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Find out more about Lumenii Talent Partners and meet the team

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Introducing Lumenii

We are a team of psychologists and HR experts. Our mission is to help organisations get the most from their people.

We understand how to measure talent accurately and translate these outcomes into positive organisational impact. Talent and strategy are inextricably linked. Great people make effective organisations.

We invest in understanding your needs and partner with you to transform your talent. Rapid results are just as crucial as long-lasting value.

Lumenii’s goal is excellent talent, with a focus on efficiency, accuracy, fairness and consistency. Our world-class online SaaS platforms integrate data across the talent management lifecycle. Our team of experts is on hand to support your organisation and your people. 

Our story

Lumenii's history is linked to HFMtalentindex (founded in Amsterdam, 1997) and Assessio (founded in Stockholm, 1954), the market leaders in the Netherlands and Nordics regions, respectively.

HFMtalentindex and Benjamin Buckingham set up a local subsidiary in 2015, to bring market-leading products to the African continent. Full local research and accreditation with the HPCSA were undertaken before the market launch.

In 2019, the Assessio International Group acquired HFMtalentindex International, including HFMtalentindex South Africa, as part of its drive to build a dominant force in Europe.

Early 2020, the South African operation was spun out into a wholly-owned South African limited company, with rights to Assessio Group technologies. Neither the local entity nor the local team changed in any way in this spin-out. We are proud to have achieved BBBEE level 3 in 2021 and strive for a BBBEE level 2 in 2022.

In line with its new independent identity, our South African organisation has been renamed Lumenii. We maintain our strong links to the Assessio Group, bringing Assessio solutions to Africa.




We produce measurable change, from impact on the bottom line to long-lasting positive impact for each employee at each client.

We solve people problems, from creating operational efficiencies to harnessing the strategic impact of talent; we make transformations that result in a big difference.


Our accurate insights and straightforward honesty are the basis for long-lasting relationships built on trust; we don't shy away from difficult conversations.

We are dependable, customer-centric and seek to add the most value we can; we react quickly and are determined to meet our customers’ unique needs.


We learn continuously; we strive for insight and improvement, both internally and together with our customers.

We are flexible and embrace innovation; we meet each unique challenge head-on and learn in the face of change.


We are high performers with a passion for excellence. We go the extra mile and surpass expectations on all fronts.

Quality work produces quality outcomes. We apply knowledge and expert insights in order to arrive at the best outcomes and learn continuously to ensure that our own talent is up to the challenge.


We value each other as people; our team is greater than each of us as individuals; real value arises from the collaboration of a constructive and engaged team.

We enjoy our work and have fun, especially in the face of challenge and change.

Meet the

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Benjamin Buckingham

Benjamin Buckingham is an entrepreneur with experience in the online technology and talent management fields. As Managing Director, he set-up Lumenii Talent Partners in 2015.
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Director &
Senior Psychologist

Jaintheran Naidoo

Jaintheran Naidoo is a registered industrial/ organisational psychologist with over 18 years of experience within the IO space. He has experience in various areas, including both the private and public sectors.
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Account Coordinator and Psychologist

Itumeleng Tsotetsi

Itumeleng is an Industrial Psychologist by profession, and is registered with the HPCSA as an Independent psychologist. She has experience in the IT/Distribution and psychometric assessment space.
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Sindy Bartlett

Sindy Bartlett is a Senior Organisational Psychologist with 14+ years experience consulting across a wide range of industries. Her specialties include psychometrics, organisational diagnosis, leadership development and coaching.
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Renira Singh

Renira Singh is a HR Consultant with vast experience in Human Resources across various industries. She has been a part of the Lumenii team since September 2017, with a focus on client support and the internal well-being of the organisation.
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Senior Psychologist & Marketing Specialist

Caitlin Quibell

Caitlin has been at Lumenii since its launch, and is a Senior Psychologist on the team, with a passion for research, benchmarking and analytics. She also heads up the content division and assists with Lumenii marketing.
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Sales and Operations Administrator

Desheeta Salickram

Desheeta Salickram is Lumenii’s Sales and Operations Administrator. Her focus is on generating leads and lead nurturing as well as assisting with the daily operations of the business.

Manoko Ratala

Manoko Ratala is a Registered Industrial and Organisational Psychologist in Private Practice, Certified Coach and seasoned Organisational Development Specialist.

Natalia Springfield

Natalia is a Psychometrist in independent practice with more than 20+ years’ experience in training and development, leadership development and psychometric assessments. Her expertise extends across the human resources discipline, including selection, employee relations, change management, employment equity and labour relations.

Palesa Ntsalong

Palesa is an Independent Psychometrist in private practice since 2017. She is a founder and director of Palesa Ntsalong Incorporated, specialising in Psychometric Assessment for recruitment and selection, development, team building, and succession planning.


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