- Assessment is a psychological tool built to evaluate the
characteristics of an individual or an organization and the result can be utilized to support
the development of the assesses.
- Literature review is important, but the input from
Subject Matter Experts from across industries cannot be excluded in the process of building the
right assessment tools.
- Assessment is needed to neutralize the subjectivity we
have about other people which will lead to a fairer judgment as the decision we make will be
more data-driven rather than assumptions.
are unreliable judges of others’, general truth that most people refuse to acknowledge. The reason
behind this statement is pretty simple, human is full of subjectivity, and our experience, our
values, also our identities will affect us in evaluating others. But in talent management or talent
selection, evaluating people is a required step to do. So how do we approach this problem if we, as
humans, are not the best at judging others? The time has come to introduce you to assessment.
is a psychological tool to evaluate the characteristics of an individual or an organization. To
design an assessment that can function exactly as we expect, there are a few things to prepare,
namely, the factors that need to be assessed, the scope of the assessment, its method and design,
and a way to interpret the assessment’s result. It is also vital to test the validity and
reliability of the assessment using psychometric methods.
those mentioned above, literature review is of course something that cannot be left out in the
process of building assessment. But on the other hand, being too theoretical will make it less
impractical. To balance it, it is essential to widen our knowledge of the trends across industries.
The input from non-psychologist experts is also important to reckon with so that the assessment will
remain relevant to what happens in the field.
sound complicated, however, assessment is still a better choice as it is more objective than any
human’s assumption can ever be. Its result is based on data so it can be utilized to make a decision
that is more data-driven. In HR context, assessment results can be the foundation of designing an
effective HR regulation that can ease the company from wasting sources, be it time or cost.