LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world.
“It’s critical that we make the right hiring decisions, particularly as the Global Strategy Team is such an important part of our talent pipeline. In selecting Sova Assessment, we’ve found a partner who understood our business needs and built a solution which feels very much part of LexisNexis.”
Jennifer Lemaigre, VP Global Talent Acquisition and Onboarding, LexisNexis
It was clear at the outset of the project that engaging with and securing the buy-in from senior stakeholders was going to be a key factor in the success of the initiative, and our approach put the client at the heart of the development process.
Taking the output from the job analysis exercise, we mapped the framework onto our personality item bank, producing an online client-branded questionnaire. The questionnaire is available on a user-friendly, mobile-first platform for applicants to complete from any device.
Taking care to reflect the language of LexisNexis, we designed three reports which included a narrative summary for all applicants, developmental feedback to support on-boarding of successful applicants and a recruitment output containing a detailed breakdown of results and interview questions.
To help embed this new approach and demonstrate the value of the assessment, the questionnaire was piloted with the top team and 12 internal strategy consultants. This involved completion of the assessment, followed by a one to one feedback session with one of Sova’s experienced organisational psychologists. With overwhelmingly positive feedback from the business, the assessment was integrated into the hiring process for the Global Strategy Team.
The assessment has been already been used to successfully recruit a new Strategy Consultant and will be part of the hiring process as the team continues to grow.
Feedback from candidates is that they find the questionnaire easy to use, modern and engaging. For those involved in the hiring process, the reports are insightful and help inform their decision-making.
For Jennifer Lemaigre, the benefits of the solution go further:
"We now have a process which helps remove gut instinct from the hiring process, allowing us to be more disciplined and consistent in the way we identify and select talent. Throughout, Sova have been outstanding, professional and responsive."
The consultation with key stakeholders throughout the process has resulted in interest from other parts of the organisation, to apply a similar, objective approach to hiring decisions.