Knowledgebase: Assessment Centers
Are Assessment Centres worth the cost?
Posted by Cynthia W on 22 August 2007 01:01 AM

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.

This article first appeared in Personnel Today magazine and can be read in full at:
http://www.personneltoday.com/Articles/2007/08/21/41933/employers-rate-assessment-centres-as-worth-the-high-cost.html

*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!