What are the types of tasks in the assessment centers?
In the assessment center we can come across tests such as individual and group tasks, competence and psychological tests or competence interviews.
Among individual tasks, there is, for example, “a basket of tasks”, which requires the candidate to analyze documents, make decisions based on them and develop a plan of action. Here, also “a case study”, a full analysis of a specific situation based on the materials provided, may take place. Another example of an individual task is a presentation, meaning a short public speech prepared for the topic provided by the employer or devised by the candidate.
Group tasks include, for example, discussions with or without role-playing, as well as conversations with a leader. The goal is to check whether candidates are able to give reasonable arguments and how they deal with expressing their own opinions and emotions.
Competency tests allow you to assess the skills of potential employees who are given sheets with a description of several possible situations and have to indicate how they would behave in such situations.
Psychological tests are divided into ability and personality tests. The first type checks the intelligence, the ability to think creatively, and specific skills. The latter type examines the character of the candidate.
Competency interview (also called behavioral one) involves finding out how the candidate achieved the effects and goals presented to the employer.