We’re a team of business and human resources experts with a passion for people and performance.
From predicting the performance of your new hires to creating effective leadership teams, our experts help you make data-led people decisions for real business impact.
Our success is based on our expertise in understanding human behaviour combined with our ability to listen and understand our clients’ challenges and goals to create a solution that is simple, cost-effective and performance enhancing, while reducing your people risk.
The single most important element to achieving an organisation’s strategy is its people. We align business strategy and people (HR) strategy, enabling clients to respond to changing market demands with the right people, in the right roles, with the right mindset and behaviours.
HR BY DESIGN
Successfully aligning people strategy to strategic ambition requires an holistic view of your HR strategy and its impact on employee experience and performance. We work with you to review, evaluate and advise on how to proactively design and implement an HR strategy that will ensure your people are your competitive advantage.
Organisations are changing faster than ever before. In partnership with you, we develop agile Talent Management strategies that ensure you are realising the full potential of your workforce both now and into the future. From developing your competency framework, through to your attraction, development and succession planning strategies, Davidson HR Consulting partners with you to reduce your risk and exceed your performance goals.
Improve business performance, enhance your culture, and reduce risk of hiring the wrong people mis-hire through identifying and selecting the best-quality candidates using proven assessments and tailored consulting services.
Our suite of proven psychometric, cognitive ability and psychomotor assessments uses predictive analytics to ensure you are getting the right person for the right role at the right time for your business.
Our tailored consulting services will make implementing assessment solutions simple, enabling fast integration and a quicker return on investment.
Our assessments are designed to integrate with current recruitment systems, be used by your in-house HR team, and deliver cost-effective outcomes through annual license agreements.
Finding the right people for your organisation is crucial to sustaining performance, and developing that talent to achieve their full potential is vital to achieving your vision and objectives. Using our proven selection and development tools will highlight and develop talent, enhance your culture, mitigate risk, and improve productivity.
Assessing the personality preferences and cognitive abilities of your current or future employees can help you predict their future job performance and highlight development areas.
Our comprehensive suite of assessments is online, easy to manage, and fully automated to ensure you gain the insights you need while also saving you significant time and costs typically invested in evaluating and communicating with candidates during a recruitment process.
Personality assessments give employers deep insight into the preferences, motivators, and development areas of the candidates they are looking to hire including insights into the way candidates think, how they relate to others, their preferred work styles, and more. This data can then be analysed in relation to the critical behaviours required for success in a specific role or role level.
Cognitive ability has been proven to be one of the greatest predictors of success in the workplace. Our assessment experts will work with you to select the right tests for the role from our range including verbal, abstract/logical, numerical and spatial reasoning, and fault finding.
Job Family Assessments
To make our assessment solutions even more effective at delivering return on investment, we have pre-designed ‘job family’ assessments that utilise predictive analytics to highlight future star performers and screen out future risks in specific areas of high-impact hiring. The job families include Safety, Sales, and Contact Centre roles amongst others.
Our Pre-Employment Predictive Analytics can support you in overcoming your hiring challenges through a faster, more efficient recruitment process with scientifically supported accuracy. Predictive Analytics integrates data and assessments to predict future performance so that you get the return on investment that matters: the right people in the right roles, in the most effective way.
Job Family Specific
Job family assessments are the next generation of psychometric assessments: a set of pre-configured and validated solutions that measure job, and industry relevant competencies based on personality and cognitive ability. Our range of job family assessments can optimise the sourcing of your candidate pool within your industry and strengthen your competitive advantage.
By combining measures of safety behaviours, safety abilities (through psychomotor assessment) and safety mindset together, Davidson can support your business in achieving significant safety outcomes.
Our safety assessments are proven to decrease injury risk and improve organisational safety performance on key measures such as Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates (LTIFR). Our safety assessment contains tests and exercises to assess the abilities and competencies specifically applicable to those working in safety-critical roles. Our assessment tools are developed from extensive research on roles in which safe behaviour is key to success.
At Davidson, we understand the challenge and cost involved in finding the right candidate for your sales roles. Our sales assessments are Australia’s first proven measure to lift sales, productivity and revenue from your front line sales force.
Profile your existing workforce to heat map lead indicators for performance, and identify competencies that predict performance and high potential.
Business Impact Studies
Understand the impact of using assessments in your specific organisation. Through analysis of your current employee data and assessment processes, we can help you to understand what motivates your people so you can achieve your organisation’s business objectives.
Knowing what makes your people thrive, what challenges are currently limiting performance, and having a clear plan to address this is key to an engaged and productive workforce.
From individuals and teams to whole organisations, having quantitative and qualitative data to inform targeted action will deliver the highest impact on your employee experience.
