Assessment is a method of evaluation used in psychology. It’s a global and differential judgement of a person as unique and complex, considering his resources, his potentialities and also his limits.
The Assessment Center as a method for evaluating potentialities was born with the Assessment Program of the Office of Strategic Service during World War II, for recruitment and guidance of secret agents. It consists in a variety of situational tests that ask a person to perform a task while identifying with a given situation. These tests have the purpose to measure emotive aspects of behavior.
Assessment Center is today one of tools that are most used in the companies to evaluate potentialities of employees, their possibilities of growing and developing.
It’s a predictive instrument that can identify aptitudinal and behavior characteristics of an individual. The goal? To understand if a person is “at the right place” in the company, to develop his/her potentialities and eventually to find the best position for his/her abilities.
These tests let us create a complex vision of personality, based on the distinction between left and right hemispheres of the brain and between inclination to team work and the one to individual work.