People Manager Assessment Center

People manager assessment center

Research-backed and evidence-based manager assessment to hire, promote, and develop people managers

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“LSA’s People Manager Assessment Center gave us the trusted insights and powerful analytics that we needed to invest in hiring, promoting, and developing our people with certainty. Having the data helped us to make the right talent decisions.”
Vice President | Fortune 500 Technology Company

People managers impact everything from profits to productivity, employee engagement, and customer loyalty. Unfortunately, 60% of new people managers underperform during their first two years, and 85% receive no training prior to switching into the role of manager. Good people managers are getting harder to find, develop, and retain.

The good news is that the significant people manager failure risks can be prevented with the help of a People Manager Assessment Center that uses proven technology and research-backed behavioral science for:

    • Hiring High Performing People Managers
      Fairly and objectively assess internal and external managerial candidates for frontline and middle manager roles using and evidence-based and research-backed People Manager Assessment Center to accurately measure managerial performance and potential in a new role.

      Because managerial candidates must demonstrate their real-time management skills in a real-world scenario, the simulation combined with psychometric tests predicts people manager success better than any other applicant testing approach.
    • Developing High Performing People Managers
      Identify evidence-based competency gaps and deliver hyper-personalized individual development plans to in the areas of communicating, focusing on the customer, delegating, listening, caring, developing and leading teams, mentoring, coaching, leading change, persuading and influencing, planning and organizing, problem solving, implementing strategies, and thinking strategically.

      The combination of psychometric tests (personality and learning) with detailed people manager insights customized to align with your unique core competencies, enables targeted learning nudges and the tracking of micro-behavior improvement over time.

  • Succession Planning for People Manager Roles
    When it comes to identifying and developing managerial bench strength, this People Manager Assessment Center helps to better identify high-potentials and measure successor readiness for people manager roles. The fair, objective, and evidence-based approach also removes unconscious bias and personal preference from the succession planning process.

    Monitor and compare people managers on readiness in the target role, competency performance, and potential to grow for optimal succession planning. Proactively track the readiness of successors and strategically plan for future talent needs.

People Manager Assessment Center with 0.54 Predictive Validity
The 3-hour “day-in-the-life” assessment places people managers in a relevant simulation of their future role to measure their readiness using live role-players for a realistic simulation experience. Customized capabilities are benchmarked against a global pool of people managers in similar roles to provide additional data points for comparison.

The People Manager Assessment is for frontline people managers who lead teams of individual contributors and middle managers/directors who manage other managers. For executive leaders, please visit leadership simulation assessments for high stakes roles.

Expected Results
On average, managers and directors who follow the assessment-driven development plans:

  • improve skills by 11% in twelve months
  • are 6 times more likely to be retained
  • are 6 times more likely to be seen as a high-performer
  • report a 14% increase in engagement

Having assessed over 10,000 people managers in over 40 countries around the world, the manager simulation assessment is available in Bahasa, Dutch, English, French, Korean, Slovak, Spanish, and Turkish. 

If you would like to use a proven People Manager Assessment Center to better identify, promote, and develop new managers, mid-level managers, and directors, please contact us.

Related Information

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We work closely with LSA to customize leadership and management development programs to meet our growing business needs.

I would highly recommend LSA to any company wanting to deliver high quality and practical learning solutions for their leaders and managers.

Terri Wright-Scheer
Vice President Human Resources

We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a management development solution to help drive performance. They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing a leadership approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class solution with the support systems necessary to make a real difference.

I recommend LSA Global to anyone looking for real results.

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VP Human Resources

Here’s a token of my appreciation for ALL your efforts. I’m offering my most sincere thanks, and it extends to all the folks who made our customized management development programs such a great success.

Susan Anderson
Workforce Planning Bureau

We have worked with LSA Global for our learning and development needs and have always had great success.

They helped us recently with targeted and customized Management Training Workshops to fit our unique situation, and they were fantastic.

I highly recommend LSA to anyone that is attempting to help take their leadership and management talent to the next level.

Mary Johnston
HR Manager, BU Radiology Informatics

Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable partner. The recent management programs that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management teams was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to fit our unique business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.

Gina Fulton
Vice President of Human Resources

I appreciate that each management development program is preceded by a thorough training needs assessment of the participants that informs a design to fit the specific parameters and needs of the group.

The highly interactive delivery is provided by recognized experts in their fields. On the spot coaching is provided during the program and each participant receives individual follow-up after the course.

Courses can be delivered in-person or virtually.

Given the nature of Cisco’s business and the way we operate, these remote workshops are a must for anyone who joins our company. Their work is eye opening. Great content and fantastic delivery.

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What a personal and professional pleasure it has been to partner with LSA. They are truly a strategic partner.

LSA has delivered top notch management development programs and worked with key teams to build the targeted skills they need.

LSA understands our business, our strategic initiatives, and the needs of our customers.  They have been a real blessing for our L&D team.

Jeff Rangel
Director of HR

I had been working with LSA for many years across a few different companies.

Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much new manager training. LSA designed and delivered exactly what we needed at this stage in our life cycle.

Our managers are excited, talking in the halls about the great experience, and applying what they learned.

LSA makes things easy and practical for us.  Thank you!

Phyllis Moracco
HR Director

We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people in the areas of performance coaching, diversity, and inclusion. They were very flexible in meeting our specific needs.

LSA exceeded my expectations from a speed, quality, and value standpoint. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking for a true business partner.

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Director, Human Resources

We consider LSA our true business partner.

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I recommend them to anyone looking for a practical approach to drive true business and people results.

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Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

Our company engaged LSA to do a specialized business presentation skills and a “train the trainer” program.

They outdid our exceptionally high standards.

The upfront work to interview key members and customize everything to our unique situation made all the difference. Thanks to everyone!

Frank Abbott
Chief Financial Officer

Avon’s success is dependent on strong relationships among our Customers, Representatives, Associates, and outside resources we hire to help us meet our business objectives.

We were very pleased with the results from working with LSA Global to design and facilitate a custom management training program for our events management team focused on decision making and delegation.

LSA demonstrated responsiveness, flexibility, and a highly innovative approach to working with us.

Deanna Rudnitsky
Senior Manager, HR Destiny Sales Region

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development training and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer.

What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help assess and develop high performing leaders.

Tracy Esposito

zynga LSA Global gaming client

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The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable about working virtually across cultures. The passion, practices, and tools made the session interesting, fun, and highly valuable.

I highly recommend LSA Global to any company that has global partners or offices.

Glenn McGillivray
Human Resources Business Partner


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Since the performance management training, I have been much more focused on identifying and discussing how our actions in Engineering create value to IGT’s success.

The feedback has been very positive, the group appears to be more accountable for their actions, and victim loop reactions are less frequent.  Thank you!

Stewart Thoeni
Mechanical, HW Engineering Director

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