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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Leadership assessment 

What is a leadership assessment?

The process of identifying and describing an individual’s unique characteristics as they pertain to leading, managing, and directing others and defining how such characteristics fit into a given position’s requirements is called leadership assessment.

Why should HR conduct leadership assessments of employees?

Leadership assessment is an effective way to identify employees who can be good future leaders. It provides valuable knowledge for the company, revealing whom to count on during and groom for an emergency.

How often should leadership assessments be conducted?

It’s important to remember that leadership assessment is not a one-time event. Leadership assessments should be conducted regularly to ensure they remain relevant. As senior leadership teams change and grow, so will areas of strength and weakness. Assessment is an ongoing process that helps the HR department to adapt the leadership style to best meet the organization’s needs.

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