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As the world grows more connected, face to face assessment is becoming less necessary. Switching from a traditional face to face assessment centre to a virtual or remote solution can provide a cost effective, more environmentally friendly and efficient way to assess large numbers of candidates. Delivering an assessment centre remotely removes the requirement for candidates and assessors to travel to a single location, thus making it more flexible in how you structure the assessment and timelines.
A regular staple of both assessment centres and regular recruitment processes, a competency or behaviour based interview can easily be delivered via WebEx, skype or other video-based communication. These in-depth interviews provide valuable depth to information gleaned from psychometric assessment to get a holistic view of the candidate.
A presentation exercise provides valuable insight into how a candidate presents themselves and information in a professional environment. Effective communication skills are vital in almost all roles and assessing a candidate’s ability to present information effectively highlights where candidates show a strength or weakness in this area. Again, a presentation can easily be delivered remotely using standard web conferencing tools with screen sharing capabilities.
A vital part of a traditional assessment centre is viewing how candidates interact with each other when tasked to deliver a group objective. Although it’s not possible to get candidates together in a physical environment, a group exercise can be organised and delivered online. Tasking the group to overcome a logic-based task as a group and observing how they work together (or not) to try to overcome a problem can help to highlight behaviour traits that may be missed in individual assessments.