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Hi, I am Dr. Orit Reiter, a senior Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, focusing on employee screening, managerial assessment, development of assessment processes, training and workshops for organizations and specializing in diversity and multicultural employment environments.
25 years of rich and varied experience in screening, assessment and selection. I specialize in the development of screening procedures, the establishment of assessment centers, the diagnosis and assessment of senior managers and the development of managerial skills.
I am happy to offer services in a variety of these areas and am committed to maintaining high professional standards and accurately addressing the customers’ unique needs in every project.
Deeply familiar with the public sector and with a variety of security organizations and agencies. I managed managerial potential assessment in an Israeli Security Agency and was involved in the management of different screening and assessment processes for various organizational levels for the Israeli Police.
I see great value in the integration and promotion of diverse populations and communities in the workforce (Ultra-Orthodox, Arab, new immigrants, the Ethiopian community, etc.). The value of diversity within an organization goes beyond social and ethical, it brings economic value as well.
For the past several years I have been involved in initiatives related to multicultural work environments. My doctoral research was on Cultural Intelligence and its impact on performance in culturally diverse work environments.
I have a Ph.D. from Haifa University, a Master’s degree in social/Industrial psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Tel Aviv University (graduated with honors). I have also completed a management program at the Harvard Extension School.
In addition, I teach both postgraduate and undergraduate college courses in the field of occupational and organizational psychology.
Areas of Practice
Assessment and Selection
Diversity and Multi-cultural Inclusion
Personal Development and Guidance
The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Organizational Performance in a Culturally Diverse Work Environment
What is Cultural Intelligence?
How does it affect the performance in culturally diverse work teams?
How is it related to the job of the organizational psychologist?
I gave an interview to 'The Marker', an Israeli business newspaper published by the Haaretz group. In the interview I talk about the importance and influence of cultural Intelligence within organizations.
An article on this topic based on my doctoral research was published in the journal of the Israeli Psychological Association.
Here is the Abstract:
This study examines the ways Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the individual's capability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations, affects performance. It focuses on advice-network centrality as a practical expression of work-dynamics in multicultural teams. Centrality in the advice network can enhance one’s chances of succeeding. Moreover, diversity climate will moderate the relationship between CQ and the advice-network centrality. The relationships among these variables were studied with a sample of 321 employees from 36 multicultural teams. Findings showed that advice-network centrality mediates between CQ and employee performance. There was a significant interaction between diversity climate and the relationship between CQ and advice-network centrality. Findings contribute to understanding mediators and moderators of relations between CQ and performance, and implications for understanding multicultural work environments.