Why Get a Behavioral Assessment?
From generic personality traits and customer service orientation to thinking styles, willingness to learn and leadership capabilities, behavioral and personality assessments can help evaluate different personality aspects of job candidates, students or to someone displaying concerning or troubling behavior. These tests are very reliable, and as an example allow many companies to hire with confidence – especially when filling critical job positions.
What is Done, and How is it Done?
The value of a behavioral assessment depends on the behaviors selected for observation. For example, if the goal of assessment is to detect a tendency toward depression, the responses recorded should be those that are relevant to that tendency, such as degrees of smiling, motor activity, and talking.
Whether an assessment is carried out with interviews, behavioral observations, physiological measures,, tests, or some combination of all of these, is intended to permit the evaluator to make meaningful, valid, and reliable diagnosis about individuals. What makes someone tick? Or what makes them the unique individual that he or she is? Whether these questions can be answered depends upon the reliability and validity of the assessment methods used and the expertise of the tester.