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Assessment Centres

Develop an in-depth understanding of your applicants

Are you recruiting new talent?

Contact Caroline Macklin, our Interim Manager of the People Consulting Team, today about setting up an Assessment Centre as part of your recruitment process.

An Assessment Centre is comprised of a series of assessments designed to analyse candidates’ personal and technical skills in relation to a given role. Assessment Centres can be used for recruitment or development purposes and are particularly effective when analysing a large volume of individuals.

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Our Track Record

Collins McNicholas have an extensive track record in providing assessment centre solutions to public sector institutions, to manufacturing companies and service companies, including multinationals in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and traditional manufacturing sectors in executive level recruitment, volume recruitment and development programmes.

  • Bespoke recruitment process for a large multinational manufacturing organisation including both off-the-shelf and bespoke ability and dexterity testing.

  • Volume recruitment processes for Clerical roles in several public sector institutions.

  • Tailored development focused assessment process for service based SME.

  • Assessment input and interview assistance in hiring executive level roles.

  • Partnership with training and employment support bodies in the creation of an assessment process for a manufacturing organisation at start-up phase.

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Client Testimonials

“Collins McNicholas were chosen to partner with Carlow County Council in order to meet the assessment requirements for the Clerical Officer recruitment campaign. This included assessing 168 candidates over the course of 1 and a half days. We found the Occupational Psychology team to be highly responsive to our needs. They maintained excellent levels of communication throughout the whole process with both ourselves and the candidates. The Occupational Psychology Team delivered a service of exceptional quality in a superb turnaround time.”

– Eamon Brophy, Senior Executive Officer, HR, Carlow County Council

“Since our Athlone office opening we have worked with Collins McNicholas. Our roles and business needs have evolved over time, as has our recruitment processes. Our current recruitment processes often require a series of tests to determine key skills and attributes for roles e.g. attention to detail, comprehension, teamwork and collaboration. Since COVID, these assessment centres have evolved again. We are now completing assessment centres and group exercised 100% remotely and are still achieving a high level of reliability and validity with high-quality candidates being put forward for interview. The Occupational Psychology team in Collins McNicholas manage all the logistics, tailor the invitations to our needs and effectively partner with us throughout the process – adapting and evolving as needs change. Thank you Emma, Caroline and Mairead for your ongoing support and making each process almost effortless.”

– Ursula Gilleran, HR Director NPD Group

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Why Choose Assessment Centres

Assessment centres offer a range of benefits, including increased efficiency, flexibility and less risk.