In order to remain successful, it is important that organizations are able to attract and retain the best talent. Well thought of and designed Assessment Centre are acknowledged to be amongst the most effective tools to measure skill and future potential of candidates. Delivery of Assessment Centre is also vital. Al Rowad Assessment Centre programs provides a comprehensive “tool box” to assist in the design of robust and professional assessment processes. This includes copyright on a range of assessment activities including role plays, group activities, analytical presentations and in trays enabling them to be used in the participants’ organization.
Al Rowad work with our clients to design, develop and deliver both successful Assessment Centre and Development Centre. We believe that both processes can provide a vital function in identifying your talent pipeline at different points of an employee’s career in your organization whether that is recruitment, selection, promotion or development. An Assessment Centre is best used as a process to discover talent, select new employees or identify promotion-ready candidates amongst current employees. A Development Centre looks to transform your talent, identifying potential and establishing individual objectives relating to development needs.
Both centers run a mechanism to help organizations in within the GCC area to achieve their targets through efficient and more effective human capital. There is a particularly interest in ministries and companies to identifying people who would be successful and able to take a lead in different positions within their organizational charts and human capital hierarchies.
ARAC in partnership with AQR-UK helps such entities to focus on assessing their people to gain right people in the right place. ARAC programme comprised a mix of psychometrics, group and individual exercises, presentations and structured interviews. This mixture helps both governmental and non-governmental entities to achieve their aims with less efforts and costs.
The ARAC consultants are able to build assessment centers in-house and within establishments were companies can do assessments by their own from A to Z. Furthermore, ARAC experts are also available for outsourcing when companies look for an assessment partner “provider”.
Al Rowad can work with you to create an Assessment Centre event that will include a series of exercises that mirror the likely situations and challenges that will be faced by the successful candidate. Al Rowad adopts a themed approach to engage the candidates and make the experience more realistic.
Assessors observe, record and then rank participants. The process is robust, but with a practical approach that keeps things simple and focuses on your priorities:
– Ensuring long-term cultural fit
– Ensuring behavioral competence
In our Development Centre the emphasis is different; participants are part of the learning process and all responses to situations are handled in a spirit of personal and professional improvement. During a variety of exercises, observers will observe, record, classify and evaluate. However, they do this in a coaching style and provide feedback throughout the event to help participants build a picture of capability along with ideas for maintaining and/or improving in identified areas.
Al Rowad advocates using a combination of methods in a Development Centre, to ensure that each participant has equal opportunities for insight and learning