The Value of Talent
A useful article on the value of assessment centres is here.
Open communication both up and down the organisation is fundamental to this approach, which is one of the key factors in good governance.
There is a really interesting consequence of this approach, which is that if Business Strategy needs to be closely integrated with 'joined up' HR policies then the HR function must be moved centre-stage. Instead of being merely a service department to the rest of the organisation it becomes as important as Operations and Marketing and Finance and must have a seat at the 'top table'.