Assessment FAQs

What are assessments?

Assessments reflect our own perceptions of who we are and how others perceive us. The results are based on responses to short questionnaires. Assessment results are used to help improve communication, reduce conflict, identify and grow employee talents, and hire people best suited for a specific job, culture, or work environment.

Who uses assessments?

Assessments are used by individuals, businesses (large and small), educational institutions, and nonprofits. Assessments can be effective tools in talent selection and talent development processes.

Can assessments be used for hiring?

Yes, but you need to make sure that the provider’s assessments pass the legal and regulatory hurdles necessary. Under the Doctrine of Disparate Impact, employers may not use employment practices that, even though neutral on the surface and applied to all applicants or employees, disproportionately exclude members of a protected category.

Career Transition FAQ’s

What is outplacement?

Outplacement is a service/benefit provided to a departing employee, at the employer’s cost, to assist with the smooth and successful transition to a new career opportunity. It is sometimes called Corporate-Sponsored Outplacement to differentiate the service from one paid for by the individual themself.

Are outplacement and career transition the same thing?

Outplacement is one type of career transition service. Other types include Transition to Retirement (we call our program New Horizons) and Career Management. These career transition services are typically provided as a benefit from their employer but there are situations where individuals request these services on their own behalf

Why would an employer pay for outplacement services?

Most employers care about what happens to departing employees. Employers also realize many benefits by providing outplacement and career transition services including: Protecting the image/brand reputation of the employer, mitigating risk of litigation and negative publicity, and preserving employee morale and productivity.