The Lens Maker
You can now adapt available lenses to reflect your organisation’s preferences.
The Assessio platform provides over 50 lenses that organisations can use for their recruitments. These lenses are based on research and span multiple departments and almost all jobs. Because using the right lenses is critical for successful recruitment, the processes of selecting the appropriate lens and making it fit the actual job are equally important. Sometimes an organization may want to change the name of a lens to better reflect the job that is going to be filled. And sometimes the lens has the right competencies for the job, but not with the right competency weights. Both issues can now be solved by using the Lens Maker.
The Lens maker is only accessible to users with the Recruitment Admin role and can be found under the Lens Management menu option. When you select the Lens Maker, you are shown all original lenses, each with their own lens card that provides information on the lens composition, associated titles, and interview guide. Some of this information can be adapted to your organisation’s preference, such as the lens name, subtitle, and description. Essentially changing a lens name means you are creating a new lens; based on an original lens but with a different name. The original lens remains unchanged.
For the new lens it is possible to boost the lens to emphasize specific characteristics that you are looking for in candidates. Boosting a lens means changing competency weights and this process is based on two specific questions: 1) What type of tasks will the individual engage in, is it more long-term and flexible or more short-term and fixed? 2) How will the individual engage with others, is it more collectivistic and inclusive or more individualistic and competitive? These questions relate the type of work to the Assessio Performance Framework. The answer to the first question will decide whether to increase the Strategic competencies within a lens and lower the Operative competencies or vice versa. The second question will decide whether to increase the Enabling competencies and lower the Driving competencies or vice versa. You can of course decide not to boost anything within the lens and keep the competency weights as they are in the original lens.
Before closing the Lens maker, you need to decide whether to share the new lens with other users, or to keep it as invisible for now. Changing which lenses are visible to your organisation can be done by any Recruitment Admin.
Retaking assessments for development
Leaders can retake assessments for Self Awareness Insights.
Self Awareness insights are meant to support a leader in behavioral development. To be most effective, an accurate measure of a leader’s personality and general mental ability (GMA) are required. The MAP and Matrigma questionnaires measure personality and GMA respectively, and provide high quality data, to be used in the Self Awareness Insights. In some cases, however, there is an issue during measurement. Either MAP or Matrigma could not be completed correctly, leading to suboptimal data. In these cases, a retake of the assessments is warranted. Examples include being interrupted or distracted during assessment taking or faulty internet.
Leaders can choose to retake an assessment on the Self Awareness Insights page, by clicking the blue text below the ‘Go to assessment results’ button. Note that immediately after selecting to retake MAP, you lose all previous information, because the assessment is reset and all previous data deleted. The same is true for Matrigma, with the exception of a few competencies which only require MAP data because GMA has no effect on them.
Once an assessment is retaken, a counter is shown. The first retake can be done right after completing the assessment(s). After that, it is not possible to retake the same assessment for one month. We want to avoid leaders using retakes to check for improvements, or see the impact of using the Tips from Self Awareness Insights. These tips are aimed at behavioral development, we do not expect your personality or GMA to change by applying the tips in practice. Both personality and GMA are relatively stable constructs. This is also the reason why retaking an assessment deletes all previous assessment data.