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Proactive psychological assessments for your people
We understand employees are the most important resource within an organisation. Having the right people in place working effectively both as individuals and as members of teams is crucial to your organisational success. However, we often find that due to competing demands or skill gaps that the people factors are neglected or misunderstood. Our team of skilled psychologists is available to assist you in understanding and addressing potential psychological challenges within the workplace.
Get the confidence you have the right person for the role by undertaking psychological pre-employment assessments. Psychological testing is an objective strategy to assess the suitability of a candidate for a job. These assessments strengthen your selection decisions by providing accurate, reliable and impartial information on a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to inherent job tasks. The research indicates that the cost of replacing the wrong hire is between 50% and 150% of an employee’s annual salary. Why take the risk when a psychological assessment provides highly reliable predictions about how a person will function within a role or organisation. Better alignment to role requirements result in improved productivity, better retention, employee engagement, and positive safety cultures.
Initially, our psychologists determine the inherent psychological demands of the role and work environment. Once psychological demands are established an appropriate psychometric test and set of psychological assessment procedures are specifically designed. Assessments can be scaled from basic screening to comprehensive evaluations to identify the best candidates for leadership, safety-critical or complex roles.
Psychological Functional Capacity Evaluation
A Psychological Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) assesses an individuals’ capacity to perform various psychological or cognitive tasks. This assessment offers a baseline measurement of an individual’s current symptoms and fitness for work. We utilise evidence-based psychometric tests that are highly valid and reliable. This allows our psychologists to deliver an objective and standardised understanding of an individual’s current function including:
- Symptom severity;
- Ability to think clearly, concentrate, and plan tasks; and
- Ability to interact with colleagues effectively.
We would recommend engaging with these evaluations in the following circumstances:
- When medical professionals/treatment providers need more clarity to guide treatment and rehabilitation
- When individuals remain unfit for extended periods, or RTW progression is affected
- When psychological symptoms worsen or do not improve over time
- Prior to an Independent Medical Evaluation to provide greater objective evidence.
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