If your hiring process is about the real added value of people
Sustainable organizations invest in hiring processes by default. Getting the right people in place requires aligning people with the complexity they have to manage.
About Valpeo Mental Processing Capability
Is a person able to understand and shape the complexity of a role in all of its dimensions?
Valpeo Mental Processing Capability online interview supports you in understanding how much value candidates are able to add, today and in the future. What one intuitively identifies as someone's 'potential', most likely refers to the development of the 'latent' capability over time. We look at the complexity someone can handle and his/her ability to solve complex problems, now and in the future. By appreciating mental processing capability you are able to build a talent pipeline and identify the current and future potential of employees to help them maximize their potential.
Based on Levels of Work theory by Elliott Jaques
Supports your hiring and promotion processes
Detect talent: if you want to know the current and future potential capability of your people
Assessment based on an online and in-person interview
Receive a comprehensive and in-depth automated report
Get an indication of the person's capability mode in advance and ask specific question during the interview.
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Questionnaires and reports are available in English, Spanish, German, French, and Dutch
See people and roles as 2 sides of the same coin
Science behind the product
Method by Elliott Jacques
Our method is based on research by Elliott Jacques. He noticed that workers at different levels of the company had different time horizons. He was a pioneer in defining the interaction and the fit between the complexity of a function, role or organization, and the mental processing capability of an individual. He defined work as goal-directed behavior and organizations as systems that are been built up by distinguished layers of complexity.
Jaques' breakthrough was the discovery that a person's capability to perform complex tasks is a lifelong evolution. He defines this as 'mental processing capability', or the ability of people to handle complexity in decision-making. Managing complexity can be understood as the attempt to find patterns in order to make complexity easier to handle.
This is an indication of the extent to which a person is cognitively able to solve problems or add value at a certain level of complexity. As a role's complexity increases, mental processing capability gains importance for the simple reason that the unknown cannot be solved with what is known, but rather with what one is able to become consciously aware of.
A word from our clients
Too often, we look at past knowledge and skills, but we fail to understand how somebody deals with the complexity and rapid changes that many organisations experience. Valpeo uses a holistic approach to look at people and organisations in order to ensure the given challenges commensurate with its values and abilities.
It is a synthesis of human values and behaviour, combined with their ability to deal with complexity and an appreciation for how they can progress in their career. This way, everybody can reach their full potential.
The Valpeo solutions supported us in detecting the right people for our organisation and in linking them with the role that fits them best. We obtained insight into the value frames of our people, how they deal with complexity and how to align them with our culture. Now everyone is on the same page which results in smoother collaborations and the promotion of organisational values that everybody supports.
We've recently used the Valpeo assessment to select the right candidate for a Business Unit Management role. Besides the relevant experience that was required for this role we were specifically looking for a cultural fit and the ability to bring this Business Unit to the next level in a continuously changing context. Valpeo does not only give a detailed view on the personality of the candidate but also on the personal values and motives and most importantly on the mental processing capability. This gave us a good understanding of the expected value, in terms of mental processing capability, this candidate would bring to the team and the company. Bringing this to the surface is what makes Valpeo unique in my view. For companies that want to select beyond the experience, motives and personality check, I definitely would recommend Valpeo.
A capability assessment is meaningful if it helps people and organizations to capitalize their gifts, honestly face their limits, see opportunities for growth, and thus reach their full potential. Valpeo definitely provides this lucidity and catalytic power and while used with respect and humility, it can be a great tool of positive change for individuals and teams.
It is scientifically proven that a person's mental and emotional development supports that person's potential to take on more senior, more complex roles. One of things that makes Valpeo unique, and that I find particularly differentiating, is the ability to map this natural growth phenomenon of a person's mental and emotional development.
Mapping this out visualizes previously untapped opportunities for an organization to create value. Valpeo offers the methodology and the tools to map each employee's current potential capability, see his or her growth curve (or future potential capability) and plan for development.