Insight into competencies.
WHAT IS ASSESSMENT CENTER?
Assessment centers are generally recommended in situations when the employer needs to make sure that the right person is chosen for a certain job, i.e. when poor performance of this job presents a significant risk to the company.
An assessment center (AC) is the most reliable method for selecting employees with the highest potential for performing a given job. This method combines various situations and tasks that correspond with the competencies necessary to succeed in a specific position. An Assessment center is usually designed as a one-day program. The tasks can include a presentation on a given topic, role playing, group tasks or case studies. Psychometric testing is also an important part of the selection process.
In order to design the AC tasks well, a detailed analysis of the present and future requirements for performing the given job successfully must be carried out. Having multiple assessors, who bring various methods, observe the candidates, and compare their observations and evaluations after the AC, ensures the objectivity of the final decision.
HOW DOES Assessment Center WORK?
- Individual AC to assess leadership potential of the candidates for managerial role or executive functions
- Group AC to assess specific competencies for expert roles
- Assessing the potential of both external and internal candidates
- Choosing Talent Program participants
HOW WILL YOUR COMPANY AND CADIDATES BENEFIT FROM ASSESSMENT CENTER?
BENEFITS FOR THE EMPLOYER
- ACs provide highly relevant information about the strengths and weaknesses of candidates that would not be detected with other methods.
- ACs measure the competencies necessary for success in the given position within the organization.
- ACs provide comparisons of the candidates.
- ACs are a fair and legally justifiable method of selecting employees.
- ACs improve the competency and professional approach of internal assessors.
BENEFITS FOR THE CANDIDATES
- The design and atmosphere of the ACs reflect the culture of the employer’s organization and thus the candidates get an idea of what it would be like to work for the given organization
- ACs are an interesting developmental experience for participants
- ACs are perceived as having fair selection methods
- ACs simulate life-like situations which are exciting for the participants
BENEFITS OF OUR ASSESSMENT CENTRES
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