[I/O SIG]: Making Selection Work for Progressive Organisations


I/O Psychology SIG presents:
Making Selection Work for Progressive Organisations

Organisations are all looking for ways to become more agile and high performing to tackle today’s VUCA world. However, before turning to organizational design and people development, personnel selection is the first step to getting the right people on the bus. Of all stages in the employee life-cycle, the recruitment stage presents some of the biggest barriers to success when you make a wrong hiring decision.

Strategic selection is focused on creating a system that adds long-term value. Selecting strategically ensures you identify the key behaviours required of employees and leaders for high performance, bring the right people on board, and also integrates with training and development and performance management so that you retain and grow your talent.

Join us in this inaugural event in collaboration with the Organisation Development Network of Singapore (ODNS) as we explore how to make selection work by learning how to:

  • Identify the real behaviours your organisation wants
  • Develop and conduct structured interviews
  • Use assessment centres for selection and development
  • Leverage on selection to develop employees


Date: 13 Dec 2019

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Venue: TMC Academy
250 Middle Road, Singapore 188983
Lecture Theatre #01-01B

Sign up soon as limited seats are available!


Speaker Profile

Dr Paul Englert
Registered Psychologist and Managing Director, OPRA-Asia Pte Ltd

Dr Paul Englert is the Singapore-based founder and Director of OPRA Psychology Group, a company that works with businesses to help recruit, develop, and retain high performing staff through customised HR solutions, coaching and psychology applied to work. Established in New Zealand in 1997, OPRA has 7 offices in 3 countries and is considered the premium I/O psychology business in Asia-Pacific with clients like Microsoft, Nokia, Red Hat, Virtusa, and Starwood Hotels.

Born and educated in New Zealand, Paul has over two decades of experience in the field of I/O psychology, as well as various corporate roles that have capitalised on his expertise in psychometric testing and personnel selection. Besides his professional career delivering solutions on the front-line, Paul remains active academically. Paul received his Ph.D from Victoria University of Wellington in 2002, focusing his thesis on unemployment. Through the years he has undertaken lectureships on I/O psychology related topics at Massey University, University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and at Singapore University of Social Sciences and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Paul is a Registered Psychologist with the both the Singapore Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society and is a Supervisor on the Singapore Register of Psychologists. Paul is also a member of the Australian Institute of Directors, British Psychological Society, Singapore Psychological Society, and New Zealand Psychological Society, and was also formerly the Chairperson of the Industrial and Organisational division of the New Zealand Psychological Society. Paul is a certified EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations) accreditor. Paul is also widely published in academic and industry publications, such as Industrial and Organizational Psychology and International Journal of Selection and Assessment and is regarded as a thought leader in his field by the wider HR and I/O community.


  • [IO SIG]: Making Selection Work for Progressive Organisations
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Venue:   TMC Academy - Lecture Theatre

TMC Academy (Lecture Theatre), 250 Middle Road, 188983, Singapore