TAE Education and training offers a wide range of expertise in a multitude of different assessment methods, ranging from recruitment tools and assessment centres to performance improvements through development centres and performance appraisals. We are also able to undertake feedback methodologies through 360 feedback. We can create a training needs analysis for you or your organisation. A further tool is the MAP assessment to benchmark management skills, performance and behaviours. See below for further details on all of these items.

1. Recruitment

TAE works with clients to provide assessment solutions for companies that want to hire better people, faster, for less total cost. We do this with fast, engaging assessments of thinking, people, and functional skills (which can involve telephone based interviews) and then in preparing valuable information for the face to face interview.

2. Development

TAE works with clients to provide assessment solutions for companies which lead to development plans and improvement outputs within the workplace. We do this with fast, engaging assessments of thinking, people, and functional skills.

3. Assessment / Development Centres

TAE creates a series of extended tasks, exercise, activities and interviews, based on pre-determined competencies, which are tailored for each client. These range from half day to one full day and two day options. The output is far greater clarity regarding the suitability of new employees from a recruitment perspective and an action plan based on strengths and weaknesses for existing staff within organisations.

4. Training Needs Analysis

TAE works with clients to determine the skills and behaviours needed in a role, and creates a series of competencies in which staff are analysed against. The resulting TNA will produce a list of capabilities within a department / organisation and form the basis of a development plan for continuing individual and team improvement.

5. Feedback and 360 feedback

360 Degree Feedback is a system or process in which employees receive confidential feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes the employee's manager, peers, and direct reports. A mixture of about eight to twelve people fill out an anonymous feedback form that asks questions covering a broad range of workplace competencies. The feedback forms include questions that are measured on a rating scale and also ask raters to provide written comments. The person receiving feedback also fills out a self-rating survey that includes the same survey questions that others receive in their forms. TAE works with clients to develop the necessary questionnaire and will produce a profile for all participants in line with pre-determined competencies.

6. Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP)

In this fast moving world of business and organisational management knowing your strengths and weaknesses as a manager are crucial to your development and the impact you have within your organisation. You can easily see and understand how those around you operate, but until now you may have found it challenging to objectively look at yourself.

The answer has now arrived in the shape of MAP Assessment, an assessment tool that is used by over 150,000 managers worldwide in both the private and public sectors. MAP Assessment accurately benchmarks your all round managerial competence and gives you clear guidance on where you need to improve in order to become a better manager.

What does MAP Assessment measure and assess?

MAP Assessment is the only objective management assessment tool available in the UK and assesses managers against 12 generic management competencies (generic in that they underpin successful performance in any management role) and highlights their preferred Management, Personal and Communication styles together with the impact these styles have within the workplace.

The 12 competencies are split into 4 clusters:

How does MAP Assessment work?

MAP Assessment normally takes place over two days

Day 1


Day one consists of a series of 13 DVD based scenarios covering a week in the life of a typical management team. Throughout the day the managers being assessed answer a series of questions based on what they’ve seen, and other information given, they then determine whether in their opinion it is good or bad practice. There are also 2 paper based questionnaires that help determine their preferred way of managing and communicating within the workplace.

Day 2

Interpretation of MAP Assessment and development planning

Day two of the MAP Assessment process is dedicated to interpreting each manager’s profile and how it relates to their performance in the workplace. The MAP Assessment profile contains 7 pages, the first 2 pages give a graphical overview of the results (see next page), and there are a further 5 pages of interpretation text for the manager to gain a fuller insight into how they have performed.

During the day all the competencies are discussed along with the management, communication and personal styles results. Managers are then introduced to group, national and sector benchmarks so they can compare their own performance with that of other managers in the UK. On the afternoon of day two each manager receives individual feedback on a one to one basis. They are introduced to a series of helpful documents which will help them to translate their profile into a draft development plan. Their development plan is based on current competence and individual development objectives. The production of the development plan is facilitated on both a group and individual basis. Managers are encouraged to discuss their plan with their line manager, and review their plan and changes in behaviour as they progress through the development process.


Psychometric Testing 

TAE works with a number of psychometric tools to support clients with their recruitment, selection and staff promotion needs. Psychometric tests aim to measure attributes like intelligence, aptitude and personality. They provide a potential / existing employer with an insight into how well you work with other people, how well you handle stress, and whether you will be able to cope with the intellectual demands of the job.

TAE is able to work with clients on specific tests – please ask for further details.

These include: