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About Harrison Assessments


Harrison Assessments (HA) is leading the Talent Management and Online Assessment industry with cutting edge technologies used by global companies worldwide for practical assistance with recruitment, talent development and career development. Harrison Assessments is more than just a standard psychometric tool because it assesses all factors relating to job success. In doing so, it focuses on job eligibility factors (qualifications, experience etc) as well as job suitability factors (interests, work preferences etc), thus emphasising on the relationship between job satisfaction and job success. The focus on behaviour competencies and job suitability factors enables employers to hire, retain and develop top performance as well as generate greater work satisfaction.

It has been found that employees who enjoy 75% or more of their daily activities are 3 times more likely to succeed and stay longer than employees who do not. Thus, it is a complete job suitability assessment that measures interests, work values, task preferences, motivations, attitudes and other issues related to work satisfaction. It was developed from the ground up to predict job success and thus focuses on mission critical abilities and core competencies such as communications, decision making, creativity, interpersonal skills, leadership and much more.

Dan Harrison
Dan Harrison, Ph.D., is the developer and CEO of Harrison Assessments' and originator of ParadoxTechnology™ as used in Harrison Assessments. His diverse background and over 30 years of experience in Mathematics, Personality Theory, Counselling Psychology, Human Potential Psychology, and Organizational Psychology has enabled him to make a unique and exceptional contribution to assessment methodology. In 1990 he founded Harrison Assessments with a vision of helping companies optimize their human capital by enhancing their deep understanding of human resources and psychology. Dr Harrisons' ongoing world-wide travel gives him direct involvement with the needs of Harrison Assessments' clients and exposes him to the appropriate practical application in a wide variety of cultures.

Grounding Theories

Based on 20 years of performance research, there are two underlying theories that are integrated in the Harrison Assessment methodology:

  • Enjoyment Performance Theory – based on the fundamental aspects of behavioural theory, Enjoyment-Performance Theory states that an individual will perform more effectively in a job if that individual enjoys the types of tasks that are required by that job, has interests that relate to the position, and the work environment conditions corresponds with that individual’s work environment preferences. In summary, job satisfaction is a significant indicator of a higher level of performance and job success.
  • Paradox Theory – incorporates the idea that an individual can possess and demonstrate seemingly contradictory traits simultaneously and by understanding the relationship between two opposing traits, the potential for stress responses can be measured. Besides offering individuals an insight into aspects of themselves of which they may be only partially aware, it provides a guideline for balancing and developing oneself.

Our Clients’ Word

  • The trainer makes EVERYONE go through the Opening & Closing script and make sure they learn from it and most of the reps/ sups are not embarrassed or shy about it. Singapore Press Holdings - Creating the 5 Star Customer Experience on 28th June 2013
  • It had lots of practical attempts to cover the course. Olam - Power of Influence on 25th July 2013
  • Enjoyed the activity, enjoyed the course and learned about the bonding for team building. Olam - Managing Work Relationships Effectively on 30th July 2013
  • Very interactive, applicable to everyday life skills that can be acquired by practice and ways to help. UBS - Personal Branding and The Art of Communication on 11st July 2013
  • Presenter was interesting & very knowledgeable. Prudential - Lunch Talk : Boardroom Etiquette on 14th August 2013
  • The role plays were engaging and interesting. Capitaland - Service Excellence on 30th September 2013
  • The tip about networking was very useful. The choices of clothes and colors combination were very interesting. SGX - Professional Presence on 1st & 2nd October 2013
  • Happy atmosphere, interesting game, email writing, nature analyze. GTNexus - Delighting Your Customers on 19th October 2013
  • The color imaging and image perception are very useful and appropriate as frontline staff are the first impression clients get. Fullerton Hotel – Professional Image 16th October 2013
  • Very interactive and practical! AON - Persuasive Presentation Skills on 24th October 2013