Finding the Perfect Fit: IO Psychology

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Have you ever hired the wrong person? Did it make you feel like this? Interviewing, selecting, and hiring managerial and executive applicants can be a difficult and resource-heavy process where the stakes are incredibly high. The wrong candidate can lead to disastrous results for your department, division, or organization. During these processes you typically are working with relatively little information and will spend less than a few hours with the selected candidate before extending an offer. We counterbalance these limitations by leveraging IO Psychology prior to the hire. IO Psychology, or Industrial and Organizational Psychology, uses psychological principles and research methods to solve problems in the workplace and improve the quality of life within. We believe that this aspect of Spirit Consulting is essential in guaranteeing that in the executive search process we find the best candidate that fits your workplace’s culture and needs. We are so confident in our methodology for placing high-quality individuals, that if any of our hired candidates voluntarily leave within two (2) years of start date, we will restart the search at no additional fee. We have doubled the industry-standard guarantee because our detailed approach continues to produce reliable results. Our IO psychologist, Daphne Smith PhD, guides each candidate through numerous tests including the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) and the Organizational Cultural Assessment Inventory (OCAI). The results of these tests help provide hiring managers with information that would not have traditionally been realized through the standard interview processes. For example, the CPI provides hiring managers detailed insights into a candidate’s work-related characteristics, motivations, and how they manage themselves and others. The test also highlights strengths as well as developmental opportunities for the candidate. The OCAI test can then be used to understand a candidate’s current and ideal organizational norms, values, and behavioral motivation. The results of these assessments are then shared with the hiring manager via a consultation. We want to ensure that your hire is truly the perfect fit. In the weeks of working with us, we become an extension of your team. We help you to meet your hiring needs and accomplish your goals by providing insight, objectivity, and accountability. After a selected candidate has signed the offer letter, Daphne then guides your new employee through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation-Behaviors assessments. These set the stage for the on-boarding work that your new hire will do with Daphne throughout his or her first year of employment. At Spirit Consulting, we firmly believe that peak performance is most often achieved through exceptional coaching. Participants frequently comment that their work with Daphne has a profound impact on their work relationships. The additional information you receive from our psychological assessments about potential employees will help in the decision-making as well as on-boarding the new addition to your team. We are obsessed with helping you and your organization achieve wild success and it is wired throughout our process and culture. We look forward to helping you find your perfect candidate and fit by simplifying what can be at times a confusing and frustrating executive search process.

About Spirit Consulting

Spirit Consulting is a boutique management consulting firm with clients across multiple industries and regions of the United States. We offer expert consulting in Executive Search, Business Strategy, and Work Psychology. Rooted in our relational, client-tailored approach, these service lines work synergistically to maximize your organization’s potential. Call (630) 621-3411 or email [email protected] for more information on how Spirit Consulting can help create the best version of your business. If you are interested in applying to jobs we are retained on, please visit

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