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We Help You Make Better Decisions About People

BEFORE You Hire or promote Them!

We're known as the People Analytics Company  and we can help you get the greatest returns on your investment in people - all your people! Let us professionally screen, test, evaluate, and assess every potential candidate for you, BEFORE you ever consider making them a job or promotion offer! Our range of customized workplace assessments, off-the-shelf competency-linked testing, and biofeedback performance profiling tools and programs will clarify each candidates' potential to contribute to your business by concretely identifying fit with your role, team, culture, and organization.


In addition, we objectively identify each candidate's strengths,  weaknesses, performance gaps, blind spots, automatic stress response, mental agility and development needs so that you can make the best informed decisions about candidates every single time, before you offer them a job or promote them!   


All of our assessment services and processes provide you with a deep analysis, combined with a thorough report and comprehensive verbal  debrief which details the canidate's core personality traits and how they are linked to specific: competencies,  behaviours, habits, motivations, values, and ability to perform under pressure. Unlike many consultants, we offer direct recommendations on whether to hire or not, given the individuals ability to contribute in a positive, engaging and effective manner within your organization.   


A unique component of our Leadership Assessments is the addition of the PUPP- Performance Under Pressure Profile©, a proprietary and unique bio-behavioural assessment which we have been refining for the last 12 years.  Information collected during the PUPP© allows us to provide objective and quantifiable bio-behavioural insights about each candidates' capabilities,  performance style, and level of mental  resiliency/agility.  We now include the PUPP© as an  integral component in all of our in-person assessments providing clients with a deeper understanding of how candidates will perform while under prerssure. Our assessment processes and debriefs provide the sorts of information that candidates don't typically want employers to know about them until after they are offered a job or promotion!  


Because we have been in the assessment industry for almost three decades, and function as distributors for several test developers, we can deploy any of our over 125 assessment offerings upon request. We are not limited by one dimensional testing options like many other consultants. We do all the test administration and report generation in-house so that you can focus on making the best decisions and to make it as easy as possible for you to integrate and implement our evaluations within your existing hiring/development processes. 


All that is required to get started immediately is to simply call or email your request directly to Dr. Richard Kercz at either 416-561-6817 or richardkercz@gmail.com.  Just tell him the type of assessment you are looking to have completed. If you are not sure he will be happy to discuss the options available to meet your specific requirements.


Kercz International offers a comprehensive list of assessment services including, but not limited to:


  • Selection/Hiring Assessments and Testing 
  • Executive and leadership Assessments
  • Integration/On-Boarding Assessments
  • Development - Personal or Professional, or Role-Specific Testing
  • Succession/High Potential Assessments
  • Team Building or Team Development Assessments
  • Personality Development Testing and Profiling
  • Coaching Readiness Assessments
  • Stress Profiling Assessments
  • Creativity + innovation Testing
  • Resiliency + Mental Toughness Evaluations
  • Biofeedback-Based Performance Profiling


We'll set up a needs analysis call and then advise you on the best assessment path for your requirements.  Each assessment is customized to meet your specific needs.


Save Yourself from making another poor hiring or development  decision by letting us assess your next candidate BEFORE you make

any hiring or promotion decisions.  


For over 28 years, we have been dedicated to providing the best assessment-based solutions and results for improving organizational performance. We are all about assessing candidates to help you make better informed people decisions, period. 


​​​​​​​It's what we've been doing since 1993! ​​


​          Dr. Richard Kercz, Executive Profiler + Assessment Advisor

​​​​​​​  Target Candidates


Our testing and assessment tools and processes will help you focus on only the highest performing talent. Screen out big-talkers and low-performers. Direct your energy on high potentials

​​​​​​​  Return on Investment

Our testing and Assessment platforms will save you time and money by quickly identifying candidates worth pursuing and those that will end up wasting your time and resources. Save a minimum of 1 hour of interview time with every candidate you screen out. 

​​​​​​​  In-Depth Reports

Our reports provide in-depth anaysis of candidate potential and fit. You will quickly understand things about the candidate they likely don't want you to know about them until after they are hired.  

