Founded in 1992 as Skill Search International, the company has been a thought, development & execution leader for many years satisfying a wide range client needs.
Psychometric Testing & Recruiting Canada, an International Education, Consulting, Corporate Training, Executive Search and Learning System, is pleased to offer our suite of value added solutions customized to specific needs of the learner. The institution seek to provide state of art benchmarked consulting solutions, developmental programs, customized for Organizations with advanced methodology, course content, tools & techniques, delivered by world-class faculty with a commitment to make change happen at the point of impact.

We guarantee depth of learning, internalization and result orientation.

Our Businesses

Headhunting, Executive Search, Placements, Recruiting & Selections
Psychometric Testing Based Recruiting
Competency & Capability Mapping - Building
Assessment – Development and Talent Centers
Psychometric – Aptitude Testing – Pre/Post Hiring
Psychometric Testing Based Assessment
Balanced Scorecard & Performance Management
Leadership Development Using Psychometric Battery

Suite of Integrated Recruiting Solutions

We offer a complete range of Search Solutions

Hire Strategy” & “Outsourcing of Human Resources
Campus Recruitment
Competency Based Assessment and Talent Centers
Psychometric Testing Based Recruitment
Focused turnkey Executive Search & Headhunting
On Line hiring & Testing including Large Scale Hiring IT- BPO – Call Center Hiring

“Open the mind, create best practices, build a learning organization, manage knowledge and measure intellectual capital through futuristic HR solutions”

Talent Management Model

Includes defining stars, building star roles, attracting, retaining top talent, Star Tracking, building leaders of the 21st century, business strategy & performance priorities, high pressure performance targets, performance & potential analysis, managing self, assertiveness, time management, policy articulation, transformational leadership, managing change, stretch tasks, ethics & values, work life balance

Based on Star Track 100 © – Leaders 2010 UnivCanada Publications
Suited for Organizations who wish to identify, attract, develop, grow & retain top talent in a difficult market scenario & enable such talent to make a committed & loyal long term careers

Assessments - Competency Mapping, Assessment & Development Center

Includes competency maps, managing Assessment Centers for hiring, campus recruitment, potential competency profile listing, template construction, simulations, in basket, tests, coaching, action learning, peer evaluation, individual performance web designs, techniques to evaluate & be evaluated, Includes organizational & individual needs, learning/knowledge competencies, managerial skills, business leadership capabilities, team tracking, individual development plans, personal profile analysis, career templates, action learning, growth path analysis, Strength/Weakness Analysis, Peer feedback

Psychometric Testing for Assessments & Personality Profiling

Recruitment Practice includes conducting search using psychometric testing, assessment testing, values, career preferences, attitude surveys, culture – cross culture fitment, conducting on & off line tests for organizational culture, climate, employee engagement, company morale – job satisfaction studies, selections, promotions, assessment centers, placements and career planning

Competency Based Recruitment
Practice includes designing & implementing a comprehensive Competency Based Recruitment Processes, Mapping People Competency Profiling, Assessment Center – Usage of tools, techniques, simulations, in basket battery, technical, managerial, behavioral competency mapping,

Includes basic understanding of the complete Selections Value chain, & in particular a detailed insight into the interviewing technique, to practice through tools & techniques behavioral interview, informational & biographical search, situational interviews , competency interviewing, interviewing dialogue with candidates using the right methodology for selecting the right candidates for the right job, to appreciate various tools & formats used for selections & their importance & usage, to understand deployment of effective marketing of the organization for attracting & retaining talent. Module includes Campus Strategies, usage of tests & multiple assessment method to form a selection judgment

Hiring Benchmarking for Best Practices
Practice includes teaching & training qualitative & quantitative benchmarking methods, headcount rationalization methods, optimization of people positioning, tools & techniques & providing a framework to continue business – functional – generic & target benchmarking or best practices in functional domain
The Current Perspective
Self-doubt and Distractions
Lots of stress, no fun
Minimal anticipation
Distrust and a negative environment
Insufficient recognition and rewards
Insufficient sense of contribution
Boredom and repetition
Fears about low growth
Concerns about management competence

What Employees Want
An enjoyable work experience
A job to look forward
Great people to work with
Recognition & fair rewards
Results employees can create/contribute to
Challenge, variety & stretch
Promising future
No concerns about management
Few concerns about workload
A Great Place to Work

Attrition Analysis

Executive Search

Industry Specialization
Skill Search International has Extensive industry experience, wide and exhaustive database in the Search business and have successfully completed top management positioning, Vice Presidents, General Manager and Functional Manager Searches in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Textiles, Retail, Power, Oil & Petroleum Products, Pharmaceutical and Services Sectors. We also offer specialized service in International Searches in countries like the US, UK, Middle East, Far East, Europe, China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. We have completed several Presidents, CEO’s, Vice Presidents and Director level positions through on line experience.

Pre Hiring Psychometric Testing and Assessments
Large expansion & new ventures require talent in large numbers to be hired in a short span of time. This is also the time when management attention is needed for making the project operational in the shortest possible time. For example: BPO, Call Centers, New Projects. To help clients manage the multiple tasks simultaneously, we offer services in Manpower Planning & Sourcing in a scientific manner. We use scientific Manpower Planning & Selection tools in ensuring high quality hires. The tools are customized to the client organization vision, strategy & culture. In addition we use Aptitude Tests to measure analytical capabilities
Search Positions for the Board, Top and Middle Management
Specialized Search Services for locating Top Management CEOs/Vice Presidents/ General Managers/Business & Functional Heads and specialist positions. Spend time in understanding the client, the position requirement and search globally/locally for locating a select few, who would fit into the position in terms of competencies, culture and maturity. Help clients’ define/redefine roles to make the fit appropriate
Retained Manpower Planning & Out Sourcing Services
Organizations keen on a scientific and high quality Manpower Planning & Resourcing function have the option of outsourcing the entire function.
Our information processing capabilities and related research systems, as well as our office information network, are sophisticated and state of art. Professional staff members in each of our offices contribute to our candidate identification process. Our research centers utilize an extensive data bank in which personal information is stored and retrieved on a broad cross?section of successful executives. In addition, a wide range of library and proprietary sources of information is continually updated to assist us in identifying and evaluating qualified candidates for client assignments.

India is managed by Kavita Shermon who joined the firm in India as the Country Head and Managing Director in 1992.
We now have offices in India, US, Canada and the Middle East. The India practice has staff strength of twelve, with over 60 retained assessors, of which many are resource persons and researchers. Furthermore, all our staff has been trained in the “best practices” of the consulting industry. A comprehensive database has been established and is being linked with HR Folk’s database.

On Line Recruiting Portal

HR Folks Consulting Portal, provides ON LINE JOB search facility for both the Employer and the Job Seeker. With an applicant data base of over 150,000, the portal is a powerful Search Engine enabling deep and penetrative search providing an advantage to the corporate sector seeking top talent. The portal backend enables speedy & secure data protection including privacy.
Advantage – Employer

The Portal brings in best practices from world-class search engines such as PT Canada, Monster, Naukri, Workapolis, Google, Diversity providing powerful search options including Candidate Evaluation, Geographic Preference, Global Experience, Psychometric Test Result, Competency Evaluation, Career Aspiration & Peer Comparisons. Corporate can seek peer profiles, international applicants etc

Advantage – Job Aspirant

The portal is not just a job site but a Career Counselor, providing feedback on job placement across the world, psychographic profiling, career aspirations & vocational fit. This site offers discerning knowledge of corporate entities that provides them a best culture fit. The portal enables ON LINE CV construction & for the applicant a science behind writing & submitting CV’s.


