Role play is instrumental in understanding and coaching an individual’s situational reaction and is therefore effective for both assessment and development.
Unlike a formal interview in which candidates have reflected on their experience, role play requires quick thinking, original thought and unrehearsed responses.
Role play removes fictionality and creates an authentic experience in which candidates must adapt in real time. This not only assesses their innate talents, but also highlights personality traits of an individual, their ability to cope with stress, and ways in which they can improve.
As an assessment task, role play offers a unique insight into an individual and their capabilities. Without situational role play, candidates may not be able to showcase their full suite of strengths. Similarly, role play presents development opportunities, giving individuals the chance to practise skills such as in presenting, customer relations or negotiating, with an experienced actor. Our bank of professional actors are skilled in giving feedback, and offer it in a helpful, sensitive and direct way, giving individuals instant advice.