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Saville Consulting Wave & Prof. Peter Saville feature on BBC TV to discuss Leadership Assessment

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Saville Consulting Wave Personality Assessment Asia

Professor Peter Saville recently appeared on BBC TV to discuss the Saville Consulting Wave Psychometric Personality Assessment. The BBC’s Technology Correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones underwent the Wave questionnaire and then received feedback from Professor Saville.

The Leadership Report discussed by Professor Saville is powered by Wave Professional Styles and based on Saville Consulting’s brand new Leadership Model. It has been validated both against theoretical leadership constructs and empirically using international workplace performance and effectiveness criterion data.

It combines styles, situations and underlying leadership potential to assess the impact of leadership on people, tasks and the growth of the organization as a whole. As it is based on the Wave model, the Leadership Report can also distinguish between motives and talents and highlights areas of potential over or under-rating.

The Leadership Report has a wide range of applications including in selection, succession planning, coaching or development and in assessing a leader’s fit to their environment.

PsyAsia International is offering a 15% discount on Saville Consulting Wave training for anybody who registers after viewing this video and before 15 December 2010. Use promotion code BBC when booking your place. The next courses will run in March 2011 in Singapore and Hong Kong. Full details at

Leadership Report from Saville Consulting Wave

Psychometric Test Training Courses in October: Discounts expire in 7 Days!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

PsyAsia’s range of early-bird and group booking discounts for our October Psychometric Training Courses in Singapore will expire in just 7 days! If you intend coming on our October training for BPS Level A, BPS Level B (including Identity and Apollo Personality Questionnaire accreditation), Saville Consulting Wave or BPS Test Administration, please do ensure that you register by 30 July. All discounts will expire in our systems and cannot be reinstated! Please view all course dates at

Remember, PsyAsia International is Asia’s Independent Leader in Psychometric Tests and Training. We only sell the world’s best psychometric tests, our courses are run by resident fully registered psychologists and we offer blended e-learning with our face-to-face training for all BPS certification courses.

If you have any queries about our psychometric courses, do please get in touch – an easy way to get an instant response is to use the LIVE CHAT facility on our website. Alternatively, please email us.

Finally, don’t forget that we’ve arranged a session for anyone interested in Singapore Level A and B training to meet with the facilitator online. He will show you course slides and workbooks and answer any questions you may have. This session runs on Tuesday 27th July at 5pm Singapore/Hong Kong time. Click here to register.

Replacing psychometric tests with biological tests?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Last week the Singapore-based Straits Times published an article which reported a study carried out at NUS linking testosterone to advantages in leadership. PsyAsia’s Dr. Graham Tyler was asked to comment on the reasearch and he was asked if biological testing might replace psychometric testing in the future! A copy of the article can be downloaded here:

Testosterone and Leadership

There are a number of limitations in the above thinking. Not least the fact that the study was carried out on students – hardly real-world organisational leaders! Also, given that this was a correlational analysis it cannot be inferred that testosterone increases leadership skills. It might actually be the opposite. Finding oneself in leadership scenarios may cause the body to produce more testosterone!

Biological testing is certainly not about to replace psychometric tests in Singapore or anywhere else. Not only is the area contentious it would also bring legal issues into play. We know already that biology plays a role in many aspects of who we are from personality traits to ability and more. However, we also know that the environment, access to resources and simply luck (ie where we find ourselves, who our teachers/mentors are) also play a huge part. Psychometric tests should never be used on their own to inform decision-making processes and neither should any other form of assessment – biological testing, interviews and so forth. However, the use of highly valid tools used in conjunction with each other is a good thing.

Note: In the article, there is a mention that aptitude tests can predict between 9-36% of performance. This is incorrect. The journalist asked about personality tests and was told that traditional personality tests can predict about 9-36% of performance. Aptitude tests are able to predict more than this and more modern personality assessments such as Identity or the Saville Consulting Wave do an even better job than traditonal personality tests!

Free Psychometric Test Webinars by PsyAsia to showcase test and training products

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

PsyAsia International is pleased to announce that until the end of March we will be offering free daily webinars to showcase our product range. Their will be no set agenda. The agenda will be set by attendees. Please note however that product knowledge may differ depending on which of our consultants is running the webinar. Come along and chat with our consultants, see the Saville Consulting Wave, Identity Personality Assessment and the Apollo Profile in action. Ask questions about training and consulting options and so forth!

For times and to register, please click here…


Saville Consulting Wave Psychometric Test Free Trial from PsyAsia

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Saville Consulting Wave® Professional Styles measures motives, talents, preferred culture and competency potential in one dynamic online questionnaire. It is designed for use in both selection and development, transforming the assessment process with the sophisticated use of internet technology and powerful models of effectiveness in the workplace. This comprehensive global questionnaire measures the 4 clusters, 12 sections, 36 dimensions and 108 facets of the Wave hierarchical model. Average completion time is 40 minutes.

In a 2008 co-validation study, Wave Professional Styles, outperformed the OPQ32i, NEO-PI-R, Hogan Personality Inventory 16PF5 and 15FQ+ in predicting both work competencies and overall global measures of performance. Additionally the Wave outperformed tests that should not really be used in recruitment and selection, such as the MBTI and DiSC.


For users, this higher validity enables:

  • better predictions of performance 
  • a stronger return on investment 
  • accurate identification and management of talent 
  • highly targeted coaching 
  • the development of a performance culture throughout an organization

For details of the scientific validation study, please click here.

We are pleased to offer a free trial of the Saville Wave Focus Styles Questionnaire to the major HR decision-maker in Asian organisations.  The trial is open until 15 August and to the first 100 applicants.  Please send your full details to our Psychometrics Team by clicking here.  Please provide the following:

Your full name:
Your corporate email address (free email accounts such as yahoo, gmail etc. not accepted):
Your job title:
Your company name:
Your location:

Kindly note that requests for trials from non-decision makers, those not based in Asia, those who provide inaccurate, fake date or non-corporate email addresses or those whose organisations have previously trialled the Wave will not be entertained.  Thank you for your understanding.

For details on professional training to use the Saville Consulting Wave, please click on the links below:
Psychometric Assessment at Work Course – BPS Level A and B – Asia
Saville Consulting Wave Conversion Course – Asia

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