Using Assessment Centers to Measure Management Potential

The assessment center was conceived for one reason and only one reason to find people who can succeed in certain critical, high-impact jobs.

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To be perfectly correct, the primary function of an assessment center is the measurement and evaluation of human characteristics and potential, figuring out who, among a group of “likelies,” is the most likely to succeed in a specific type of job. The acid test of the assessment center, then, is predicting winners for key jobs that have less than obvious, straightforward or easily agreed-upon performance parameters and entry-level requirements. Continue reading