffer AG can offer you this unique focus on the top executive segment since we are the only specialists working exclusively with this group of people and thus have the most comprehensive insight into their requirements.
Interdisciplinary competences. Both psychological and business expertise give an extended and thus more accurate and complete impression of candidates.
For this reason, we use individually composed, two-person teams of assessors dependent on a company’s requirement profile and the position to be filled. In addition, a business psychologist as well as an experienced, top-level business practitioner (e.g. former CEO or managing director) with additional training/studies in industrial psychology are also frequently used. Hüffer AG thus ensures that a candidate’s competences (professional, entrepreneurial, cultural, team suitability, etc.) can be noted and evaluated alongside their standard behavioural and personality features. Specific risk areas are also taken into account with the aim of prevention in mind. A clear distinction is made between people who act constructively and those who act destructively without losing sight of the benefits.
Since a top executive’s everyday routine frequently consists of dealing with international partners, it is essential to assess intercultural skills. Hüffer AG therefore uses not only a native speaker as an assessor but also one with a foreign language that is widespread in the business world and a foreign cultural background where appropriate. While the interactive exercises in the assessment are conducted directly in German, English, French or Spanish, an experienced and certified interpreter is used for other languages. For reasons of fairness and accuracy, ability tests are always conducted in the candidate’s main language. We have more than 30 test languages available and the corresponding comparison standards at top management level for the most important industrial countries.
In recent months Hüffer AG has gained a number of prominent clients. We are now pleased to be working on behalf of MIGROS AG, Denner AG and Franke Holding AG. With our Top Executive Assessments, we set standards in the accuracy of staff selection processes.
The nine-phase model of Hüffer’s Top Executive Assessment is a guarantee of superb quality in perform- ance and results. In addition, it also serves to increase performance transparency
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