Understand how engaged your employees are with your vision, values and strategy. We identify areas for improvement and measure year-on-year improvements in engagement, performance and retention.
Using a 360-degree survey approach in your people surveys allows individuals and teams to gain a completely rounded view from across the organisation to assist in their development – from their direct reports, their peers, and their managers. Our reports present data in clear and easy-to-interpret visuals so key results can be understood at a glance.
Our expert consultants can deliver objective debriefs that are development action-oriented and strengths-based to ensure that individuals feel supported and are clear on their next steps.
Most teams in organisations are quite diverse – they are made up of a collection of professionals with different personalities, skillsets and working styles. Understanding and leveraging your team’s preferred way of working can enable greater levels of productivity, collaboration, and ultimately, improve your team’s performance.
Understanding and developing the mindsets and behaviours of your employees requires clear data insight and the expertise to interpret this information and translate it into business actions that deliver commercial outcomes.
Leadership development solutions should never be a ‘one-size-fits-all’. Our team of leadership specialists and organisational psychologists develop customised leadership-development programs that best suit your organisational objectives and strategy. Utilising a mixture of assessment and 360 surveys to measure current state and highlight development areas, our team utilises innovative learning and development initiatives to raise insight, develop core skills, and embed the learning to see sustained improvement.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
To assist businesses in managing development gaps in their workforce, Davidson can create bespoke learning programs, or you can utilise one of our pre-designed programs and achieve immediate impact with your people. Whether you need a series of ‘lunch-and-learns’, a half-day facilitated session, or a two-day course, Davidson can meet your needs.
Having an organisational culture that advocates the right values, behaviours and attitudes improves employees’ motivation, morale, ethical behaviours, and workplace performance. Through a combination of organisational surveys and focus groups, we gather the data to identify cultural strengths and challenge areas, and provide the advice to align initiatives to support immediate and sustained culture outcomes.
An effective executive has a desire to learn and grow. At Davidson, we have some of Australia’s most talented executive coaches, specialising in inspiring, developing and guiding clients to meet and exceed current organisational challenges.
Creating collectively intelligent teams that deliver sustained performance that is greater than the sum of the individuals is vital to keeping businesses competitive. Utilising a mixture of team styles assessments and quality facilitation, our consultants are able to highlight the different styles, cognitive diversity and motivations present in a team and support that team to create their own unique path to success.
In a global environment with increasing competition and rapidly changing markets, you need to be flexible and adept at reshaping your workforce to remain competitive. Importantly, you need to do so without risk to your brand, the engagement of your retained workforce, or your productivity.
Davidson can support your business with scalable, technology-enhanced, transition programs that can meet the high-touch needs of an executive through to the easily accessible information and transition toolkit required for frontline workers.
Our career transition and outplacement services are underpinned by a proven process that balances the adaptive and technical requirements for sustained behavioural change and performance in today’s world. Successful transition requires the discovery, analysis and evaluation of a highly complex collection of attributes, emotions and opportunities – a highly personal and tailored journey. Our four-staged approach assists individuals in exploring the deeper issues around values, meaning and purpose while developing the confidence and skills to effectively execute their professional and personal goals.
REDUDANCY-MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR MANAGERS
Managing and communicating redundancies can be challenging for stakeholders responsible for this change process. Our team will partner with your managers to develop understanding and skills across three stages of the redundancy-management process 1) preparing for the meeting, 2) managing the meeting, and 3) post-meeting activities. This will ensure your impacted people and those remaining are treated with care and respect as well as protecting the manager or the company from negative repercussions.
Most businesses today are impacted to some degree by the effects of globalisation and improving technology. Where your business has to redirect or restructure resources, business processes, or other modes of operation that result in the transitioning of individuals, teams or business units, the Davidson team can assist you to effectively execute the change management process. Through our extensive experience in large-scale restructures, shut-downs, merger and acquisition activity, and offshoring of business units, our team is well equipped to share our knowledge and processes to ensure your change management project is delivered successfully.
CAREER COACHING (INTERNAL)
Davidson is focused on delivering sustained behavioural change that is directly linked to the business priorities of the organisation. We keep a very open mind around specific coaching and career development models and methodologies, and base our approach (initially and throughout the engagement) on factors pertaining to psychometric and 360 feedback, specific organisational development requirements (should there be any) and the unique aspirational and, at times, emergent situational needs of the individual.
SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING/CONTRACT & PORTFOLIO OPTIONS/RETIREMENT PLANNING
There is an increasing variety of career options today. Never has it been more critical for all Australian workers to have an understanding of their ‘career capital’ in order to provide an appropriate course through an ever-changing environment of opportunity. To ensure Davidson’s Career Transition options remain relevant to market opportunities, we also provide comprehensive and tailored support around alternative career and business options available in the market.