Peter Saville (psychologist)

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Peter Saville
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Professor Peter Saville
Born (1946-10-26) 26 October 1946 (age 70)
London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Psychologist
Known for Psychometrics

Peter Francis Saville (born 26 October 1946 in Alperton, Wembley, London Borough of Brent) is a British Chartered Occupational Psychologist (CPsychol) specialising in Psychometrics, Personality and Talent Management.

He co-founded Saville and Holdsworth Ltd (SHL) in 1977. He was founder and chairman of the Saville Consulting Group from 2006 to 2015 when it was sold to Towers Watson (now Willis Towers Watson).[1] During his career Saville has written over 100 psychometric tests.

He is now Chairman of 10x Psychology, Non-Executive Chairman of Lentum Ltd and Director of Diversity Jobs.

Early life and education[edit]

Saville was born in North East London, UK, to a Welsh mother, Winifred Violet Saville, from Rhossili in the Gower Peninsula, and an English father, John Edward Saville, from Chiswick in London.

He was educated at Newnham Junior School where his school report stated "Ideas prolific" and "shows evidence of creative thought" but is "much too talkative". As a child he showed signs of dyslexia and a problem with working memory. These were later attributed to treatment for congenital scoliosis, a curvature of the spine which involved being swung by the neck and sleeping strapped tightly with leather belts. He entered Ewell County Secondary School, Danetree Road, Grammar Stream at thirteen.

He obtained a Special Subject Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Leicester in 1969 followed by a Master of Philosophy Degree in 1974 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1977 from Brunel University.

In 1977 he earned his Ph.D. from research into personality structure examined by Professor Hans Eysenck, on a representative sample of over 2000 British adults, using a sampling methodology proposed by Claus Moser. Factor analysis provided a five variable solution of traits; Anxiety, Extraversion, Warmth, Imagination and Conscientiousness – later known as the Five Factor Model (FFM) or Big Five of Personality.

Career[edit]

In 1970 Peter Saville joined the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), the main publisher of psychometric tests at the time, as an assistant psychologist, standardising and adapting a wide range of psychological tests including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and the Wechsler Pre-School and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). Saville worked on Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress by the paediatrician, Mary Sheridan. He wrote the British Manuals to The Bennett Test of Mechanical Comprehension, The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests and The Computer Programmer Aptitude Battery (CPAB) and worked on the publication of the first edition of the British Ability Scales.

Saville was involved in the acquisition of the tests of The National Institute of Industrial Psychology (NIIP),[2] first founded by Charles Samuel Myers. In 1974 aged 27 he was promoted to Chief Psychologist in the Test Division, responsible for the standardisation of psychological and educational tests for clinical, educational and industrial use.

The standardisation of the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), where over 2,000 respondents were tested in their own homes, was completed in November 1971 and in the report published in early 1972 R. B. Cattell praised the precision and the ideal model achieved by Saville and his associates at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Cattell concluded: “NFER and Peter Saville can be congratulated on a highly valuable contribution to British Psychology.” Along with Bill Mabey at the British Market Research Bureau, Saville funded the research by gaining sponsorship from a number of commercial companies.

In 1977 Peter Saville and Roger Holdsworth founded Saville and Holdsworth Limited (SHL). They offered shares to all employees and the company reached a value of £240 million when floated on the London Stock Exchange. In 1978, Saville acquired the UK rights on a portable document reader known as the Evalmatic which he had connected to a desktop computer to calculate the item statistics needed to assemble reliable tests.

In 1984, Saville, along with Holdsworth, Cramp, Nyfield and Mabey published the Occupational Personality Questionnaires (OPQ) which the British Psychological Society (BPS) described as "groundbreaking for its time".[3] Developed for use in workplace settings, the original OPQ contained four different versions. The Pentagon model measured five scales and The Psychologist called it “the first commercially available version of the Big Five factors of personality”.[4] The Ocagon, Factor and Concept versions of the OPQ measured respectively 8, 16 and 30 scales.

Professor Peter Saville running a course on Psychometrics
Professor Peter Saville running a course on Psychometrics.

