Who Are We

Ipsemet is the result of a collaboration between leading UK games developer Legendary Games, psychometric test development authority Dr Michael Burnett C. Psychol, AFBPsS, and technology commercialisation experts Second Mile Ltd.


Psychometric Development

Ipsemet combines two strong traditions in psychometrics and the use of applied psychology to measure work-related competencies.

Like many existing and traditional measures including Myers-Briggs and the Occupational Personality Questionnaire, Ipsemet includes measures based on the Five Factor Model of Personality. Specifically Ipsemet concentrates on work-related areas stemming from superordinate traits like Agreeableness, Extraversion, Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability.

Unlike many personality-based measures, Ipsemet works by sampling behaviours in real-time in response to virtual work-based situations not by answers to questionnaires.

So Ipsemet is more like a virtual assessment centre where behaviour is measured dynamically and as part of a behavioural flow, unlike in situational judgement tests or questionnaires, where behavior tends to be measured in parts and often as a multiple choice. Ipsemet is therefore unique in the way it builds on fundamental concepts in personality, measured dynamically in a simulation of work.

Ipsemet develops its online psychometric games in partnership with t-PHI. t-PHI is a supplier of psychological and psychometric expertise for the design and testing of employee development, selection, recruitment and appraisal products.

The psychometric development and statistical validity testing was led by Dr. Michael Burnett, (HCPC) Registered Occupational Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Registered EuroPsy Psychologist. Michael holds a BA in Psychology and a PhD. from the University of Surrey where he researched new methods of assessing people at work using simulations. You can find out more here: http://t-phi.co.uk