A PREPARATION GUIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT CENTER METHOD

A PREPARATION GUIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT CENTER METHOD Author Tina Lewis Rowe
ISBN-10 9780398087524
Year 2013-09-01
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Charles C Thomas Publisher
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This updated and expanded edition continues to provide the concepts and methods that have helped officers of all ranks be successful in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement promotional processes. The book’s unique perspective provides insights not found elsewhere and presents them in an informative, entertaining, and encouraging way. Every section–from the history of the process to thought-structuring aids that are easy to remember and use–contains principles, concepts, and practical application guidelines that will increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness after promotion. New chapters to this edition include Video in Your Assessment Center, Putting the Process All Together, Command-Level and Executive Assessment Centers, and A Close-up Look at Role-Play. The text is extensively researched, contains real-life testing scenarios, and is based on established supervisory and managerial concepts, plus valid testing and performance techniques.

Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics

Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics Author Michael A. Terpak
ISBN-10 9781593701420
Year 2008
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher Fire Engineering Books
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Firefighters who want to advance must be skilled not only on the fireground, but in the assessment center as well. In ""Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics"", Deputy Chief Michael A. Terpak provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment process. A veteran firefighter and fire officer with over 30 years' experience in one of the nation's most congested and busiest cities, Deputy Chief Terpak includes step-by-step test preparation, scoring strategies, and test-taking tips as well as study cues for exercises that involve structure fires, hazardous material incidents, structural collapse, and beyond.Read ""Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics"" and broaden your understanding of the true test of the knowledge, skills and abilities that awaits you as you climb the ladder to success.

Police Assessment Testing

Police Assessment Testing Author John L. Coleman
ISBN-10 9780398079697
Year 2010
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Charles C Thomas Publisher
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Assessment centers continue to be the most accurate and concise testing procedures available for determining the candidate that is better suited for a position and/or advancement. This fourth edition of Police Assessment Testing represents a significant updating of many of the chapters from the previous edition. In terms of organization and topics, this edition is almost identical to the earlier versions with the exception of an additional chapter containing practice exercises for a police assessment center that will benefit a candidate's awareness and application. Traditional managerial polic.

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center Author Anthony Kastros
ISBN-10 9781593700775
Year 2006
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher PennWell Books
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This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position

Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies

Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies Author Nigel Povah
ISBN-10 9781119996675
Year 2011-02-14
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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It's becoming more common for organisations to use assessment centres as part of their recruitment drive. So if you've recently been invited to one, and you're not sure what to expect or how to excel, then this is the book for you. You'll be guided through how each activity is conducted and how to prepare for each part of the selection process. You'll find expert advice on how to shine in every activity - and get the career you want. Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies covers: Standing Out in Group Exercises Impressing in Oral Presentations Achieving in Analysis Exercises Performing in Planning and Scheduling Exercises Perfecting Your Approach to Psychometrics

Assessment Center Perspectives for Talent Management Strategies

Assessment Center Perspectives for Talent Management Strategies Author George C. Thornton III
ISBN-10 9781317597810
Year 2014-11-27
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Written by three leading scholars with vast experience in the science and practice of assessment centers (ACs), this is the first volume to comprehensively integrate variations of the assessment center method with alternative talent management strategies. A useful reference guide, it examines the many ways in which organizations can apply the assessment center method to achieve their talent management goals. It provides balanced and in-depth coverage of theory, research, and practice pertaining to the dimension-, task-, and multifaceted-perspectives on the AC method. Ideal for researchers, practitioners, and students alike, and well suited for courses in testing and measurement, personnel selection, HR planning and staffing, training and development, and organizational change, Assessment Center Perspectives for Talent Management Strategies is a complete and up-to-date account of the assessment center method.

