Knowledgebase: Assessment Centers
What is an assessment center?
Posted by Cynthia W on 31 January 2007 10:56 AM
An assessment center is a tool (not a place) that uses a number of different methods of assessment in one session to enable a rounded and accurate assessment of an individual for selection.  Development Centers are similar to Assessment Centers, but their focus is on developing an individual who has already been selected for a job position.

  •     It provides detailed information on how a person performs in a variety of different situations
  •     It is primarily used in selection
  •     The ultimate aim is to appoint or promote to a particular job or career path
  •     It is used to assess job suitability