Who We Are

HR Decisions Ltd. began operations in 1978. The majority of the staff at HR Decisions are PhD-level psychologists with specialized and advanced training and expertise in human assessment,HR systems, employee selection and development, and succession planning in organizations. The company's practices are governed by the code of ethics of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and by the assessment standards and guidelines of the Canadian and American Psychological Associations. In addition to our core staff, HR Decisions has a complement of approximately 10 PhD-level psychologists who work with us on a contract basis.

The core personnel at HR Decisions Ltd. are:

A. Ralph Hakstian, PhD, Director

Dr. Hakstian is an internationally-known psychometrician and personnel psychologist. He has published approximately 100 articles in the scientific literature on measurement and the assessment of human potential. As a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Hakstian established the Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program at UBC.

Lorette K. Woolsey, PhD, Director

Dr. Woolsey is a well-known and widely-published psychologist with many years of experience in applied measurement and assessment work. Formerly on faculty at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Woolsey has extensive experience with selection and personnel-development initiatives, and has served on national and provincial government task forces.

Linda S. Scratchley, PhD, R. Psych., Senior Psychologist

Dr. Scratchley is an experienced industrial/organizational psychologist. In addition, she has published a number of articles in the scientific literature on assessment and HR-related topics ranging from the development of personnel-selection systems to new conceptualizations of creative management behavior. Dr. Scratchley has taught courses in measurement at the University of British Columbia and works one-on-one with HR Decisions' clients.

Greg Dixon, BA (English Honours), DT (Expert Systems), Director Of Technical Operations

Mr. Dixon is an experienced systems designer and software developer. Mr. Dixon's contributions to HR Decisions' operations are in the area of software design and web-enablement. Mr. Dixon's expertise and creative technological innovations have enabled HR Decisions to move to advanced web-based applications.

Fiona Suteja, BA (Psychology), Psychometrist

Ms. Suteja received her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia. In addition to specialized training in measurement and assessment, Ms. Suteja has experience in the design and execution of research studies in the behavioral sciences, and has administered and scored assessments of many thousands of job applicants and employees. She has had a number of years of experience in consulting with HR professionals, and organizes and manages all HR Decisions operations.

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