Assessment Centre is well recognized as powerful means for assessing employees in competencies vital to organizational success. Assessment Centre is a reliable and objective means of assessing whether the candidate can demonstrate the requisite capabilities, and can provide an accurate profile of an individual's skills, abilities and style of working.
Assessment Centre requires competencies mapping step to be completed in all respects, else it would result in garbage-in garbage-out. No single technique, how well it may have been designed and executed, is sufficient to capture with certainty how well an employee will perform in a given role. Therefore, a multi-pronged approach to assessment that includes testing knowledge using online questionnaire, ability to apply knowledge using simulations and behavioral aspects using role plays, is highly desired for better accuracy. The observations made through various assessments are corroborated with the managers and performance appraisals.
The final outcome is the detailed Assessment Report that profiles competencies of each individual including key strengths, development areas and future potential. A separate Assessment Report is prepared at the functional level highlighting the common competency gaps, the risks involved with the gaps and possible interventions so as to help prioritize and undertake development measures.