ISE Selection & Assessment Special Interest Group
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ISE Selection & Assessment Special Interest Group

When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Where: ACCA
The Adelphi
1-11 John Adam Street
London WC2N 6AU
United Kingdom

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ISE Selection & Assessment Special Interest Group

Within this 3-hour session we have covered some of the hottest issues in the student recruitment industry with insight into the latest trends in Selection & Assessment.



> 14:00 - Wecome from the ISE and ACCA (event host)


> 14:10 - How to select the right future talent with strengths-based blended assessments?

Presented by Capp - case studies

Hear how adopting a strengths-based, blended approach to assessment can benefit both candidates and employers. It is increasingly evident that some of the more traditional assessment approaches can sometimes provide insufficient insight into the applicants suitability for the role and often deliver an uninspiring experience for both the employer and the candidate. In this session, Capp and their client partner shared some of the benefits of leveraging a strengths-based blended assessment model and making use of the latest talent technology:

  • How to enable companies to discover and measure what matters most
  • How to provide applicants with an authentic insight into the role and working environment
  • How to identify candidates who will not just be able to do the job, but will love doing it 
  • How to empower candidates at any stage of the career and the organisations they work for to really thrive

(Presentation slides available to ISE members only)


> 14:50 - Building the ISE knowledge hub, session facilitated by Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer, Institute of Student Employers

This session took feedback and input from members on the new assessment and selection section on the ISE knowledge hub ( We were working together to brainstorm the key knowledge and information that everyone involved in assessment and selection should know.

> 15:10 - Refreshments and networking

> 15:30 - Knowledge share session - key issues in assessment and selection >

This session provided an opportunity to discuss and share practice around the following key issues:


  • Internships and placement students. Do you fast track interns and placement students through your recruitment process? If so how do you organise this?
  • Scholarships, bursaries and sponsorship. Some employers recruit high potential candidates into the fold prior to university or early in their university career. These candidates can then be supported and engaged with in a variety of ways with the possibility of bringing them into your firm when they graduate. Does anyone do this? If so how do you organise this and what do you get out of it?
  • In decline? How often are your candidates selecting you out? How do you manage reneges and declines within your recruitment process.
  • Assessing for attitudes and personal qualities. A lot of firms say that they are looking for recruits with particular attitudes and personal qualities (e.g. resilience, work ethic, proactivity). How do you select for these kinds of qualities in your recruitment processes?


> 16:00 - New frontiers in talent assessment
Presented by John Mclaughlin, Head of Enterprise Solutions, cut-e

Throughout this session we explored key digital topics impacting the world of assessment today. We took a closer look at how we define and measure potential in a digital environment, how AI impacts HR and what job automation means for careers going forward.

The role of assessment is evolving alongside these trends,  and we have outlined how some of the world’s leading organisations are addressing this today to be ready for tomorrow.

(Presentation slides available to ISE members only)

> 16:45 - Forum close

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