What if a candidate finishes early or late?
The stations are designed to fit in to the 10 minute time frame but sometime candidates finish early or late, so what should you do?
Finishing early: the rest of the time is theirs in that station. The silence can feel quite uncomfortable so you may wish to say “the rest of the time is yours we will sit in silence until the end of the station”.
If you have to ask some questions at a specific time but the candidate finishes early do not ask the question until the time that you are requested to. This means that all candidates have the same time to answer.
Finishing late: the candidates need to leave the station at the “Please move to outside you next station” announcement. The candidates should not get extra time compared to any other candidate.
They must only be marked on what they have done to that point and that part of the assessment will be organisation and flow this includes time management.
If candidates say” I would do this or that”, rather than completing the task this does not count as this type of assessment is a “shows how”.