It's becoming more common for organisations to use assessment centres as part of their recruitment drive. So if you've recently been invited to one, and you're not sure what to expect or how to excel, then this is the book for you. You'll be guided through how each activity is conducted and how to prepare for each part of the selection process. You'll find expert advice on how to shine in every activity - and get the career you want. Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies covers: Standing Out in Group Exercises Impressing in Oral Presentations Achieving in Analysis Exercises Performing in Planning and Scheduling Exercises Perfecting Your Approach to Psychometrics
Assessment centres are an approach to selection in which a number of different exercises or methods are used to assess an individual's suitability for a job. The job hunter typically goes through an extended selection process involving activities such as presentations, group exercises, interviews and case studies.
Globalization, innovation, market share, identifying visionary leaders and, particularly, talent management ...are just some of the issues that benefit from using assessment and development centres. Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management focuses on topics that influence the design of the assessment centre in terms of the competencies being assessed, the exercises that are used and the nature of the event, so that they can deliver what is required; often to change organizational culture and values. Practical examples and case studies are sprinkled throughout the book as international contributors explore cross-cultural implications, and consider how the design, development and use of assessment centres should be adapted to different cultures. Some of the world's leading researchers and practitioners outline their research into new applications for assessment centre methods, showing how they have used it to design and implement specific assessment and development centres. This is a book from which practitioners can see how science informs good practice, and scholars will find the 32 chapters a rich source of ideas for conducting research into emerging issues in the field.
The Succeeding at Interviews Pocketbook will boost your confidence in preparing for and attending job selection interviews (internal and external) and assessment centres. It is suitable for anyone seeking a new post, from school leavers upwards. The foundation of successful interviews is thorough preparation. The author explains what research you should carry out and how to anticipate what those advertising the post are looking for. The importance of rehearsals and visualisation is also stressed. Deep breath...now for the interview! There is advice on how to enter the room, how to answer questions, what questions to ask and how to create a positive impression. Employers are increasingly relying on assessment centres to meet their recruitment needs. Such centres use a range of tools to test applicants' suitability, including psychometric tests, role play and group exercises. Each different type of test is described and there is advice on how to prepare for and successfully undertake them.
The new edition of this best-selling book tells you how to: Give impressive answers to over 200 interview questions Deal with interview nerves and project total confidence Pass psychometric tests, competency-based questions, and assessment centres Avoid the traps that interviewers lay for unwary job seekers Turn every interview question to your advantage REVIEWS: 'Clearly written and to the point.' Sunday Times 'Yeung's book is clearly written and to the point - to be interviewed without having read it is an opportunity missed.' Sunday Times '...the type of book that one may not wish to share with others who are job seeking in competition with oneself.' S. Lewis, Coventry 'An invaluable source of information for job hunters preparing for interviews, tests and assessment centres.' Jonathan Turpin, Chief Executive, fish4jobs.co.uk '...packed with useful observations and tips for the job seekers of all ages.' Roddy Gow, Chairman, Odgers, Ray & Berndston 'This is an excellent book; good value...buy it!' V. Tilbury, Cranfield University AUTHOR BIOG: Business psychologist Dr Rob Yeung trains interviewers and designs assessment centres. Appearing regularly on television he has also presented BBC TV's How To get Your Dream Job. CONTENTS: About the author Preface 1. Doing your homework 2. Making a strong impact 3. Handling nerves and building confidence 4. Dealing with commonly-asked questions 5. Talking about your personal qualities 6. Responding to competency-based questions 7. Handling weird, wonderful and wrongful questions 8. Answering questions about different stages of your career and life 9. Asking the right questions 10. Succeeding with psychometric tests, assessment centres and panels 11. Ending on a high note 12. Signing on the dotted line Appendix Index of Questions Index of questions by topics General Index.
In 2007-08, central government recruited more than 40,000 new staff, with 78 per cent for positions at junior grades. The NAO's analysis of how six organisations recruit identifies three common issues: the costs of staff used in the recruitment process are too high; the length of the recruitment process is too long; and the quality of the recruitment process needs to be improved. There is no centrally held data on the cost of central government recruitment programmes but the NAO has found the internal staff costs of recruiting an individual vary from £556 to £1,921 per position. There is the potential to reduce these costs by up to 68 per cent, which could deliver savings in internal staff costs across government of up to £35 million a year, without compromising the quality of the candidates appointed. It can typically take 16 weeks to recruit a new member of staff. Time could be saved by better anticipating recruitment demands, using resources more effectively and, where possible, standardising the process. There is little evidence that central government organisations systematically test the quality or effectiveness of their recruitment process. Information on turnover of staff or surveys of candidates and managers are not routinely used to identify the successes and failings of the recruitment process. The report identifies a range of possible ways of improving external recruitment, ranging from better workforce planning and the standardisation of advertisements and job descriptions, to tailoring the amount of resource used in recruitment to the type of vacancy and sifting out unsuitable candidates at a much earlier stage in the process.
As a 21st century technical manager, you hold the reins to a corporation's most powerful resource - technology, the key to profitability and growth in an increasingly technological era. Using the tools in this practical management reference, you can become the kind of manager whom corporations will be battling for: an excellent manager who understands people, administrations, and technology. You'll learn how to organize, coordinate, and allocate resources while setting goals and troubleshooting. Instructive case studies of both successful and struggling technical managers clearly illustrate management do's and don'ts. You'll also find immediately applicable techniques and tips for managerial success.
Successful Exams & Assessments is suitable for students across higher education who want to improve their revision strategies and get better outcomes from exams and assessments. Covering all aspects of the examination, it addresses how to take useful notes right through to mental preparation for the day of the exam.
Students may not be aware of it, but Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) will have a significant impact on their undergraduate medical education. Aimed at new medical students, this book highlights the key themes in British medical education and how the recommendations in Tomorrow's Doctors will affect their education and subsequent career. Covering topics such as professionalism, leadership, medical informatics and peer tutoring in addition to more familiar areas such as assessment, student-selected components, simulation and clinical attachments, this book will help medical students to understand the course they are embarking on and, ultimately, to succeed at becoming doctors.