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10 - The Future of Assessment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 June 2021

Adrian Furnham
University of London
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This chapter looks at the future of people assessment. Like many other areas of business there have been many, and rapid, technology-led changes. There are questions about who are or should be assessed; when and how they are assessed; the cost and legal changes in assessment; and how data is stored. The quiet world of academic-led assessment and testing has been ‘invaded’ by people in business eager to sell psychological testing and assessment to a much larger market. Inevitably there are enthusiasts and sceptics: the former claiming how AI computer and neuro-science technology will revolutionise the ease, cost and accuracy of assessment, while the sceptics argue there is still very little evidence for these claims. It certainly is a ‘good time to be alive’ for those interested in people assessment.

Twenty Ways to Assess Personnel
Different Techniques and their Respective Advantages
, pp. 506 - 525
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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