SA-P01-104 - Trends in designing Assessment Centers: Results of a survey in German-speaking countries

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O'Brien Foyer
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SA-P01-104
Trends in designing Assessment Centers: Results of a survey in German-speaking countries
S. Höft*, C. Obermann, J.-N. Becker
 
 
Content: After 2001, 2008 and 2012 the “Arbeitskreis Assessment Center e.V (AkAC)”, a non-profit merger of presently approximately 100 personnel specialists of commercial and service enterprises, science and public administration, has conducted 2016 a fourth survey concerning the design of assessment centers.
134 designers of ACs in german-speaking countries answered the online survey.
Some of the key findings compared to the results of the older surveys are:
        - The frequency of ACs with fewer participants or even with only one participant is increasing.
        - The variety of utilized methods is increasing: Interviews, tests and personality inventories are often integrated as standard instruments, group discussions and in-basket tasks are less frequently used.
        - Assessor trainings tend to be shorter.
        - IT support for the AC process is still a future trend.
        - Feedback is given immediately after the AC and takes no more than 30 minutes.
The results are discussed in relation to the national German AC-standards (formulated by the Arbeitskreis Assessment Center e.V.). Especially the use of diverse and complex methods remains to be a developmental field. The reported frequency of evaluation is rather constant and most of the (so called) evaluations concentrate on the acceptance of the AC by the participants.
 
 
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