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What is an assessment centre?

An assessment centre is a tool (not a place) that uses a number of different methods of assessment in one session to enable a rounded and accurate assessment of an individual for selection. Development Centers are similar to Assessment Centers, but their focus is on developing an individual who has already been selected for a job position.

• It provides detailed information on how a person performs in a variety of different situations
• It is primarily used in selection
• The ultimate aim is to appoint or promote to a particular job or career path
• It is used to assess job suitability