​​​​​​​  Useful Data points Beyond Just Hiring

As you begin to use assessments more frequently that information will be accumulated and will be accessible for purposes beyond simply hiring. We will advise on how to leverage Assessment information for integration planning, development planning, team-building, personality conflicts, and as bench marking for succession planning.  Just remember that great assessments will have predictive validity for hiring purposes and will also provide adjunctive data which can be used for other facets of employee development once the individual is hired. Let us help you choose wisely and leverage ALL the data we have on your candidates.  

​​​​​​​  Avoid The Bad Hire

Our tests and assessments increase your ability to avoid bad hires. Learn what makes candidates tick. Understand what motivates and engages them or shuts them down. Be clear on their habits, beliefs, skills, interests, weaknesses and identify whether they have derailers that will negatively impact performance in your organiztion. 




​​​​​​​  Gain Objective Perspective

A well designed Hiring Assessment program will provide organizations and hiring managers with a different perspective on each candidate. Traits and behaviours and motivations that would likely not be unveiled by interviewing alone will be highlighted thus allowing for a more comprehensive exploration of candidate fit and potential to contribute.

Our Assessment Platforms provide the most cost effective testing processes which produce valid and legally defensible recommendations. We can scale any of our assessment programs to address hiring considerations across all levels of organizational opportunity.

The Bottom Line is that hiring has become a high risk activity. One wrong hire can devestate a company in terms of lost revenue opportunity, negative cultural impact, employee disengagement, and lost motivation.  Today, many candidates are well-coached before they show up for the interview. Their objective and focus is simply to get YOU to offer them a job. Your objective is to clearly identify the best person from all of those who apply.  Our ROLE is to PROTECT YOU and to ensure that candidates DESERVE your job offer!


Use our Evidence-Based Competency specific Selection Assessment process for increasing your decsion making effectiveness. Don't let candidates fake their way into your company!  

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Hiring Assessments

Our Client Services

Team Assessments

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High-Potentials + Succession Assessments

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Individual + Team Development assessments

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Stress + Performance

Profiling

Integration and On-Boarding Assessments

We Are Awesome At Our Work

Since our inception in 1993, we've remained a specialized boutique consultancy, with a single minded focus on all things assessment based. To date we've had the great benefit of working with hundreds of spectacular client organizations. We've built over 2900 client specific competency models. We've assessed over 9000 senior leaders and we have provided certification + training to 100's of consultants, coaches, recruiters and in-house/external HR professionals.  We distribute over 125 different psychometrics and can build an assessment process for any role in any type of organization.   

​​​​​​​9000+ Assessments Completed

1243 Clients And Counting...

2900 Competency Models Built for clients 

100's of Professionals Certified to Use Our Tools

How We Serve Our Clients


  • We help businesses create breakthrough results through ​​​​​​​well positioned investments in their employees, leadership, and culture development.
  • Our training as organizational and business psychology consultants allows us to integrate all the elements required to create sustainable change in organizations including: objective advisory support; executive coaching; talent training and development; organizational analysis; mentoring; facilitation of learning events; assessments; action materials; retreats; and knowledge kits.
  • All our processes are driven by research and our recommendations are evidence-based. We bring the art and science of performance and possibility together to grow business success.
  • We take into consideration the complexities of the human element – the driving force behind all organizational success. We know and respect that change of any type and degree is difficult at best, and that new behaviours require new routines and ways of thinking. Most important, they require time to be assimilated and ingrained into daily routines. 
  • We work in a collaborative and supportive manner with clients. We partner to create opportunities for improved organizations and systems and help employees who desire to be engaged and involved. We work with people, we don’t work on them.


​​​​​​​The result - tailor made strategies and processes which support strategic decision making regarding organizational performance individually and collectively.



Our Clients

  • We tend to attract and gravitate towards successful organizations, executives, leaders or entrepreneurs who are interested in more than simply profit. 
  • ​​​​​​​ur clients tend to recognize that the real opportunities for breakthroughs in their businesses and organizations lie in building excellent teams, challenging and growing their people to full potential, developing all aspects of their leadership, and creating product/service opportunities which make the world better.


