Case Studies


Victorian based HVP Plantations is Australia’s largest softwood plantation management company.


  • To implement a range of operational and strategic psychological services to assist employees and managers to perform at their best
  • To provide team building and psychological assessment services to better understand individuals and the teams’ strengths and development needs
  • To strengthen the ‘people first’ culture that encourages staff to appreciate the strengths of others in a supportive and team based culture


  • Siddons & Associates provide a flexible and pragmatic service that deals with critical human resource sensitive issues at short notice
  • Siddons & Associates display an enthusiasm and empathy to share HVP’s Plantations business vision and can provide innovative and practical solutions to complex staff issues
  • Better management of critical incident stress to better manage, for example, post-traumatic-stress in relation to the Black Saturday fires and its aftermath
  • Early identification of problems leading to more timely interventions resulting in fewer workcover claims
  • Specific counselling and debriefing with regard to the bushfire season and early identification of critical incident stress
  • The implementation of a state wide preventative stress management program, specifically related to the bush fires
  • Improved job satisfaction and staff retention, thereby improving their productivity to the organisation
  • From a human resources perspective, Siddons & Associates provide organisationally relevant information based on scientifically validated assessment tools to assess and develop competencies, which assists the organisation with succession planning and recruitment into the future
  • Siddons & Associates psychological services are designed to enable employees to develop the personal skills to help themselves as well as their colleagues
  • The ‘People First’ culture has now been strengthened and the feedback about Siddons & Associates’ Programs is consistently good

Siddons & Associates have for many years been an invaluable business partner in the provision of operational and strategic psychological services. Jon, in particular, has consistently delivered a high quality service often at short notice and on quite complex issues.”

(John Dodson, General Manager Human Resources).

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For more information please contact either:

Jon Siddons, or

Dr. Merran Gowans