An assessment provides an objective picture of abilities and personal characteristics (the competencies) and the ambitions of the applicant or employee. This gives both the client and the candidate, certainty about the fit between the person and the job, but also about the person and the organization.
An assessment center consists of a series of practical exercises, specifically chosen, to be certain whether certain skills and competencies are present to someone. Based on predetermined competencies, the assessment center provides a clear insight into the strengths and development needs of the candidate and evaluates the potential for a certain function.
- Personality test(s) and reasoning test(s°
- Competency-based interviews or in-depth interview with the consultant
- One or more simulation exercises
Given a single assessment competencies and skills will evaluate irrespective of technical expertise, is increasingly working within a fictional simulated test environment. In this way, the candidate can only rely on his "talents" and not on his knowledge of the sector or of the actual job content.
Depending on the skills which have to be tested, a skills assessment center works in different ways with a mix of tests and exercises. The more and more complex the skills for a particular job, the longer also the assessment center will last.
Despite our efficient approach an assessment can vary in several hours to a whole day or several days.