Our Services

Eeny Meeny
Miny Moe

If you want to improve the success of your selection process, you’ll want to explore the power of Elenchus performance predictors. This means you will only interview those candidates that have the potential to be your top performers.

Key People Diagnostic

The greatest challenge in running a business is not only making sure you have the right people, but also that they’re in the right seats. Our proprietary Matrix Report graphically illustrates a person’s job and company fit. This is a very powerful tool in turnaround situations. 

Strengths Academy

A person’s greatest room for growth is in their strengths. We need to major on what makes people unique. Our one to one simulator sessions show employees and managers why they need to concentrate on the unique natural abilities people posses. 


You may be in your mid 40s and questioning what life has in store. Or, you may be applying to go to university and want to ensure you’re going down the right path. Whatever your situation, we will guide you so that you have confidence you made the right choice.

Monkeys & Rhinos

Awareness workshops which will introduce you to the world of profiling that is easily digestible and simple to put into practice. Suitable for managers and supervisors, its applications include team building, job role specification and succession planning.




Changing people’s lives and giving them a sense of fulfilment is at the core of what we do. This happens when there is alignment between a person’s strengths and the role they perform. A nice ‘side effect’ of this is that it also makes the organisations employing such people a lot more profitable.

Our story

Elenchus was founded in 1992 by Alan Glover, who continues to be its Managing Director to this day. As a turnaround manager, he was in charge of ‘fixing’ underperforming teams. The key to his success was reading people and understanding what made them tick; then marrying this up with what was required of them by the employer. Psychometrics was still in its infancy, but provided greater insight into what people were good at. He subsequently set about designing a different set of assessments. These were based on the pattern recognition training he received as a logic designer. 

Our Approach

What sets Elenchus apart from its competitors is our ability to decode the role and understand what is required for a person to be fully effective. Utilising our proprietary set of questionnaires, pattern recognition and templates generated from top performers, we are able to predict the potential in applicants. We use the same techniques to determine personal development plans for existing employees, earmarked for bigger challenges and we don’t stop there. Our workshops are run to help companies align their culture with their aspirations and the market needs. 

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

“Elenchus allows us to hire true talent as opposed to the people who just present well at interview. Their profiling tools have ensured we keep the bad apples out and better understand and retain the incredible staff we have. Elenchus are generous with their support and have proven an invaluable partner as we grow, level-up and diversify our business”.
Sarah McKenna
Managing Director & NED
"I was recommended by another MD to contact Elenchus, when we were looking at our growth plans and recruitment process. The input we have received has been invaluable. In fact I have said to Alan ”I feel like the scales have been removed from my eyes.” The real power in this process is making sure we have our people in the right posts, concentrating on what they are good at and helping the business operate as smoothly as possible."
Jayne Norris
Managing Director
“I met Alan around 8 years ago and have continuously recommended his Elenchus profiling products for recruiting the right people and understanding behavioural preferences in teams and stress situations ever since. His understanding of the human condition and personality preferences is second to none. The development of his assessment tools comes from a lifetime of analysis and the experience of assessing tens of thousands of people and finding out what makes them tick. He is innately curious and has an eery ability to pinpoint underlying issues in teams and individuals with laser sharp accuracy. Whether you are recruiting new staff, re-structuring your business or looking to grow high performance teams, speaking to Alan first, it will save you a lot of time and wasted capital investment. His Elenchus approach will not only ensure that you pick the right people with the right skills and behaviours, but it will also help you to ensure that their values and attitudes are aligned too. Alan’s experience is genuinely worth its weight in gold.”
Lily Newman
Behavioural Strategist
Morgan James Consulting

Have a Question?

Here are answers to some of the questions we get asked a lot

In short – very! 

We undertake a 4 dimensional assessment of an individual, enabling us to thoroughly analyse their strengths, weknesses and suitability for any given role as well as their fit within the organisational culture. By combining these 4 dimensions we are in the unique  position of being able to uncover what really drives an individual (what they can do for hours on end without getting bored).

No matter which of our services you require, they are all underpinned by our proprietary set of 3 Elenchus questionnaires. Covering a variety of aspects ranging from biometric data through to personality traits, we are able to accurately and objectively assess a person’s suitability to a role. We include both ipsative and normative assessments which improves the reliability of our assessments.

In an interview situation where candidates want to create the right impression, there may be a temptation to provide the answer a candidate thinks he or she should give. Our assessments ask the same question in many different ways in order to get around this problem. They also provide an objective measure of a person’s characteristics. As a result, cognitive biases that often have a powerful influence on the impressions people form of others, are eliminated.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) has established qualifications in test use, to ensure professionals using tests are appropriately trained. Our continuous membership of the BPS (for the last twenty years) means we have reached and maintained our standards of competence using psychological tests.

The term Psychometrics is derived from the Greek words “psychic” (soul) and metron (measure). As early as 400 BC, Hippocrates attempted to define and measure four basic temperament or personality types; sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic and choleric. Psychologists have devised many different personality theories in an attempt to try and explain the behaviour of people. This has led to a huge range of Psychometric Tests, which purport to measure specific characteristics, some more successfully than others.

Yes, we provide a 2 hour generic introductory module. We also offer a more advanced module which is tailored to the specific needs of the client.

There is no such thing as a bad profile where we are concerned, just a bad fit. Most of the issues in the workplace emanate from a situation where the person is unsuited for the role in question. 

Contact Us


01925 850696




Elenchus House, 15 Battery Lane, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 4QF
Company Number : 08465884
VAT Number: 158 9472 59