In 1998 Saville was listed in the ‘Top 100 Entrepreneurs’ by Enterprise Magazine and in 1999 he was nominated as one of Britain's Top Ten Psychologists. In 2001 he was presented with the British Psychological Society Centenary Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology and his photograph appeared in the National Portrait Gallery. His citation read:

"Ultimately the standardisation of questionnaires not specifically designed for an occupational arena made him frustrated and in 1977 led him set up his own company, which subsequently became SHL Group plc, with fellow Psychologist Roger Holdsworth. In doing so he established Britain as a centre for Psychometric testing and is responsible for cementing the notion of fair and objective assessment in Human Resource departments across the world. As a skilled psychometrician and visionary leader, Peter Saville has made a significant impact on professional psychology in the UK and beyond. The widespread use of the tests which he developed by many major companies and public bodies is testament to the influence of his remarkable ideas".

SHL Management Centre
SHL Management Centre

Saville left SHL in 2003. In 2004 he founded his second company, Saville Consulting Group.

Roger Holdsworth and Peter Saville open the SHL Management Centre Golf Course
Roger Holdsworth and Peter Saville open the SHL Management Centre Golf Course.

In 2007, Saville and colleagues carried out Project Epsom, a peer reviewed research program which showed the Wave questionnaire to be the most valid personality questionnaires in a global sample of workers.

In 2009 Saville and MacIver, Kurz and Hopton, developed the 3P theory of leadership based on the factor analysis of 10,953 self-report questionnaire completions and 13,017 third party ratings with independent job performance evaluations. The 3P's Leadership Theory, was represented by: The Professional Leader (Technical Subject Experts, Detailed, Consciousness, Data Driven, Meticulous, Organised, Factual), The People Leader (Attentive to People, Engaging, Involving Others, Resolves Conflicts) The Pioneering Leader (Visionary, Purposeful, Strategic, Innovative, Convincing, Dynamic, Enterprising, Striving).

In 2014, Salgado, Anderson and Tauriz commented that Saville Consulting Wave is in the category of questionnaires whose scoring design provides the most valid way to predict job performance.[5]

In 2012 Peter Saville was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the accompanying eulogy stated he was “one of the most prominent and creative occupational psychologists in the UK and he has an impeccable global reputation”. Referring to his career it stated: “Peter has twice built up highly successfully companies which have become leaders in the field of workplace assessments.” It also said “he has flown the flag for Britain and objective assessment around the world and has been referred to as an ‘assessment guru’” and “Professor Saville’s services to the field of psychology in terms of applying the science to the workplace and creating the global gold standard for psychometric tests are exemplary“.[6]

In an interview with The Psychologist, the BPS publication, Richard Kwiatkowski calls his meeting with Saville “a touch exhausting” and says he is “fiendishly bright, quick, full of energy, proud of the achievements of his team.” The same interview also states Professor Rajvinder Kandola OBE “has publicly called Saville a genius”.[7]

Saville was a specialist consultant to the United Nations in staff selection in 1977, an International Consultant Psychologist to Mensa, where he succeeded Professor Philip E. Vernon, in 1976 and Psychometric Test Consultant to Hodder and Stoughton Educational. His companies have worked in over 45 countries internationally for FTSE 100 companies, the Ministry of Defence and charities such as Oxfam and the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Saville is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, is a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In January 2012 he was given Academic Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Saville was professor of occupational psychology at Queen's University from 1990 to 1998, and is currently visiting professor of Talent Management and Leadership at Kingston Business School.

In November 2015, Peter Saville was the second psychologist to be awarded Lifetime Membership and Honorary Membership of the Association of Business Psychologists. The speech highlighted Saville’s "significant contribution to the profession, the discipline and reputation of Business Psychology”.[8]

Saville was awarded a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa (Hon Dr Sc) for outstanding services to Occupational Psychology by Kingston University in July 2016.

Publications[edit]

In 2014 Saville and Tom Hopton co-authored an introduction to psychometrics named Psychometrics @ Work. The book has been described as “required reading for anyone wishing to undertake the Test User training, as it provides the essential grounding required to use tests appropriately."[9]

In 2016 Saville and Tom Hopton co-authored From Obscurity to Clarity in Psychometric Testing. Selected works of Professor Peter Saville, part of the World Library of Psychologists Series, published by Routledge. Duncan J. R. Jackson, Birkbeck, University of London, writes: "Professor Peter Saville’s creativity, ingenuity, and profound impact on the field of applied psychology are reflected time and time again in this volume, which provides an indispensable and much-needed link between research and practice. For both the seasoned or budding applied psychologist, this volume constitutes essential reading.”

