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.

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.

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.

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

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center Author Anthony Kastros
ISBN-10 9781593700775
Year 2006
Pages 197
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

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.

Impact Evaluation in Practice

Impact Evaluation in Practice Author Sebastian Martinez
ISBN-10 9780821385418
Year 2011
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher World Bank Publications
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This handbook provide a non-technical introduction to impact evaluations, including ?Why Evaluate? in Chapter 1, ?How to Evaluate? in Chapter 2 and ?How to Implement Impact Evaluations? in Chapter 3. These elements are the basic ?tools? needed in order to successfully carry out an impact evaluation.

Behavioral Interview Guide

Behavioral Interview Guide Author Tom S. Turner
ISBN-10 9781412042857
Year 2004
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing
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Is your organization using the most effective type of interviewing in your hiring and promotional processes? Selection research results indicate that the most valid type of interview to use is a structured, behavioral interview that is focused on the success related knowledge, skills and personal qualities. Behavioral Interviewing Guide provides you with a practical step-by-step approach for planning, conducting and evaluating a structured, behavioral interview. Some of the many supporting documents, guides and techniques included in the book are: Selection criteria definitions, Twenty five pages of categorized behavioral questions, Generic interview guides for both management and non-management positions, Self assessment quiz, and; Generic behavioural background/reference check guide. By using the practices and techniques presented in the Behavioral Interview Guide you will hire or promote good performers more often. Is it worth it? You bet! Selection research studies indicate good workers can do twice as much work as poor workers. In addition, each year a good worker is with an organization, they contribute a monetary value equivalent in the range of 70% to 140% of their annual salary. Bad decisions, equipment/material damage, accidents, and replacement hiring fees are just some of the substantial costs associated with hiring or promoting poor workers. The behavioral interview is based on the practical assumption that a person's past behavior will predict their future behavior. If a person has demonstrated strong initiative, work standards, ability to learn, judgment, flexibility, honesty, attendance etc. in past positions, they will, in all probability, continue to show the same behavior in future positions. The Behavioral Interview Guide provides you with hundreds of good behavioral questions to choose from and explains the necessary structure and steps to ensure interview success.

Employee Recruitment Selection and Assessment

Employee Recruitment  Selection  and Assessment Author Ioannis Nikolaou
ISBN-10 9781317585374
Year 2015-04-17
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Personnel selection is changing. Whilst traditional face-to-face interviews are still common, the range of assessment processes that inform the selection of candidates is increasingly diverse, taking advantage not only of new technologies, but also using new methods and strategies, such as assessment centres and personality testing. This new collection looks at the most important contemporary issues in recruitment, selection and assessment today, highlighting the latest research from the perspective of both recruiter and applicant. The book is written by an international range of prominent scholars in this area, and provides up-to-date analysis of key topic areas, including: How measurements of intelligence can impact on recruitment policies The use and value of personality tests An analysis of social interaction in the interview process The value and impact of video resumes in recruitment How social networks affect how applicants are perceived Job analysis and competencies modelling Part of the Current Issues in Work & Organizational Psychology series, this is an important book that shines a light on the latest theory and practice in employee recruitment. It will interest not only students and researchers of Organizational Psychology, HRM and Business and Management, but will also engage professionals in the field.

Assessment Centers in Human Resource Management

Assessment Centers in Human Resource Management Author George C. Thornton III
ISBN-10 9781135608743
Year 2006-08-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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The theme permeating this book on assessment centers is "continuity and change", describing what has remained the same and what has changed in the 50-year history of the assessment center method. One of the important changes explored is the evolution of the goals of assessment center programs and the ways in which assessment centers and their component parts have been used. Assessment Centers in Human Resource Management clearly differentiates between assessment centers used for prediction, diagnoses, and development. In addition, this book explores: assessment centers and human resource management; court cases involving assessment centers; innovations in assessment center operations; cross-cultural considerations including diversity of the workforce; and assessor training. The target audience for the text includes students who are learning about assessment centers, practitioners including human resource managers and consultants who may be considering the implementation of assessment centers, and academicians who are researching the method and wish to understand current issues.

KP The Autobiography

KP  The Autobiography Author Kevin Pietersen
ISBN-10 9780751557565
Year 2014-10-09
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February 2014, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers - although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the tourists' leading run scorer across the series, and he remains the country's highest run scorer of all time across all formats of the game. Kevin reveals all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure.

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre Author Harry Tolley
ISBN-10 9780749462284
Year 2011-06-03
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers
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When applying for a new job or promotion many people face the rigours of an assessment centre. Many organisations, in both the public and private sectors, use these extended forms of assessment for selection purposes to guarantee they pick the candidate who will be the best fit for the company. However candidates often fail to do themselves justice as they are unaware of the different type of assessment tasks they may have to undertake. How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre provides ideal preparation for assessment events and gives expert advice on all the key issues such as how the assessments are conducted, how to behave in formal and informal situations as well as how to prepare for the different forms of assessment. With a plethora of practice questions, answers and explanations, How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre gives essential practical advice on the many different assessment processes, from group exercises to panel interviews and presentations.