in World War II to select secret agents, the assessment
technique has been used successfully in business
for decades. It is perhaps one of the most effective methods to
accurately and reliably assess an individual's skills.
An assessment center is not a place, but a method. It uses multiple
techniques, and multiple observers to evaluate an individual's skills
and abilities. The techniques can include interviews, group and
individual simulations (role plays), in-basket exercises, problem
analysis exercises, personality tests, etc.
At Behavioral Insights, we recognize the power that such a technique
can have on behavioral change. We also recognize that traditional
assessment centers can be very costly. We have developed unique
alternatives that reduce the cost to our clients without sacrificing
any of the power of the technique.