As­sess­ment Cen­ter

An assessment center is a special type of job interview.

What is an as­­sess­­ment cen­ter?

An assessment center is quite straightforward. With the word assessment it is to be understood that the applicants will be tested on their skills and competencies in various areas.

Assessment center is usually used for positions of responsibility, managing people or a budget for example. Trainee positions or later management tier positions are also tested in an assessment center. Oftentimes, an assessment center lasts an entire day, thereby taking considerably more time and resources than a standard job interview. 

What is the goal of an as­­sess­­ment cen­ter?

The goal is to test the leadership potential and the leadership style of candidates.

What is tested?

The exercises are oriented around role playing scenarios, group discussions, in-tray exercises, or with interviews. Further examples for these exercises can be found in our literature at our Campus Center office. The candidates are tested primarily in the following areas:

  • Willingness to cooperate
  • Assertiveness
  • Persuasiveness
  • Oratory skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Intuition