TMS Asia-Pacific has formalised an agreement with Sydney-based behavioral advisory Polonious Resources to supply the executive search specialist with candidate transition, outplacement and mentoring services across its entire international operation.
Announcing the agreement in Sydney, CEO Andrew Chan said the arrangement would also see Polonious Resources provide TMS with a psychometric assessment service that can be conducted on potential candidates for a wide range of job positions.
Mr Chan said one of the biggest benefits psychometric profiling delivers was the fact that it provided a means of effectively assessing a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses while at the same time presenting an objective insight into a person’s behavior and temperament.
“This includes their social confidence, attitude, motivation, leadership and decision-making styles, sales potential, capacity to work under pressure and ability to work individually or as a team,” he said.
“These characteristics can be very useful for predicting if a potential candidate is suited for a particular position in the company and can aid in retaining and developing existing employees.
”At the end of the day, finding a candidate with the right attitude – as opposed to their skills being the defining factor – and one that fits in culturally will ensure a much better chance of success.
“As we grow our presence and position throughout all of our key markets, and in particular the Asia-Pacific and North Asia, we continue to seek the best available partners and resources to ensure we continue to deliver unmatched support, service and guidance to our clients.
“Going forward, Polonious Resources provides us with an excellent fit in this key area of the business,” he said.
Polonious Resources joint founder and joint Managing Partner David Fellows said the company’s core business was in developing people and teams to their true potential.
“In doing so we listen to our client objectives, assist match them with the best available talent and resources and link them to results focused business and marketing plans,” he said.
“Whether it is helping manage the transition the appointment of a new CEO can bring to an organisations culture, refocusing attention on market opportunity or re-aligning talent, our experience and systems deliver quantifiable results.”
Source = TMS Asia-Pacific