When it comes to sourcing the best talent for an organisation, it’s important to find a balance between quality and efficiency. Of course, you need to have an approach that isn’t too costly, time consuming, or difficult to implement. But, at the same time, you need to be able to find the very best candidate for the role, and this isn’t something that should be taken lightly.

Despite the push for leaner assessment methodologies that are quicker and cheaper, Assessment Centres continue to be the best and most effective way of identifying the right people for roles and businesses. Some of the benefits of this approach are that, using a number of assessors can reduce the risk of biases in the hiring process, and the multiple exercise format allows candidates to have more than one opportunity to demonstrate their skills. On top of this, Assessment Centres can really enhance your employer brand, for example by incorporating company values. And, as technology evolves, techniques are becoming even more advanced and can be tailored to specific requirements, meaning that you’re much more likely to find the perfect person. 

However, Assessment Centres are only advantageous if used in the right way, and spending time in the design stage is fundamental. There’s a lot to think about, for instance in terms of selecting the right materials, training assessors, and providing the candidates with a positive experience. And at a&dc, we recognise that it can really help to learn from others, particularly when it comes to new developments in this ever-changing environment.

As such, at a&dc, we are hosting the first UK conference of its kind to provide a forum for individuals to share their experiences in this area, further raise the profile of Assessment Centres in the UK, and promote best practice. The conference will be held on 4th and 5th November, and we’ll be exploring topics such as the use of technology in Assessment Centres, global trends in their use, and will be hearing from keynote speakers who are experts in this field. If this is something that you’d be interested in, why not get in touch with us? Tel: +44 (0)1483 752900 Email: [email protected]  

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