Chapter 10. Assessment Centres

Does your Face Fit?

  1. Mark Cook

Published Online: 30 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470742723.ch10

Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition

Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Cook, M. (2008) Assessment Centres, in Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470742723.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470986455

Online ISBN: 9780470742723

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Keywords:

  • assessment centres - assessment centre (AC) during World War Two;
  • ACs on principle of multi-dimension multi-exercise assessment;
  • leaderless group discussions - groups discussing a given topic and reaching consensus;
  • reliability, complex issue and ACs validity;
  • AT & T's management progress study (MPS);
  • Civil Service Selection Board (CSSB);
  • validity of AC exercises - solving exercise effect problem;
  • logic of AC method implying assessors - dimension exercise problem;
  • confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), part of structural equation modelling;
  • AC, fair and ‘safe’ - no adverse impact on women, minorities or legal problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The present shape of ACs

  • Reliability of ACs

  • Validity of ACs

  • Meta - analyses

  • Reservations about AC validity

  • The dimension × exercise problem

  • Explaining the exercise effect

  • Solving the exercise effect problem

  • Construct validity

  • Fairness and the assessment centre

  • Key points

  • Key references