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Author Schlebusch, Sandra.

Title Assessment centres : unlocking people potential for growth / Sandra Schlebusch & Gert Roodt
Edition 2nd updated edition
Published Randburg : KR Publishing, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 505 pages) : $$b illustrations
Contents Introduction to assessment centres / Sandra Schlebusch and Gert Roodt -- Assessment centres in south african history / Deon Meiring -- Multiculturalism and the use of assessment centres in South Africa / Stella Nkomo and Christina Badalani -- Ethics and assessment centres / Rodney l. Lowman -- Purchasing an assessment centre / Anne Buckett -- Introduction to stage one: analysis -- Needs analysis / Gert Roodt -- Organisational effectiveness analysis / Gert Roodt -- Job analysis / Sandra Schlebusch -- Synthesis of stage one: analysis -- Introduction to stage two: design and development. Theoretical principles relevant to assessment centre design and implementation / George C. Thornton III and Filip Lievens -- The AC blueprint / Sandra Schlebusch -- Develop simulations I / Sandra Schlebusch -- Develop simulations II / Sandra Schlebusch -- Develop centre / Sandra Schlebusch -- Pilot centre / Sandra Schlebusch -- Synthesis of stage two: design and development -- Introduction to stage three: implementation. Before the centre / Sandra Schlebusch -- During the centre / Sandra Schlebusch -- After the centre / Sandra Schlebusch -- Synthesis of stage three: implementation -- Introduction to stage four: evaluation and validation. Descriptive (content) analysis / Gert Roodt -- Reliability and validity analyses / Gert Roodt -- International perspective -- current practices and future challenges / Nigel Povah, Philippa Riley and Jordon Jones -- Epilogue: the future of ACS in SA
Summary "While technology is enhancing every aspect of an Assessment Centre (AC), it remains a real art and skill to design and implement an AC. Assessment Centres: Unlocking People Potential for Growth is a complete 'how to'book that focuses on practical execution. In addition, it includes numerous case studies as examples of the principles discussed. It is currently the only South African book on the market in this area. It unpacks the adapted AC Design Model and, in addition, addresses topical issues around ACs, including: • the different purposes that ACs are used for; • what AC practitioners should consider when using ACs; • why strategic positioning of an AC is important; • the business case for ACs in organisations; • the Code of Ethics for ACs in South Africa; • assessment Centre Policy; • AC case studies and the ethical implications; • the Assessment Centre Design Model; • why an AC needs to be grounded in a thorough job analysis; • the intricacies of simulation and centre development; • the importance of trialling simulations and piloting an AC; • the importance of confidentiality and the safe storage of material; and • an international perspective on current practices and future challenges around assessment centres. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK Assessment Centres: Unlocking Potential for Growth is an essential resource for those studying, developing, and implementing assessment centres, both in the South African context and beyond. --Deborah E. Rupp, Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University I have rarely held such a comprehensive, differentiated, and useful book on assessment centres in my hands - I am convinced it is a great choice for every reader."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-500) and index
Notes Resource, viewed January 23, 2020
Subject Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure)
Executive ability -- Testing.
Executive ability -- South Africa -- Testing
Executives -- Training of -- South Africa
Executives -- Training of.
Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure)
Executive ability -- Testing.
Executives -- Training of.
South Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Roodt, G.
ISBN 1869227999