Reading, Pa.-based Herbein + Company has acquired organizational psychology firm Watterson & Associates Inc. (WAI) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Founded in 1996, WAI partners with companies to manage employee development needs, including pre-placement evaluation, on-boarding and development, personalized coaching, and candidate assessment and training. The firm will initially operate as a Herbein division called Herbein | Watterson Talent Solutions; in January 2024, the division will operate as Herbein Talent Solutions. As part of the deal, WAI leader Gary Kustis and operations vice president Kristin Smith will join Herbein | Watterson Talent Solutions as partners.
“As we all know, the nature of the workplace is rapidly changing – and as companies and organizations adapt to their next normal, organizational psychologists have an important role to play in the post-pandemic era,” says Herbein MP David Stonesifer. “As business leaders look for an edge that will put their companies ahead and make their teams more efficient, we are excited to add this vital resource to our portfolio of client services.”