Employers rate assessment centres as worth the high cost. More than nine out of 10 employers using assessment centres believe they are a very (47%) or fairly (48%) effective means of recruiting* staff to fill vacancies, according to research by Employment Review (UK).
The survey of HR practitioners in 91 companies and public sector bodies also found that more than half (53%) believe the often considerable costs of assessment centres are justified.
Assessment centres bring job applicants together in a group so they can be subject to a range of selection methods including group exercises and role play, individual interviews and psychometric tests.
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*PsyAsia editorial note: technically speaking, assessment centres are for selecting, not recruiting staff. We have left the article unedited as we did not write it!