As Business Psychologists, we are experts in the application of psychometrics to the workplace. Most of our competitors in Asia are not psychologists. Rather they tend to have attended a few days of limited training in psychometrics and then market themselves as experts.
We have a proud history of training Asia’s Human Resource Professionals, dating back to 2002. Our Human Resources and Psychometrics Training Courses are delivered by Registered Psychologists who report to professional bodies and who undergo extensive CPD.
We offer Psychological Consultancy in HR areas related primarily to recruitment, selection and development of all levels of employee. This ranges from setting up an entire selection process to the testing and interviewing of single job applicants in-person or via internet interviews.
About PsyAsia International
The “idea” of PsyAsia International was conceived by our principal director during his time working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his three years there, he was teaching MBA Human Resource Management for the UK’s University of Leicester and also set up and managed a psychometric assessment consultancy. His work spanned the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait. At the end of this 3 year period, the consultancy was handed over to an interest party and still run by them today.
PsyAsia International then took shape in Singapore and Hong Kong – our first clients were government, including MINDEF in Singapore and HKIVE in Hong Kong. Over the years, this presence has grown remarkably and PsyAsia International has spurned into separate business entities in these two territories. PsyAsia International is the official name of the Hong Kong business and in Singapore we are PsyAsia International Pte. Ltd.
We also have a growing partner network of local businesses representing PsyAsia International across Asia, for example, in Malaysia, Brunei and China among others. Furthermore, we have an entirely online business offshoot at psychometricassessment.com which brings our incredible talents in psychometrics to a more global client base.
The PsyAsia Difference
PsyAsia International is a vibrant and innovative business. We pride ourselves on the science underneath all of our solutions and excellence in client service both in terms of delivering solutions and query response/resolution times. A vast amount of the work we do is repeat business. Another large chunk of our work comes from major corporate clients who have left our competitors following poor service delivery and other issues which include incompetence!
A further critical reason that clients choose PsyAsia International is because we are Asia’s own Business Psychology Consultancy, dedicated to international best practice. Your investment in PsyAsia remains in Asia rather than being redistributed to share holders overseas whose primary motivation is profit!
Our Geographical Reach
PsyAsia International has clients throughout the world. Clients from anywhere in the world are welcome on our public courses. Additionally, most of our in-house courses can be delivered anywhere in the world, although our major focus and area of greatest experience and expertise is Asia (especially Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia), the Middle East, Australia and the UK.
Even so, our ethical approach, professionalism and passion for excellence have seen us running courses and carrying out consultancy for clients outside of these areas in, for example, Africa or the USA.
Research & Validation
PsyAsia International continues to collect local validation information and research data for the tests that we and our clients use. We also rigourously keep up-to-date with the research literature in our domain to ensure that we are always providing our clients with first-class and world-class solutions. You may wish to view some of our publications here:
PsyAsia’s directors, based in Hong Kong and Singapore, have incredible levels of professional education, alongside zeal and passion for the Asia Pacific workforce.
Our executive director is a published, UK and Australia trained Chartered Organisational Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Hong Kong Psychological Society, as well as a full member of the American Psychological Association and Australian Psychological Society.
He is the recipient of an award for Scientific Contribution to Occupational Psychology from the BPS.
He has people management experience in addition to experience of teaching cross-culturally on MBA & MSc in HRM programs to multi-national CEOs for the University of Leicester (UK), the University of Sheffield (UK) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Furthermore, he developed and managed an organizational consultancy and training organization in the Middle East before relocating to both Australia and Asia.
A fully Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, he spent his PhD years (University of Queensland, Australia) studying links between personality and performance and psychometric assessment, primarily in Asia. He also holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology (Nottingham, UK), a BSc (Hons)(London, UK) in Psychology and a Diploma in Stress Management Training. He is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use at Levels 1 & 2 and holder of the Euro Test User Certificate issued by the European Federation of Psychological Associations. Additionally, he is a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute for Human Resource Management (M.I.H.R.M [HK]) and a full member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
He has worked in both teaching and Organisational Psychology/HRM consulting roles for local, government and multinational organizations worldwide, including Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, PRC, Macau SAR, Hong Kong SAR, Australia, UK, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
At the current time, he is a resident of both Singapore and Hong Kong and commutes between these two cities and travels around Asia and the world to deliver his sought-after training and consulting solutions.
As a practitioner, he applies his skills on a daily basis in many of Asia’s most well known companies and for government bodies. He balances this practical slant with academic teaching and publications in international peer-reviewed journals. He is also a reviewer for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference (USA) and the Journal of Personality & Individual Differences.
With a passion for charitable works and giving back to society, he was nominated for the Wesley Hospital “Ideals in Action” award in 2005 and has been recognised for voluntary services with an honorary life membership from the British Red Cross Society. In 2011 he established PsyAsia’s Foundation, Bui Doi Philippines.
PsyAsia’s non-executive director is based in Singapore. Whilst empowered to act on behalf of the company, he spends the majority of his time running a corporate services company.
Thank you for your excellent work and prompt response and I must say you have conducted your work in a most professional and friendly manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending PsyAsia to anyone who needs its service.Capt.Andre Khir
World Courier just recently introduced the 360-degree feedback into its HRM system. We not only found the assessment findings very valuable but were also extremely satisfied with the professional guidance of PsyAsia before and during execution.Henning Voss
We take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent work. We don’t have any hesitation to recommend you to our clients and friends.Antonio Sotero
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