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Assessment Centres: Unlocking People Potential for Growth – 2nd Edition (PDF E-Book)

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Assessment Centres: Unlocking People Potential for Growth – 2nd Edition (PDF E-Book)

by Sandra Schlebusch & Gert Roodt

ISBN: 97818692282241

Publishing Date: October 2019

  • R449,10



While technology is enhancing every aspect of an Assessment Centre (AC), it remains a real art and skill to design and implement an AC. Assessment Centres: Unlocking People Potential for Growth is currently the only South African book on the market in this area. It unpacks the adapted AC Design Model and, in addition, addressing topical issues around ACs, including:
  1. The different purposes that ACs are used for.
  2. The introduction of ACs into South Africa and the growth of ACs.
  3. The role that the ACSG plays in promoting ACs.
  4. What AC practitioners should consider when using ACs.
  5. Why strategic positioning of an AC is important.
  6. The business case for ACs in organisations.
  7. The Code of Ethics for ACs in South Africa.
  8. Assessment Centre Policy.
  9. AC case studies and the ethical implications.
  10. The Assessment Centre Design Model.
  11. Why an AC needs to be grounded in a thorough job analysis.
  12. How the theories underpinning ACs have been researched over the years.
  13. The intricacies of simulation and centre development.
  14. The importance of trialling simulations and piloting an AC.
  15. The importance of confidentiality and the safe storage of material.
  16. An international perspective on current practices and future challenges around assessment centres.
  17. And more!
Assessment Centres: Unlocking People Potential for Growth is a complete ‘how to’ book that focuses on practical execution. In addition, it includes numerous case studies as examples for the principles discussed.


Sandra Schlebusch is the managing director of LEMASA (Pty) LTD and the owner of LeCouSa Consulting. She is a registered Psychometrist at the HPCSA. While her experience covers the whole spectrum of human and organisational development, her main focus is using simulations and Assessment Centres for developmental purposes. She has been actively involved in Assessment Centre design, implementation and evaluation for the past 30 years. She received an Award of Recognition for Continuous Contribution to the field of Assessment Centres in South Africa from the Assessment Centre Study Group (ACSG). She is a previous chairman of the ACSG and co-established the ACSG Academy, a part of the ACSG, with the aim to educate and skill potential Assessment Centre users. She currently holds a BCom Hons in Industrial Psychology, as well as an MBA.

Gert Roodt (DAdmin) is a licensed psychologist and a registered personnel practitioner. Gert was the Vice Dean: Research in the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the former head of the Centre for Work Performance in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management. He is a former chair of the Society for Industrial Psychology (1995–1997). He serves on review/editorial boards of nine local and international scholarly journals. He is author/co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and about 70 conference proceeding papers; 15 technical reports; and co-editor/co-author of 17 books; author/ co-author of 70 book chapters; and several articles in non-research-based journals. He is also presenter/co-presenter of approximately 135 peer-reviewed papers at national and international academic conferences.

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