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Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Greetings from PsyAsia International,
We just wanted to remind you about our HRM course in Singapore which runs from 1-4 November.
This course only runs once per year on a public basis, so right now is the time to register. If you are still interested in this course, please kindly register soon as we take a maximum of 12 people and the course is beginning to fill. The course will run from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day and will be held at the Conrad Centennial Hotel. Full international buffet lunch and all day refreshments will be provided complimentary each day!
Don’t forget, the course is run by a University Lecturer in HRM. Dr. Tyler used to teach MSc and MBA HRM for the UK University of Leicester and for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a published author and an award-winning registered organisational psychologist. He will make his teaching very practical and you will surely enjoy his course and style!
To register, kindly do so at http://www.psyasia.com/register. The fee is SG$2500 for the complete 4-day course. If you can only attend some days of the course, please let us know.
Full course details and syllabus can be found at: http://www.psyasia.com/human_resource_management_training_course.php
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
PsyAsia International is pleased to offer new dates for a public course in Human Resource Management in Singapore. We run this course throughout Asia during the year mainly as an in-house course. About once a year we offer it as a public course. We have received many requests to do this in the past few months and hence sent out a survey asking prospective attendees their preferred dates and locations. 70% of those who responded requested Singapore as the venue and 30% requested Hong Kong. 67% of people suggested their first preference for the course dates would be 1-4 November. In view of this, the course will be held in Singapore on 1-4 November inclusive. The venue itself will be confirmed once we ascertain numbers, but the most likely venue is the Conrad Hotel in Singapore and the course fee will therefore include a full buffet lunch on each day of the course.
We are pleased to offer an early-bird discount to those who register by 30 August and pay the pdf invoice within 14 days of registration. Early bird discounts are not available to those who need longer to pay or those who require paper invoices. Group discounts will not be offered on this course because the early-bird discount of 10% is already very generous! To avail of the early-bird discount, simply book before 30 August and enter discount code HRMEB on page 3 of the online course registration form.
For full course details and syllabus, please see the course webpage:
To register, please click “register now” on the left-hand side of the course webpage.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Our HRM Training in Asia
PsyAsia International’s Human Resource Management Training course is run by an award-winning and experienced registered orgranisational psychologist (with doctorate) who previously taught the course at Master’s level for the UK’s University of Leicester and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The facilitator has the unique advantage of also being a practitioner so can tie theory with cutting edge practice in each interactive session.
Public Training Course
PsyAsia’s Human Resource Management course runs all over Asia on an in-house basis. About once each year we open the course up as a public course in Hong Kong and/or Singapore. We’ve received an influx of enquiries recently and so believe now is the time to find out potential delegate preferences for dates and venue. If there is sufficient interest we will run the course publically sometime between November and March.
Survey for dates and location
To register your interest and tell us whether you’d rather attend in Singapore, Hong Kong or Online, please click the link below to complete our rapid survey. It will take you less than 60 seconds.
Rapid 60 Second Survey:
For full details about the course, please see here:
Monday, March 29th, 2010
Singapore and Hong Kong based award-winning PsyAsia International offers 360 Performance Appraisal via the Saville Consulting Performance Culture Framework. The company has recently set-up a new site dedicated to easy understanding of the 360 appraisal process. It’s easy to set up and the cost is very reasonable. Optional services such as feedback from a psychologist consultant or team building and development services can be added to the package. The online performance appraisal system can be used by any organisation worldwide.
The Saville Consulting Wave is based upon a validation-centric scientific framework known as the Performance and Culture Framework. As part of this framework, Saville Consulting offers the Wave Performance 360 (multi-rater) online assessment of performance at work. Wave Performance 360 online assessment enables a range of relevant individuals to rate a colleague’s performance at work. How an individual perceives themselves and how this compares to other people’s perceptions of them is a powerful feedback tool. 360 assessment enhances self-awareness and provides a great platform for personal development.
Wave 360 provides a unique report where the dual reporting lets the individual being assessed understand on one profile exactly how they were rated and how this benchmarks externally.
The report combines quantitative rating scales with qualitative comment. All raters have the option of contributing narrative text on areas they think the individual does well, could do less of and could improve on. As a further option, Saville Consulting provides a very detailed development report for the individual based on all ratings.
This powerful 360 appraisal can be used on it’s own or in conjunction with Saville Consulting Wave® Styles. When used in combination it can help individuals understand the gaps between their performance and potential as a platform for utilising unused potential and realising critical areas of potential.
Further details at the special site: http://360-appraisal.com
Friday, March 26th, 2010
Today’s elite athletes are performing at levels few can hope to achieve, yet with each race, each competition, they consistently demonstrate the capacity to push themselves and reach heights once thought unobtainable. In the business world, it should be the goal of every leader to emulate world-class athletes. This is a reachable objective and we see examples of exceptional adaptability and agility as chief among common traits shared by leaders of high performing organizations.
Outstanding leaders have traditionally been associated with coaches rather than athletes. They guide, teach, motivate and inspire. But they are not usually thought of as demonstrating the dynamic, heroic effort of sports figures in the course of leading companies. But that’s changing quickly.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
PsyAsia International offers Free Psychometric Testing Course in Hong Kong & Singapore
Introduction to Psychometric Testing Course: Hong Kong, 4 May 2010; Singapore, 11 May 2010
PsyAsia International is Asia’s independent Leader in Psychometric Test products and Training. We choose to distribute only the world’s best, most validated psychometric assessments and offer locally relevant, world-class training in psychometrics. The Introduction to Psychometrics Workshop expands on PsyAsia’s expertise in Psychometric Training in Asia by offering a course geared to those with very little experience or understanding in Psychometrics. Many first time clients don’t understand why they need to be careful in their choice or use of psychometrics and many do not understand why training is a necessity in competent test use.
