Shifting assessment practices in the age of COVID-19

African Journal of Psychological Assessment

Field Value
Title Shifting assessment practices in the age of COVID-19
Creator Dowdeswell, Kim E. Kriek, Hennie J.
Subject Organizational Psychology talent assessment practices; COVID-19; unproctored internet testing; virtual interviewing; remote working; digitalisation; retrenchment
Description The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the world of work, and we see a corresponding shift in the talent management and assessment spheres. This commentary reflects on the impact the pandemic has had on organisations’ human resource (HR) practices in general and on assessment practices in particular. Informed by insights drawn from a series of in-depth interviews with representatives of organisations in South Africa and on the broader African continent, we consider recent trends in unproctored internet testing (UIT) and virtual or video interviewing technologies that appear central to how organisations have adapted their assessment practices in a COVID-19 world. We also consider the role of various assessment practices in retrenchment and restructuring applications. Finally, potential implications for organisations and their assessment practices when moving towards a post-COVID-19 world are discussed.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2021-05-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Commentary
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajopa.v3i0.50
Source African Journal of Psychological Assessment; Vol 3 (2021); 4 pages 2617-2798 2707-1618
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Kim E. Dowdeswell, Hennie J. Kriek