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Assessment Centre Design

Whether you're looking to bring new talent to the business or develop existing people, making the wrong decision can have a huge impact on business performance. Traditional interviews alone have been proven to be a poor indicator of future potential of success. By investing in the use of assessment centre techniques the risks in making these decisions can be hugely reduced.

The Challenge

Whether you're looking to bring new talent to the business or develop existing people, making the wrong decision can have a huge impact on business performance.

Traditional interviews alone have been proven to be a poor indicator of future potential of success.  By investing in the use of assessment centre techniques the risks in making these decisions can be hugely reduced. 

Workshop Overview

Many organisations successfully use  ‘Assessment Centres' where multiple candidates work through numerous exercises. These are designed to focus on the skills and abilities important for the role and are highly predictive of future performance.

Designing and Delivering Assessment Centres will provide you with the skills to significantly increase the predictability of your assessment decisions.

Workshop Benefits

  • Increases the predictive validity of your assessment processes - make the right people decisions first time
  • Understand how to develop an assessment centre and choose the most appropriate assessment tools
  • Use a simple observation technique to develop your skills as an assessor
  • Learn how to identify true potential from the candidates you assess

Workshop Outline

This 2-day workshop is highly practical putting theory into action through engaging exercises.  Participants will receive plenty of opportunity to practise their skills and receive constructive feedback from experienced assessment centre practitioners.

  • Background to Assessment Centres
  • Job analysis & competencies.
  • Designing an assessment matrix.
  • Assigning assessment tools.
  • Designing simulation exercises.
  • Assessor Skills - the ‘ORCE' model.
  • Practical sessions
  • Integrating assessment data
  • Candidate feedback
  • Managing the assessment centre

Who should attend?

With a recent survey showing that four out of five CVs contain lies, many people are finding that CV-based or traditional interviews are simply not giving them enough information for a management decision.  If you are one of these people, then this workshop is for you.

This programme is designed for anyone who is involved in the assessment of people. If you would like to understand how to develop and run your own assessment or development centres this is the course for you.  The course is also suitable for people that would like to develop their skills as an assessor at assessment or development centres.

In-house training

An in-house workshop is ideal for training teams and departments. They are the easiest way of training many delegates, making the most of your budget and reducing the need for costly delegate travel. In-house workshops typically result in a 50% saving per delegate cost, when compared to our open workshops.

Delegate places are available at £460pp + VAT.

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