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Where Psychology Meets Performance

Dr Paul Englert is the Singapore-based founder and Director of OPRA Consulting 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 to develop employee and organisational potential.

Born and educated in New Zealand, Paul has over two decades of experience in the field of I/O psychology. He is a published academic writer with twenty articles and book chapters currently in publication. His speciality is psychometrics; and he has published in areas as diverse as cognitive ability, personality and cultural differences in psychometric tests.

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“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

Bruce Lee, Martial Artist

“Carefully observe oneself and one’s situation, carefully observe others, and carefully observe one’s environment. Consider fully, act decisively.”

Kanō Jigorō, Founder of Judo

“Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem, and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence – and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.”

Nathaniel Branden, Psychotherapist

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Media Comment

On Assessment Tests: “For personality assessment the key is to be yourself. Do not try and second-guess the assessment but rather answer honestly and openly.” – The Daily Telegraph, UK

On Single vs. Integrated HR Systems: “As the needs of the business change so too will the technology requirements. This requires a flexible and open minded technology partner who is willing and capable of integrating various technologies to create the specific solution that is right for your business.” – Recruitment Extra, Australia

Academia

Englert, P., Doczi, M., & Jackson, D.J.R. (2014) Needs-based assessment: A model for profiling, assisting, and empowering job seekers. Journal of Employment Counselling, 51(1), 31-43.

Jackson, D.J.R., & Englert, P. (2011). Task-based assessment centre scores and their relationships with work outcomes. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40(2), 37-46.

Englert, P., Jackson, D.J.R., & von Gelderen, M. (2011). A critical examination of the internal consistency of competencies assessed across multiple methods. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology, 4(1), 11-19