Assessment

 

What is an Assessment and why is it so popular? How can you practise an Assessment, what does it cost? How can you use it in your organisation?

The original term Assessment means ‘Evaluation’. Yet when we use the term Assessment in the Netherlands, we refer to the assessment or evaluation of personal skills and competences. Usually in relation to personnel selection.
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Why do an Assessment

Assessment is a popular tool in the Netherlands compared to other countries. Why? Mostly to prevent ‘mis-hires’. But there are more reasons to its popularity.

Online Assessment

Assessment tests are increasingly done online. A web application provides a candidate with an access code to various tests. The candidate completes the tests in the online environment.

How much does an Assessment cost?

This question is as hard to answer as “How much does a car cost?” It depends on the car! First of all you should determine whether you would like to purchase the assessments or prefer to start an assessment centre. Then it is important how an assessment is organised and who will perform the assessment. The underlying factors are laid out here.

How can I practise an Assessment?

When you practise an Assessment you focus on the intelligence tests. The chances of getting the exact same test in a real assessment are slim. Therefore you should focus on how to handle a test.

Assessment Tests

Which tests are used in an assessment? The phrasing of an assessment may differ but the cont usually consists of a combination of these assessment tests: Personality, Intelligence tests and role-plays.

Rights of candidates who do an Assessment

Candidates do not only have obligations, they also have rights. There are two relevant codes to determine a candidate’s rights in an assessment: the NIP professional code of conduct and the NVP job application code.

Assessment, do it yourself or outsource it?

This ‘Make or buy decision’ is a fairly simple one. Check the amount of assessments your company has done each trimester in the last three years. When you do over 30 Assessments per trimester, you might consider doing the Assessments yourself.

Scientific Background Assessment

The meta research done by Schmidt and Hunter (1998) has laid the scientific base for the assessment centre. What stands out in their research is the added value of Intelligence tests (gma), professional expertise, the structured interview and the integrity tests to the selection process.

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