17 March 2016, 6pm - Ranpark Golf Club - Launch of the Work-Related Risk and Integrity Scale (WRISc). Johannesburg was in the midst of a particularly rainy day. The Kelland and Klein Jukskei Rivers were flooding the course greens. Many tried to attend the launch of JvR Psychometrics’ latest addition to their value range, but found themselves delayed in bumper to bumper traffic.Despite the rain, Dr. Deon de Bruin and C.J. van Zyl, developers of the WRISc, presented their latest work to about sixty eager colleagues and clients. The WRISc is a new, covert - or personality based integrity measure developed with the specific aim of minimising a range of negative behaviours that can cause harm to an organisation, or individuals within an organisation. The scales of the WRISc are based on a psychological body of empirical and theoretical research on counterproductive work behaviour, integrity testing, criminal risk and normal risk-taking. Gerdi Mulder, and Account manager at JvR Psychometrics and a trainer on the WRISc assessment indicated that clients who attended the launch and first trainings were particularly excited about the predictive power, theoretical backing and statistical robustness of the WRISc. Some queried the fact the WRISc is not yet on the HPCSA list, however she confirmed that the it will soon be submitted to the board, and that we are confident it meets all other EEA criteria. Fatima Bhabha, Director of Account Management at JvR Psychometrics said: “Our current users find it very easy to administer. It (the WRISc) is easily understood by a South African population; is written in plain English, and contains no difficult words.” Dr. Jopie de Beer, MD of JvR Psychometrics has indicated that all training events will be free for 2016, and that they are working on an eLearning solution for remote clients. So far the training events have been fully booked and follow up dates are being scheduled. The launch presentation slides can be downloaded here. For more information on the WRISc click here. Those interested in using the assessment can contact JvR Psychometrics on 011 781 3705, or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a trial.
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