Critical Competitive Dimensions

We believe that our professional performance is based on critical competitive distinctions:

Our reputation for ethics, discretion and honesty opens doors that are closed to less regarded and less well-known professional approaches. At times, our reputation can provide market synergy and awareness to startups and other less well-known clients. We are also in an excellent position to manage highly confidential assignments where our name and reputation must attract the attention of the best talent.
Credibility and Commitment
Each P T Canada search is led by the Partner, Director or Principal with a stake in reputation. P T Canada is recognized by CEOs, human resource officers and other client executives as the firm that can be counted on to stay with the assignment, however demanding, until it is successfully completed. We will be happy to provide specific personal and firm references that can attest to our professional commitment.

Appointing Reliability
You need to appoint a point of contact that will be your interface to an organization with a world class reputation and both the resources and track record to back it up. Personal commitment and rapport between the consultant and the client, coupled with resources unparalleled in the search profession, is what you seek and what we will deliver.

Understanding Client Needs
We bring a problem solving approach to your business and will help you to address the issues, be they growth, turnaround, or the exploration of strategic options. Each engagement is conducted by consultants with experience working in and for the same industries and arenas as their clients.

Global Reach and Local Understanding
With offices in major business centers throughout the world, P T Canada International can recruit the top regional, multicultural and multilingual candidates in any location and culture. We have a long history of thinking globally, yet acting locally.

We are a Team-Oriented Firm
It is important for you to know that P T Canada is focused on delivering the best service to the client by putting the best team on your searches and also getting the input of our consultants from around the country, the specific specialty practice and, indeed, the world. Of course, while every firm says this, we actually have a compensation system that rewards such cooperative behavior and client dedication.

The Search Process

Develop an Understanding of the Organization.
The insight gained during our initial discussion was very useful in understanding your recruitment needs. To better facilitate the process it is most important that we meet with the key executive important to the search and involved with the position - to further understand your organization’s history, culture and operating structure. We would also like to review any relevant documents, including compensation and benefit data, statistical and financial information, and product or service literature and organization charts. To effectively represent you in this search, HR Folks International must be as knowledgeable as possible about your organization and its operating culture prior to discussing the position with prospective candidates. If you feel others within your firm can add to this knowledge base, we would be interested in talking with them as well.
Develop Position Specification.
A draft position specification is developed based on our discussions. This Confidential Position Specification serves as an information piece to be given to serious candidates for the position and describes the key success factors and priorities of the position, as well as candidate specifications including competencies, experience, and personal qualities being sought. This is not only a way of summarizing our understanding, but is the key marketing tool we will be using in attracting prospective candidates to this opportunity. The position specification will be reviewed with you and will serve as a guide in determining whom we will contact during the course of the search. Please carefully review the position specification to ensure that you and your colleagues are in agreement with all elements.

Identify Qualified Candidates.
Upon your approval of the position specification, we will begin to search for candidates utilizing the steps outlined below…..

Targeted Research
Based on our agreed search criteria and strategy, we will identify an extensive list of target companies and research the organization structure in the appropriate functions. Selected individuals will be approached to determine their potential fit with the position requirements and their interest in this position.
Database Review

Our technology capabilities and related research systems, as well as our office information network, are among the largest and most sophisticated in executive recruiting today. Our research centers utilize an extensive database, which contains a wide variety of useful, job-related information about a broad cross-section of successful executives. In addition, a wide range of library and proprietary sources of information is continually updated to help us identify and evaluate qualified candidates for client assignments.

Internally Generated Candidates

Any candidates generated through your own sources or individuals in your company should be included in the overall mix of candidates, as if they were generated directly by HR Folks. This process furthers the overall partnership approach to the search. Each candidate will then be assessed on his/her own merits presented accordingly, and may be evaluated comparatively to the entire candidate pool.

