Skill Search International – Analysis Presentations Simulations – Applicable to all levels of management and functions – Effective for Assessment & Development Centers …………………………
Presentations continue to be popular as a technique. Most managers and professional people need to give talks. There is therefore point-to-point correspondence in asking applicants to give a presentation. The length of presentations varies from, say, five minutes for very junior posts to an hour for posts such as lecturing. In general, candidates are given time to prepare their presentation, and visual aids are inconspicuously a, available for those candidates who are aware of their usefulness.
Consultants have recommended that presentations should be divided into two categories: free-choice and fixed-choice presentations. Free-choice presentations allow a candidate to talk on any topic, it is open and provides the candidate the opportunity to showcase what they consider as their best. They are highly unstandardized, and unless the candidate chooses a relevant topic, the point-to-point correspondence with the job will be weakened.
Some candidates will choose topics that are not very amenable for verbal presentation, but, as they have chosen the topic, any unfairness is the responsibility of the candidate. Fixed-choice presentations are more standardized and point-to-point correspondence can be increased by choice of a relevant topic.
When the topic is closely related to the job, there is the changer that people who have done similar jobs will be at an advantage. Thus the status quo will be perpetuated, perhaps to the disadvantage of minority groups. Experts tend to agree with this view held by consultants too.
Applicability – Assessment Center for all levels/functions/sectors
Difficulty – Medium
Administration – E Book ( Minimum Order for 12 Users required)