By scrapping the CV and adopting Arctic Shores’ assessment, Leyton’s new cohort three times more productive than traditional counterparts
Leyton, the international consulting firm that helps businesses leverage financial incentives to accelerate growth, has saved 90% in recruitment costs by partnering with Calculus portfolio company Arctic Shores, the psychometric assessment pioneer.
Rather than adopting a traditional recruitment process with applicants submitting a CV, Arctic Shores worked with Leyton to create a ‘success profile’ – a strong cognitive and behavioural view of a candidate – which maps against the top performers in that business area. Candidates are then scored against that success profile and invited to interview if they are a good fit for the role and organisation.
Instead of relying on a CV to outline past experiences, the Arctic Shores assessment allows hiring managers to identify a candidate’s potential and behaviours. By using assessments, Leyton’s managers have noticed a significant difference. The new cohort is easier to manage and three times more productive than their traditional counterparts (two months compared to previous hires at six months).
Janine Garn, Head of Talent Acquisition and D&I at Leyton commented:
“Scrapping the CV and adopting Arctic Shores’ assessments has revolutionised the way that we hire Sales Development talent. The talent team, managers and senior stakeholders have all seen the impact on the business as a whole. The teams are now much more diverse, with real diversity of thought, background and experience, as well as ethnicity, social mobility and gender. It’s been transformative.”
Robert Newry, co-founder and CEO of Arctic Shores, added:
“Defaulting to past experience alone is placing unnecessary shackles on the talent pool. By selecting for potential instead, you can help to futureproof the UK workforce. Janine and the team at Leyton are a fantastic example of a company that is prioritising fairness, diversity and socioeconomic mobility in its recruitment processes.”