Prof Hennie Kriek honored as a fellow of SIOP (USA)

Every year, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) recognizes members whose research identifies solutions to workplace problems, whose practice changes the course of the field, and whose teaching guides the next generation of IO Psychology.

We are delighted to announce that TTS’s CEO, Prof Hennie Kriek, was recently awarded this honor at the 2024 Annual Conference in Chicago, USA, being the first South African that has been bestowed Fellowship status by SIOP.

Fellowship is one of the highest honors a member can receive, and SIOP has been recognizing members’ outstanding contributions by granting Fellow status throughout its history. 30 members out of the more than 12,000 full members were awarded Fellow status by the SIOP Fellowship Committee this year.

Prof Hennie Kriek, receiving his Fellow Status at SIOP on 17 April 2024, Chicago, USA.

To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for 10 years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained, and unusual impact on the field.

Here is Prof. Hennie’s Fellowship citation from the Society’s SIOP Salutes publication:

Prof. Hennie Kriek’s career boasts global contributions in academia, leadership, and consulting, profoundly influencing talent management and assessment practices.

He has global consulting expertise in executive coaching, competency design, assessment, assessment centers, personnel selection, global talent management, and human resource development.

He has chaired Association of Test Publishers (SA); People Assessment in Industry, an interest group of The Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA); and the Assessment Center study group.

He helped create Assessment Standards South Africa (ASSA), a nonprofit organization that evaluates and certifies assessment devices, ensuring rigorous standards. He assembled stakeholders from various organizations to agree on a set of psychometric criteria to evaluate assessment instruments.

He chaired a SIOPSA task force that created guidelines for the implementation and validation of fair personnel selection practices in 1991, 1998, and 2006.

His service includes several editorial boards and the SIOP Awards committee. For his contributions and service, he has received SIOPSA Honorary Life Membership

Joining Prof Kriek are Gita van Schoor (Senior Consultant at TTS and his daughter), Dr Anne-Marie Kriek (his wife), Charmaine Swanevelder (previous MD of TTS USA), and Fred Guest (MD of TTS South Africa).

For more information on SIOP’s other Fellows for 2024, as well as other activities within the Society, click on this link.

The 2024 SIOP Fellows

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