Dr. Bjorn Leiren has more than 35 years of experience assessing candidates for hire, promotion and development. During his career, he has assessed literally thousands of individuals for hire, promotion, and professional development.
Dr. Leiren completed his undergraduate and master’s programs at California State University, Los Angeles, and went on to complete his Doctorate at Simon Fraser University. He began his post-doctoral career on the faculty of the Claremont Colleges in California, after which he took the position of Chief of Personnel Research with the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He returned to Canada in 1980, worked as an in-house corporate psychologist with the B. C. School Trustees Association and, in 1984, formed his own consulting firm: B. Leiren Associates Inc.
In 1999, the firm became one of three partners in A. W. Fraser & Associates, providing psychological assessment services to clients locally, regionally, and internationally. That partnership ended in 2012 and, once again, the firm provides psychological assessment services under the B. Leiren Associates banner.
Dr. Leiren is licensed to practice by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Additionally, he is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and the Canadian Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He has lectured in psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both Canada and United States. He has published a number of articles and two books on related topics, one book focused on employee selection and the other on employee performance management.