“Assessments are like big brother getting inside my head; they scare me,” says George. “Why do I need to conduct an assessment; I know my own strengths and weaknesses,” says Dina. “I don’t want to give any personal information to a company that may or may not hire me,” says Brenda.
What are the chances that George, Dina and Brenda work in a job for a company they do not like?
The word assessment can be a very misunderstood term. The word itself generates a wide array of responses, that can range across the board. While this noun is defined as “the evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something,” not everyone is clear on the value that assessments provide for an individual, a team and a company. Below we look at some common misconceptions about assessments and set the story straight on why assessments are such a valuable tool for companies trying to assemble the best possible teams.
People often fear the unknown. When they finally do the thing they feared, they realize there was nothing to fear in the first place. Anyone who has a fear of taking an assessment or resists doing so should reconsider due to the great benefit assessments can provide. For a person to learn not only how they behave in certain situations, but what drives them to do so, is incredibly valuable information that can help a person looking to improve their current situation. Not only can assessments help a company find the right candidate, but they can also help an individual find their perfect job and company work culture in which they will thrive.