What is here in Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace: an articulate walk through the realm of assessments, with special emphasis on the competencies of the individual assessor. There's a plain-English overview of terminology and concepts, helpful suggestions for collecting, analyzing and reporting data, and some clear-cut sample reports. The book concludes with an overview of available assessments.
What is not here: There is virtually no discussion of the legal defensibility of any assessments or the legal ramifications of using personality-type and similar indicators as the basis for hiring and promotion decisions. This exclusion could cause serious problems for both novices and pros. The novice may forge ahead, unaware of the tricky legal waters she is navigating, while veterans will find this a glaring omission by authors Leonard Goodstein and Erich P. Prien. And a reader looking for help in choosing one assessment over another will be disappointed to find that the authors don't recommend or evaluate specific products.
Overall this is a concise resource, less intimidating than much of the work on this subject. Recommended for the HR specialist with some assessment experience.