George Paajanen, Ph D

Chief Psychometrician and Co-Founder

Dr. Paajanen is PeopleAssessment.com’s psychometric scientist. Paajanen received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1988 and is also a Minnesota licensed Consulting Psychologist. He joined Personnel Decisions, International (PDI) in 1979 and created the PDI Employment Inventory (EI), which established the company as a nationally recognized leader in personality testing. He pioneered the new direction for integrity testing, which is based on the psychological and multi-dimensional nature of job performance and counter productivity (including theft).

Employment tests that he has developed range from short instruments for hourly selection to two-day assessment centers for executives. However, his strongest expertise is in creating valid assessments for hiring hourly employees who work harder, accomplish more, and have more productive work habits.