Assessment centres need code to bring them up to the grade

The British Psychological Society has drafted an agreed set
of standards for assessment centres, which it hopes to publish by May 2001.

A recent survey by the association of graduate recruiters revealed
that 75 per cent of employers used assessment centres for recruiting graduate

“We would like to release the document with the support of
the CIPD,” said Ian Ballantyne, senior consultant at Assessment &

The guidelines have been designed to give guidance to
occupational psychologists and Human Resource managers on how to establish best
practice in the design of assessment centres.

“The key issue here is that there are a lot of assessment
centres for graduate trainees which are not working properly” said Ballantyne.

By Karen Higginbottom



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