Assessment and development centres can be a crucial tool not just in recruiting staff but also in developing their potential. Recruitment of quality staff is one of the main issues for businesses, alongside retention and much relies on the ability of your organisation to be able to objectively assess staff against a number of key criteria.
An assessment centre is predominately used in recruitment and these can take a number of forms, depending whether you are recruiting from outside the business or internally (or even a mix of both). Typically these are most often used when recruiting for customer facing roles, in either sales, or customer service. They are less likely to be used for identifying new managers as a development centre may be a more effective vehicle for this.
Development centres are more often used when you are looking to identify potential managers in your organisation, or recruit people into more senior roles. Although there are some similarities with assessment centres, because you are dealing with existing staff there is almost always an element of personal development and this is the key difference between a development centre and an assessment centre.
An Assessment centres can be a crucial tool in recruiting staff as recruitment of quality staff is still one of the main issues for organisations. An assessment consists of a number of individual and group exercises based on key observable criteria. There are some real pros and cons of assessment centres and they should be considered before embarking down this route. On the positive side they do allow you to save time by seeing your key candidates on one day and in many cases you can filter people throughout the day and be in a very good position to quickly recruit someone by carrying out an assessment centre. There is usually less need to have as many observers as you would on a development centre as the key focus is to assess and filter staff for recruitment purposes. On the downside you may not be able to get your key candidates to turn up because of prior commitments and quite often some people will not shine in an unfamiliar environment.
Our expertise is in creating assessment centres that are robust, able to identify the key areas to observe and give you the best chance to recruit staff effectively.this can take the form of organising independent observers, and providing comprehensive feedback on candidates. We work throughout the UK and internationally and our team of trainers are able to talk through your exact requirements and the elements required to develop your organisation into a highly effective recruiter. For more details on assessment centres, the pros and cons and how we can potentially help your organisation please contact us.
If you are looking to identify potential manages, or key staff of the future, a development centre may be an effective option. Not only will staff feel they are getting personal development, in the form of leadership or role specific training, you will also be able to assess them against key criteria, that you have identified to be vital in the senior members of your organisation.
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Our expertise is in creating development centres that are robust, able to identify the key areas to observe and give you the best chance to identify your high performers of the future. Quite often this will take the form of organising independent observers, taking detailed feedback and writing comprehensive reports. We work throughout the UK and internationally and our team of trainers are able to talk through your exact requirements. For more details on development centres, the potential uses and how we can possibly help your organisation please.
We have been developing and designing Training courses for organisations for over 20 years that really make a difference to the way people work in teams. Our experienced trainers are more than happy to discuss the ways in which our training courses can help you develop your teams and enhance the leadership qualities of team leaders and managers.
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