Neuravi was a start-up MedTech company in 2011 when we first engaged Organisational Solutions and our HR focus at the time was on getting every hire right. Our philosophy was simple – every hiring error represented a substantial portion of our workforce and, therefore, would cost us significantly both in terms of productivity as well as absorbing valuable management time. We sold the business to J&J in 2017 with a team of 35 professionals spread across the US and Europe. J&J saw the technological capabilities of our team and created a Neuro Technology Centre in Galway with Neuravi as its core. This team has grown to about 80 engineers and scientists and is a powerhouse of innovation and R&D execution. When J&J acquired Neuravi they didn’t just buy products and intellectual property, they also acquired a cohesive dynamic team capable of designing, developing, manufacturing and commercializing leading edge technologies. Organisational Solutions played a central and continuous role in the building of that team.
I have known David for over ten years and worked particularly closely with him during his time on the board of Reach Out Ireland. He is a highly committed professional and has a marked dedication to enhancing the field of Organisational Psychology. He is highly thoughtful in his contributions and brings great value and insights to the table.
I have known David for many many years and rate him as a consummate thoughtful professional. I have sought his counsel on hiring decisions on numerous occasions for both senior and junior hires. I like his selection of services which allow us to test objectively junior hires and then more involved detailed work for key hires. A bad hire can have untold consequences in today’s fast moving highly competitive environment. Fit and style is key when selecting a new team member. I have never felt 100% confident in my capacity to fully assess candidates as I have made some awful mistakes in the past. Today we operate a multi-tiered process which starts with our selection criteria, short listing, multiple interviews, personality fit, skills assessment and finally then commercial dimensions. Once we have merged down to a final decision, we seek out the counsel of Organisational Solutions to sanity check our position and to analytically validate our assessment. I can not underscore the importance of this step and the consequences of not taking it. Key hires have multiplier effects in growth and when badly made they create enormous drag. I would not for one second hesitate to recommend David and his company Organisational Solutions to qualify your key hires.
I have used David’s services in each organisation I have worked in for one simple reason – hiring the wrong person brings far too many problems, which are well known to everyone; this is why I rely on David to assess short lists for every role at senior level, as well as some critical individual contributor roles.
David has the ability to identify the key elements of an organisation’s culture faster than anyone I know. I, for one, am delighted he chose to set up his own business because I still have access to his insights about people and not just whether they are the right fit for a role and the organisational culture, but whether the role is going to bring the best out of them. Or, perhaps, they are a good fit for the role, but will struggle to really align themselves with the organisation’s culture and values.
We see the information provided by David and Organisational Solutions as a critical part of our selection and promotion process and would not hesitate, for a second, in recommending David and Organisational Solutions as, perhaps, the most important part of your selection process.
I would encourage anyone to have a look at his website or reach out to him directly to discuss your company’s needs.
It was my first experience carrying out a psychometric and personality assessment and I must say I felt extremely fortunate to have undergone this experience under the supervision of David Keane. This wasn’t some remote and generic assessment, but on the contrary it was engaging, personal, very insightful and tailored to a current situation. It was truly an experience of self-discovery that directly helped to focus on my individual strengths and on the development of a sustainable career path.
David Keane has worked with ourselves in developing and delivering a suite of psychometric tests for a group of senior managers. The work proved to be invaluable as part of a balanced assessment and David’s personal ownership of and interest in the interpretation of results and their significance to the company was insightful. Nothing was too much trouble and we highly recommend David and the expertise he undoubtedly has in the whole topic.
We have worked with David Keane of Organisational Solutions for a number of years on the provision of assessment services on behalf of our clients for senior executive roles. David has always been professional, discreet and insightful in our dealings with him.
In many cases David has had to work to tight deadlines and has delivered for both candidates and clients. His ability to deliver his findings in a sensitive and constructive feedback session has always been well received by our clients and candidates. His contribution to the overall process has been valued across a range of sectors.
We would have no hesitation in recommending David and his team and look forward to our continued working relationship for many years.
Organisational Solutions are, in my opinion, the leading independent occupational psychologists working in Ireland today. Their consultants are highly educated and professionally trained but what sets them apart is their passion for their work and the high standard of delivery on every piece of work they undertake, whether individual career assessment or large work group based assessments. As the person in charge of talent acquisition for Europe, it is important to my organisation to have access to highly trained professionals that not only understand the talent acquisition business, but are experts in the nuances and cultural differences of how testing is perceived right across Europe and, when needed can provide me with excellent occupational testing and consultation which, is often necessary when assessing talent. I firmly believe Organisational Solutions to be an important firm in this field and I have always recommended them to my connections.
Part of the interview process for my current role was Psychometric and Emotional Intelligence testing. David Keane was engaged to carry out the testing and evaluation of the results. The interview process for any candidate is generally a stressful situation, especially when detailed testing is involved. Throughout my career I have employed the services of companies that specialise in the provision of these tests and I have also experienced the process as a candidate on several occasions. From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel welcome and put at ease. On meeting David Keane, he explained the entire process in detail and made sure that I was fully informed and prepared before commencing. What I found unique about the experience was David’s approach to the process. In previous experiences there was little, or no information provided about the tests, what they measure and how the results will be used. What I really found beneficial was the post-test review. David spent over an hour taking me through the results and explained in detail what each response meant to me as an individual and the role I was being interviewed for. What gave me additional comfort about the process is that David is a qualified psychologist, again something that I have not experienced before with other companies. When I look back at the process as an individual, I feel as though I had personally engaged David, such was the quality of service and the experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Organisational Solutions from the perspective of both an employer and a candidate if you are looking for a high quality, focused and efficient service provider.
Career coaching has empowered me with the confidence I need to make a change in my career. Through assessment and discussion, I have gained more insight into what my professional strengths are as well as where my interests lie. I would recommend career coaching to any professional who is considering developing their skills or making a career change.
We believe in the science of testing, but find that Organisational Solutions’ method of integrating test results with an interview/feedback session, adds quality and color to the assessments. We have had our entire team tested for both personality type as well as aptitude and found that the thorough assessment was very helpful in assessing capability, but also in understanding how we can better communicate with each other. We spent a further half day interacting with one another and leaning about our personality types, facilitated by David Keane, who did a great job on both the testing and the follow-up interactive session.
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We are a start-up company with ten full time staff and we are very sensitive to hiring mistakes. At the current time, each person in our organisation represents 10% of the workforce and a hiring error can really cost us in both loss of productivity and in terms of the distraction to key management. Organisational Solutions greatly reduces the risks associated with the hiring process for us by taking the subjectivity out of it. Recruitment agencies charge much more for their services and in my view Organisational Solutions add more value than any recruitment firm we have used. It’s a no-brainer for me! Their assistance proved to be especially important when hiring in functional areas where our experience was less deep. I have found their people to be responsive, flexible and focused on my business needs. I highly recommend Organisational Solutions to any organisation, start-up or otherwise.
Whenever we, or any of our clients, need executives assessed, we send them to Organisational Solutions. Their expertise in analysing and interpreting the personality, behaviour, emotional intelligence, and reasoning capabilities of people is second to none and has been invaluable to us and our clients over the years. They are completely dependable, reliable, professional and always find time to get the job done no matter how tight the deadline. Their ethos suits us too. As psychologists, most of their work, like ours, is highly confidential in nature and working on projects that require a very high level of sensitivity is second nature to them. We have recommended them in the past and would do so again in the future without hesitation and we look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with them for many more years to come.
Thanks to David’s very sophisticated one-on-one training I was not only able to improve my EQ skill set during the last 18 months significantly but also able to deal with interpersonal issues in my very challenging business environment. David provided me with a essential asset how to deal with own emotions as well as with those of others. Last but not least David gave me a profound understanding how to build up and expand relationships in professional manner.
I only wish I had done it sooner! Having been out of work for nine months, I undertook a programme of career coaching with David Keane through the EGF. Thanks to the coaching, within two months, I was back working again. The career coaching allowed me to understand my strengths as well as understand the areas I needed to develop and gave me the confidence to be able to sell those strengths with conviction at interview. It offered a thorough review of my interview technique and once I had produced a “master” CV, how I could tailor each CV and covering letter to the role I was applying for. The support does not end once the sessions finish. The encouragement and feedback continue as long as you require them. It is very clear that David genuinely wanted to see you succeed. The whole process was completely bespoke to my own needs and, as it is one-to-one, it is far more meaningful than any outplacement support I received when Talk Talk closed. I will carry the invaluable learnings I acquired forward into my future career. I wholeheartedly recommend this programme to any of my colleagues from Talk Talk and I am more than happy to tell them about the programme myself. David has my private email address, so if you want to discuss any of this, just contact him and he will give you my email address. When you add all the time you spend on the programme up, it probably equates to about 24 hours. What’s that in the context of the rest of your life? Nothing! But it may help you find a career path or a new area of education that could change your life for the better, forever. Don’t think about it, call David Keane and the EGF and do it – it’s a few hours that could change the rest of your life!
Over the course of my career I have participated in the interview process both as a candidate and as a prospective employer. I have been tested via psychometric tests on a number of occasions but what differentiated the process going through Organisational Solutions was the hands on personal approach. From my experience, psychometric and similar tests have come in the form of unannounced emails with formulaic text which on completion (from a candidate’s perspective) go into the ether with little or no feedback. Organisational Solutions go the extra mile and are extremely engaged throughout the process – giving advanced notice of what to expect and an overview of what will take place in the 4 hours at their office where further onsite logical and reasoning testing takes place followed by a thorough validation interview. Each stage is explained in detail giving the format, the context and the rationale behind each test. The entire process is transparent with each test scored and walked through on completion. The validation interview systematically steps through your psychometric results with interesting conversations arising at various points delving deeper into different areas.
Interviews, at the best of times are stressful situations but David Keane, while professional to the core, put me at ease and made the process insightful, educational and as pleasant as situations such as these can be.
A candidate gets immediate insights and feedback which irrespective of the role, is invaluable knowledge for the candidate to further understand and improve themselves.
I will definitely use Organisational Solutions for my future hiring needs for senior positions after experiencing the process first hand.
On approaching Organisational Solutions to assist in the selection of our new Fujitsu Ireland Leadership Team, from the first engagement with David Keane I had confidence in their abilities and knew that they would add value to the selection process. Time was tight and the process comprehensive. David and his team were fantastic in providing support throughout the process and very flexible in producing a high volume of comprehensive high quality assessment reports in a very short time frame. In the New Year candidates will have the opportunity to receive one to one assessment feedback and coaching from David which will be of great benefit to both the candidates and the Company.
Our organisation employed the services of Organisational Solutions to identify suitable leaders for the future I found the experience exhilarating and extremely informative. The Process was directed by David Keane. I found the service, advice and knowledge provided by the Organisational Solutions team exceptional. The face to face interaction with David was fantastic and the information obtained about my personality was enlightening and invaluable. The experience enhanced my personal confidence immensely.
I met with David Keane for career coaching as I am in my final year in college and, as jobs are very limited in the area which I am currently studying, I was unsure as to what I could or should do next. David was able to give me a very clear indication of my strengths, interests and preferences, and, based on these, the types of careers that are most likely to be provide me with genuine job satisfaction. I can now see that I have many more options open to me than I previously thought. I highly recommend his career coaching to anyone who is in a similar position to me.
I was very impressed with David Keane, the professionalism of his company & the myriad of services available to suit all needs. I was at a cross-roads after redundancy so the coaching was extensive, allowing me to delve into my strengths & weaknesses through Psychometric/Personality Profiling among other assessments and Organisational Solutions’ bespoke EGF workbook which really helped me to think about my strengths, interests and values in ways I had not done before . I would highly recommend this to anyone at any level in employment or unemployment. It’s a fantastic investment in your future & a choice I’m delighted to have made. Why do then what you can do now? If you know me or, know of me, from Talk Talk, please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to tell you first hand the level of expertise you will find at Organisational Solutions and how I am so happy that I made the decision to pick up the phone and call them
Since 2014 the Irish Aviation Authority have engaged the services of Organisational Solutions in the field of occupational psychology to work with participants on the Student Air traffic Controller program (SCP). The SCP program is very intense, and demands a high level of very specific skills. Students have found the services provided by Organisational Solutions to have been of great benefit, particularly in relation to how they apply themselves in achieving the goals of the training, and coping with the pressures of the program. They have been willing to help in individual cases where a targeted approach to issues have made the difference for some students. Over the years we have come to appreciate their professionalism and their skill in helping to train the next generation of air traffic controllers.