An Introduction to the Assessment of People at Work
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Understand how, when and why we need to assess people at work
Why do we assess people at work? How do we do it?
On this course you will look into the history of assessing people at work. You will gain an overview of the methods and techniques used, as well as consider the employee life cycle to identify when we may assess people and why.
You will examine the legislation which should be adhered to, as well as review the role of ethics in the recruitment, selection and development process. You will also discuss different types of reliability and validity assessed during test development.
What topics will you cover?
- The history of assessing people at work – how, when and why?
- The role of legislation and ethics.
- A brief overview of the employee cycle in relation to assessment.
- A brief overview of pre-selection and selection methods.
- Different types of reliability and validity.
- The difference between recruitment, selection and development.
- A brief overview of assessment for development.
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of assessment in the workplace. It is part of the MSc Business and Organisational Psychology, which is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
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