IKIGAI is a modern occupational psychology company. We support our clients in making fitting recruitments and in developing teams and individuals. Our team consists of psychologists specialized in working life, having backgrounds in personnel assessments, occupational health and HR.

About us

Our Ikigai-philosophy.
The name of our company, ikigai, refers to the compatibility between an individual and their environment. An individual is able to flourish best in a position where their personal strengths and motivational factors match with the requirements and attributes of the job. Our approach to both personnel assessments as well as coachings springs up from this ideology — in our work we strive to support individuals and teams to recognize and utilize their full potential. This is evident in an employee’s well-being and profitable performance, consequently supporting both the individual’s as well as the organization’s success.

Our Services

personnel assessment in recruitment

Personnel assessment

Using personnel assessment in recruitment helps you in making the best hiring decision. Multi-method psychological personnel assessment has been established as the most reliable way to predict person’s performance. Personnel assessments can also be used in people development.


In our coachings, based in knowledge of occupational psychology, we utilize versatile and researched psychometric assessment methods in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the coaching. We coach both teams as well as individuals. 

Our team coachings help strengthen the team members´ self-knowledge, utilize the diverse strengths of the team, and develop the team functionality. In our individual coachings, we can focus on developing skills and tools related to e.g. leadership, coping with work pressure, or professional growth. With individual coachings, we are able to design the entire coaching based on your individual situation.




We found Ikigai on the basis of wanting to renew the field of personnel assessments by making the utilization of personnel assessments flexible and adding value to not only to the client company but also to the candidate. In our field, we operate as trendsetters of an assessment method that is candidate oriented and strengthens the client’s employer brand. We develop our company and our ways of working continually while listening to our clients. We offer our occupational psychology expertise also to support the development and growth of our client companies.


The way we conduct personnel assessments and coachings is humane: in our work we take concern not only for of our client companies business legalities, but also for individual needs, natural tendencies, and factors of occupational well-being. We acknowledge that the well-being of a work community also enhances productivity. In our work, we encounter candidates or coaching individuals humanely and individualistically.


Our team consists of psychologist consultants, who have diverse competences in psychological assessments and occupational health psychology. We dive individualistically into a client company’s situation, business, and needs while bringing occupational psychology knowledge to support the company’s management. In our personnel assessments and coachings we utilize researched psychometrical assessment methods that give objective and reliable information about an individual’s natural ways of working and personality traits.

Contact us

Our office is in Helsinki, but we provide assessment services in a flexible manner all over Finland. Contact us and let’s discuss what kind of service suits the best for your needs!

IKIGAI psychologist consultants

Contact details

Inka Malmberg-Rajaniemi

Co-Founder, psychologist consultant

Elina Suutarinen

Co-Founder, psychologist consultant

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