A professionally conducted suitability assessment promotes confident decision-making, supports a positive employer image and boosts the candidate’s professional development. The assessment also provides the employee with the necessary tools for getting off to a good start in their new position. With the help of the assessment, both the supervisor and the employee can better understand the employee’s needs, way of operating and motivating factors.
As objective information is gained on applicants’ individual characteristics and ways of working, the risk of unsuccessful recruitment is reduced.
The supervisor can spar with the psychologist who made the assessment over the applicant’s operating methods and thinking patterns as well as the motivation behind their operations, bringing new perspectives into the conversation. At Cresco, the assessments are always performed by a licensed psychologist.
The assessment is also a good opportunity for the applicant to consider their own working methods and to gain an understanding of how their operational model relates to the competences that are required in the position they have applied for. Cresco’s assessments are implemented constructively, helping applicants gain new insight into their personal development.
Objective information of an applicant’s strengths and areas for development supports supervisors in managing and helping the applicant.
The assessment may comprise various methods, including interviews, self-evaluations and simulations. The suitable methods are always selected based on the position in question and the competences it requires. If necessary, the assessment can also be performed remotely. Our Psychological Suitability Assessments are suited for assessing employees ranging from specialists all the way up to the top management of listed companies.
A psychological suitability assessment may also be performed for current employees within an organisation. The assessment in this case is referred to as potential assessment, used to gauge an employee’s strengths, areas for development and potential for growth.