Press Release

PSI Services LLC Acquires a&dc Ltd., Leaders in Behavioral Assessment and Development

PSI Talent Management acquires a&dc to deliver innovative assessment content on the world’s leading technology

June 6, 2017, Glendale, CA – PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, today announced that they have acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc), a leader in behavioral assessment and development with a multitude of products that enhance recruitment decisions and development outcomes.

The acquisition of a&dc boosts PSI’s global Talent Assessment offering through access to a huge range of instruments and consulting solutions including the disruptive VirtualAC™, the ready to use screening tools SIFT and Dilemmas Situational Judgement Tests, together with the LIVED® leadership assessment and development solutions.

Steve Tapp, President and CEO at PSI said, “This acquisition will continue PSI’s growth strategy, further strengthening our core Talent Assessment offering. The a&dc suite of assessment and development products enhance our industry leading portfolio even further, placing disruptive and experiential assessment tools and expertise at the fingertips of HR professionals worldwide. Coupled with our leading edge technology, we will continue to drive innovative assessment solutions and enhance how our customers select and develop their workforce.”

Nigel Povah, CEO of a&dc commented, “When I started a&dc 30 years ago, I was passionate about providing great assessment and development content. The a&dc portfolio – with over 250 assessment products – will continue its journey alongside PSI’s assessment technology, which will drive the delivery of our robust assessment content into the digital era.”

PSI provides various solutions worldwide through its multiple business channels including talent assessments (of job-seeking candidates as well as employee development programs), licensure testing and license management services (for government regulatory agencies), certification credentialing services (for certifying bodies) and leading academic institutions. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess and identify the skills, traits and abilities of individuals seeking jobs, degrees, and licensure or certification credentials.

PSI is the leading provider of talent management solutions that help organizations of all sizes hire, develop, and retain the right talent. Our comprehensive suite of over 500 industry-leading assessment tools, including the highly-regarded 16pf®‍‍ assessment; innovative delivery and reporting technology; and consulting services offers a single source for streamlined people measurement.


About PSI Talent Management

We are talent experts. We are psychologists, data scientists and HR consultants who screen, select, develop, and engage talent worldwide. With psychology at our heart and technology at our fingertips, we enable you to make data-driven people decisions. Delivering over 30 million assessments in more than 50 languages annually, we improve work everywhere and anywhere. Unlock talent potential. Realize your ambition.

About a&dc

Since 1988, a&dc has been working in partnership with our clients to make a measurable difference to business performance by using behavioral assessment and development techniques to assess, recruit and develop great talent. a&dc provide cutting edge assessment and development solutions for the digital age through business simulations, interviews and psychometric tests. With over 250 ready-to-use exercises that form our AC-EXS® range, and 15 adaptable tools that can be bespoke or completely customized, we have helped clients achieve their strategic goals through their talent. We work with national and international organizations across all sectors and have a network of over 30 partners across the globe.


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