Relying on MAPNA Group’s Model of Expert and Manager Competence and its accumulated experience in evaluating applicants over the previous years, MAPNA Group’s Assessment Centre evaluates and recruits applicants using various efficient tools and globally valid questionnaires.
- Competency-based interviews
- Group discussion test
- Teamwork test
- Information search test
- Active role-play test
- Dashboard test
- International standardized and validated tests and questionnaires for measuring thinking, analytical, conceptual and professional skills
Competency-based interviews are usually conducted by one or two interviewers, plus the interviewee, in the Assessment Centre. In this type of interview, the focus is on the applicant’s work experience and achievements in their professional career in the past.
GROUP DISCUSSION TEST
In group discussions, a general topic, which is familiar to all group members and encourages maximum participation, is put to discussion. Group members are asked to practice maximum participation in the task according to instructions.
Unlike group discussion, which is a completely conceptual task, teamwork is a practical exercise. Here, individuals are asked to participate in a ‘manipulative’ manner and in groups.
INFORMATION SEARCH TEST
In this one-to-one interaction, a certain situation is described for the participant who is then asked to acquire necessary information from an information resource (the evaluator) for making a decision. After that, the decision is put to challenge.
ACTIVE ROLE-PLAY TEST
As in the information search test, this exercise is also a one-to-one interaction between the evaluator and the evaluated individual. The evaluator plays the role of, for example, a dissatisfied customer or a strict manager. The evaluated individual is then required to interact with the evaluator considering the objective of the exercise.
Dashboard test or official letters’ test can be conducted using computers or paper-and-pencil. In a predefined hypothetical situation and organizational position, the individual is asked to respond to a number of letters.
ANALYTICAL THINKING TEST
MAPNA’s Assessment Centre uses one of the most valid tests for measuring an individual’s ability to think analytically. The test has six sub-criteria including deduction, understanding assumptions, comparison, interpretation, argumentation and adequacy of information.
MAPNA’s Assessment Centre uses these tools and tests for certain situations. New practices and tools are constantly being added to the unit’s set of tools and practices. Diversity in tools and practices facilitates the use of simulated tools specifically for, and according to, existing organizational positions.