OCG Water

Benefits of OCG

There are numerous benefits for businesses using OCG

Operational benefits

> It is a cost-effective solution for the demonstration of competence, if required, for external review and audit purposes

> It reduces the expense of staff down time and additional business resource with assessment times typically 60-90 minutes

> As a screening system, it facilitates more focused use of training budgets.

> The data analysis facility allows more informed decisions to be made in relation to an individual’s needs and business priorities

> Can be customised for an individual business in any sector

Performance analysis

> Statistical information on performance can be readily obtained. The business can analyse not only how the group performed on a particular question, but determine whether the question was suitable in the context in which it was presented

> It is a mechanism for analysing the initial success and ongoing effectiveness of training

> All outcomes can be centrally managed

> Can be automatically marked/scored and this scoring can be both accurate and objective

> Results can be available to a number of nominated personnel within 24 hours

Testing format

Can be used as a screening system prior to the determination of any training requirements

Questions are specific to an individual’s role within an organisation

The format of the questions replicates realistic working environment decisions

  • Multiple-choice questions can be set at different levels to suit business requirements and can be administered easily

  • In multiple choice testing, the company ‘sets the agenda’ and there are no opportunities for the candidate to avoid complexities and concentrate on the superficial aspects of the topic

  • Some questions may simply challenge a candidate’s ability to recall facts as typically required by Health & Safety or legislation

  • For the examination of an employee’s working knowledge, some questions could test a candidate’s ability to apply factual information to given situations, or test their ability to evaluate given data

  • Multiple-choice can be designed with a diagnostic end in mind, in order to find out whether specific areas of a given subject are adequately known, or in order to detect misconceptions. This can provide feedback on the effectiveness of training

Question papers are individually generated from four variations for each of five topics in each category, with automatic alternatives in any retest

Can be administered at any location – the tests come to the individual

By providing a paper-based system, students who are less confident with computers and information technology need not be disadvantaged, provided the tests are administered appropriately

The use of an invigilator for each session removes the security concerns associated with online testing and the need for IT recourse