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The Design and Delivery of Assessment Centres

The standard aims to raise the standard of assessment centre practice and, in particular, enable poor practice to be identified and improved.

31 January 2015

The BPS Division of Occupational Psychology has introduced a new standard for implementing assessment centre methodology.

This standard defines good practice and provides guidance on best practice in employing Assessment Centre methodology to deliver Assessment and Development Centres in work related contexts. Good practice reflects a minimum acceptable standard of practice and is identified by ‘shall’ in the standard; best practice is an aspirational level of practice identified by ‘should’ in the standard.

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