We have seen in a related article that assessment interviews (guidelines) are essential in order to be able to fine-tune – and even correct – the interpretation of test results.
The assessment report will then allow communicating all the relevant information to the hierarchy of the (future) employee with the aim of preparing for development actions and/or making the selection decision.
CONTENTS OF AN ASSESSMENT REPORT
In order to be as relevant as possible, the assessment report should contain the following elements:
Ideally, candidates should be given the opportunity to read their assessment report before it is transmitted to the hierarchy. This indeed allows showing them that they have not been "framed" and that the communicated data will not be used in an abusive or excessively "psychologically-oriented" manner.
ACCESS TO TEST RESULTS
The access to assessment results should be clearly delimited within the company. All the members of the Board, HR Department and management who are entitled to access them should be listed up. Moreover, only those with proper training should be allowed to access "raw" test results (i.e. the quantitative data).
SAMPLE ASSESSMENT REPORT
Here is a sample assessment report (document) that introduces you to the main lines of a professional assessment process. Please mind that it is based on a fictitious and simplified example of periodical appraisal.