Introduction to Assessment

Discover the key principles of talent assessment that apply to pre or post hire.

6 Modules

What you'll learn

  • Module 1
  • πŸ’‘ Understand what is meant by objective assessment and why objectivity is so important.
  • πŸ’‘Become familiar with the hallmarks of robust, objective assessments including validity, and reliability and their various sub-types.
  • πŸ’‘Awareness of the best practice guidelines related to objective assessment.
  • πŸ’‘Other key considerations in assessment (such as fairness and ROI) that should influence selection and application of assessment methods.
  • πŸ’‘ Understand common sources of error in assessment and the steps that can be taken to minimise its impact.
  • Module 2
  • πŸ”Ž Become familiar with the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence that can be gathered through an assessment process and the implications for assessment process design and decision making.
  • πŸ”Ž Recognise the distinction between assessments of maximum and typical performance and the different perspectives they provide on an individual.
  • πŸ”Ž Become familiar with the different talent management contexts in which assessments are used, the implications for the application of assessments and key considerations in each case.
  • πŸ”Ž Understand the common types of assessment applied by organisations, including what they are measuring, their format and the contexts within which they are applied.
  • πŸ”Ž Understand what is meant by blended assessment and how they can help you to gain a more holistic view of an individual.
  • Module 3
  • πŸ“ˆ Understand the importance of job analysis in identifying robust and accurate assessment criteria.
  • πŸ“ˆ Understand what is meant by a β€˜competency’ and how these provide a framework for wider talent management and assessment.
  • πŸ“ˆ Gain awareness of the different methods that are applied to analyse a job and the perspective each provides.
  • πŸ“ˆ Understand how competencies can be analysed to identify the underlying psychological qualities that matter to performance to support assessment selection and design.
  • πŸ“ˆ Appreciate how job analysis informs the development of job descriptions and person specifications.
  • Module 4
  • πŸ’™ Become aware of the relationship between candidate factors, validity, reliability, and fairness.
  • πŸ’™ Appreciate changing perspectives on the role of the candidate in the assessment process.
  • πŸ’™ Become familiar with what is involved in creating a positive candidate experience.
  • πŸ’™ Understand the impact that a negative candidate experience can have for organisations, including the role of the psychological contract.
  • πŸ’™ Appreciate the practical steps that can be taken to optimise the candidate experience.

The Instructors

Lucie Ilbury CPsychol

Head of Client Enablement, Sova Assessment

Sova Community Team

Community Team, Sova