Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. (G/A&A), the leading higher education executive search firm, and The Devine Group, Inc., an innovative behavioral assessment and development organization, have formed a strategic alliance to infuse the science of predictive talent analytics in executive search and leadership development.
The strategic alliance leverages Greenwood/Asher's decades of success in higher education with results-oriented, predictive leadership assessments from The Devine Group. Since 1970, The Devine Group has assessed over 1,000,000 individuals and has helped over 5,000 clients world-wide strengthen their organizations through talent management assessment solutions that support objective, data-driven decisions in selection, onboarding, coaching, development and team building processes.
The Devine approach is highly advanced in the field of psychometric assessments in that it begins with the development and refinement of the required and preferred competencies for each position. G/A&A has collaborated on the development of competency models specifically for higher education leadership positions including presidents, provosts and deans. G/A&A has led over 2000 successful searches and with a 97% average repeat client rate. This emphasis builds on the existing assessments for managers and leaders offered by The Devine Group.
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with higher education's leading executive search firm, Greenwood/Asher &Associates, Inc. Combining their many years of experience and impeccable reputation with The Devine Group's powerful suite of talent analytics will provide a tremendous positive impact to colleges and universities," said David Devine, CEO of The Devine Group.
"The Devine Inventory assessment adds another dimension to our portfolio of leadership solutions by elevating leaders and organizations," said Jan Greenwood, CEO of Greenwood/Asher& Associates, Inc. "It assesses candidate's competencies against specific position requirements. The instrument also assesses their match to the organizational culture of the client, which provides a deeper evaluation of their suitability for the new employment position."
This strategic alliance is timely as higher education comes under unprecedented pressure to attract and retain talent who can lead the transformation necessary to reduce cost, increase the relevancy of educational programs, integrate technologies in every process and leverage the diverse skills of all faculty, staff and students to compete world-wide. By integrating the entire suite of assessments tools from The Devine Group, Greenwood/Asher will incorporate advanced technology into their selection and development process which will give colleges and universities a significant edge in aligning long term strategy with culture, developing successful leaders for the future, and mitigating the risks associated with bringing in and developing new talent.