Understanding capability & potential

Executive Assessment

Executive leaders bear the most significant responsibility towards their employees, shareholders, investors, clients and community. They lead the way through economic change, cultural transformations, new markets and strategic shifts. Thus, executives require specialised skills which are quite often difficult to gauge in traditional interviews and call for further intensive testing. Executives must be challenged and measured for essential qualities and personality traits such as motivation, strengths and weakness, risk-taking, strategic thinking, commercial acumen and change management.

Our specialist HR Advisory practice at Cooper Fitch has developed exclusive, dynamic testing centres to assist your businesses in talent progression. Executive Assessments are a critical tool that helps companies get engaged in the talent selection process or to identify areas of strength and weakness with your existing teams and suggesting steps for improvement and development.

We design our assessment centres around you and your needs; we have the ability to feature panel interviews, bespoke competency-based interview tailored to your organisations’ key goals and values, online assessments, case studies and simulations, presentations and independent consultation.

Psychometric assessments with a focus on team leadership are also often used to identify high-potentials as part of the succession planning and “career progression into manager” positions. Quite often, these are applied to an internal pool of candidates but can also be very useful when seeking leaders. The benefits of such tools also assist in managing the integration of a new leader into an organisation.

Highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitability

Talent Management

Ensure that your employees are aligned with your organisation’s vision to drive your business to unprecedented success.

At Cooper Fitch, the customer is at the heart of everything we do, and we do our best to help you create a world-succession plan and develop a holistic work environment by providing you with premium HR Advisory services.

Looking at people as part of an integrated business strategy, we provide solutions designed to harness your talent capability.  Employee engagement & exit interview analysis with recommendations and strategy for retention best practises.

Compensation & benefits analysis

Our tailored compensation and benefits analysis is driven by live market research through close insights into the market and close collaboration with clients. Along with the Cooper Fitch Annual Salary Guide, we run bespoke market and compensation and benefits analysis based on your market competitors, enabling your business to offer employees the most competitive compensation & benefits along with the vision where your business aligns in the region.

Cooper Fitch uses several internal business tools enabling us to specifically market map, target key industries, competitors, locations, positions, years of experience and demographics to provide an accurate range of salary, bonuses, and benefits structure that are quite often used as part of annual remuneration policies or global mobility strategies for organisations looking to enter the Middle East.

Developing a consistent standard

HR Policies & Procedures

Protecting your business with policies, procedures and employment legislation. HR policy documentation provides an essential foundation to effectively manage people and performance.

Cooper Fitch HR Advisory team are qualified in policy and procedure creation and can provide independent consultation from risk management to talent enablement.

Manager Responsible

Ebony Gayle

Managing Partner

Representing the firm since 2013


HR advisory, recruitment, executive search


C-level, Human Resources into all industries


Across all industries in Private and Public Sector

About me

With over 12 years of experience, Ebony has been an integral part of the Cooper Fitch family since its inauguration. As the Head of HR Advisory and Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), she specialises in providing consultancy services on strategic HR initiatives, talent management, executing assessment centres, training delivery, market research and competitor analysis of remuneration packages. In addition, Ebony also manages key accounts and focuses on providing premium talent for senior HR and Shared / Support Services function and has proven success partnering with a variety of Government entities, regional conglomerates and multinational organisations, which have critical and confidential hiring needs particularly at Executive / C-level across the GCC.

Ebony is originally from London and has an array of credentials and qualifications. She received the highest award in management from the Chartered Management Institute for her professional valuable contributions in leadership and business impact. In addition, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of York and successfully obtained a Masters of Business Administration Degree with Distinction from the University of Leicester in 2018. 

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