The HMICFRS inspections of the last four years have highlighted areas that many fire and rescue services (FRS) have known for decades: that creating a successful promotions process can be a minefield. VCA Ltd has developed The Career Progression Gateway system (CPG) to help FRS streamline their promotions activities and create fairer and more efficient results.
With each assessment process there will be candidates who are relieved at the outcome, those who are disappointed but accept the decision, and those who wish to challenge an unsuccessful result.
First launched in 2019, the VCA Ltd Career Progression Gateway online assessments haves now been used by 8 FRS from Firefighter Recruit up to Strategic Manager
Here are our best tips for helping you get the most out of the opportunity to share information with, and gain insights from, your promotions candidates.
Taking the CPG in-house – how does it work using internal assessors?
Applying the CPG to other roles- assessing on-call, control room and other staff
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High-volume assessments – assessing 100+ candidates in a week with the CPG
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Is giving extra time the right sort of assessment help for candidates with additional needs?
Home-based assessments- can candidates complete an assessment for promotion from home?