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Assessment Days - Enterprise Rent-a-car

  1. 1. Assessment Centres Claire Fisher Talent Acquisition Manager
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is an assessment centre </li></ul><ul><li>Before the assessment centre </li></ul><ul><li>What to expect at an assessment centre </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Interview Process Online Application Telephone Screen 1 st Interview with Recruiter Branch Visit and Interview With Branch Manager Assessment Day And Area Manager Interview
  4. 4. What is an assessment centre <ul><li>Method used by employers to select candidates by using a variety of interviews, tests, presentations and group exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually the last stage of the recruitment process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically a small number of candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normally held in comfortable surroundings </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Getting selected for an assessment centre <ul><li>Being chosen means you are a very strong candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Only a small proportion of candidates get through to this stage </li></ul><ul><li>You have shown you possess the skills they are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>You are much closer to getting a job offer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before the assessment centre…..
  7. 7. Research <ul><li>What should you research? </li></ul><ul><li>The company-Ethos/Values/Core Competencies/History </li></ul><ul><li>What your role will involve </li></ul><ul><li>The training you will receive </li></ul><ul><li>How do you research? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Company/HR Dept </li></ul><ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Fairs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Importance of Research <ul><li>Gain confidence-mentally prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Develop impressive questions </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as enthusiastic, keen, committed, serious </li></ul><ul><li>Find out it’s suitability to yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of the job market </li></ul><ul><li>Helps your success </li></ul>
  9. 9. Appearance <ul><li>MEN : </li></ul><ul><li>Dark, conservative business suit </li></ul><ul><li>Dress shirt, preferably white </li></ul><ul><li>Colour coordinated tie – not too flashy </li></ul><ul><li>Clean black conservative dress shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative black dress belt </li></ul><ul><li>Dark socks (navy or black) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Well groomed – shave and get a haircut! </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too much aftershave </li></ul>
  10. 10. Appearance <ul><li>WOMEN : </li></ul><ul><li>Dark, conservative business suit </li></ul><ul><li>Blouse colour muted and conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative shoes, black or navy </li></ul><ul><li>Dark or neutral tights </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>If long hair, tie back – avoid anything distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too much perfume </li></ul>
  11. 11. Be Punctual <ul><li>Turn up on time </li></ul><ul><li>Travel down the night before </li></ul><ul><li>Map out your route before the day </li></ul><ul><li>Allow extra time for traffic conditions </li></ul>
  12. 12. What to expect at an assessment centre <ul><li>Role plays </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Individual exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Group exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Final Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Psychometric Test </li></ul>
  13. 13. Accuracy of Different Selection Methods -0.1 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 Chance Prediction Graphology Astrology References Typical Interviews Structured Interviews Bio-data Personality tests Ability Tests Work sample tests Assessment Centres Perfect prediction Accuracy at predicting future job performance
  14. 14. Structure of an assessment Centre <ul><li>2/3 exercises looking at different core competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Present yourself or the person sitting next to you </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematical/Psychometric tests </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to meet various employees from different departments </li></ul><ul><li>Final Interview </li></ul>
  15. 15. Assessment Tips <ul><li>Note Taker </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily the loudest </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Team Player </li></ul><ul><li>Open minded </li></ul><ul><li>Positive and Supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul>
  16. 16. Nice Touch… <ul><li>Shake the assessors hand </li></ul><ul><li>Send an email </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you are aware of the next step </li></ul><ul><li>FINGERS CROSSED!!! </li></ul>
  17. 17. If you are unsuccessful <ul><li>Don’t Give Up! </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Persistence and Resilience </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reapply OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain feedback, take on board & implement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Move on!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Thank You Claire Fisher Talent Acquisition Manager (East England) Email: Apply on line: