Organizational Assessment Partners
Psychological science at work™
Hire, Develop & Retain Top Talent with Valid, Reliable Psychological Assessments
We blend behavioral science and business expertise with technological innovation to provide comprehensive, timely assessments and consultative services that empower organizations to hire, develop, and retain top talent.
Relationships with our clients begin with a discussion of your organization’s selection and talent management needs. Following a thoughtful analysis, we recommend tailored solutions from our portfolio of signature services.
Hire smarter with the power of empirically validated assessments.
Grow your most valuable resource with the help of data.
Identify high potentials for advancement to the next level.
Make great leaders even better with research-based coaching.
Why Use Psychological Assessment?
Research from leading industrial-organizational psychologists and business experts demonstrates the danger in relying on interviews and resumes for selection. Interviewers often fall prey to interviewer illusion, valuing candidates’ intentions rather than actual habits and seeing interview day behavior as a major predictor of job behavior, even though such relationships are not supported by research. Eighty-five percent of employers in a recent HireRight survey report catching lies on applicants’ resumes and applications. Objective psychological assessment circumvents interviewer illusion and reveals a participant’s true strengths and abilities, providing an impartial, valid examination of role fit.
Who Uses Psychological Assessment?
The use of psychological assessment for selection dates back to World War I, when the Army Alpha and Army Beta tests were used to assess new recruits. Today, public, private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations routinely utilize psychological assessment as they select, develop, and promote team members. According to Harvard Business Review, 76% of organizations with 100+ employees utilize assessment for external hiring. In the United States, the use of psychological assessment in the hiring process is growing by 10-15% annually.
What is The Process Like?
A five step process to ensure we address client needs while delivering value and exceeding expectations
Client relationships begin with introductions. Let’s get to know each other and discuss your organization’s talent management needs.
2. Needs Assessment
Are you selecting a new team member, identifying high potentials for promotion, or developing existing employees?
3. Services Mapping
OAP offers empirically validated assessments, interviewing and development plan services, expert coaching for execs and high potentials, presentations, workshops, and more. We match your organization’s needs to our comprehensive portfolio of talent selection and development services.
Following services mapping, we put our plan into action. All OAP services are delivered under the direction of a licensed psychologist. Many services can be administered and managed via the OAP Portal, our secure cloud-based platform.
5. Delivery & Review
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Our Most Popular Services
Using scientifically validated questionnaires, OAP’s selection assessment services provide unparalleled insight into applicants.
OAP’s standard selection assessment battery analyzes innate traits, such as personality and critical thinking, alongside current work behaviors and motivators. Assessment of additional domains, such as management and leadership potential, mechanical reasoning, emotional intelligence, and sales acumen, may also be recommended, depending on client needs. Behavioral based interviewing, conducted by an OAP psychologist, further enhances the depth and predictive validity of our selection assessments.
Invest in your organization’s most valuable asset by identifying innate strengths and mapping opportunities for continued growth.
OAP’s standard developmental assessment battery analyzes innate traits, such as personality and critical thinking, alongside current work behaviors and motivators. Developmental reports clearly identify current strengths and growth opportunities, as well as provide empirically supported interventions for facilitating the participant’s continued development.
Objectively evaluate the fit and readiness of team members for their next vertical move in your organization.
OAP’s standard promotion assessment battery examines current team members’ innate traits, such as personality and critical thinking, as well as current work behaviors and motivators. Recommendations for advancement are provided within the context of the participant’s data, analysis of the new role’s requirements, and knowledge of the organization’s culture.
OAP blends behavioral science and business expertise with technological innovation to provide comprehensive, timely assessments and consultative services that empower organizations to hire, develop, and retain top talent.
As a St. Louis-based consultancy designed from the ground up to leverage technological innovations like cloud computing in the delivery of organizational consulting services, we offer over a decade of psychological expertise in the selection of employees and the development of team members and teams.
Participants complete assessment questionnaires via the secure OAP Portal from virtually any location. Research demonstrates validity and reliability equivalent to in-person administration for all instruments used in OAP assessments.
Via the secure OAP Portal, client organizations have 24/7 access to assessment reports, including multiple versions of the same report, each tailored for a specific audience, such as hiring managers or new hires. Clients also have access to real-time tracking of participants’ progress as they move through the assessment process.
The cloud-based OAP Portal is built with uncompromising security in mind. Data centers are ISO 27001 certified, secured with SSL encryption, and protected by external firewall. Redundant storage networks ensure data integrity.