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5 Popular HR Assessment Methods in Use

Hanna Wilson, HR Tech Outlook | Monday, February 15, 2021

FREMONT, CA: The field review method is a traditional type of assessment where a person from the HR department follows and assesses an employee, evaluating their working styles, output, and effectiveness

Organizations need to analyze the areas that need improvement and what works well and what doesn’t for their business to grow. One such area that needs attention is the human resource (HR). It needs thoughtful assessment protocols as HR teams deal with a lot of responsibility in an organization.

Here are five ways to assess how well HR is working in an organization:

Management by Objectives (MBO)

In management by objectives (MBO) method, employees and managers sig together at that start of the year or quarterly and plan goals and the processes required to reach those goals for the next financial round. This is ideal for a shared environment, making the relationship between managers and subordinates stronger.

Make sure that there are enough goals for an employee to be engaged and motivated but not as much since that will put unnecessary pressure on the employee.

Field Review

The field review method is a traditional type of assessment where a person from the HR department follows and assesses an employee, evaluating their working styles, output, and effectiveness. This method can be time-consuming but useful if the HR team is concerned if employees would be getting a biased review from the managers or peers.

360-Degree Feedback

The 360- degree feedback is a standard method of assessment that requires the HR manager and assessor to collect feedback on an employee’s performance from everyone associated with them.

The assessment system considers multiple points of view for a complete report from in-house and remote working staffing, which provides an understanding of how an employee works within an organization.

Assessment Center

The assessment center method takes HR assessment in a central location where managers, assessors, and employees gather. Individuals are either asked to perform a series of tasks or grouped to perform tasks. The assessors can analyze specific work-related skills that employees and applicants need in an organization by providing them role-playing games, simulations, exercises, and conducting workshops.

HR teams can use a mind map to examine skills in this method, such as leadership, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication.

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