Assessment Centre Experience

Client: Local Government

The Picture Before

Staff were working under the threat of redundancy while preparing to apply for roles in the private sector. The majority of delegates had never attended an assessment centre and had a severe lack of understanding of what an assessment centre is together with no experience of verbal and numerical testing.

Objectives

  • Increased confidence when applying for roles via assessment centres
  • To fully understand what an assessment centre is comprised of and what the organisations are looking for during the centres
  • To understand and practice assessment centre exercises
  • To practice potential elements of an assessment centre and receive feedback
  • For delegates to be understand what they need to be looking for during an assessment centre
  • For delegates to understand an assessment centre is a two way process

The Service Motiv8 Provided

  • Developed a 1 day practical assessment centre experience
  • Incorporated key elements of an assessment centre including; sample psychometric testing, group exercise, presentation preparation tips, communication skills development, rapport building tips and tips on how to handle nerves
  • Highly interactive group exercises with frequent opportunities to ask questions and discuss experiences across the group

Impact

All attending delegates left with full understanding of an assessment centre, had increased confidence and stated that they would now be applying for roles with assessment centres whereas previously these roles had been avoided because of the assessment centre process. They felt that the course improved their chances of successfully attending and securing a new role where they had to attend an assessment centre.

What The Client Said

Carolyn was very helpful in responding to our request to deliver a bespoke training package for a large Public Sector organisation. The design,  preparation and detail of delivery by Carolyn was first class and very well received by all the groups. The material was very professionally presented and covered a substantial amount of relevant content in a highly interactive format.

All the people who attended felt they would now be better prepared for any future assessment centres and the individual feedback from the day’s was some of the best we have ever seen.

I would have no hesitation in the future recommending Motiv8 for delivering a range of professional courses.