Maintaining rigour in any scientific endeavour, while pursuing innovation, can be challenging. There is a requirement to evidence the effectiveness of an approach, which can limit opportunities to benefit from new approaches. The answer to this dilemma lies in evidence- based innovation. Research and evidence can contribute to successful innovation and new ways of working.
This is what the largest employer in the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS), elected to do. They wanted to introduce a new approach in their assessment process for the NHS Graduate Management Trainee Scheme. So, they partnered with Business Psychologists from TMP (a PeopleScout Company), who helped them ensure evidence- based rigour as they replaced first stage telephone interviews with video interviews.