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Medico-Legal ǀ Forensic Division

As Industrial Psychologists we work within the legal arena offering comprehensive forensic expertise with regards to Loss of Earnings, caused amongst other things by road accidents, medical negligence and divorce proceedings. We provide specialist opinions with regards to Loss of Earnings and Earnings Potential, Loss of Support and Enforced Career Changes impacting on life experience and living standards in general.    
Through our in-depth understanding of the business environment and world of work, prevalent Human Resources practices, as well as the requirements of the relevant legal frameworks, we offer expertise in determining:
  • Pre-morbid vs. post morbid career paths
  • Pre-morbid vs. post morbid income, increases and promotions
  • Future employability
  • Loss of income

 
 

Psychometric Assessment Division

Our Approach

Our approach to assessing human competence is an integrative one. The performance of any individual within the work environment is based on their Competence. Competence is defined as the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required for a specific job. In addition to this, competence is impacted on by GMA (General Mental Ability).
 
Whitehead Industrial Psychologists thus advocates that use of an integrated model of assessing competence, which includes the assessment of the following areas:
 
 

Our Assessment services include assessing for:

  • Selection and Placement
  • Managerial and Leadership Development
  • Accelerated Development Plans / Fast tracking programmes
  • Career Counselling
  • Coaching 
  • Graduate Recruitment
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Succession Planning and Promotion
Whitehead Industrial Psychologists makes use of Assessment Centre Technology, based on competencies identified and developed in collaboration with our Clients.   Assessment Centre Technology assesses performance within context of the organisational environment, position and organisational level on which an individual functions. Assessment Centre Technology Tools utilised by our team of qualified and experienced Industrial Psychologists and Psychometrists include, amongst others, in-basket exercises, role-plays and case studies and enables expert observers/ raters to observe desired behaviours that are critical to successful job performance. 
 
Only Psychometric Assessment Tools with proven predictive validity and reliability and recognised by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as being “classified and certified psychological tests” (as per Board Notice 93 of 2014) are utilised. In addition, we ensure appropriate use of assessment tools within cross cultural contexts and they are therefore suitable for application within the diverse South African market. 
 
Rather than results being drawn from computer generated reports, all Psychometric Assessment results are interpreted by a Registered Psychologist and integrated with scientific findings, relevant theory, and professional experience in such a way to be conceptually sound, relevant and practical when reaching conclusions and making recommendations.
 

Why use Psychometric Assessments

Use of sound employee selection and development methods leads to substantial improvement in performance, output, and emotional well-being (e.g. more engaged, motivated, satisfied) and increased learning of job-related skills. Further benefits include:
  • Increased success on the job
  • Improved internal succession planning initiatives
  • Identified training needs and improved success of training initiatives
  • Minimized financial and time investment in unsuitable candidates
  • Increased staff retention
  • Reduced replacement costs
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Research

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought" - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

As unique and varied as research requirements are, so too is the WIP Research Division.  With our multi-talented team and network of consultants, our research capacity is uniquely positioned to provide an array of tailored research to effectively leverage individuals and organisations.
 
Through our extensive understanding of people and organisations within numerous contexts and fields we are able to provide unique understanding and perspective on consumer behaviour, employee perceptions and organisational productivity through the development of effective and uniquely tailored research methodologies.  
 
Market research, organisation and industry research, competitor analysis, climate surveys, consumer behaviour analysis are but a few of our offerings.
 

Market Research

Our tailored research practices focused on market segmentation and market trends through quantitative, qualitative, primary or secondary research allowing for vast and in-depth understanding.  Critical for any organisation, large or small for strategic decision-making, new product development, brand perception and market share; market research is imperative.

 

Competitor Analysis

Understanding your competitors is critical for any businesses success.  With our diverse team of experts, we are uniquely placed to provide sound understanding for any business.  Knowing who your competitors are and tracking their strengths and weaknesses is key for any organisation, large or small.

 

Climate Surveys

Conducting climate survey is critical in order to provide management with knowledge to effectively understand their employee’s and manage business processes more soundly and increase productivity in the workplace.  

 

Organisation ǀ Industry Research

Our sound research methodology provides comprehensive understanding of organisations in specific as well as overarching organisational and industry research surveys in order to comparatively assess areas such as salaries and benefits as well as policies and practices. Through such research practices upper level organisational and industry comparisons provide an organisation with strategic information to improve business practices and policies.

 

Consumer Behaviour

Understanding consumer behaviour is imperative if organisations want to succeed in the fast-paced and highly competitive business environments.  Through our sound understanding of businesses, competitors and people, we will be able to assist in leveraging your organisations productivity through heightened awareness of consumer trends.
 
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Human Resources Division

With vast experience of operational and strategic Human Resources challenges, our consultants offer a wide range of services including: 

Management Systems and Practices that we can assist with:

  • Effective Job Evaluation Systems
  • Performance Management Programmes
  • Benefits and Remuneration consulting and salary structuring
  • Manpower Planning and Forecasting

Further Human Resource functions we collaboratively can assist any organisation in:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Industrial Relations
  • Job Grading and Evaluation
  • Strategic Team Building
  • Performance Management

Leadership Development:

  

Our capability extends to strategic Leadership Development in order to ensure effective and authentic transformation of leaders within organisations.

The Assessment and Development Tools utilized are based on The Leadership Circle which provides a first of its kind unified theory of leadership development for individuals, groups, teams, and the entire organization.   

Leadership Circle Profile™ is the only competency based 360° profile that measures two primary leadership domains—Creative leadership competencies and Reactive tendencies. It then integrates the information so that the key opportunities for development immediately rise to the surface. Unlike most assessments that measure only competencies, Leadership Circle Profile reveals to leaders and managers what they are doing, why they are doing it, and what actions they can take to lift their leadership to a higher level. 

Leadership Culture Survey™ delivers a powerful “MRI” of your leadership culture. Our survey can be used for your entire organisation or for a specific leadership team. Leadership Culture Survey reveals valuable data that tells you how your people view their current leadership culture and compares that reality to the optimal culture they desire. By finding the gap between their current culture and their desired culture, it instantly reveals key opportunities for leadership development. Leadership Culture Survey measures how your leadership culture compares to that of other organisations.

Contact us for further information regarding The Leadership Circle approach and how we can assist your organisations and leadership.

Organisational Development Division

As Process Consultants, we work with our clients and follow a multi-disciplinary approach to analyse and identify organisational challenges, and to develop interventions which result in lasting and measurable organisational impact and change.   

We provide comprehensive advice regarding:

  • Organisational Diagnoses
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Change Management 
  • Team Development
  • Performance Management