Personal details[edit]

Saville married his first wife Jane in 1972 and the couple had three children together; William; Frances and Christopher. In 2007 he married his second wife Jemaine. Their twins, Faye and Jack, were born in October 2009. He has nine grandchildren.

Saville and his wife Jemaine are benefactors of The Willow Foundation which provides special events for seriously ill young people, and The Outward Bound Trust.

Saville's interests include sport, military history and soul music, particularly Ray Charles. He has had serious injuries to his knee and neck from football and rugby which have required surgery. He plays tennis and golf. He has been chairman of three football clubs: Worcester Park F.C., Nonsuch Casuals F.C. and Claygate Royals F.C., for which both his sons William and Chris played.

Selected works and speeches[edit]

  • Saville, P. (1971). British Supplement to the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). The Psychological Corporation: London.
  • Saville, P. (1972). British Supplement to the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC). The Psychological Corporation: London.
  • Saville, P. (1972). British Supplement to the Wechsler Pre-school and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). The Psychological Corporation: London.
  • Saville, P. (1972). The National Adult Standardisation of 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). NFER: London.
  • Saville, P. & Simpson, D., (1972). The Reliability and Validity of the Computer Programmer Aptitude Battery. Science Research Associates: Henley-on –Thames.
  • Saville, Peter. (1972). British Manual to the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Tests Forms: S and T. NFER, Windsor, UK.
  • Saville, Peter. (1972). British Manual to the Bennett Advanced Mechanical Comprehension Tests Forms: CC. NFER, London, UK.
  • Saville, P. & Finlayson, L. (1972). The British Standardisation of The High School Personality Questionnaire. NFER, Windsor, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1973). The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, Primary A. Form 1, British supplement of norms. NFER: London.
  • Saville, P., Hare, J., Finlayson, L & Blinkhorn, S. (1973). The British Standardisation of The Revised Minnesota Paper Form Board. NFER: London, UK.
  • Saville, P. & Simpson, D. (1973). Selection Testing for Computer Personnel. Data processing.
  • Saville, P. (1973). Technical Manual to The General Clerical Test. NFER, London, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1974). Collected test Information Exchange. A Compendium of Forty Papers on Tests Used in Industrial Assessment. NFER: Windsor.
  • Saville, P. (1974). Sampling Methodology in Standardising Personality Questionnaires. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society. Occupational Conference, London. UK.
  • Saville, P. (1974). The Children’s Personality Questionnaire (CPQ) and High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ), Sport and Personality Characteristics in 13 Year Old Children. Paper to the national British Education research Association Conference (BERA), Brunel University, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1974). A British Evaluation of a Number of Aptitude and Ability Tests with Special Regard to the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test and the Computer Programmer Aptitude Battery. Master's degree Thesis. Brunel University, London.
  • Saville, P. & Blinkhorn, S. (1974). The British Undergraduate Standardisation: Forms A & B. NFER, Windsor, UK.
  • Saville, P. & Blinkhorn, S. (1974). The British Undergraduate Standardisation: Forms C & D. NFER, Windsor, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1975). Assessment and Development at Work, Presented at the Irish Management Institute Dublin, Ireland.
  • Saville, P. (1975). Exercise and Psychological Wellbeing in Young Adults, Paper presented at the International British Council Conference, The Mere, Slough, UK.
  • Saville, P. & Nyfield G. (1975). Psychometric Testing. HTS Management Consultants: London.
  • Saville, P. & Blinkhorn, S. (1976). Undergraduate Personality by Factored Scales. NFER: London.
  • Saville, P. & Blinkhorn, S. (1976). The Graduate Standardisation of the Ipat Anxiety Scale, Neuroticism Scale Questionnaire and the Eysenck Personality Inventory. NFER: London.
  • Saville, P. (1977). A Critical Analysis of the 16PF, PhD Dissertation. Brunel University, London.
  • Saville, P. (1977). Objective Selection. Paper presented at the Assessment at Work Conference. Brunel University, London.
  • Saville, P. (1977). The Use of Cognitive, Personality and Interest Measures in Careers and Personal Counselling in secondary school Children. Department of Education, Dungarvan, Ireland.
  • Saville, P. & Hawkey, D. (1979) The Technical Test Battery. (Psychometric tests of verbal, numerical, mechanical, spatial and logical reasoning for engineers) SHL: London.
