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June 7, 2012

HR consulting firm The Talent Company Launches New Suite of Assessment Tools

Markham, Ontario, Canada – June 7, 2012 – The Talent Company today launched their new suite of assessment tools as a value added service to clients of their recruitment and leadership development programs. “Many organizations are challenged when making important decisions about their people, whether during the interview process, development or succession planning. Using validated assessments can provide additional and useful data points to support decision making. As a certified executive coach, I am a firm believer in using assessment tools to support organizational growth and executive coaching.” says Rehana Doobay, CEO & Practice Leader of Leadership and Executive Coaching.

The Talent Company’s customized assessments include:

360° Feedback Survey

360° assessments have proven to be an extremely valuable source of performance data to assist in management development, succession and career planning.

The Workstyle and Performance Profile (WPP)

The WPP can be used during the new hire process and to further develop employees. It provides job fit considerations, management tips, and suggested interview questions to support the selection process.

Team Composite Report

Whether you are building a new team, growing a team or wanting to better understand team dynamics, the Workstyle Performance Profile team profiling enables people leaders to gain insight into their team’s unique characteristics and provides recommendations for team development and improvement.

“Adding a suite of robust assessments to our services offering is an exciting and strategic step forward for us”, says Joe Minaudo, Practice Leader of Strategy and Transformation with The Talent Company. “Client’s gain a great deal by using our tools as they help to lessen much of the guesswork associated with identifying talent with the best fit. Also, hiring new talent, which does not complement your organization’s culture and values, can become disruptive, and reduce employee morale. Our assessments help you retain the essence of what makes your company unique, they help you to understand these key traits and provide you with the insight and tools to sustain and grow a strong base of future leaders.”

The Talent Company is a human resources consulting firm that enables organizations to achieve superior business results through the strategic acquisition, management and elevation of talent. Solutions are customized to address the needs of clients and delivered by a uniquely experienced team of talent consultants. A full suite of services are available to address the changing needs of an organization including areas such as talent management, performance enhancement, leadership development, recruitment strategy & capabilities assessments, and executive coaching.


Simon Parkin, Practice Leader – Recruitment & Talent Management

The Talent Company Ltd.


June 1, 2012

HR Consulting firm The Talent Company launches Recruitment subsidiary Solara Search

Markham, Ontario, Canada – May 30, 2012 – The Talent Company, a human resources consulting firm, announced today that it has launched a new recruitment services subsidiary called Solara Search ( The focus of Solara Search is to provide a range of specialized à la carte services within the talent acquisition and retention space. This includes candidate search, executive onboarding, talent pipelining, market intelligence and research services as well as a comprehensive set of assessment and selection tools.

“Understandably, this is a very competitive space and one that we initially looked at with a fair level of reserve,” says Rehana Doobay, Chief Executive Officer of Solara Search’s parent, The Talent Company. “When we spoke with clients and members of our professional networks, we realized there was tremendous potential in bringing specialized recruitment services to market.  With our unique ability to understand the challenges our clients so often face, we have a very real opportunity to become leaders in this space and help resolve the issues experienced by many of the recruitment functions today”.

Solara Search differentiates itself in a number of ways; a customized and targeted candidate sourcing service called Talent Pipelining, robust Competitive Intelligence and Research, Executive Onboarding and a suite of candidate Assessment tools that help to ensure new hires complement the culture and values of an organization.

“Solara Search is a great example of what speaks to the uniqueness of our position in the market,” says Simon Parkin, Practice Leader, Recruitment and Talent Management with Talent Company. “An extremely potent offering which effectively fulfills the entire talent attraction, acquisition and retention value chain. I am excited about the value that Solara Search brings to our clients and the opportunity to really transform the recruitment industry”.

Solara Search is a recruitment services firm that enables organizations to achieve real value and real results through the identification, engagement and acquisition of top talent. Clients benefit from a range of services, each uniquely designed to target and address complex talent acquisition challenges. At Solara Search, our belief is that organizations gain greater value for their recruitment spend by enlisting only the services needed, not based on a single source approach.

Solara Search – Real Value. Real Results.


Solara Search Brochure



Simon Parkin

The Talent Company Ltd.


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