SPB Organizational Psychology

SPB Organizational Psychology

January 20, 2015 09:50 ET

"Return on Human Capital" Focus for SPB at HRPA 2015 Conference & Trade Show

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 20, 2015) - "Return on Human Capital" is what SPB partner Michel Therrien (Partner, Organizational Psychology Consultant) says is the foundation of the organizational psychology consultant company's new HR development program which will be one of the hot topics at its booth at the HRPA 2015 show.

SPB has been gathering data throughout its 35 year history, and there are several key traits that make a good leader, especially in today's turbulent, global economy. Therrien says these traits include "courage to act, agility, ability to build trust, engage, develop, innovate, be bold and read the environment." He notes that ironically, these are often the opposite of the traits that made them key performers and brought them to the upper levels of the organization. In fact, SPB's recent talent analytics study of 1,776 Canadian executives demonstrates that their main strengths are Focus on Results and Respecting Commitments, and that they lack bench strength in Developing Strategy and Talent, key priorities for maintaining an organization's competitive advantage.

Fellow organizational psychologist and SPB partner Kimberlea Baron notes "that organizational leadership has to thrive in a diverse and complex marketplace that is extremely volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous." She adds that in many cases, there is no ideal perfect leader, and that executive teams must combine traits of several leaders to achieve this balance, a particular challenge in a country such as Canada, which often acts as a "short-term trampoline to bigger markets."

Both partners add that companies must identify and grow leaders as soon as possible, and that SPB's Leadership DNA studies draw on more than 3,000 leadership assessments done every year for the past three decades.

SPB is located at Booth 454, at the HRPA 2015 Trade Show that runs January 21 to 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The theme of this year's conference is the business of human resources (HR).

About SPB

Founded in 1980, SPB Organizational Psychology offers a vast array of effective and innovative solutions designed to help small, medium and large enterprises achieve their business goals while optimizing their HR management. Its team of more than 60 consultants, based in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Mexico and with European and Asian partnerships, is known for delivering true added value by deploying pragmatic, professional and rigorous approaches. Our clients benefit from best practices and cutting-edge recommendations and tools developed through exclusive, national and international distribution partnerships and alliances. Through alliances with science and technology partners, SPB's R&D team provides cutting-edge tools that are affordable, user-friendly and highly efficient. Please visit www.spb.ca and follow SPB on Twitter @SPBPsychology and Linkedin Page http://bit.ly/in_spb.

Contact Information

  • Mrs. Paule Genest, APR
    PGPR Public Relations
    Twitter: @ypgpr
    Mobile: 514-703-4317

    Mr. Jean-Baptiste Audrerie
    Marketing Director - Organizational Psychologist - MPs, MBA
    SPB Organizational Psychology
    Twitter: @jibea
    Mobile: 514-692-4743