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Applying the process of Group Task, Counseling People can help you recruit only those aspirants who are perfectly cut out for the job.Most jobs require skills, knowledge or aptitudes which cannot be completely and accurately tested in the interview situation.Most candidates are concerned to present themselves in a favourable light during the interview. As a consequence, some candidates may become nervous, or in other cases, may exaggerate or overact.
Thus it is just not possible to profile candidates entirely in the traditional job interview. The interview is can turn out to be superficial, producing information that may be incorrect or irrelevant.
This means that it is always wise to look for other sources of information to support the claims made by candidates in interviews.
Examination or academic certificates, or references may be useful sources, although the objectivity of the latter is often questionable. Alternatively, it may be helpful, in addition to the selection interview, to use an appropriate test or exercise to see whether the candidate does display the required abilities.
Group Task is precisely this alternative tool that can be used to unmask a potential candidate’s persona. What makes Group Task highly accurate and reliable is that the conclusions in Group Task match with the findings in Psychometric Testing & Assessment.
Criteria on which Group Exercise / tasks are assessed
• Participates enthusiastically in discussion.
• Expresses his/herself clearly and coherently.
Originality of Ideas
• Introduces new ideas.
• Builds constructively on the ideas of others.
• Brings a fresh approach to a problem.
Quality of Thought
• Analyses the problem well.
• Gets to the root of the problem.
• Makes a point which is accepted.
• Influences the direction and nature of the discussion.
• Listens to carefully to other members views.
• Incorporates the points made by others into their own.
Facilitation of the Discussion
• Makes a direct attempt to help another person.
• Squashes a dominant interrupter to allow someone else to make a point.
• Discriminates clearly between the important and the trivial.
• Does not allow his/her feelings to sway decisions.