Assessment centres

An assessment centre is a recruitment selection process where the organisation assesses a group of candidates at the same time and place using a range of selection exercises.


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Airbus tops best places to interview in the UK in Glassdoor survey

16 Aug 2017

Employer comparison and job site Glassdoor has revealed where candidates believe the best places to interview are in the UK....

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Testing candidates is a little like plucking a goose

Don’t let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

11 Apr 2017

Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin looks at...

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Selecting apprentices: lessons we can learn from Germany

14 Mar 2016

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Howard Grosvenor looks at how German companies are selecting apprentices by supporting candidates to identify...

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Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock: "Public services need to reflect the country that they serve." Photo: REX Shutterstock

Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

8 Feb 2016

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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How do you test and screen potential recruits?

13 Feb 2015

Personnel Today, in association with Network HR, is conducting research into how organisations approach selection tests during the recruitment and...

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RAD Awards 2015 winners unveiled

2 Feb 2015

Virgin Money and TMP Worldwide emerged from the 2015 RAD Awards with the coveted Work of the Year prize at...

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Accenture receive Innovation in Recruitment Award 2014.

Personnel Today Awards 2014 winners: Accenture take top prize for recruitment innovation

12 Dec 2014

The Personnel Today Award for Innovation in Recruitment was given to Accenture for doubling it's amount of hires after the introduction of new technology...

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RAD Awards open for entries, celebrating 25 years in recruitment communications

22 Jul 2014

Direct recruiters, recruitment agencies and HR teams that have produced outstanding recruitment campaigns...

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First Advantage seeks European distribution partners

4 Nov 2009

First Advantage, a leading global supplier of skills assessment solutions, is looking to expand it’s European Distribution network.Suitable for both companies...

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New Customer Service Situations (CSS) test launched to help recruiters find applicants “with a head for customer service”

7 Oct 2009

Finding customer service personnel who can be trusted to make the right judgement day in day out has just got...

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Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies book launches in bookstores in January

17 Dec 2008

Providing a rare focus, Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies, is to launch at all good bookstores in January 2009....

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Jobcentre Plus and Recruitment and Employment Confederation join forces

17 Nov 2008

Recruitment during the economic downturn has received a boost with a memorandum of understanding between Jobcentre Plus and the Recruitment...

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Employers rate assessment centres as worth the high cost

21 Aug 2007

More than nine out of 10 employers using assessment centres believe they are a very (47%) or fairly (48%) effective...

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Talent Labs creates purpose built assessment facility

8 May 2007

Recruitment company Chemistry has announced the launch of the UK’s first Talent Lab.Any one who’s ever interviewed will know how...

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