Within the professional, environment there is more than just one type of assessments. There are different types of assessments within the assessment world, all of which are used for a different purpose. What are the types of assessments? When can you expect which?
The selection assessment is the most common type of assessment. This type is used during job application procedures. The selection assessment aims to find a suitable candidate from an often large pool of applicants and to analyse job specific potential. This assessment looks at how successful you will be in the job in question.
A development assessment is similar to the selection assessment in many respects, but often has a broader objective. A development assessment often takes place when you are already working at an organization and may be suitable for another position that is open. This assessment type is not aimed at giving a suitable / unsuitable judgment, but focuses on creating a strength-weakness analysis. A variant of this development assessment is the potential assessment. This assessment is often performed with new, promising employees to see what talents they have. With this assessment, the emphasis is even more on how someone can develop in the future, rather than in the normal development assessment.
The career assessment aims to see which job suits you best. We look at which change is most obvious based on your motives, competences and personality. Career assessment is only applied when there is a need or desire to change jobs. They often have a fairly open objective and are also largely shaped by you. Consider carefully what you want to achieve with this assessment and which way you would like to go with your career.
An outplacement assessment often has, just like a career assessment, a certain necessity from the business situation. An example of this may be: the company is undergoing a reorganization and your position will be canceled. The context is often different for every person. That is why a lot of attention is paid in this assessment to the preliminary phase and your experience of the situation.