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Summary

I am an insightful, patient and clear-headed professional that can offer creative and novel solutions to business problems. 

Work experience

2013Present

Organisational Psychologist

Isavia 

 

I currently work as an organisational psychologist for Isavia. Isavia operates Keflavík International Airport, the Icelandic domestic airports and is the air navigation service provider (ANS) for flights over the North-Atlantic Ocean, Iceland and Greenland. 


My focus lies in psychological assessment of applicants and employee metrics. I believe it is necessary to not only review the effectiveness of selection tests (e.g. calculating their predictive power) but also consider how cost-effective they are for the organisation. Psychometric tools can be incredibly powerful and profitable for an organisation - but only if used correctly. 

My tasks are spectacularly varied and include psychological testing of applicants, interviewing applicants, line manager coaching and development, employee surveys (for Isavia and its subsidiaries Duty Free and Tern Systems), L&D metrics, performance appraisal systems, hiring efficacy calculations, employer desirability metrics, quality of HR service surveys, HRIS use and data analysis, psychosocial risk assessments, psychological first aid, shift effect calculations and internal HR policy review. 


Notable projects

  • Project lead in selecting the first ever Greenlandic air traffic controllers for Kangerlussuaq airport (TWR and APP). This was a joint project between Isavia and Mittarfeqarfiit in January 2017.
  • Project lead on selecting the Icelandic air traffic controllers students in 2014 - 2016 (TWR, APP and ACP/ACS). This intense application procedure involves a variety of psychometric tests, a work sample exercise, a psychological interview and oral language proficiency exams. This was repeated once a year.
  • Project lead in a management development program using results from employee surveys and psychological interviews to aid and strengthen managers better drive their employees to perform better.  
  • Project lead in changing and streamlining how applicants are assessed for positions in airport security. This project included rater training, developing assessment forms, using applicant pre-employment tests and overseeing the assessment centres as they were selected. This project was first done in 2013 and has been repeated multiple times a year since then. 
  • Project lead in using a game-based assessment for the first time in air traffic controller selection. Before implementation a job analysis and profile needed to be mapped unto the assessment metrics and after the implementation the game-based assessment scores were compared with other selection criteria. This used Arctic Shores' Cosmic Cadet and was finished in October 2016.
20122012

Specialist

The Icelandic National Initiative against Bullying

Specialist in workplace conflict and mediation. Among my tasks was assisting managers and victims of bullying, creating training materials for managers to resolve conflict and creating a cost analysis of workplace bullying.

20112012

Specialist

Primary Health Care of the Reykjavík Area

Organizational health and safety specialist. In particular I was responsible for organizational metrics for work and safety, creating employee training materials and interventions designed to increase workplace wellbeing and safety.

20072013

Independent Consultant and Mediator

Various companies

As a mediator I handled workplace conflict and trained line managers in conflict resolution and dealing with a multicultural workforce. In addition I created training needs assessments, created performance appraisal systems, performed cost/benefit analyses and worked on research projects for the Icelandic Directorate of Health. 

Education

20052007

MA in Organisational Psychology

New York University (NYU)

In addition to NYU's courses in training, performance appraisals, statistics and selection I also took a number of courses in Conflict Resolution at Columbia University's Teachers College. 

20002004

BA in Psychology

University of Iceland (HÍ)

My focus through my undergraduate degree was on applied psychology - persuasion theory, psychometrics, applied social psychology, statistics and economics. 

Skills

Psychometric Accreditations

BPS Test User: Occupational and Ability (RQTU ID 373312)

European Test User (Lvl 2) - Work and Organisational Assessment. 

Talent Q Dimensions, Saville Consulting Wave, MHS EQ i 2.0, PCL Risk Compass, Tests Direct Credo, Hogrefe Implicitly

Other Psychometric Experience

Revelian RCAT, Cut-e Scales, DSI, Lucid LadsPlus, Hogan Assessment Systems, ATScreen, Arctic Shores' Cosmic Cadet. 

Other Certificates & Accreditations

Conflict Resolution and Mediation from the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution in cooperation with Columbia University. 

Organizational Health and Safety Specialist (Psychosocial) from the Icelandic Administration of Occupational Safety and Health. 

Psychological First Aid and Assistance in Psychological Trauma from the University of Iceland's Institute of Continuing Education. 

Level 6/6 Aviation English Proficiency and Certified Aviation Language Proficiency Assessor by the Icelandic Transport Authority. 

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If there are any questions or comments feel free to contact me. References are available on request. 

 

Kær kveðja (Icelandic for "Best regards")

Jóhann Wium