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Assessment Centre

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Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines.

Sanofi Pasteur MSD asked Impact Italia to work with them to:

  • Develop a competency model/framework that corresponded to current business needs
  • Design and deliver an assessment centre for the key sales force of the company

Sanofi Pasteur MSD required the assessment centre to map competency levels of the sales force – a team of 10 Area Managers and 60 Vaccine Specialists, to inform development processes and succession planning.

Impact consultants conducted a series of individual interviews with key stakeholders. Impact then designed two assessment centres – working on a ratio of one assessor to three participants.

The Vaccine Specialists attended a 1.5-day assessment centre, while the Area Managers’ event took two days and was more complex in design to mirror their workplace challenges.

Over five years more than 150 people were assessed and supported in their development programmes. Impact provided the business with a database of all the results to allow them to strategically assess managerial potential.

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Nikki Cartwright
Programme participant
"The day was very, very inspiring. We were able to make a real difference to our community partner: SMart, by delivering some really tangible benefits - including sourcing and mentoring admin support, developing a business plan to attract the right calibre of trustees and helping them to source office and gallery/storage space... It was a day of truly appreciating and celebrating life.”
Kieran Simpson
Head of Public Affairs
Scottish & Newcastle
"The assignment has been so successful for both organisations that they are building upon the work already achieved for a sustainable, ongoing partnership for the future. The partnership with Turning Point is an important element of Scottish & Newcastle's approach to responsible drinking. This project provided an opportunity to practise the skills learnt in the workshops and has enabled our graduates to learn the realities and practicalities of working as a team."
“Because of our great results, we were awarded Country of the Year, which was a first for Asia as an in-house commendation.”