PSI offers a suite of online and offline exercises and simulations devised to measure 35 competencies that cover various work-related attributes like individual traits, managerial skills, decision-making skills, interpersonal skills and motivational skills. The suite contains exercises for different organisation levels, different sectors and different work contexts like working alone, one-to-one and in groups. These simulations can be used across the talent lifecycle through assessment and development centres. Exercises that can be used in live format assessment and development centres (offline format) are available in PSI’s AC-EXS™ suite.
VirtualAC™ is PSI’s online suite which can be accessed through its assessment platform, Apollo™. The VirtualAC™ format allows individuals to take part in exercises remotely and does not require the assessor to be present in the same location as the participant. Assessors can access the exercises and the candidate's responses through the platform and assess them, as they would, in a live exercise.
Evolution and Model
Virtual Assessment Centres evolved from the traditional live assessment and development centres in response to three key trends in the workplace:
- Increased technology interface and virtual nature of work
- Increased collaboration between remotely located individuals
- Increased focus on reducing development costs
At the same time, it has also become important to provide great candidate experience, while ensuring the effectiveness of the assessment and development process.
VirtualAC™ responds to all these needs by offering top-notch assessment and development tools on Apollo’s interactive online platform™. A simple, interactive tutorial helps participants become familiar with the online desktop and find different resources to participate in the exercise. The following types of simulations are available to the participants in the online format:
- Virtual 'Day in the Life' Exercises
Participant is required to complete multiple interlinked activities within a single scenario, such as responding to emails, writing reports and dealing with phone calls.
- Virtual Inbox Exercises
Participant is presented with several emails containing different issues, varying in terms of importance and complexity, which must be prioritised and actioned.
- Virtual Analysis Exercises
Participant is required to analyse verbal and numerical information about a work situation and produce a report with their conclusions and recommendations.
You can download a brief overview of the VirtualAC™ here.
AC-EXS are exercises for live assessment and development centre applications. AC-EXS include exercises like group discussion, role plays, analysis exercises, fact-finding exercises, in-basket exercises etc. You can download a brief overview of PSI's AC-EXs offering here.
The VirtualAC™ can be used in both selection as well as development contexts. Many of PSI’s clients use VirtualAC™ for hiring entry level managerial positions, hiring laterally at senior level, identifying hi-potential talent within the organisation and developing them. The VirtualAC™ comes with 38 exercises which can be used at varying levels.
The AC-EXS offer 260+ exercises for live assessment/development centres, under 7 different categories of exercises, covering 35 competencies, suited for 5 different organisational levels.
Access to all exercises require accreditation as assessor or assessment/development centre manager.
|VirtualAC™- Day-in-the-life Participant Feedback Report
||A detailed document that provides assessor ratings on all the exercises in the Day-in-the-life simulation. Ratings are provided by exercise as well as by competencies along with the subjective comments from the assessor.
|VirtualAC™- Inbox Exercise Participant Feedback Report
||A detailed document that provides assessor ratings for all competencies being assessed in the inbox exercise along with subjective comments from the assessor.
|VirtualAC™- Analysis Exercise Participant Feedback Report
||A detailed document that provides assessor ratings for all competencies being assessed in the analysis exercise along with subjective comments from the assessor.
Candidates’ responses to VirtualAC™ exercises are manually scored by our expert assessors on the Apollo™ platform. These scores are reflected in the standard system-generated reports. Reports for the AC-EXS exercises are custom-written manually as per the assessment/development centre objectives
Reports for the AC-EXs are manually written as per the assessment/development centre objectives. To know more please write to firstname.lastname@example.org