Success Stories


Executive Search Firm

As Cambria has deep experience in developing executive-level competency models and is one of the originators of competency-based interviewing, this executive search firm selected us as its partner to help it adopt a competency-based approach to defining position requirements and assessing candidates. Cambria interviewed the firm’s most successful managing directors and senior leaders to develop a set of characteristics of successful candidates that could be used as a general framework for setting criteria and assessing candidates for any executive-level search the firm might be hired to fulfill. This was accompanied by a comprehensive competency-based interview training program, that we delivered in the US, the UK, Europe, and Asia to all of the firm’s consultants.

Cambria’s work has given the firm the competitive advantage it desired, and it has provided recruiters with a shared language to use in comparing candidates against position requirements — no matter where the candidates or the positions are located.

Consulting, Technology, and Outsourcing Firm

This global firm was grappling with its inability to hire experienced executives who could both fit into its unique culture and outperform their peers. Cambria conducted a competency study comparing a group of external-hire senior executives (SEs) who had achieved early success with a control group of external-hire SEs who were currently in the firm but whose performance was below expectations. The competency profile that resulted revealed a set of experiences, behaviors, and personal