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Virtual Skills

Welcome to our virtual skills assessment centre info!

Digital Assessment Designs

We designed gamified personality assessments for Hire Vue. Increasingly, these form a highly engaging component of HireVue’s video-based assessments. 

Best practice design

Virtual assessment centre design still needs to ensure that each assessment centre exercise…

  • Evaluates the competencies needed to execute specific business strategies.
  • Predicts when, for example, leaders will be ready to execute those strategies.
  • Facilitates continuous development, and track improvement of abilities in real-time.

Suitable exercises for virtual assessment centres

The reliability of any exercise depends upon many factors:

  • Quality of the competency framework.
  • Use of experienced and well-briefed / well-trained assessors.

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Director Assessment Centre Design

Assessment centres have a well-proven track record for recruiting new employees and selecting existing staff for promotion. Research supports their use as one of the most valid and fair processes available to occupational psychologists – if used in accordance with best practice.

An assessment centre involves written exercise, intray exercise, presentation exercise, role play, and / or a group exercise. Group exercises and presentation exercises are particularly popular for graduate assessment centres.

Why use Virtual Assessment Centres for Director jobs?

An assessment allows the candidate to demonstrate abilities in practice. Whereas an interview cannot do this.

We believe it is less appropriate to use a battery of assessment techniques for jobs requiring basic level skills. Rather than enhancing the outcome, this could put potential applicants off.

Role analysis for virtual assessment centres

  • The job title.
  • The main purpose of the job.
  • The main tasks, responsibilities, and operations the job involves.
  • Supervision given and received
  • Work conditions
  • Initial requirements from a candidate.

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After reassuring the hiring ratio and time schedule, the next stage is to define the jobs in demand. In role analysis, the smallest unit of analysis is a task. A task is an assigned piece of work that is finished to some standard within some piece of time. The tasks performed by one individual are termed as a position. All identical or similar positions make up a job.

Virtual Assessment Centres – Fairness

Additional methods of assessment can, therefore:

  • Improve the quality and quantity of information on which to base the selection decision
  • Allow candidates to demonstrate how they meet requirements, rather than relying on self-report and performance at interview.

The most effective way of predicting job performance is to use a mix of assessment methods and look at the results in an integrated way to build up a picture of the candidate.

The most complex being a full Assessment Centre using a range of tests and exercises. In our opinion, assessment centres have the best ROI for graduate and for managerial positions.

Tips for Virtual Assessment Centres

Our virtual assessment centre tips – It’s important for graduate applicants to demonstrate they can collaborate across country borders. Online, “virtual” assessment centres provide a realistic job preview of team working in a digital age. Efficient virtual assessment centres are becoming increasingly popular.

Our Virtual Work Skills Resources

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Digital Skills graduate employers value most

  • Resilience
  • Persistence
  • Influence
  • Ability to Learn
  • Communication Skills

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Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it? With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass. 

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