WELCOME TO CUSTOMISED ASSESSMENTS
We are a web-based company working with medium to large organizations and government agencies.
Our unique design ability enables us to utilise the competencies you provide to fully customise the content of your online competency measurement tools. This means the data you receive is relevant to your business and your human resource decisions.
With more than 80 years combined experience in human resources and competency assessment & development, our team is well credentialed to deliver cost effective and user-friendly competency measurement tools online.
Delivering new efficiencies and capabilities in competency measurement
Customised Assessments can help you to get your critical competencies right
Founder and Executive Director
Don J Thomson
Leading our team is Don J Thomson, a recognized specialist in the development of customized solutions that meet the unique needs of each of our clients.
Don has more than 30 years experience in helping organizations transform their people into high achievers. He specializes in the identification and measurement of the critical competencies of high performing individuals who influence organizational success.
In 1982 Don founded a global human performance consultancy delivering performance development strategies to leading businesses around the world.
During this time Don was responsible for hundreds of cutting-edge, client-funded research and consulting assignments to establish and sustain competitive advantage through the selection, retention and development of high performers.
Don was CEO of the company for 26 years before selling it in 2008 and founding Customised Assessments.
Defining Critical Competencies
When defining critical competencies for assessment we suggest you limit your list to 8 to 10 competencies. This will keep you focused on the ‘must haves’ rather than the ‘nice to haves’.
Each competency needs to be well defined to ensure the content of the Competency Assessment and/or Competency Feedback is relevant to the data you are seeking. Vague and inaccurate descriptions can compromise effective assessment.
Customised Assessments can assist you to identify and development your critical competencies.
Competency Description Example for – Customer Focus
Anticipates customers (internal and external) needs, takes ownership of, plus responsibility and accountability for the level of customer satisfaction by establishing productive relationships, answering customers questions concisely, proactively dealing with customers problems and exceeding customers expectations.
Along with each competency description a set of performance standards are included. These performance standards form the basis for scoring of the candidates’ effectiveness in the competency.
Customised Assessments can help you to get your critical competencies right.
Choosing The Right Measurement Tool
After developing the critical competencies, the next step is choosing the appropriate measurement tool to obtain the type of data you seek. This decision will depend on which question you want answered.
Do they know what to do? Do they do it? In other words, does the individual know what behaviours are required for each critical competency? Do they deliver these behaviours on the job?
Your custom designed Competency Assessment will provide invaluable, objective data about each participant’s level of knowledge of your unique critical competencies. This tool is used in the employee selection process and as a pre-course instrument for developmental workshops.
Your custom designed Competency Feedback will provide invaluable, objective data on how well the participant delivers the critical competencies on the job. This tool is used for career development and as a post-workshop support.
Ensuring Relevancy To Your Business
Our customised Competency Assessments and Competency Feedback tools use the competencies you have identified as critical for success in your target role and/or environment.
To ensure relevancy our content developers work with you to thoroughly understand both the specific role and environment to which the competency measurement tool is to be applied. Each competency assessment and/or competency feedback is never generic.
It is always custom designed, role and/or environment specific and focused on either determining the level the individual comprehends the competencies critical for the target role or how well they deliver them on the job.
The data captured is therefore relevant to your business and assists in decisions of selection, development and career progression of your employees.
Each competency description includes a set of performance standards. These performance standards form the foundation for scoring of the candidates’ /employees’ effectiveness in the competency.
Need Assistance? We offer advice to you in competency definition, assessment design and data interpretation.
What Clients Say.
The assessment confirmed that I have lots of strengths I can use! I went on to secure a permanent job and have recently been promoted to supervisorLong-term Unemployed Participant
The competency assessment data allowed me to individualize the trainingWorkshop Facilitator
The competency assessment designed by Customised Assessments was very effective in highlighting people predisposed to customer serviceClient
I like the assessment reports because the results can be used as a springboard to how well participants are doing relative to their level within the company’s hierarchyClass Facilitator
Because I am driven by metrics, the information in my report provided a more objective indicator, as well as a benchmarkClass Attendee
Setting up and monitoring participants is so easy and your prompt response to my questions is a customer focus benchmark some of our other suppliers could take note of! You guys are amazing!Manager Talent Development
Your commitment to meeting our design specifications and turnaround time of the project has been exemplary. Thank you!Manager Development
The assessment improved objectivity and greatly helped in creating a shortlist that ultimately led to the identification of the winners of each categoryAwards Judge
The real world mini case studies presented throughout the assessment gained a valuable insight into what the candidates will be confronted with on any day as a participant in the organisations Graduate ProgramClient Consultant