Nottinghamshire wanted to evaluate candidate performance against the PQAs, but also factor in the newly developed organisational values into the assessment criteria.
Nottinghamshire used a multiple roleplay and in-box exercise supplied by VCA, in addition to internally developed presentation and interview exercises as an ADC. We adapted the inbox exercise to a report format as requested.
VCA worked with Nottinghamshire to evaluate their person specification and values framework to ensure the exercises were an accurate measure of requirements. We advised on integrating these exercises so there was consistency in criteria being measured and accuracy in the scoring frameworks used.
VCA administered psychometric testing for all candidates, compiling detailed results reports and delivering personal telephone feedback sessions. We supplied Occupational Psychologist assessors and professional role-players to facilitate the ADC process. The final stage was the compilation of full, detailed feedback reports for internal candidates, and an overview feedback for externals. The full reports included a Psychologists summary evaluation, key strength and development needs section, an in-depth discussion of ADC performance and a final section on ‘developmental planning’ with next steps signposted for use within role.
‘I was really impressed with the work some of the candidates had done on the back of the briefing sessions e.g. practising role play with their partners on long drives, and the one station where there appeared to be strong support for the group of ADC candidates there practising things together.’
Kathy De Beer, VCA Associate