  • Holdsworth, R., Saville, P., Hawkey, D., Blinkhorn, S. & Iliffe A. (1980) The Advanced Test Battery. (Higher level psychometric tests of numerical critical reasoning, verbal critical reasoning, spatial reasoning and logical analysis). SHL: London
  • Saville, P. & Blinkhorn, S. (1981). Reliability, homogeneity and the construct validity of Cattell's 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). Personality and Individual Differences, 2, 325-333.
  • Saville, P. (1982). Assessment Centres at Work. Presented at the Philippines Management Association, Philippines.
  • Saville, P. (1982). Objective Assessment. Presented at the Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong.
  • Saville, P. (1982). Occupational Testing. Presented at the Singapore Management Association, Singapore.
  • Saville, P. (1983). The Development of the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ). Presented at the National Conference of the Institute of Personnel Management, Harrogate, UK.
  • Saville, P., Holdsworth, R., Nyfield, G., Cramp, L. & Mabey, W. (1984). The Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ). SHL: London.
  • Saville, P. (1984). The Relationship of Personality with Sport Activities in a nationally representative Sample of 2000 British Adults. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, York, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1985). Assessing Personality: The Research & Development of the OPQ. Presented at the National Conference of the Institute of Personnel Management, Harrogate, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1985). The Development of the Occupational Personality Questionnaire. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, York, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1985). The Psychometric Characteristics of R.B. Cattell’s 16PF. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, York, UK.
  • Saville, P. (1985), Psychological Testing and Personnel Selection. Tyzack Review, September 1985.
  • Saville, P. & Munro, A. (1985) The Relationship Between OPQ Factor Model and the 16PF. Personnel Review, Vol. 15, No. 5.
  • Saville, P. (1986). Future Directions in Personality Assessment. International Assessment Conference (IAC), Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (1986). International Applications of the OPQ. Paper presented at the SDT Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Saville, P. & Nyfield, G. (1988) Computers in Assessment. Banking and Financial Training, London.
  • Saville, P. (1990). Age and Gender Differences in the OPQ. Presented at the SHL Conference, Warwick, UK.
  • Saville, P. & Sik, G. (1990). Personality Characteristics of Physically Active Adults in a Nationally Represented British Sample. Resented at the SHL National Conference, Warwick, UK.
  • Saville, P., Nyfield, G., Sik, G., & Hackston, J. (1991). Enhancing the Person-Job match Through Personality Assessment. At the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.
  • Saville, P. & Wilson, E. (1991). The reliability and validity of normative and ipsative approaches in the measurement of personality. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 64, 219-238.
  • Saville, P. & Sik, G. (1991). Ipsative scaling: A comedy of measures, as you Likert or much ado about nothing? Guidance and Assessment Review, 7(3), 1-4.
  • Saville, P. & Sik, G. (1992). The Images Personality Questionnaire. SHL: London.
  • Saville, P. & Sik, G. (1992). The Images Personality Questionnaire. SHL: London.
  • Saville, P. & Sik, G. (1992). Personality Questionnaires: Current Issues and Controversies. The Human Resources Management Year Book 1992, 28-37.
  • Saville, P. (1994). Symposium: Personality at Work. Presented at the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Nashville, USA.
  • Saville, P. Sik, G. Nyfield, G., Hackston, J. & MacIver, R., (1996). A demonstration of the validity of the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) in the measurement of job competencies across time and in separate organisations. Applied Psychology 45, 243-262.
  • Saville, P. (2000). The Construction of the OPQ. Presented at the SHL Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Saville, P. (2004). Childhood Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Facial Pain and Fibromyalgia. Dysfunctional Growth Hormone and Dopamine Regulation? The Procrustes Foundation.
  • Saville, P. (2004). Reflections on the Development of the OPQ. Public Lecture. University of the West Indies, Barbados.
  • Saville, P. (2005). The Saville Consulting Wave and Corporate Culture. Presented at the PSI Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Psychometrics in the Workplace. Presented at the Johnson Executive Search Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Recent Developments in Psychometrics. Presented at North West University Potchesfstroom, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Saville Consulting Wave and its Applications. Presented at the Saville Consulting Launch, Paris, France.
