What are the assessment solutions?
Our assessment solutions include a range of powerful tools that measure knowledge, skills, attitude and beliefs. Interpreted and analyzed by our certified consultants, assessment solutions help you make informed decisions on recruitment and development, identify and recognise the potential of people, improve productivity and manage performance.
In 2003 we introduced a number of innovative assessment tools in order to help our clients address some of the serious challenges they faced - risky recruitment, questionable ROI on development programs, poor staff retention, lack of clear performance monitoring and management. The results were excellent, and the assessment solutions have been an integral part of our success ever since.
Why and when should the assessment solutions be used?
Often training services providers push generic classroom training as the ultimate solution to your organisation's development needs. They may assess course participants before the training and call it "training needs analysis", which is supposed to convince you that your employees need training. Following the training they run another test, offering you some sort of a "performance benchmark", tailored to demonstrate how great their training was. But when this type of training fails to deliver the results you've been looking for, you may realise that something went wrong.
What these training providers fail to do is build a deep understanding of both organisational and individual challenges, evaluate the learning potential of each participant and capitalise on the opportunities that individual development plans create.
By employing a wide range of assessment tools and methods - from industry-standard psychometric tests, to competency-oriented interviews and 360-degree feedback, we can provide a truly balanced picture of your organization's training needs and goals. Our assessment solutions also identify individual traits and analyse skill gaps, which we map to training opportunities and specific objectives.
How does it work?
Assessments can be delivered in many formats - on paper, via mobile devices or through a computer. Some tests are best delivered in controlled environments, called assessment centers.
We have a purpose-built assessment center, where we deliver industry standard computer-based tests. It's great to have one, because it's easy to use it as part of a program to continuously monitor staff performance, for example. We've got the expertise and the technology to make that happen. Many of our clients enjoy the opportunities that a dedicated in-house assessment center brings - from integrating assessment solutions into the organisation's performance management system, to measuring the climate within a team or throughout the organisation.
However, simply deploying off-the-shelf tests won't help address more fundamental issues - benchmarking across an industry, organisational analysis, HR processes validation, creating development plans for the organisation. That's why we provide customised assessment solutions and consultancy services designed to meet these requirements. From sharing know-how on latest assessment techniques and methods, to building entirely new tools - we've got it covered.