How to Conduct an Assessment / Career Development Interview

The aim of an assessment interview is to identify the gaps between the collaborator’s competencies and his/her job's requirements (as defined in the person’s specifications), in order to determine priority development goals. This assessment can either take place in the context of the yearly appraisals, or be set up independently.
It is essential that the gaps observed between the position and its incumbent be clearly identified and acknowledged by the different partners. This is necessary in order to set up a training and development plan that may perfectly meet the needs of the person concerned.
Please note that it is also necessary to be very clear as to what the aim of the assessment is. It is indeed not rare that an assessment of the collaborator’s competencies results in an assessment of his/her performance, and vice-versa, these two notions being strongly related.


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