Direct Sourcing
PT Canada will contact individuals previously identified in appropriate industry sectors to discuss the search and to obtain their referral to individuals who could be candidates for the assignment.
Fair Market Practices and Equal Rights Employment Opportunity
These resources will enable us to identify well-qualified candidates including women and minority candidates, as we are committed to equal opportunity recruitment and the presentation of diverse slates of qualified candidates to our clients.

Interview Candidates to Assess Strengths and Limitations

Qualified candidates will be thoroughly interviewed to obtain a realistic understanding of their accomplishments, skill sets, behavioral characteristics, motivations and growth potential. The candidates are evaluated to determine their strengths and any limitations they would bring to the position. Based on information provided by the candidate, a comprehensive CV describing past work experiences & education will be presented to you on each candidate we recommend you interview. We will report progress by telephone and will meet with you personally, when appropriate, to review progress on the assignment.

Conduct a Behavioral Test - Personality and behavioral style typology – PABST
This is a Behavioral Performance Test, covers 11 personality factors, 185 items, validated with norms, 4 levels of emphasis, sten index & covers Positive Attitude, Degree of Integrity, Aggressiveness, Customer Focus, Target Driven, Quick on Uptake, Persuasiveness, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Tactful Negotiation Skills, Process System Skills - Widely used by business organizations for selections, training, capability development, career planning & promotions and will be made available to you for all final interview candidates

Present Best-Qualified Candidates to Management

The individuals best qualified for this position will be presented to you in person for consideration. Normally the initial meeting with you will be followed by in-depth interviews with yourself and others, as appropriate, to select the candidate who best satisfies the needs of the position. The final selection and offer of employment are always made by the client.

Conduct Reference Checks on Successful Candidates.
Once a finalist candidate has been identified and a contingent verbal offer made, it is our practice to speak directly with individuals who are, or have been, in positions to evaluate the candidate’s performance on the job. We rely, therefore, on the information provided to us by those individuals.
Written summaries of our conversations with reference providers will be presented to you on each candidate who receives an offer of employment. We also verify educational credentials.

Between 60 and 90 days after the candidate has begun work, we will speak with the candidate and his/her superior. Our role will be to assist the candidate in documenting observations and clearly communicating goals and the resources needed to achieve those goals. It is our experience that this early communication contributes greatly to successful relations between the client & placement.
Profile & Background Check
As a client, you have the option of requesting a criminal background and/or credit check on candidates.
Costs for these services will be billed back to the client.
HR Folks does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided from third party reports.

Facilitate Offer Negotiation
Once a candidate is chosen, we will assist you in recruiting the individual into the position and into your company to the extent that you require our active involvement. Upon request, we will help you construct a competitive employment offer based on realistic market data and your compensation strategy. We can present the offer and explain it to the chosen candidate. Finally, we can also act as an intermediary in the event changes or adjustments in the initial employment offer are necessary to gain acceptance. Throughout this part of the search process, we will always represent you and act in accordance with your directions.

Consulting Approach & Methodology

Business Consulting Firms offer integrated solutions & enable linkage & relevance of role competencies to business & technical competencies
Business Consulting Firms bring strategy, process, technology, people & organizational skills & enable strategic business linkages to human capital effectiveness
Integrated cross functional expertise with depth of experience facilitates implementation & lasting change
Competencies lead to defining Key Performance Indicators, Key Business Processes & Action Steps, & needs holistic appreciation beyond confines of functional domain skills

Provide tailored & practical solutions participating in its implementation thro’ Best Practices, international experience & reach

Client Partnerships

Rich experience of working with Indian & International Business Enterprises, PSU and Government & Industry Vertical clients
Experiences & Seasoned Professional Engagement team with deep experience in implementing lasting change & transformational efforts
Partnering, hands on, implementation focused & inclusive approach to help clients achieve sustainable, significant & measurable improvement
Participative, consultative with full time Client counterparts
Consultants transfer knowledge to Client counterparts for carrying the initiative further on their own
Modular proposal to give the company the choice to absorb interventions based on considerations of available management attention & resources
Benefits of our global experience & industry thought leadership
Passion to work for Knowledge Based Businesses