This one-day course aims to provide experienced-based training in an accessible and economical way. The course is easy to understand and yet covers many of the important issues to be aware of when choosing and using psychometric tests. Given our passion for Asia and our passion for the competent use of psychometric tests in Asia, PsyAsia makes no profit on this course. We charge delegates a small fee that reflects the cost of the hotel venue (including buffet lunch and refreshments) where the training is held as well as materials that we provide to the delegates. What’s more, if you later decide to attend one of our accreditation courses in Psychometrics, we will issue you with a discount code that reduces your course fee by the amount you paid for this course!
| The history of psychometric testing
Comparison of psychometric tests with other modes of employee testing and assessment
The benefit of using psychometric tests in recruitment/selection, development and coaching
Reliability in psychometric testing
Validity in psychometric testing
Error in psychometric testing
Review of different aptitude, personality and values tests on the market
Questions to ask your test publisher or distributor
What next?Note: During the workshop, delegates will create quasi-psychometric tests in groups to enable a hands-on exploration of issues such as reliability, error and validity in psychometric tests.
To view full course details and to register, please click here.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Kevin Daniels and Jan De Jonge recently explored the notion of `match’ in occupation settings. In the context of job design, this is congruence or correspondence between two or more job characteristics (e.g. cognitive demands and cognitive control). This congruence is thought to benefit health, well-being, and performance. The origins of the match concept lie in buffering models of work stress, where resources such as workplace social support and job control are thought to attenuate deleterious effects of adverse job characteristics like excessive job demands. In their paper, they outline the historical developments in work stress research that has led to notions of match, contrast match with the related concept of person-environment fit, explore current conceptualizations and operationalizations of match, and outline how the concept of match can be developed.
To view the article, click here
Monday, March 15th, 2010
In an environment of rapid technological advances, economic turmoil and changing consumer behaviors, most companies recognize that to be successful, they have to be adaptable. And yet, fewer than half of companies say they are good at making changes, according to a new research report on leadership agility by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).
The Organizational and Leadership Agility Survey asks business professionals to report on the stability of their business environment, the ability of their leaders to adapt to environmental changes and the extent to which executive leadership culture has a negative influence on organizational agility.
Over 75% of respondents reported that their business environment is changing or rapidly changing, which is no great surprise. However, only 44% of companies reported being adept at identifying and making needed incremental changes to a high or very high extent, while a scant 40% said their organizations are adept at recognizing and responding to strategic challenges in a timely manner. And less than a third (32%) said their organizations were proactive in anticipating and initiating the changes needed for sustained high performance beyond their immediate strategic challenges.
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
PsyAsia International is pleased to once again be supporting Singapore’s Human Resource professionals as a sponsor of the Singapore Human Resources Institute’s Annual Human Resource Congress.
The Singapore HR Congress and Business-Connect Exposition 2010 will address the newly derived term of HR TransmutationTM and explore the topic in deeper context. The current economic churning has made it explicitly clear that industry is not just facing another downturn but it is accompanied by impactful structural, demographic and mindset changes across industry and top management cannot afford to respond with anything less than a complete overhaul of the system to survive and sustain. Renowned speakers and leaders from the HR fraternity will share their experiences and provide useful insights on the know-how of managing paradoxes in a turbulent world.
PsyAsia’s clients are entitled to a 35% discount on the price of conference tickets. Please contact us in the first instance to avail of this special offer.
“A strong and capable HR community can be the catalyst and change agents to initiate and implement people development efforts in organisations, and help build stronger capabilities amongst our business leaders and managers.”
PM Lee Hsien Loong
11th World HR Congress 2006 organised by SHRI
PsyAsia International is Asia’s leading independent distributor of Psychometric Tests of Personality and Aptitude. From offices across Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong, our psychologists assist the world’s top organisations and local governments to recruit, select, assess and retain the best employees. Our services are only offered by fully registered organisational psychologists with years of experience in their field. PsyAsia also offers world-class training in Psychometric Testing in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Online.
Friday, February 19th, 2010
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This 90-minute webinar will cover some basic principles in recruitment and selection. Despite being basic, the principles are essential in ensuring integrity in delivery of service to the client of a recruitment consultant. In our work in Asia we come across many recruitment consultants each week. We value them as clients and recognise from our interactions that much of what they are doing goes against best practice and wish to help!
This webinar aims to address some of these issues and will cover topics such as:
- What information do I need from my client?
- What questions should I be asking my client when I meet with them?
- How do I do a brief job analysis?
- What is a person specification? Why is it important?
- How do I produce a person specification if my client doesn’t give me one?
- How do I choose which psychometric test(s) to use?
- Basic Behavioural Interviewing skills
- What other assessments could I use?
- Is there an easy way to collate all of my data on multiple candidates and rank order it for presentation to my client?
The webinar is aimed primarily at recruitment consultants, however the material covered will be useful and applicable to anybody involved in employee recruitment/selection.
There is a small US$10 fee for the webinar to be paid by credit card at paypal.com* and you will receive details after registration. All paid registrants will receive a one-week access to a recorded version of the webinar at our online learning center. This will help you recap information and will be useful if you are unexpectedly unable to attend the live session.
*Fee waived for PsyAsia clients who have made any purchase in the past 3 months.
The session will be conducted by a fully registered organisational psychologist with years of experience in recruitment, selection and development for multi-nationals as well as governments in Asia. There will be ample time for questions and answers – if more time is needed, an additional session can easily be arranged without further fee.
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