Talent Assessment Case Studies
How Bench Strength Experience Helped the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Identify and Develop its Top Talent
Given our inherent barriers for predicting talent success, it’s no wonder many organizations struggle identifying the high potentials they need to strengthen their leadership bench. This case study dives into the dilemma of a perceived lack of leadership bench strength faced by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF). Together, MDA and HBFF landed on piloting MDA’s Bench Strength Experience, a comprehensive, industry-leading assessment and development program designed to give clients critical insight into the depth, breadth, and diversity of their leadership talent—and provide participants with an unmatched learning and development journey.
Assessment Becomes Critical Component in High-Growth Organizations
With companies facing a record pace of leader retirements and talent shortages, they need sophisticated assessment-driven strategies to identify top talent and accelerate leader development. Learn how Ecolab and Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. are leveraging assessment to accomplish their ambitious business goals.
Hospitality Company Builds Talent Acumen Through Leadership Assessment
A major Midwest-based hospitality company took stock of its leadership talent and identified a need to build its talent pipeline for sustainable business success. The company had no shortage of hard-working and passionate leaders who cared deeply about doing the right things to help the organization deliver a great customer experience. However, the company wasn’t sure if these individuals also had the capacity to lead others and demonstrate higher-level skills. In partnership with MDA Leadership, the company created its first high-potential talent assessment strategy to determine the preparedness of select employees for future leadership roles. Equipped with MDA’s assessment analyses and reports, the company’s senior leaders, including the CEO, now believe they have a richer and more valid basis for understanding and gauging the potential and preparedness of their top talent. As a result, the company continues to enjoy robust sales growth.
Recreational Sports Company Spurs Growth Through Talent Assessment
Innovative new products and a highly lucrative parts, accessories and garments division had propelled a Minnesota-based recreational sports company to record-setting growth. To meet increasing global demand, the company hired several new leaders with experience and insight into international business, marketing, retail merchandising and distribution. Armed with a talent-centric mindset, company leaders partnered with MDA Leadership to craft a strategy to select and keep the best employees, whether they were starting on the manufacturing floor or entering the managerial ranks. With MDA Leadership as the company’s go-to provider of assessment services and products, the company now has keen insights about external hiring decisions and attributes a large part of its year-over-year revenue and profit growth to the quality of its employees.
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