About Us and Our Professional Standards

We are members of the British Psychological Society and a founder member of the Association of Business Psychologists. We are also Registered with the HPC as Occupational Psychologists – the HPC is the UK Government’s Regulatory Body for Psychologists.

To qualify as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist it is essential to have a first degree in Psychology, and a Masters degree, followed by intensive practical training under the supervision of an existing Chartered Occupational Psychologist. Chartered Occupational Psychologists are also required to maintain active Continuing Professional Development activities.

Any unqualified or unregulated individual can offer career guidance services under the title of ‘work’, ‘organisational’, ‘career’ or ‘business’ psychologist. However, the title ‘Occupational Psychologist’ is protected in law and only those who have reached the qualification threshold for registration with the HPC and hold current HPC Registration are allowed to use it.

We develop and publish Psychometric Tests and were one of the first firms in the UK to pioneer On-Line Psychometric Assessment. Although we are based in the UK, we have clients as far a field as South Africa, North and South America, the Middle East and Australia. As well as providing specialist consultancy services to industry we have pioneered the use of the internet to provide high quality Career Development Services at a fraction of the normal corporate cost.

Our Senior Psychologist Liam Healy, has written numerous books and articles designed to help people through psychometric tests (More How To Win at Aptitude Tests, Harper Collins, 2001; and Psychometric Testing for Dummies, John Wiley, pub April 2008).  Liam is also a Chartered Scientist (registered with the Research Council), Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has held several senior posts within the British Psychological Society including Chief Assessor for the BPS Board of Assessors in Occupational Psychology.

We are committed to providing an easy to use site which provides a choice of high quality career development resources at a price within the reach of the private individual.

What Does an Occupational Psychologist Do?

The expertise of a Chartered Occupational Psychologist lies in identifying and realising the full potential of people.

Chartered Occupational Psychologists are concerned with the performance of people at work and in training, with developing an understanding of how organisations function and how individuals and groups behave at work. Their aim is to increase effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of individuals at work. Their work is supervised by the British Psychological Society, which itself is Incorporated by Royal Charter.

The services of occupational psychologists are in increasing demand. Organisations are deeply concerned about the need to recruit, retain and realise the potential of their human resources on which success depends. Occupational psychologists are the best qualified group to advise on human resource strategies and solutions.

No listing of the fields of occupational psychology is ever perfect or complete, as any area where psychology can contribute to the understanding and assistance of human beings at work (and increasingly on the borderlines before and after work, and between work and leisure) may raise the need for investigation, or may find an application for some advance in the wider field of psychology.

Members of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology are required to establish their competence in several areas.

  • identifying abilities and developing potential – through using tests and job-relevant exercises at selection, and in career counselling.
  • motivating people – in designing payment and reward systems, and advising on health and safety issues.
  • assessing performance both on and off the job – in designing appraisal systems, advising on stress management.
  • helping people and organisations adapt to change – advising on how to change attitudes and behaviours to improve customer service.
  • designing effective organisations – advising on the best type of management systems, identifying effective human resources strategies, and designing jobs to fit peoples’ skills.