Psychometric and Ability Testing

Getting a truer picture of your people

Utilising the world-leading Hogan assessment suites, our skilled in-house resources are fully equipped to provide psychometric testing, analysis and reports.

These detailed assessments provide valuable insights into prospective candidate’s motivations, values and personality.  They examine how well an individual will work and lead as well as revealing traits which could emerge in times of stress and which might, if left unaddressed, derail an individual’s chances of success.

We can also provide guidance and access to other effective psychometric and ability testing tools and industry-leading assessment centres.

While recruiting our new Finance Director we decided to take advantage of FWB’s in-house psychometric analysis (Hogan assessments) to provide some deeper insight into our final stage candidates.

The output was enlightening and the service was quick and efficiently delivered. Rebecca provided us with incisive interpretation and the opportunity to discuss the output with her directly was really helpful.

David Robertson

Chair, Smith Anderson

Our global reach

FWB has recruited candidates in over 50 countries across the world, providing a truly global service. Some of our key placements are highlighted below.


Director of Operations


Given our comprehensive experience and track record within both the drinks and wider consumer good markets, Beam Suntory engaged FWB to identify a new Director of Operations to run its fully integrated distilling, bottling and distribution operation in Ireland. This newly created role was to assume responsibility for the development of all Irish whiskey production and the growth of the business unit for the Group. The search attracted a wide range of candidates in the UK, Irish and North American markets, with the successful candidate relocating to take up the post.

Head of India Operations


Having worked with Sky to recruit a number of key appointments throughout the UK within Customer, Sales, Digital and Operations, FWB were approached to carry out a global search for the appointment of the Head of Operations in India. The search included local, international relocation and remote based candidates with outsourced customer operations experience and a successful and diverse hire was made who has since been promoted into a new role within Sky.

Chief Scientific Officer


With a strong track record in both Life Sciences as well as the Not for Profit Sector FWB was appointed to conduct a global search across Galvmeds key locations in Kenya, India and Scotland to recruit their next Chief Scientific Officer. A truly international search, including many of the top life sciences and animal health and vaccinology organisations, resulted in a diverse shortlist of candidates from 7 different countries and a successful appointment in Kenya being made.


Texas, USA

Working closely with energy technology private equity firm, Energy Ventures, FWB were tasked with appointing a CEO to lead their portfolio company, Morphpackers, through a significant phase of growth and subsequent exit. Operating in a niche technical area, this search was a highly specialised, targeted process whereby the focus was on identifying and attracting a small pool of relevant candidates from the competitor landscape across the US. Our search resulted in a successful appointment being made in Houston, Texas.