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ASSESSMENT CENTERS ASSESSMENT CENTERS

ASSESSMENT CENTERS

ASSESSMENT

CENTERS

 NEED :- Organization then sets its performance goals according to its strategic intent. To achieve

NEED :- Organization then sets its performance goals according to its strategic intent. To achieve these performance goals it has become imperative for organizations to have competent people. ACs help organizations identify and develop these competent people and have thus become the need of the day.

HISTORY :- It was first used by German and British army during world wars to identify the potential of their officer candidates. it was brought into the private sector only in 1956 after AT&T used it for selection of high potentials for managerial positions.

elements Essential of an an AC AC  Job analysis - To understand job challenges

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Job analysis - To understand job challenges and the competencies required for successful execution of the job.

Predefined competencies - Modeling the competencies, which will be tested during the process.

Behavioral classification - Behaviors displayed by participants must be classified into meaningful and relevant categories

Assessment techniques – Each competency is tested through atleast 2 exercises for gathering adequate evidence for the presence of particular competence.

Simulations - The exercises should simulate the job responsibilities as closely as possible to eliminate potential errors in selection.

Observations - Accurate and unbiased observation is the most critical aspect of an AC.

Recording behavior - A systematic procedure of recording must be used by the assessors for future reference

Reports Data integration

Assessment centers can be be used for used for  Selection  Career development  Potential

Assessment

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Selection Career development Potential appraisal Identification of high potential managers Succession planning Allocation of challenging assignments Management development Training need identification Identification of talented pool of global managers

Various tools Various tools used used at at ACs ACs

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Various tools Various tools used used at at ACs ACs
 ADVANTAGES  ACs map the next level challenges and simulate them in exercises. This raises

ADVANTAGES

ACs map the next level challenges and simulate them in exercises. This raises the validity of the assessment tool.

Assessment centers not only help the organization in placing the right candidate for the right job/assignment but also helps in developing the participants.

It appeals to the lay person’s logic and therefore is regarded as a fair means of assessment by the participants.

Assessment Centers can be customized for different kinds of jobs, competencies and organizational requirements.

By involving the line managers in the procedure, assessment centers naturally gain support from them in the management decisions.

DISADVANTAGES

ACs are very costly and time consuming.

ACs requires highly skilled observers as the observers may bring in their own perceptions and biases while evaluating.

Those who receive poor assessment might become demotivated and might lose confidence in their abilities.

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