  • Saville, P. (2006). The Validation-Centric Construction of Saville Consulting Wave. Presented at the MacQuarie Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Using Saville Consulting Wave Assessment of Behavioural Styles and Assembling Preferred Culture. Paper presented in Durban Conference, South Africa.
  • MacIver, R., Saville, P., Kurz, R., Mitchener, A., Mariscal, K., Parry, G., Becker, S., Saville, W., O'Connor, K., Patterson R., Oxley, H. (2006). Making Waves: Saville Consulting Wave Styles questionnaires. Selection and Development Review, 22(2), 17-23.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Advanced Workshop in Psychometrics. Presented at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Saville, P. (2006). Applying Saville Consulting Wave and Swift Analysis Aptitude Assessments. Presented at the RACV Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Applying Saville Consulting Wave. Presented at the Parkview Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Applying Saville Consulting Wave. Presented at the Northern Club Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Assessing Job Competencies. Presented at Johannesburg University, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Current Trends in Assessment. Resented at the Parkview Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Emerging Trends in Assessment. Presented at the PSI Conference, Berlin, Germany.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Introducing Saville Consulting Wave; Measuring Motivation and Organisational Culture Fit. Presented at Emfuleni Conference, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2006). New Approaches to Assessing Personality. Presented at Johannesburg University, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2006). New Developments in Psychometrics. Presented at Johannesburg University, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. & Schmidt, G. (2006). Validating the Saville Consulting Wave. Presented at the SDG Conference, Jacksonville, USA.
  • Saville, P. (2006). New Perspectives in Assessment. Presented at the Te Papa Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Saville, P. (Nov. 2006). Transforming Assessment and Talent Management. Keynote Speech in Paris, France.
  • Kurz, R., MacIver, R., Saville, P., Parry, G., Mariscal, K., Mitchener, A., Oxley, H. & Small, C. (2006). Saville Consulting Wave™ ‘Professional Styles’ & ‘Preferred Culture’ Comparison. Poster at the BPS Coaching Psychology Conference, London.
  • MacIver, R., Saville, P., Kurz, R., Henley, S., Mitchener, A., Mariscal, K., Parry, G., Becker, S., Hurst, E., Saville, W., O’Connor, K., Patterson, R., McLellan, S. & Blakesley, M. (2006). The Validation Centric Development of the Professional Styles Questionnaire Presented at the BPS Occupational Psychology Conference, Glasgow, UK.
  • Schmidt, G. & Saville, P. (2006). The Normative-Ipsative Debate: Time for Some Answers. Presented at the Society for Industrial and Occupational Psychology of South Africa, South Africa.
  • Schmidt, G. & Saville, P. (2006). Validation-Centric Questionnaire Development. Presented at the Society for Industrial and Occupational Psychology of South Africa, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2006). Beyond the OPQ? Keynote Speech at Assoc. of Business Psychologists, Cambridge, UK.
  • Saville, P., Kurz, R., MacIver, R., Mitchener, A., Parry, G., Oxley, H., Archer, J., Lishman, J., Mason, J. & Roscorla, P. (2007). Validation of the Saville Consulting Analysis Aptitude Assessment Range. Paper presented at the BPS Occupational Psychology Conference, Bristol, UK.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Kurz, R. (2007). Internet Testing – Secure and Honest? Poster at the BPS Occupational Psychology Conference, Bristol, UK.
  • Saville, P. (2007). Assessment at Work Masterclass. Presented at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, The University of West Indies, Trinidid.
  • Saville, P. (2007). Emerging Trends in Recruitment and Selection. Presented at the CDG Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Saville, P. (2007). Mexican Standardisation of Saville Consulting Wave/ Presented at the CDG Conference, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Saville, P. (2007). The New Work Personality. Presented at the First Spanish Recruitment Congress, Madrid, Spain.
