The Kaplan difference begins with diagnostics and assessments
The only real way to effect change of any kind is to first understand what needs to change. Our diagnostics and self-awareness assessments do just that. So together with you, we can create learning programs that are specifically designed to address the gaps and identify hidden talent.
Our range of diagnostics and assessments provides you with quantitative and qualitative data to assess needs, direct learning, and measure results.
Beyond a test, it’s a developmental experience
Identify priorities to optimize learning investments
Whether you want to identify risk, appraise capabilities, or evaluate a program, the Kaplan Diagnostics range will address your business needs.
Our tailored confidence-based diagnostics and self-awareness assessments include:
- Business Acumen
- Financial Literacy
- Financial Business Partnering
- Problem-Solving and Decision Making
- Leadership Culture
- 180° and 360° Surveys
- Employee Engagement
- Culture and Conduct
Measuring competence and confidence
Kaplan’s two-dimensional diagnostic provides richer technical and behavioral data. First, the tailored online tool accurately assesses competency in strategic areas. Then, individuals report their level of confidence in each of their responses.
This in-depth analysis allows for customized and targeted training designed to close the learning gap.
Data-driven organizational planning
Relevant data directs—and justifies—investments in learning. Organizational heatmaps and individual reports give you the data you need to target your learning investment to where it counts, aligning your people development with your commercial strategy.
- The C-suite level dashboard illustrates summary data and delivers results in real time
- Extensive reports provide heatmaps showing both best and riskiest practices
- Organization-wide goals, benchmarks, and best practices are identified
- Learning journeys addressing a central, targeted issue are shaped
- Time and financial investment and priorities become clear
‘Kaplan Commercial Acumen’
How Much Does Financial Illiteracy Cost? Someone recently reminded me of an old business story, the one about Lee Iacocca asking potential recruits what Chrysler and… Read more
Financial Awareness in New Hires How 'business-ready' are your new hires? If the personal finances of my sons are anything to go by, I'd certainly… Read more
A United Front: How Learning Teams and Managers Can Work Together to Win the War for Talent Employee turnover rates are up and predicted to continue rising significantly worldwide. Globally, average employee turnover rates are predicted to… Read more
Driving Best Finance Practice Ahead of Change Challenge Having robust and consistent financial practices throughout a business is important at any time, but when you’re preparing… Read more
Targeting Commercial Acumen development Challenge A leading finance organization wanted their employees to make commercially astute decisions, beyond the simple financial management skills. Kaplan’… Read more
Tailored Development for Audit Teams Challenge Restructuring can be beneficial for an organization. However, the transition period can prove challenging and highlight areas that require… Read more
Making a Finance Academy Shine Challenge Our client, a pharmaceutical giant, launched a Finance Academy to support the structured development of finance within the organization.… Read more
Leading Change in Financial Reporting Throughout the Accounting Function Challenge Following instructions from its Japanese parent company, this global food manufacturer was required to change its financial reporting procedures.… Read more
Identifying and Filling Capability Gaps Challenge The Finance Officers at this very large client were responsible for extremely substantial budgets. In a time of economic… Read more
Financial Know-How Boosts Competence and Confidence Challenge Being a large professional services firm, our client has a number of consultants for whom financial understanding is key.… Read more
Driving Change and Strategic Alignment Challenge Working in a market that has been recently deregulated, this major commodity producer suddenly found itself operating in a… Read more