By definition, the assessment center has several observers and applies several methods, including role plays and simulations. When a large number of participants are to be assessed over a large geographical area, this calls for a method that is less cost-intensive than the (assessment) center. The term “web assessment” (or “online assessment”) is frequently interpreted in different ways. In many cases, gauging behavioral tendencies solely by means of tests or questionnaires (e.g. “Which of the four decision-making alternatives would you choose?”) generates nothing more than socially desirable responses.
Our online assessment concept centers on transferring the assessment center idea with open, complex case studies to a web environment: We offer the same role play, the same interview, the same case study – but online. The tasks are sent to the participants automatically by the system. In the case of interactive tasks – such as the interview – a consultant is available online.