In the same way we all have different height, weight, hair colour, there is growing recognition for diversity in cognition. The range in neurological profiles is all part of the natural variation of humans, and there is a consistent prevalence of differences (for example, approx. 10% of the population can be expected to demonstrate dyslexia; 2% autism).
In terms of neurodiversity and how it is made up the work Mary Colley (referenced in the graphic below) offers a useful framework to better understand what the term ‘neurodiversity’ encompasses.
It is difficult to know how long the current situation will persist, and if we’ve learnt anything from the last 12 months, optimistic forecasts can’t be relied upon. So if we don’t know how much longer we must wait, and the waiting itself won’t be feasible long-term, what is the solution?
The answer to this question isn’t simple as there is so much variation in Fire & Rescue Services’ practice when it comes to assessing potential for promotion. A combination of approaches is most common...
Psychometric tests normally take a minimum of 3-4 years to develop as it is essential that they can demonstrate legally defensible levels of reliability, sensitivity, validity and can demonstrate that adverse impact has been considered and mitigated during the construction of the test.
There are a variety of exercises commonly used for assessments and these can include role-plays, written exercises (including reports, in-trays, case studies and analysis exercises), fact-finding exercises, presentations/ briefings and group exercises.
With more and more of our work now being done remotely, how can we make sure candidates are getting as much from a phone feedback as they do from a face to face interaction? Feedback fairly quickly after an assessment is incredibly useful [...]
What is Reliability? Reliability is a statistical measurement that determines whether a tool used (the Leadership Quality constructs within the assessment exercises) measures an outcome (scores) consistently, to a degree that demonstrates that the same results would continue to be replicated every subsequent use. Internal reliability is used to assess the internal consistency of a [...]
The Feedback Report - An output of every process involving candidates completing assessment exercises is a detailed feedback report for each candidate. This report is used as the basis for a feedback session facilitated by the HR/ L&D team, Line Managers or assessors. Content of the report The feedback report covers the assessment of [...]
This year has brought about unprecedented circumstances in the face of Covid-19 that have made us all rethink and change how and where we work, and our working environment. It is a situation that has forced us all to adapt and think on our feet, as to how we can manage to continue operations, respond [...]