Assessment Center (AC)
The assessment center method involves multiple evaluation techniques, including various types of job-related simulations, and sometimes interviews and psychological tests. Common job simulations used in assessment centers are:
- In-basket exercises
- Group discussions
- Simulations of interviews with subordinates or clients
- Fact-finding exercises
- Analysis/decision-making problems
- Oral presentation exercises
- Written communication exercises
Simulations are designed to bring out behavior relevant to the most important aspects of the position or level for which the assessees are being considered. Known as dimensions (or competencies) these aspects of the job are identified prior to the assessment center by analyzing the target position. A job analysis procedure identifies the behaviors, motivations, and types of knowledge that are critical for success in the target position. During assessment, the job simulations bring out assessees’ behavior or knowledge in the target dimensions.
Development Center (DC)
A combination of assessments methods aimed on identifying potential of attendants is a Development Center. Process of examination of attendants with emphasis on their further development allos your company to focus on employee's future progress.