ERC's selection assessments are delivered by Don Kitson, Ph.D., Management Psychologist.
In addition to the recommended validated, standardized measures and reporting mechanisms, the process typically includes a face-to-face background interview with senior and specially designated middle management candidates.
If appropriate, a conversation concerning the requirements of the targeted position and related concerns is completed with organizational representatives prior to the administration of the assessment battery. The assessment battery, report format, and feedback mechanisms can be tailored readily to meet special organizational needs.
Administration of Measures
All of the assessment measures are completed online. The recommended senior management battery includes: two measures of personality, a critical thinking analysis, and a workplace needs and stress response measure. At the middle management to professional level the suggested battery includes two personality measures and a workplace needs and stress measure. At the technical and entry level the recommended battery includes two personality measures.
Verbal feedback is offered within 24 hours after completion of the measures, and a written summary of the results is provided within two to four days thereafter. If requested, an individual feedback session may be provided with selected candidates. When needed to clarify the summary report content, a follow-up call with organizational representatives is also offered at no cost.
The manager, supervisory, and professional level reports follow a three to four page narrative format focusing upon the results profile, problem solving approaches, stress management, interpersonal and/leadership style, workplace preferences, and a summary of apparent strengths and developmental areas. Technical and entry level reports will include a results profile and brief narrative summary highlighting consistency and concerns with the role being considered.