They recognize that sustainability, purpose and passion are collectively bound and when activated fully the monetary rewards become automatic

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We Are Typically Asked in By Business Leaders Who:


Are looking to move their business, organization and or team from better to good to amazing: These individuals typically have some ideas for how they would like to improve their leadership, team, culture and or employees and are looking for support in making it happen. 

May have some concerns about one or more members of their team: There could be a problematic employee who disrupts overall performance or holds the group back. Or, there may be one employee who has potential but simply has not lived up to it. Or, someone on the team gets results but at the cost of disrupting internal/external relationships and motivation.

​​​​​​​Are starting to feel stressed about their work: They may feel like they are on the path to burnout, or feel they have more challenges than they can handle, or there may be a compromise occurring in the areas of health and wellness or work/life balance and they know they need to address it proactively.  


Our Approach to Developing High Performance Organizations + People



We work in partnership with our clients determining directions, aspirations, needs and how best to meet those needs. 
We carry out specialized reviews of the organization and its people, identifying or re-identifying presenting or un-resolved problems.


We meet with senior executives and business sector leaders to discuss corporate objectives, style, cultural perspectives and plans for organizational development.


We meet with management in key operating areas to identify strengths and weaknesses and the approaches they take to achieving objectives which have been set out for them.


We meet with employees to evaluate their feelings about the way the company functions and the sorts of changes which they foresee in the immediate future.

We seek to identify strengths, weaknesses, issues and strategies which will have an impact on the future functioning of the organization.


We identify and develop plans of action which are appropriate in assisting the company to address the presenting problems.


We utilize objective, scientifically validated procedures as “tools” and apply them to the solution of human problems at work.


We ensure complete understanding through verbal and written feedback and reports detailing the processes and outcomes of our consultations.


We provide complete follow up consultation, coaching and  assistance in implementing recommendations which have been developed.



Our Process

As consultants and coaches with specialized training in industrial psychology and organization-management behaviour, we function in a variety of roles with clients – advisor, consultant, analyst, coach, mentor, instigator, counsellor, and facilitator.  ​​​​​​​Our knowledge of and skills in applying behavioural science techniques are focused on achieving corporate objectives through people, to support the human element in achieving greater creativity, innovation, peak performance and expanded mental capability.


We offer customized strategic testing, interviewing, consulting, advisory, coaching and counselling services for the purposes of improving: selection, promotion, team/organizational functioning, individual, management and executive development, career planning and outplacement initiatives


We utilize: capability testing, behavioural assessments and interviewing, competency modelling, validated psychometric testing, 360 feedback, biofeedback-based psychophysiological stress profiling, behavioural coaching, counselling and developmental planning.


​​​​​​​The result...tailor made selection, assessment and development strategies and results to support strategic decision making regarding the selection, promotion and development of people and organizations.





​​​​​​​6 Reasons Why You Need to Use our Assessments

Before Your Next Hire or Promotion Decision!​​​​​​​

About Us

Kercz International was founded in 1992 as a boutique applied workplace psychology consultancy with expertise in assessment + development; management and executive leadership; organizational high-performance; training + facilitation; stress management, and personal development coaching. 

We have supported individuals and organizations in meeting the on-going challenges of creating sustainable high performance work settings. We take into consideration the complexities of the human element – the driving force behind all organizational success. 

We provide a comprehensive range of consulting, coaching, training, facilitation, assessment and advisory services that revolve around improving the performance of individuals and teams and the work they wish to pursue individually and collectively. 

We are unique in the consulting world, combining extensive expertise in workplace psychology, behavioural science, creative problem solving, and personality assessment with applied experience in numerous business settings as entrepreneurs, inventors, and business owners.  
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We have worked with a variety of large and small private sector organizations as well as middle to senior level management and individuals who understand the need for and are willing to make the commitment to achieving higher performance in their work settings.​​​​​​​

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