We started IKIGAI Assessments from our willingness to combine the quality of traditional personnel assessments with agile and candidate oriented approach.
Where did it all started?
We, the founders of IKIGAI, met while working as psychologist consultants in large recruitment agencies. We often found ourselves wondering how personnel assessments could be carried out more humanely and candidate oriented way.
Ikigai refers to the fit between individual and his or her environment. People thrive at best in a job and organizational culture that fits their strengths and motivational factors. Instead of assessing the candidate focusing only on the things that are relevant from the employer’s point of view, we emphasize the fit between the candidate´s characteristics and the applied position.
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.