In Belgium, assessment centers have grown in popularity. Despite this growing popularity, the validity of these selection and development methods has not been examined in Belgium. Therefore, this study examines the predictive validity and fairness of an assessment center of a large bank. The sample consisted of 252 middle level managers. Results revealed that the assessment center provides a valid prediction of success in higher managerial positions. With respect to fairness, this assessment center also scores well. Virtually no significant differences between men and women and between Flemish and French speaking Belgians are found. These positive results might be explained by the high-quality design of this assessment center. (c) 2005 Association internationale de psychologie du travail de langue francaise. Publie par Elsevier SAS. Tous droits reserves.
Assessment Center, validity, fairness
Organizational Behavior and Theory | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Psychologie du travail et des Organisations
LIEVENS, Filip; VAN KEER, E; and DE WITTE, Morel.
Assessment centers in Belgium: The results of a study on their validity and fairness. (2005). Psychologie du travail et des Organisations. 11, (1), 25-33. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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