About the paper:
The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical origin of Assessment centres, theconcept of Assessment Centres, Essential elements of an Assessment Centre, Objectives for conducting Assessment Centres, Different stages in a typical Assessment Centre, Variousexercises used for the purpose of assessment, Advantages and disadvantages of Assessment Centres, Positive outcomes of Assessment centres and different methods for assessing validity of Assessment Centres.Finally, the paper highlights global trends and practices in Assessment Centres.
This paper explores the following questions:
1. Why are assessment centres required?2. What is the historical origin of assessment centre concept?3. How are assessment centres defined by practitioners, academicians etc?4. What can be and can not be called an assessment centres?5. What are the essential elements of an assessment centre?6. What are the various purposes for which assessment centres are used?7. What are the different stages in a typical AC and what activities are performed inthese different stages?8. What different types of exercises are used in as assessment centres?9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using assessment centretechnology?10. Why assessment centres so successful?11. How is validity of assessment centres calculated?12. What are global trends in the usage of assessment centre?13. What are some global practices in the area of assessment centre?