  • Saville, P. (2007). The Validity and Reliability of Saville Consulting Wave. Presented at the CDG Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R., Mitchener, A., Parry, G., Oxley, H., Archer, J., Lishman, J., Mason, J. & Roscorla, P. (2007). Test taking Style: Is Caution a Personality Variable in Ability testing? Poster at the EAWOP Conference Stockholm.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R., Parry, G., Mariscal, K., Mitchener, A., Oxley, H., Schmidt, G., Schmidt, S., Miller, S. & Fullman, C. (2007). Validation of the Saville Consulting Wave Types Model of Transformers and Transactors. Poster at the EAWOP Conference, Stockholm.
  • Saville, P. Kurz, R, MacIver, R., Parry, G., Mariscal, K., Mitchener, A. Oxley, H., Small, C., Sisodia, S., Miller, S. & Fullman, C. (2007). Predicting Work Competencies, Proficiency and Potential for Promotion with Saville Consulting Wave Questionnaires. Poster at the EAWOP Conference, Stockholm.
  • Kurz, R., MacIver, R., Saville, P., Parry, G., Oxley, H., Mariscal, K., Staddon, H., Hopton, T., Small, C. & Feindt, S. (2007). Construct Validation of the Saville Consulting Wave ® Types Model of Leadership Potential. Paper presented at the BPS Coaching Psychology Conference, London.
  • Saville, P. Parry, G. & MacIver, R. (2008). How Valid is Your Test? Saville Consulting: London, UK.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., & MacIver R. (2008). Coaching using Saville Consulting Wave. In: Passmore. J. (Ed): Psychometrics in Coaching. Kogan Page, London
  • Saville, P. (2008). Valid Inferences - False Prophecies. BPS Keynote Speech Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, UK.
  • Saville, P. (Aug 2008). Does your Test Work? The Co-Validation against Job Performance of 10 of the most popular Personality Questionnaires - Implications for Psychology. Keynote Speech at SIOPSA 14th Conference South Africa.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R., Kurz, R. & Hopton, T. (2008). Project Epsom: How Valid is Your Questionnaire? Phase 1: A new comparative study of the major personality questionnaires in predicting job performance.
  • McDowall, A., Kurz, R., MacIver, R. & Saville, P. (2008). A rejoinder to David Bartram, October, 2008. The Coaching Psychologist, 4(3), 142-149.
  • Oxley, H., Kurz, R., MacIver, R., Saville, P., Jayne, S. & Small, C. (2008). Performance and Potential… A Potential Paradox? Paper at the BPS DOP Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
  • Kurz, R., MacIver, R., Saville, P., Oxley, H. & Roscorla, P. (2008). Practical Policy Considerations on Internet Test Security and Score Interpretation – Cheating Candidates or Candidates that Cheat? Paper at the BPS DOP Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Kurz, R. (2008). Free Choice or Forced Choice? Your Choice. Paper at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Saville, P. (2008). Measurement of Leadership: The X Factor (and the Y). Keynote Speech at A & DC Conference, London, UK.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., & MacIver, R. (2008). Normative, Ipsative and Combined Performance Measurement on the Saville Consulting Wave™ Wheel. Paper at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., & Baron, H. (2008). Candidate-Oriented Development of the Professional Aptitudes In-Depth Tests. Poster at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • MacIver, R., Saville, P. & Kurz, R., (2008). Increasing the ‘Fidelity of Assessment’: Properties of Short Facet Scales in a Scale Hierarchy. Paper at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Oxley, H., Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Jayne, S. (2008). Screen Out – Select in. Paper at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Saville, P. & Schmidt, G. (2008). The Brazilian Personality at the Work Place. Presented at the D&A Conference, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Saville, P. (2008). Does Your Test Work? The Co-Validation against Job Performance of 10 of the most popular Personality Questionnaires – Implications for Psychology. Keynote Speech at the 14th South African Psychology Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2008). Improving Security of Assessment Delivered by the Internet. 14th South African Psychology Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Saville, P. (2008). Symposium, Chair & Discussant: Psychometrics in the Workplace. 14th South African Psychology Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • MacIver, R., Saville, P., Kurz, R. & Oxley, H. (2008). The Practical Impact of Age Differences on Test Scores on Selecting Older Workers. Poster at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • MacIver, R., Saville, P., Kurz, R., Anderson, N. & Evers, A. (2008). New Aspects of Validity: User Available and User Received Validity. Poster at the International Test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Small, C. (2008). Global Assessment Solutions – Internet Testing Without Limits? Poster at the International test Commission Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Kurz, R., MacIver, R., Saville, P., Parry, G., Mariscal, K., Mitchener, A., Staddon, H., Hopton, T., Oxley, H. & Small, C., Feindt, S. (2008). Construct Validation of The Saville Consulting Wave Leadership Types Model of Leadership Potential. Poster Presented at the BPS DOP Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
