BPS calls for guidelines on assessment centres

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Assessmentcentres need guidelines to ensure that their tests have relevance to the workcandidates will perform, claims the British Psychological Society. Thesociety has drafted a set of  standardsit wants to publish in May. They provide guidance to occupational psychologistsand HR managers on how to establish best practice at assessment centres. Thedocument has yet to receive the support of the CIPD.EveMatthews, recruitment and diversity officer for West Bromwich Building Society,welcomed the guidelines. She said, “It’s a very good idea as we mustensure that centres are free of gender, race or cultural bias.”IanBallantyne, author of the draft document and senior consultant at Assessment& Development consultancy, said, “There are a lot of assessmentcentres for graduate trainees which are not working properly. “Youoften have undergraduates who are confronted with tasks which have littlerelevance to the jobs. I don’t know, for example, what being plunged intofreezing water in Dartmoor has to do with recruiting potential bankmanagers.” Comments are closed. BPS calls for guidelines on assessment centresOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more