Dr. Helen Ofosu
HR Consultant, Career and Executive Coach, I/O Advisory Services Inc.
work and business psychology, leadership skills, inclusive recruitment, workplace mental health, workplace bullying, harassment, diversity, inclusion and equity, anti-racism, human resources (HR) management, career progression
Welcoming Wellness and Implementing Inclusion with Dr. Helen Ofosu
Startup Canada, March 28, 2019Radio/Podcast
When you’re starting a business, human resources (HR) might not be top of mind. But as soon as you begin hiring, it’s a part of business ownership that entrepreneurs will need to explore. Dr. Helen Ofosu, Career Psychologist and HR Consultant and Founder of I/O Advisory Services knows that not only do you need to ensure your employees are cared for, but that some people might be more of a fit than others. “Hiring someone is a big commitment and it will make a big impact on your organization. In those early years, each person who you add to your team can have a big impact.” Dr. Ofosu has been practicing Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the public and private sectors for almost 20 years. Helen’s specialties include career coaching for professionals, the assessment and development of leadership skills, and navigating the complex issues of workplace bullying, harassment, diversity and inclusion. Prior to starting her consulting practice in 2012, Dr. Ofosu worked for the federal public service at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada), the Department of National Defense, and the Public Service Commission. She has developed online screening tests, structured interviews, role plays and simulations for evaluating job applicants’ skills and behaviours as part of the hiring and promotion process. On this week’s episode of the #THRIVEPodcast, host Komal Minhas dives into HR, culture and employee fit with Dr. Ofosu.
Mind Full: The CPA PodcastRadio/Podcast
Psychology Month Profile: Helen Ofosu
Canadian Psychological Association, February 12, 2021Online
Profiled as an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist (aka Work and Business Psychologist) so that the public can have a better idea of how psychology is being used in practical and relatable ways.
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Dr. Helen Ofosu offers career coaching, executive coaching, and HR consulting using her expertise in work and business psychology as her foundation. Ofosu’s specialties include the assessment and development of leadership skills, inclusive recruitment and selection of staff and executives, and navigating the complex issues of workplace bullying, harassment, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Before starting I/O Advisory Services in 2012, Ofosu worked for the Public Service Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada), and the Department of National Defence. She has developed online screening tests, structured interviews, role-plays and simulations, etc. for evaluating job applicants’ skills and behaviours as part of the hiring and promotion process. She continues to do this work in the private, non-profit, and public sectors through her consulting practice. Her work has been recognized with three national awards and it has been used by hiring managers to identify talented job candidates across a range of occupations.
Additional Titles and Affiliations
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa