G307S2011L2PersonalAssessment2pp

G307S2011L2PersonalAssessment2pp - Personal Assessment:...

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1 Personal Assessment : Where do you start? How can it help you? “No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.” --Thomas Jefferson “What I am is good enough, if I would only be it openly.” Carl Rogers “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.” Fannie Brice “Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. Hasidic Saying “No one can give you better advice than yourself.” Cicero “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” Tao Te Ching
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2 The Importance of Effective Personnel Assessment Employees who possess the right competencies are more likely to contribute to an employer’s success. It is critical for agencies to identify and promote employees with the competencies needed to contribute to the employer’s mission and objectives. “The cumulative effects in wise hiring decisions can result in substantial increases in average performance levels and productivity. Consequences of unwise decisions can range from inconvenience to disaster.” Increases our ability to accurately predict the relative success of each applicant on the job Results in hiring, placing, and promoting greater numbers of superior performers Results in reduced turnover Decreases the likelihood of a bad hire Results in enhanced job satisfaction for new hires and a more cohesive work group The Importance of Effective Personnel Assessment
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3 Types of Assessment Tools A variety of screening tools are used to narrow candidate pools Accomplishment Record Biographical Data Questionnaire (Biodata) Cognitive Ability Test Job Knowledge Test Personality Test Situational Judgment Test (SJT) Writing Assessment Personal Interviews How do you start assessing yourself? Understand your interests (assn. #1) Understand your personal value system (assn. #2) Examine your creativity (assn. #3) Understand your personality type (assn. #4) Understand your skill set overall
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4 How will you plan to be happy in your career? Values are the most underrated, underutilized, misunderstood, but most important element of our being. The three key factors to success for your job and your life are: 1. Knowing your Core Values 2. Prioritizing your Core Values 3. Living by your Core Values How do our values arise? No one knows for sure where we get values, but
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