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firstasia consultants offers a special service for more comprehensive selection & development process using the Assessment Center, which includes multiple methods to find the right person for the job.

Before conducting the assessment center program, the position in need will be analyzed to gain important information about the indicators and competencies needed to carry out the particular job, i.e. job competency requirements. Then the assessment center is designed based on those job competencies. The assessment center will be conducted through several simulations. The assessee’s behavior in each simulation will be observed by more than one assessor. Then the data from each assessor will be compiled into one integrated data, to be concluded in the report and recommendation.

THE METHOD
firstasia consultants has designed a dictionary of competencies that extracted from The Big Five Personality at Work™. The design of assessment center is based on firstasia’s dictionary of competencies, which consist of 43 competencies that can be categorized into 5 big aspects. The aspects are Work Orientation, Change Orientation, People Orientation, Leadership / Management Orientation and Business Orientation. The clients could choose which competencies that is needed, or it could be sincronized between the competencies owned by the client with the one that firstasia consultants already have.

The methods used in designing the assessment center will depend on the competencies that will be measured. The methods are:

Inventory

The participant is asked to fill out a personality inventory, where the items are designed to measure the behavior in the work field known as The Big Five Personality at Work™.
Competency Based Interview
The assessment center also include with Competency Based Interview. The questions are focused on the competencies measured.

Group Discussion

  • The participant is asked to discuss a problem or topic in a group consist of 3-6 people. The topic is tailor-made to match the needs of the company and the goal of the assessment.
  • The Group Discussion method is devided into 3 models, which is Leaderless Group Discussion-Cooperative Type, Leaderless Group Discussion-Competitive Type and Focus Group Discussion.
  • The competencies that can be explored here are basic leadership orientation, analytical thinking, decision making and presentation skill.

Role Play

  • The participant is asked to play a particular role required in the company and is asked to play against another individual acting out another type of role.
  • Those roles are usually found to interact together in a company. For example, Assistant Manager with the Manager.
  • Through this role-play, listening ability, service orientation and decision making skill can be evaluated.

Presentation

  • The participant will be given an amount of time prepare and conduct a presentation.
  • They will be given a number of topics to choose from, which are previously decided by firstasia consultants and the client company involved.
  • The competencies that can be explored are planning & organizing, relationship building, analytical thinking and presentation skill.

Case Analysis

  • The participant will be given a case to be analized and solved. The case’s topic is tailor-made to match the needs of the company and the goal of the assessment.
  • After analized the case, assessee is asked to report the result in front of a group (like in presentation method) or in front of assessor (like in interview).
  • The competencies that can be explored are numerical accuracy, written communication and analytical thinking.

In-Tray Exercise

  • The participant is asked to respond to various items that are already prepared in an in-tray exercise. The task is to write down what he or she will do in the real job.
  • The items in the in-tray include letters, memos, and telephone notes. The material in the in-tray will also include information about staff, organization structure, and other standard procedure used in the company.
  • The competencies that can be explored here are planning & organizing, delegation, analytical thinking and decision making.

Written by brammantya kurniawan

June 26, 2008 at 7:56 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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