With the evolving and diversifying business challenges engulfed with frequent recessions and economic breakdowns the business scenario is getting tougher. The organizational approach to human resource management has to take a massive paradigm shift. As the old adage goes when the going gets tough, the tougher gets going. But the eternal question still remain that how do the organizations get tougher? How do they achieve the competitive edge to see them through such turbulent times? The organizations will love to have the answers to some of such questions dogging them tremendously.
While there could be numerous innovative answers to the above, few basic ground rules could be to achieve it with the up-gradation of technology, introduction of new products and proper channeling of the information. In order to make these ground rules a ground reality it is important for the organizations to augment employee skills and their contribution towards organizational development. The organizational leadership also plays an important part as they have a direct influence on the performance and the people of the organization. Well defined uniform competency framework and an organized approach towards human resource management could probably be a step forward towards organizational success.
It is also imperative that a more scientific approach towards defining and understanding of the knowledge, skills and attitude to be undertaken to help employees perform their job more effectively. The need of the hour is to objectively assess the employee’s performance based on pre-defined competencies and their behavioral indicators.
Recent scientific researches have conjured that there could be no plausible substitute to organizations objectively assessing their employee’s competence and conducting assessment and development for their selection and development. Assessment Centers is the most effective tool available today for assessing your employees both at the individual and group based environments.
What actually is assessment?
An assessment center is a systematic and rigorous method of objectively observing behaviors of employees for the purpose recruitment, selection, promotion, and development.
Good assessments help us generate comprehensive, relevant, and observable information for effective decision making towards workforce planning. They add up to the quality of organizational judgements adding to all its fairness from multiple sources. Assessments centers also help organizations enhance their image amongst their employees along with designing of the developmental payoff to the candidates. It also creates a defensible selection system while predicting the work performance of the candidates beforehand.
Till date appraisal mechanism were identified to be the only tool to assess employee’s performances vis – a vis targets fixed and achieved at the end of the year. These appraisals although being preferred and extensively used by numerous organizations had its obvious limitations. Often coagulated with personal preferences / biasness and faulty interpretations of the seniors these appraisal mechanisms always tend to loose its accurateness. As a result, there is de-motivation, low morale, detachment, poor team bonding, and attrition rampant amongst the employees affecting their productivity and performance. They instead affected the bottom lines of the business.
Smart companies who could gauge this imitation and seeking its replacements are approaching us for conducting assessments for their employees and mapping their competency parameters from the junior most levels of Operatives and Supervisors, Managers, Directors, and even CEOs.
Our methodology for assessment is one of its kinds. We provide a complete range of Assessment services – right from competency matrix designs to psychometric tests. We help the organizations gainfully utilize the management tools to its utmost effectiveness and also identify and analyze the SWOT of an incumbent in order to place them in a new changed role. With our assessment services we also help the organizations identify the training needs of the employees so that they can arrange for the relevant trainings to develop competencies w.r.t. coping up with their new stint, up in the hierarchy chain, in a more leadership position, and with more challenging job roles. Few characteristics apart from being highly accurate, stable and job relevant that differentiates our assessment centers even to the one presumed to be the best in the business are.
- Relevant content driven, international applicability, and lesser time for completion
- Comprehensive and business oriented assessment of personality
- Results available in a variety of reporting formats