There are many assessment tools on the market, with purposes and costs that vary widely. You need to determine your needs and the best fit category before you even begin shopping! Often, the first tool you 'meet' is the one you like best, but is it the tool that will best serve the stakeholders in your talent development initiative? As a talent development professional, your job is to be strategic: Match the solution to the need, on time, and within budget. In this session, you'll learn a process for navigating the world of assessments. We'll explore when to use them (and when not to), how to determine your assessment needs, and criteria for assessing the assessments. Be prepared to walk the EXPO floor with targeted questions, factors to consider in the purchase process, and a checklist for comparing and contrasting these tools.