Case Study – Land Securities

Property: Land Securities

Land Securities is the largest commercial property company in the UK and a member of the FTSE 100. They own and manage more than 26 million sq. ft. of property in the UK including offices, shops, housing and retail such as Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.


The Challenge

Due to our long-standing relationship with Land Securities there was a wealth of assessment data available about those in leadership positions. As Land Securities wanted to understand more about what this data could tell them, so they engaged with us to review and analyse the information. This provided them with talent analytics data regarding group level trends and organisational insights, and also individual summary information regarding personal learning and behaviour change.

The Solution

We supported Land Securities using our knowledge of assessment tools and our expertise in talent analytics. After initially gathering and sorting the available data, we were able to conduct both qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the available information. We provided dashboard information detailing performance for the individuals, as well as how they performed against the average of the standard group. Assessment tools were linked together to provide overall talent analytics regarding behavioural performance derived from expert behavioural observations, peer and line manager ratings, self-rated personality questionnaires and core intelligence.

We used various statistical tests to determine the extent to which the different tests used as part of the assessments differentiated performance, indicated differential sub-group performance and were the strongest predictors of performance. A qualitative analysis was also conducted of the key strengths and development areas as highlighted in a pre- and post-development intervention. This provided information about the specific detail of where improvements had occurred and where additional support was still required.

The Results

  • Better understanding of how their leaders compared against internal and external benchmarks of leadership performance.
  • Recognised which assessment tools were most predictive of workplace performance.