Application of Work Psychology to HR practices

Savina Consulting's team provides HR consulting services that help its clients reduce adverse impact, avoid employment discrimination litigation, and reduce liability. We work with both private sector and public sector organizations across a wide range of industries (e.g., manufacturing, retail, restaurant chains, financial services, law enforcement).

Application of Work Psychology to HR Practices
  • HR Audits
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Adverse impact analysis
  • Large and small scale job analysis
  • Test development
  • Design and implementation of legally defensible recruitment and selection systems intended to reduce adverse impact
  • Design and implementation of legally defensible promotional processes intended to reduce adverse impact
  • Performance evaluation design and implementation
  • Validation of selection and promotional processes
  • 'Best Practice' workshops, 'train the trainer' workshops, and ongoing support

Public Sector Expertise Savina Consulting and its consulting partner, EB Jacobs, are experts at working with law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level. Our team has consulted to with agencies on a wide array of HR projects including selecting police officers, firefighters, and bus drivers as well as developing promotional processes for police and fire departments. We maintain a specialty in 'Basic Recruit' programs and weapons training and range operations as they relate to women and other minority groups.
Academy and 'Basic Recruit' Programs
  • Audit academy practices to determine relationship to failing protected classes
  • Collect and analyze data and conduct adverse impact analysis
  • Redesign lesson plans, introduce training aids, change instructional philosophy, redesign and validate physical abilities training requirements and testing
  • Ensure program meets industry standards and state-mandated minimum standards
  • Ongoing support and monitoring

Range Operations and Firearms Training
  • Audit range operations and firearms training to determine relationship to failing protected classes
  • Collect and analyze data - adverse impact analysis
  • Recommend equipment changes, introduce training aids, change instructional philosophy, update lesson plans and scored assessments
  • Ensure program meets industry standards and state-mandated minimum standards
  • Train the trainer service
  • Ongoing support and monitoring