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LLN within Job Roles, Recruitment and Selection. Objectives. be aware of: value of LLN Job Role Mapping effective practice in LLN Job Role Mapping advantages and disadvantages of LLN assessment within Recruitment & Selection (R&S) effective practice in carrying out LLN assessment within R&S

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  • be aware of:
    • value of LLN Job Role Mapping
    • effective practice in LLN Job Role Mapping
    • advantages and disadvantages of LLN assessment within Recruitment & Selection (R&S)
    • effective practice in carrying out LLN assessment within R&S
    • a range of resources to support LLN Job Role Mapping and LLN assessment within R&S
  • have shared experiences of embedding LLN within Job Roles, R&S
useful resources
Useful resources
  • LB Barking & Dagenham
    • Customer Care Standards Mapping
    • Appraisal Guidelines Mapping
  • Jobs Go Public Skills Frameworks
  • www.jgp.co.uk/skillsframeworks
lln within recruitment selection
LLN within Recruitment & Selection
  • Application for external job or internal promotion
  • Identify whether applicants have suitable LLN skills for the job role
  • But important issues to consider……..
      • Good practice guidelines for LLN assessment
      • Which assessment tool will provide necessary information
      • Enhancing, not limiting, employment opportunities
good practice guidelines in lln assessment
Good Practice Guidelines in LLN Assessment
  • See Good Practice Guidelines In LLN Screening and Initial Assessment
  • Use term Skills Checking (not Screening)
  • Must be carried out by appropriately trained personnel
  • Results should be confidential
useful resources1
Useful resources
  • Good Practice Guidelines in Screening and Initial Assessment.

DIUS publications, 0845 6022260

different types of lln assessments
Different types of LLN Assessments

Skills Checker (formerly known as screener)

  • Indicates a general need below Level 2

Initial Assessment

  • Identifies broad levels within the National Standards

Diagnostic Assessment

  • Provides detailed profile on LLN levels in reading, writing, speaking and listening
which type of lln assessment for r s
Which type of LLN Assessment for R&S?
  • Applicant likely to have ‘spiky profile’ of LLN skill levels
  • Important not to set the ‘bar’ to high or too low in R&S process
  • Diagnostic LLN assessment only one that will give comprehensive assessment of skills and levels
  • Diagnostic assessment unlikely to be practical within R&S process
choosing an lln assessment tool for r s cont
Choosing an LLN Assessment Tool for R&S cont
  • DHL choice - Target Skills Initial Assessment
  • Takes about 30 mins
  • Will not test for every LLN skill within job role
  • Will provide a profile of different levels for reading, writing and maths
enhancing employment opportunities through r s major employer s policy
Enhancing employment opportunities through R&S – major employer’s policy:
  • Application for external job or internal promotion
  • Following LLN assessment
    • If one or two areas are one level below job role requirement (eg E2 when E1 required) offer can be made, subject to achieving required level within probation period
    • If more that 2 areas are below job role requirement, or one area is more that 2 levels below, then:
      • If met all other application criteria refer applicant to college/learndirect and give provisional job offer subject to improvement within 6 months
      • If all other application criteria not met application declined giving feedback inc LLN levels, and guidance on local learning opportunities available
workplace basic skills impact evaluation toolkit project wollnet
Workplace Basic Skills Impact Evaluation Toolkit Project (WoLLNET)
  • Formal evaluation of impact of workplace SfL training on organisational performance rarely carried out
  • Employers lack information to target investment in SfL development
  • Project: to develop a web-based, user-friendly Toolkit to enable employers, training providers and unions to systematically evaluate the impact of workplace literacy and numeracy training programmes
  • Survey to build a clear picture of experiences and views; help ensure Toolkit meets your needs
  • To participate http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=PWcfx6JoFH2BQBiKCZwXtw_3d_3d
  • 10 – 15 minutes to complete
  • Available until Friday 22nd February
  • Prize draw for £100 Amazon voucher
  • Option to receive email updates about project