  • Saville, P. (Jan 2009). Leadership in Elite Performance. Keynote Speech at Metro Conference, New York, USA.
  • Saville, P. (2009). Comparing Personality and Leadership in Elite Sport Performers. Invited address at the METRO Association of Applied Psychologist, New York, USA.
  • Saville, P. (2009). How valid is your Questionnaire? Presentation at the Psychometrics Forum, the Naval Club, London, UK.
  • Saville, P. (2009). Personality and Performance of Elite People. Paper at the Symposium ‘Characteristics and Competencies of Elite Performers’ at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, New Orleans, USA.
  • Saville, P. (2009). Strategic Selection – Maximising the Relationship between Validity and Profit. Keynote Speech at the European Association for People Management Conference 2009, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R., Mitchener, A., Parry, G., Mariscal, K., Staddon, H & Hopton, T. (2009). ‘Matched Model’ Co-Validation of Three Swift Aptitude Assessments within the Saville Consulting Wave® Performance Culture Framework. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference (DOP), Blackpool, UK.
  • Saville, P. and Hopton, T. (2009). "Talent": Psychologists Personality Test Elite People. Saville Consulting Group: Jersey.[16]
  • Oxley, H., Kurz, R., Saville, P. & MacIver, R. (2009). G is for Global: Comparing and Contrasting the Validity of Saville Consulting Wave Self-Report and Swift Aptitude Tests against three Global Effectiveness Criteria. Paper at the European Association of work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress, Santiago de Compostela.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R., Parry, G., Mitchener, A., Oxley, H., Small, C., Herridge, K., Hopton, T., Gohil, S., Chan, S., Tonks, K. & Rojon, C. (2009). The Structure of work effectiveness as measured through the Saville Consulting Wave Performance 360 ‘B-A-G’ Model of Behaviour, Ability and Global Performance. BPS PTC Assessment & Development Matters, Volume 1, Edition 1.
  • MacIver, R. & Saville, P. (2009). Shifting to Criterion Focus: Integrating Performance Centric, Inductive and Deductive Questionnaire Development. Paper at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Kurz, R. (2009). Saville Consulting Wave® Professional Styles Handbook. Saville Consulting Group, Jersey.
  • Kurz, R., MacIver, R. & Saville, P. (2009). Measurement, Prediction and Development of Behaviour, Ability & Global Aspects of Work Effectiveness. 2nd European Coaching Psychology Conference, 15 December 2009, London.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R., Mitchener, A., Parry, G., Oxley, H., Mariscal, K., Staddon, H. & Hopton, T. (2009). ‘Matched Model’ Co-Validation of Three Swift Aptitude Assessments within the Saville Consulting Wave ® Performance Culture Framework. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference (DOP), Blackpool, UK.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Oxley, H. (2009). A is for Ability: The Validity of Three Swift Aptitude Assessments against the Matched Ability Criterion Model in the Saville Consulting Wave ® Performance Culture Framework. Paper at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 2009.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P., MacIver, R., Parry, G., Mitchener, A., Oxley, H., Small, C., Herridge, K., Hopton, T., Gohil, S., Chan, S., Tonks, R. & Rojon, C. (2009). The structure of work effectiveness as measured through the Saville Consulting Wave® Performance 360 ‘B-A-G’ Model of Behaviour, Ability and Global Performance. BPS PTC Assessment & Development Matters, Volume 1, Edition 1.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R., Kurz, R., Hopton, T., Staddon, H., Mitchener, A., Tonks, K., Schmidt, G., Schmidt, S. & Saville, J. (2009). A Step Towards Validity Generalisation Across Self-Report Personality Questionnaires: A Co-Validation of Saville Consulting Wave Professional Styles, Wave Focus Styles, Saville PQ, OPQ32i, NEO-PI-R, Hogan Personality Inventory and 16PF5. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Conference, Blackpool, UK.
  • Saville, P. (2010). What Makes a Good Leader? A Psychometric Approach. Keynote speech at the Saville Consulting International Partners Conference 15 October 20120, Surrey, UK.
  • Hopton, T., Kurz, R., MacIver, R. & Saville, P. (2010). Analysis Aptitude Range Handbook. Saville Consulting Group, Jersey.
  • Kurz, R, Saville, P., MacIver, R. & Hopton, T. (2010). Stakeholder perspectives on behaviour, ability and global performance: Evidence for a Three-Factor Model. Paper at the BPS DOP Conference, Brighton, UK.
