The value of a structured job interview is well-known; however, it has its limitation. Assessment of a candidate's work-related competencies, on the other hand, can significantly increase the information available prior to making a hiring decision or promotion of an employee. As the first consultancy to introduce competency assessment in Lithuania, we've acquired extensive experience in this field using a variety of simulation exercises and psychometric tests. Our assessment methodology can be adapted to a wide range of positions to include senior and mid-level managers as well as a wide-range of specialists. Deliverables include personality comments based on observed behavior and competencies demonstrated by the candidate during each simulation exercise, something which would be difficult, at best, to verify during a standard job interview.
An assessment center is used to measure the most important job-related competencies of a candidate or employee. This is accomplished by creating a controlled scenario that requires an individual to interact with other participants in an unfamiliar “simulated” work setting and in the process, prompting an individual to react to a variety of realistic problem situations. We ensure objectivity of the assessment by adhering to strict guidelines both during the exercise while observing participant behavior and during the evaluation stage which follows. To that end, 2–3 experienced assessors are present during any assessment and all final ratings are determined by consensus.
Benefits of an Assessment Center
- Work Orientation.
- Team Skills.
- Problem Solving.
- Communication Skills.
Gear Assembly Exercise (60 min). This is a group exercise, during which the participants (4) are required to assemble gears in accordance with certain rules and standards. They have opportunities to interact with the other participants and make improvements to the assembly process.
Gear Assembly Work Station
Productivity Improvement Exercise (40 min.). During this exercise, participants (4) are provided information about a notional production line, the employees working on the line as well as guidelines for the discussion. They‘re required to analyze the production process, identify obstacles that need to be eliminated and make recommendations for improvement. During the exercise, assessors observe how participants interact with each other while trying to achieve the goals of the exercise.
- Thinking and reasoning style (verbal, numeric)
- Relevant behavioral traits
- Professional interests
Forms Checking Test – this tool is used to measure an individual's ability to verify information presented on a spreadsheet or chart. The test is completed under tight time constraints and provides a good measure of an individual's ability to assimilate written information (words, letters, figures) under stressful conditions. Time alloted: 10 minutes; available in Lithuanian, English and Russian.
Following Policies & Procedures – this tool is used to measure an individual's ability to make decisions based on a given set of rules or procedures. Time alloted: 20 minutes; available in Lithuanian, English and Russian.
Benefits of Psychometric Tests