Selection means choosing a few from amongst many available and the aim of scientific selection are to choose the right person for the right job to satisfy the purpose in view. Selection is carried out mainly to meet a requirement or selection must satisfy a criterion means suitability based selection. In Armed forces, pre and post independence era basic level of selection process was implemented and with passage of time considering the rapidly expanding requirements of the Armed forces the pressing need for a scientific selection system was felt to choose personnel who would maintain a desired standard of efficiency in handling unfamiliar situations.
Creation of SSB Interview Process
To select future potential leaders, the concept of forming Service Selection Board came into existence. The aim of SSB interview testing is to obtain maximum information on the candidate’s leadership potential using different media to obtain from responses. Candidate and jobs they perform differ from in many ways and the efficiency of an organisation depends upon the effective utilization of human resources which can be achieved only if job description and the candidate potential match each other. Utility of the individual to the organisation will also be conditioned by his trainability, potentiality and consistency in the performance of job. Considering this aspect, to find answer to such questions right test is required to tap potential of candidate.
DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU – Leadership Qualities
Selection process of Armed forces is a unique model which has been created to select future potential leaders when we say leader’s means candidate must have those attributes which makes him leader with special reference to Armed Forces. To become effective leader, candidate must possess the following leadership attributes -
Assessment of Leadership/Officer like Qualities –
Considering the job description of Armed forces, 15 Leadership qualities have been identified and to explore these qualities, scientific assessment model has been created which involves Interview, Group Testing and Psychological techniques. In brief, human behaviour is influenced by different state of mind i.e. conscious, semi-conscious, sub-conscious and each of these states of mind has an impact on human behaviour. For better understanding, Interviewing officer assess your behaviour when you are in a conscious state of mind, similarly in GTO technique, he assesses how you behave in a group and in psychological technique your behaviour in sub conscious state of mind is tapped through written responses. How does this process works, when candidate comes in contact with stimulus or any of the tasks or tool or situation he would react in a particular way and this reaction forces him to manifest his behaviour in a given situation. Through these manifestations, assessor is able to assess leadership or officer like qualities which helps him to evaluate his potential to become future leader. Diagrammatic explanation of concept -
Conduct of SSB Training –
At SSMENTORS, we have designed the process which helps candidates in exhibiting or expressing his/her officer like qualities. Our real time SSB Coaching process assist candidates in achieving the following objectives –
During our SSB coaching or SSB training sessions, we train candidates to use proven techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP in order to train their brains to help reduce/eliminate the effects of such uncertainty and ambiguity, and help them navigate through the SSB environment with greater success. Techniques such as Anchoring, Circle of Excellence, Framing & Reframing, Subconscious Re-imprinting, and others help candidates in training their brains to build capability.