Assessment Centres are fair, transparent and objective processes that enable organisations to tap into potential strengths as well as skills gaps of current or future workforce. The process develops over four steps: The first step consists of identifying skills or behaviours that need to be assessed according to the specific requirements of the role and the organisation. Step two consists of developing the necessary exercises to assess the skills in a group setting. The third step consists of exercises where small groups of six to eight people work together under the observation and facilitation of at least two assessors. The fourth and final step consists of the report which gathers the assessment scores and draws recommendations for each person assessed. Feedback is then given to each person.
Assessment centres can improve the predictability of selection processes when well designed with a clear job description and person specification in mind. They are valuable when there are many good candidates and the consequence of inappropriate positioning and promoting is expensive or carries business risk. PsyPotential offers highly professional assessment centres and guarantees qualified and experienced assessors as well as the CIPD recommended candidate/assessor ratio that ensures fair and thorough evaluation.