Public Sector Partners in Selection • Development • Promotion

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team assessment

Ah teams! Whether forming from the ground up, adjusting to a new leader, or additions of members, teams are tricky business and vital to the success of the organization. Assessing team health and team norms relative to the needs of the organization, then using an appropriate intervention can help teams shift to a more productive style.

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Executive

The demands on senior leadership grow daily. In order to serve a diverse population in rapidly changing times, senior leaders must bring more than dedication. Creativity, strong vision, the ability to work with multiple stakeholder group, and bedrock solid leadership skills are characteristics that we assess. To this we add the specific needs of your situation – giving you a well-rounded evaluation and view of how well the candidate fits with the role, or developmental issues to be addressed in order to fit with the role. 

law enforcement PROMOTION assessment

BCD has developed several promotion assessment methods that are specific to law enforcement.  These tools take into account the challenges that officers face at the “next step up” and help you identify those officers that are ready for the promotion. If an officer is not ready for promotion, we can help you identify areas for development so the officer can build the skills needed for promotion.

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FITNESS FOR DUTY

In jurisdictions where current employees or Police officers are required to have an annual fitness-for-duty examination, BCD provides the psychological examination and written report that attests to the employee’s fitness to return to or continue work. These evaluations are done on the employer’s site or at our offices and comply with the specific needs of the agency. 

assessment models

test battery evaluation

In a time when litigation is a real possibility, it is crucial that test batteries used for selection or promotion be fair, valid, and possess an element of face validity. BCD can help you look at your existing batteries and help you assure that they meet standards for legal defensibility as well as maximum utility for making decisions. 


Done well, assessment brings huge benefits to the organization, the individual assessed, and the community served. Whether evaluated for employee development or selection, we use a variety of tools depending on the specific needs of the position. Validity is critical in assessment, especially for selection. The tools used are valid for selection decisions and provide deep insight into the characteristics of the candidates.

individual contributor

Sometimes entry level roles, at other times deep experts in a function, individual contributors need a special brand of skills to succeed in addition to their functional knowledge. Good judgment, the ability to work independently, and flexibility are hallmark skills of the individual contributor. Many individual contributors aspire to leadership roles. BCD has assessment tools that can help you identify their potential to move into a mid-level role, and can assist in identifying the skill gaps that need to be filled in order to do so. 

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mid level manager

Sometimes entry level roles, at other times deep experts in a function, individual contributors need a special brand of skills to succeed in addition to their functional knowledge. Good judgment, the ability to work independently, and flexibility are hallmark skills of the individual contributor. Many individual contributors aspire to leadership roles. BCD has assessment tools that can help you identify their potential to move into a mid-level role, and can assist in identifying the skill gaps that need to be filled in order to do so.