There are a number of ways that psychological assessments can be relevant to an employer or an employee. When there are performance or behavioural problems with certain individuals, we can be asked to carry out assessments to identify the reasons for the problems. In other cases, an employee may be suffering unusual amounts of stress, in which case we can investigate the sources of the stress and suggest and implement programmes of stress management.
Most of our work in this regard tends to involve helping employers to assess the need for a set of 'reasonable adjustments' and providing advice on how to implement these changes. We are also often asked to provide independent reports for tribunals involving individuals with special needs or learning difficulties.