An assessment is a series of questions often based on competencies that users can answer in order to evaluate their own performance or the performance of another user, such as a peer or report. Assessments are a tool to evaluate, retain, and support talent in your organization. There are two types of assessments: in-depth and whole competency assessments.
1 In-depth assessments
In-depth assessments ask questions that are related to competencies and can be either grouped (all of the questions related to one competency appear on a page) or ungrouped (five questions appear per page regardless of the associated competency). A scale is associated to the competency so the user can select a scale level to rate the subject. In-depth assessments provide a detailed assessment of an employee's skills, so they're an excellent tool to evaluate, retain, and support talent in your organization.
2 Whole competency assessments
In a whole competency assessment (WCA), the competency itself is the question instead of questions related to a competency. When a user performs this type of assessment, they select a proficiency level to rate the subject. WCAs provide an overview assessment that is an excellent tool for HR planning, employee development, and succession planning.