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Assessment Centres


We currently run assessment centres as part of our recruitment process but there is a wide variation in the skills of the observers and I would like to source some training for our observers to attempt to consolidate this approach and demonstrate a consistent marking procedure accross our recruitment team. Does anybody know of/or can recommend a training provider focusing on assessment centres or behavioural observation?


Nik Kellingley

8 Responses

  1. Assessment Centre Training Provider
    We used ASE some years ago and they proved very useful.

    Chiswick Centre
    414 Chiswick High Road
    W4 5TF
    0208 996 3337

  2. Behavioural Observation Training
    Nik – a while ago we retrained managers who had been acting as observers on development centres for some time. While they started believing that they had little to learn – they ended up saying that it was the best training they had ever had. And the results have shown through in their observations. We worked in partnership with a small consultancy. If you’d like to discuss this further, do feel free to contact me.

    Regards – Janet George

    The best way we have found it is to do the following:-

    1) Ensure the competencies have adequate behavioural definitions.

    2) We then use actors trained in business to provide short cameos on each dimension and get the assessors to evaluate and discuss.

    3) When the behavioural assessments are sufficiently convergent we do a dummy run of the AC/DC and again evaluate the ratings.

    Please contact me if you need details

    Bernie Stewart
    Integrated Performance Development
    [email protected]

  4. Assessemnt Centre Training
    Try John Sponton at Informed Assessement. they concentrate specifically on Assessment Centres and Training 07973 692956

  5. Thank You
    Just to say thank you to everyone who responded to this, your answers have been extremely helpful.

  6. I have over 20yrs exp. train. assess. centre assessors
    I design assessment criteria
    and workshops,train assessors, administer workshops, evalulate results,
    provide confidential feedback
    to man. and participaats.
    expertise in use of
    psychometrics personality (
    16pf & Myers Briggs ),
    repertary grids and job

  7. Using Assessment Centres
    I am recruiting staff to work overseas and would like to use some form of recruitment testing or assessment centre to validate the skills and abilities of the candidates. The staff will be managers, accountant/book-keepers/administrators and technical support staff. If anyone has used any tests or assessments which may be of use I would be grateful if you could provide me with details.
    Janis Cording ([email protected])


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