Our partner, PsyAsia International, today announced dates for a free seminar in Singapore. In conjunction with The Raffles School of Psychology, PsyAsia International cordially invites HR and allied professionals to a seminar in Singapore on 1 March. Some details follow below, whilst more details and online registration can be found at http://www.psyasia.com/seminars
Seminar Background and Content:
Psychometric tests are scientific tools that can be applied in various contexts for different purposes. Due to their proven effectiveness, they are becoming more and more popular among organisations nowadays, especially for those which are looking for more reliable and objective selection tools in order to preserve or even enhance their competitive advantage in their most valuable resources, their people. There are a large number of tests and testing systems available in the market but unfortunately their quality varies. Some marketeers who lack understanding of the science behind these tests are trying to take advantage of this trend. In such cases, unqualified test developers publish tests which are not scientifically tested and which certainly cannot achieve what they are supposed to be doing. Moreover, as psychometrics are relatively new to the Asian public, many people, including professionals who want to or are even currently using psychometric tests do not have adequate knowledge to choose proper tests or use them correctly. Therefore cautions have to be taken when choosing as well as implementing psychometric tests in order to gain the real benefits of using them. Actually there are at least three important considerations in putting the psychometric tests in place; the first one is, ‘what makes a test a good one?’ the second one is, ‘what test should be used?’ and finally ‘how to implement a test properly?’
In this seminar, Mr. Vincent Wong, an intern psychologist who has been trained in the area of psychometric testing will talk about how to choose a well developed test, how to select a test (or a number of tests) that suits your needs, and finally how to implement a test properly. Throughout the seminar, one of the world’s most advanced psychometric testing systems, GeneSys3™ will be introduced and used as a real-life demonstration of how psychometric tests actually operate. The seminar will be delivered in a way that is friendly to every potential user of psychometric tests, including those who currently know nothing or just a little about them. Attendees will gain understanding of how to choose a good test as well as how to implement it properly. Moreover, the critical features of the GeneSys3™ system as well as its advantages over other systems will also be noted. Dr. Graham Tyler will speak about any advanced issues and answer more technical questions should they arise during the event.
- Popularity of psychometric testing
- The “bandwagon” of testing (i.e., profiteering without competence)
- What makes a good test
- Theoretical support
- Implementation of the testing system
- Number of tests available
- Flexibility of test administration
- On site vs off site
- Single vs multiple tests
- On-screen vs paper & pencil
- Norm group generation
- Ease of report generation
- Different types of reports for various purposes
- Data Management
- Updates and adding credits
Mr. Vincent Wong is an intern psychologist with a Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from Cardiff University (UK). He is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and holds BPS certification in psychometric assessment. Currently he is working towards chartered occupational psychologist status within the BPS. In addition to working with our team on consultancy and training assignments in organisational psychology, Vincent is responsible for Business Development at PsyAsia International.
Dr. Graham Tyler is a doctoral-level registered organisational psychologist (Australia and Hong Kong). He has been delivering training in psychometric assessment that leads to the British Psychological Society’s Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing for over 10 years. His research in psychometric test validity has been recognised by the British Psychological Society with an award for Scientific Contribution to Occupational Psychology. He has published his psychometric validation research in peer-reviewed international journals and he has reviewed related papers for the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (USA) and the Journal of Personality & Individual Differences. His MSc research studied the link between personality and well-being/stress disorders in ambulance crews, whilst his PhD research investigated the validity of personality theory and questionnaires for the prediction of work performance in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has significant experience in testing, working with multi-national companies worldwide as well as working with the Governments of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Singapore and the UAE.
More information & registration at: http://www.psyasia.com/seminars