Pacific TAFE’s Workforce Development Training Unit, where the testing centre is located.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will be offering pre-employment assessments from 2017 after signing an agreement with Human Factors International (HFI).
HFI is world’s largest company specialising in user experience design.
In the past some organisations had sourced such services from overseas which were costly taking into consideration that there was no local provider.
With this partnership, employers in Fiji and in the Region will be able to access this service in a cost effective way.
The pre-employment assessments will enable employers in the region and also internationally to recruit highly skilled workers at various levels through the Online Managed Assessment System.
Pre-employment assessments provide a powerful way of ensuring that the best candidates are selected by assessing their ability and preferred behavioural styles. Organisations are also able to acquire the benefits that include cost effective, best-practice globally benchmarked assessment procedure, consistent and standardised assessments, improved efficiency of the recruitment process, and more informed recruitment decisions
Pre-employment assessment is used in selection, training and development, and team building. The measures focus on ability, attitude, aptitude, personality, motivation, emotions and critical thinking.
Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director Pacific TAFE said this testing fits well with the vision of Pacific TAFE through its Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) to introduce more globally benchmarked certifications to contribute towards talent development in the workforce.
“Organisations have been asking for this testing facility and we have responded by setting up of the online provision. This means that candidates can do the testing regardless of their location at the same cost,” Mr Lal said.
As part of the service, organisations will be able to access three (3) different levels of assessment that include ‘Lite’ Assessment, which is designed to provide insight into a participant’s suitability for roles at an entry levels; Standard Assessment, which is designed to provide insight into a participant’s suitability for middle management roles; and Premium Assessment which is designed to provide insight into a participant’s suitability for senior managerial and executive roles.
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