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Assessment and Development Services (ADS)
Assessment and Development Services (ADS) is an industrial psychology practice established in 1999 in Westville, Durban, South Africa by Jon Taylor. Jon is a registered Industrial and Counselling Psychologist. He was joined in the practice by Elize Taylor, an Industrial Psychologist with 20 years practical experience in Human Resource Management in industry, and Suraya Mithulal, an experienced Psychometrist.
ADS is committed to providing a professional service to clients in the assessment and development of human potential, aligned with the standards and ethics of psychological practice as well as relevant legislation. Assessment for selection, promotion, training and development for executive management through to learnerships, bursaries and apprenticeships is provided.
ADS uses psychometric tests and other assessment techniques across the entire spectrum of job levels in organizations. The approach is holistic, focusing on aspects such as cognitive ability, personality, emotional intelligence and specific competencies that are relevant to the situation. Generally individualized reports based on the assessment results and on the outcome of an in-depth interview with the candidate are provided. Recommendations are aimed at identifying strengths and areas for development, in the context of the job or training requirements. During the interview, feedback on results is usually provided to the candidate for personal development purposes.
Assessments can be done on an individual or group basis, e.g. selection for who attends training programmes, university admissions and work entry level positions.
ADS uses psychometric assessments to assist matriculants, graduates and adults in making informed decisions about careers and career changes. Cognitive ability, personality orientation, emotional intelligence, interests, motivation and values are assessed and feedback provided in order to explore possible career options during an in-depth interview.
Organizational Climate Surveys
ADS assists companies in identifying the current organizational climate which includes the current organizational strengths and performance inhibitors. Customized organizational climate surveys are used, combined with focus groups to explore perceived problems and solutions. These surveys can be quickly implemented through internet applications, and the results have been found to be especially beneficial to management in making strategic organizational interventions during mergers, restructuring and other organizational change efforts, or just to monitor employee morale.
KwaZulu-Natal Agents for Learning Potential Assessment Material
ADS makes learning potential material (APIL & TRAM) available to KZN clients.
Training is provided on these instruments for new users.
A bureau service is provided for AProLAB and Psytech products.
Critical Thinking Training Programme (CogLab)
CogLab is a training course designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills required to solve a wide range of problems commonly encountered in the work place. CogLab was designed to assist in closing the gap between classroom learning and the world of work, e.g. with potential supervisors, new graduates or school leavers. The course has been found to be effective in building the problem solving skills of candidates at NQF 4 level. Facilitation can either be through an electronic version or classroom learning.
Supervision of Industrial Psychology Internships (Limited numbers)
ADS oversees and guides a limited number of Industrial Psychology Masters intern students who are independently employed.
Assessment for selection, promotion, training and developmen
Organisational Climate Surveys
Learning Potential Assessment Material
Critical Thinking training programme
Supervision of industrial Psychology Internships
Administrator: Carol Brebner
4 Winslow Road
Tel:+27 (31) 262 6172
Fax:+27 (31) 262 3808
Contact Jon Taylor:
Cell: +27 (82 572 1350
Contact Elize Taylor:
Cell: +27 (82) 337 6568