Assessment Centres

social-media-2457842_1920Assessment Centres (and Development Centres) comprise a series of techniques designed to facilitate decision making on a group of individuals. They are generally recognised as being one of the best predictors of job performance.

Typically lasting a full day, they consist of a number of different work-related tasks, such as ‘In-Tray’ and ‘Leaderless Group Discussion’ exercises, Interviews and Presentations, as well as Psychometric Tests and Questionnaires. They are extremely demanding for  candidates, and generate a wealth of information. The event operates on a strict time schedule, and is overseen by a number of trained observers. We work with you and your team to plan, prepare and deliver assessment centres.

An example programme is shown below…

Business Development Manager

  • 08.00 – 08.45 – Venue Preparation
  • 08.45 – 09.00 – Candidate Arrival, Coffee, Introductions.
  • 09.00 – 09.30 – Icebreaker Exercise
  • 09.30 – 10.30 – Critical Reasoning Test Battery
  • 10.30 – 10.45 – Coffee
  • 10.45 – 11.50 – Group Discussion Exercise #1 (Observed)
  • 11.50 – 12.30 – Personality Questionnaire
  • 12.30 – 13.00 – Lunch / Informal Discussions
  • 13.00 – 15.00 – In-Tray Exercise
  • 15.00 – 15.15 – Coffee
  • 15.15 – 16.30 – Group Discussion Exercise #2 (Observed)
  • 16.30 – 17.00 – Closing Comments, Candidates Depart
  • 17.00 onwards – Observer round-up meeting

Please get in touch if you are interested in putting together this type of event.

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