  • Kurz, R, Saville, P., MacIver, R. & McDowall, A. (2010). Coaching with Saville Consulting Wave: Balancing Dark and Bright Sides. Paper at the BPS Coaching Psychology Congress, London, UK.
  • Saville, P. (May 2010). New Horizons in Psychometric Assessment. Keynote Speech at BPS DOP Divisional Conference Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • MacIver, R., Kurz, R, Saville, P. & Hopton,T. (2011). Measuring Effectiveness Potential using Saville Consulting Wave®: Getting it Right. Paper at the BPS DOP Conference, Brighton, UK.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R., Hopton, T. & Smith, J. (2011). Leadership Scales User Guide. Saville Consulting Group, Jersey.
  • Saville, P. (Sept. 2011). Improving People and Organisation in the Workplace with Saville tools; So can Psychometrics Improve Recruitment Decisions. Keynote Speeches Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (Dec. 2011). Personality, Talent Management and Organizational Efficiency. Keynote Speech Beijing China.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R., Hopton, T. & Smith, J. (2011). Leadership Handbook. Saville Consulting Group, Jersey.
  • Kurz, R., Saville, P & MacIver, R. (2011). Job Role Behaviour, Ability and Global Requirements: Further Evidence for Three-Effectiveness-Factors Model. Paper at the BPS Conference, Brighton.
  • Saville, P. (2011). Personality, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. Presentation at ‘The Psychometrics Forum’. London, UK.
  • Saville, P., Snape, J. (2012). Excellence in Sport and Business. British Psychological Society, Chester, UK.
  • Saville, P., Small, C.(June 2012). Leadership: What Psychometrics Reveal. Invited Speech Mumbai, India.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (June 2012). Psychometrics beyond the HR Department. Invited Speech Bengaluru, India.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (June 2012). Psychometrics for better HR decisions. Invited Speech Delhi, India.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (June 2013). It's All in your Head. Invited address at the EGADE Business School, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (2013). Assessing Leadership. Invited address at the USEM Social Union of Entrepreneurs, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (2013). Psychometrics and the Impact on Selection Decisions. Keynote at the ICA Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (2013). Human Talent. Invited address at the Las Allas World Wide Teleconference, Monterey, Mexico.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (2013). Better Selection at Work: The Return on Investment. Invited address at the Egade Business School, Monterey, Mexico.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (2013). Advances in Workplace Psychometrics. Invited address at the ERIAC HR Summit, Monterey, Mexico.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (Nov.2013). Leadership and the Power of Self-knowledge. Invited Speech Insper Institute, Brazil.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (Nov.2013). Lessons in Leadership. Invited Speech, Bl International, Brazil.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (Nov.2013). Lessons in Leadership: The Drivers of Leadership Success. Invited Speech Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil.
  • Saville, P., Small, C. (Nov.2013). Cost Benefit of Testing to the Organization: Understanding the Organizational Upside. Invited Speech, D & Consulting, Brazil.
  • Saville, P., Small, C.(Nov.2013). Lessons in Leadership: Identifying the Drivers of Leadership Success. Invited Speech Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie, Brazil.
  • Saville, P., Herridge, K. (2013). Avatars, Data and Decisions. Address to the Chartered Institute of Management Jersey.
  • Saville, P. (2014). Interviews Tony Adams MBE on leadership. Saville Consulting International Conference. London, UK. (Available on YouTube).
  • Saville, P., Hopton, T (2014). ‘Psychometrics @ Work’, Saville Consulting.
  • Saville, P., Hopton, T (2015). ‘So you're an Industrial Psychologist. But what do you actually do?’ Invited talk at Eton College
  • Saville, P., Hopton, T (2015) ‘A History of Leadership Theory’, Book chapter in Business Psychology In Action, Association for Business Psychology, Altrincham, Cheshire
  • Saville, P. (2015). Peter Saville Unplugged: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Chairing a PLC. Keynote Speech: Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference 2015 “Business Psychology in Action”. Reading, UK.
  • Saville, P., MacIver, R. (2016 in press). A Very Good Question. Chapter in ‘Psychometric Testing: A Critical Perspective’. Ed. Cripps, B. Wiley, London, UK.
  • Saville, P., Hopton, T. World Anthology of Psychologists Series: From Obscurity to Transparency in Psychometrics - Collected Writings of Peter Saville 1972–2015, Routledge, London, UK.

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