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Fall 2016


There are many different types of assessment tools, the most common being classified as cognitive tests, personality tests, multisource feedback, assessment centers, leadership style inventories and simulations.i Companies most commonly use multisource ratings (e.g., 360 Degree), personality inventories and interviews in assessing senior executives.


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Ma, C., & Rapp, K. (2016). What is the business case for using assessment tools in the external selection process for executives?Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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