Police Chief

Police Chief Author Daniel S. McDevitt
ISBN-10 9780398086282
Year 2010
Pages 315
Language en
Publisher Charles C Thomas Publisher
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Based on over seventy years of extensive experience at the federal, state, county, and municipal level, the authors draw on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the realities of the position of chief of police. The book provides practical, common sense advice for preparing oneself for the position, successfully negotiating the application and screening process, and competing in various selection procedures including the assessment center. The book then addresses negotiating an employee compensation and benefits agreement, and once the position is offered, how to prepare for your first days as a chief of police. It also furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical, emotional and ethical health while leading a professional law enforcement agency. Chapter topics include advice on taking control of the police department and setting the agenda in place, emphasizing the extreme importance of role modeling the behavior that the chief expects of department personnel, the requirements for a productive relationship with the command staff, exploring the multifaceted relationship a chief has with his employees, and guidelines for managing relations with collective bargaining units, schools and businesses, and the various elements of the community. It also examines establishing and maintaining your relationship with your superior (whether that is a city manager or elected official), developing and managing a budget, managing the disciplinary process, how to respond when things go wrong (to include officer-involved shootings and other misconduct), and building a good working relationship with the media. Each chapter concludes with a OC Points to RememberOCO section that will be beneficial to the new police chief in order to avoid mistakes and build on the body of knowledge that constitutes professional law enforcement leadership. There are several sample policies, procedures, and forms included in the book that will prove very useful for the new or veteran chief. This resource will be invaluable to all prospective and current chiefs of police, law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and police academics."

Assessment Methods in Recruitment Selection Performance

Assessment Methods in Recruitment  Selection   Performance Author Robert Edenborough
ISBN-10 0749450142
Year 2007
Pages 305
Language en
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers
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Assessment centres, psychometric testing and structured interviews are all methods that are regularly used to select and recruit employees. Assessment Methods in Recruitment, Selection and Performance offers clear explanations of the principles behind these methods along with their history, practice and implementation. There is also an exploration of how these methods can be used to determine competencies to shape performance management systems. Complete with case studies, figures and illustrations, the book links selection and performance management by examining a number of issues including the use of selection and recruitment methods; the background and approaches to measurement within performance management; and, the use of information and communication technology in assessment and performance management.

Landing the Job You Want

Landing the Job You Want Author William Byham
ISBN-10 9780307575746
Year 2010-08-11
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Crown Business
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You've looked at dozens of books that promise to help you get a job. This book is different. This book is written by an executive whose business is teaching managers how to interview job candidates. He knows what they're looking for--and how you can successfully prepare for landing that job you really want. Through interactive and easy-to-follow exercises, Landing the Job You Want equips you to make your next job interview one of the most positive experiences of your life. Whether you're a recent college grad searching for a first job, a corporate veteran looking for that big promotion, an at-home mom starting a new career, or an experienced worker looking to move in a totally new direction, you will walk into interviews prepared and confident because you know how to: identify the skills most important for a job decide whether a job is right for you present your skills with maximum impact respond to difficult questions perform well in simulations and tests handle an ill-prepared interviewer close an interview on a positive note critique your own interview performance Each exercise in Landing the Job You Want is designed to help you look within yourself to identify your strengths and your weaknesses. You'll learn how to quickly develop a portfolio of skills that match your ideal job, and you'll understand exactly what your interviewer is looking for in a candidate. You'll be ready to dazzle your interviewer with both your qualifications and your preparation. The result? The interview of a lifetime--one that leads to the job you've always wanted. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9789241548373
Year 2013
Pages 412
Language en
Publisher World Health Organization
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The Pocket Book is for use by doctors, nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first level referral hospitals. This second edition is based on evidence from several WHO updated and published clinical guidelines. It is for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in any facilities where sick children are admitted for inpatient care. The Pocket Book is one of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The guidelines require the hospital to have (1) the capacity to carry out certain essential investigations, such as pulse oximetry, blood glucose, blood smear examinations for malaria parasites, estimation of haemoglobin, packed cell volume and full blood count, blood group and cross-match, and basic microscopy of cerebrospinal fluid and urine; and where possible blood and urine culture, ultrasound and basic x-rays; (2) essential medicines for the care of seriously ill children. Advanced and high care treatment options, such as intensive care or mechanical ventilation, are not described. These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals. Details of the evidence on which the Pocket Book is based can be found onWHO website from the published guidelines provided in the bibliography. These guidelines are applicable in most areas of the world and may be adapted to suit country specific circumstances.

The Lying Game

The Lying Game Author Ruth Ware
ISBN-10 9781473545991
Year 2017-06-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'To read [The Lying Game] is to have your nerves slowly but inexorably shredded as, over and again, the tension builds and then evaporates until the final, unexpected denouement' Metro 'A gripping, unpredictable narrative that shifts like sand underfoot, and a plot that turns like the tide.' ERIN KELLY bestselling author of HE SAID SHE SAID 'Thank goodness for Ruth Ware...[The Lying Game is] gripping enough to be devoured in a single sitting' Independent Four friends. One promise. But someone isn't telling the truth. The twisting new mystery from bestselling phenomenon Ruth Ware. The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn't a safe place for them, not after what they did. It’s time for the women to get their story straight...