“Barbara, help me understand myself and everyone else!” Assessments are great for insight and understanding, if you have the right tool. There’s the rub! There are over 3000 assessments on the market today. How do you find the right tools?
No worries! I evaluate workplace assessments to separate the good, the bad and the ugly, so you don’t have to.
How Do I Choose?
The right tool is imperative. You don’t take your temperature with a blood pressure cuff. What do you want it to do?
Growth & Development Tools: Want to advance the success of yourself, teams or leaders?
No worries, I can help. I’ve waded through the psycho-babble to find the top practical and relevant tools for individuals, teams and leaders on:
- Behavioral Style
- Leadership and more….
Hiring & Promotion Tools: Need help with hiring or promotion?
Watch out! Many popular assessments are not appropriate for selection. They function like a camera. You can get fantastic pictures from a good camera, as granular or wide angle as you want. Cameras are marvelous tools for taking a snapshot.
Assessments for selection require more sophisticated tools. Imagine a Functional MRI (fMRI) machine. The fMRI examines your insides working live, in real time. It sees your blood pumping and neurons firing. An fMRI evaluates how your body is working, with a high level of operational detail.
To evaluate a candidate with a high level of operational detail you need a sophisticated assessment tool, an fMRI for selection. Psychometrically this is very difficult to achieve. The good ones are expensive and require expert interpretation. That’s for your benefit. Quality counts when making judgments that greatly impact the future of your business and your team.
See how to choose for tools Development or Selection:
Hint: Development tools can be used in selection too, if interpreted correctly. Ask me how.
Contact me to discuss which development tool or a selection evaluation works best for you.