Have been or are on similar assignments – Acknowledged as an authority in the area
Have authored “Balanced Scorecard Based PMS”, “Competency Based HRM” through McGraw Hill & “Star Track 100, Building 21C Leaders”, “Knowledge Human Resources” through UnivCanada Publications
Conducted national workshops, a substantive expertise & credibility amongst clients in actual hands on implementation
Dedicated team of professionals with relevant teaching, facilitation, consulting skills & deep industry knowledge
Application of local industry expertise & knowledge of ground realities
Application of learning's from organizational transformation assistance provided in similar complex environments
Benefits of our participative,
“Hands on”
approach to consulting,
which focuses on developing practical, implementable solutions
We believe that this could be a meaningful partnership
We believe that in this partnership lies mutual prosperity
Dr G Shermon their teams, institutions have built a network of good will, relationships & clients with some of the worlds respected best. For example: Ascent Air, ACC, Aptech, ABN Amro Bank, American President Lines, Bharati - Air Cell, Accord Group, Bank of America, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Bank National De Paris, Birla Group, Bharat Petroleum, Bayer – Aventis, British Gas, Binani Industries, Cargill, Citibank NA, Crompton Greaves, Colgate Palmolive, Contract Advertising, Colgate Palmolive, Coca Cola, Canon, CEAT, Credit Lyonnais Bank, Cadbury Schweppes, DCB, Dabur India, Dominos, Dalmia Group, Deloitte & Touché, Det Norske Veritas, Deepak Fertilizer, Electrolux, E Clerx, Ernst & Young, GMR Group, General Motors, Global Trust Bank, Godrej Boyce, G E, Gillette, Grey, Hindustan Petroleum, Hero Honda, HDFC Bank, HDFC Chubb, HTA, Hughes, Hitachi, ICICI, IOC, IDBI Bank, ICICI Prudential Insurance, IRE, ITC, J D Power, Jindals, J&J, K G Group, KPMG, L G Electronics, Lalbhai Group, Lupin, Larsen & Toubro, Maruti Suzuki, MBT, M & M Murugappa Group, Micro Inks, Mudra, NIIT, Nestle Limited, Oman Refinery Company, Oman Gas Company, Orange, Onida, Pace Express, JWT Holdings, Pfizer Inc, Pro Agro, Quintiles Inc, Riyam Engineering ( Omzest Group – Oman) Reliance Petroleum, Reliance Infocom, Reliance industries, Ranbaxy, Reckitt Benkiser, Raymond’s, MAN Financials, REFFCO, Rizvi Group, Spectramind, Satyam Info Way, Stan Chartered Bank, Siemens, Syngenta Inc, Tata Group, Tata AIG Insurance, Unilever, Wipro, Whirlpool ,Zenzar Technology, Zydus Cadilla, Government of Gujarat, Andra Pradesh SEB, Asian Development Bank, DFID (UK), World Bank.

With a Vision & Mission Statement

“Empowerment through Education”
“To add value in every client interaction and make the relationship meaningful”
A Statement of Purpose, Values & Value Proposition

We commit to bring talent to organizations seeking to nurture & build careers

We are in business to educate, help make learning happen

We facilitate organizations manage their human resources, the HRM Knowledge, activity, system and the process

We offer world-class technology savvy products and services, naturalized to local conditions, at economical prices

We are guided by our moral values in our pursuit of knowledge to make a difference to our clients and our people.

Global Business Partnerships


Riyam Engineering, of the Omzest Group, Oman is a High Performing member of the Corporate Sector of the Sultanate of Oman, spanning over 50 companies in a wide range of fields including projects, banking, services, contracts, electronics, engineering, pharmaceuticals, health, education, information technology etc

HR Folks Consulting

India Recruiting Company Office
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