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15 11, 2018

Team Personalities – Are you Dark or Bright?

November 15th, 2018|

The Bright and Dark Team Personalities Team personalities matter greatly and no more so in the world of sport.  When you look at successful teams, England’s great run in the football World Cup or Ireland’s women’s hockey runner up position in their world cup, you get the sense that here are teams motivated to [...]

20 09, 2018

Women Leaders

September 20th, 2018|

Women leaders: When they are good they are really good! Women leaders only total 7 out of the top 100 companies in the UK (CIPD and High Pay Centre 2018) and in Ireland only 16% of new CEO’s are women (Central Bank 2018).  Did you also know that there are more Dave or Steve [...]

2 08, 2018

How to Choose a Personality Assessment for Selection

August 2nd, 2018|

How to Choose A Personality Assessment for Selection Well, how do you choose a personality assessment for selection purposes?  There are absolutely loads of them available and the number is increasing rapidly with computerisation of the industry.  And this leads me to my first observation. How has your Personality [...]

27 07, 2018

Are Gamified Assessments the Future of Recruitment

July 27th, 2018|

Gamified Assessments burst onto the scene in the mid 2000’s, and immediately captured the imagination and attention of many within the recruitment industry. It has since evolved into an enormous technology-centric industry worldwide, with companies built specially around the concept and billions being generated (and invested) annually. It is projected that this market alone [...]

29 06, 2018

Does your organisation have talented Brexit leaders?

June 29th, 2018|

Have you the talented Brexit leaders to survive? Having talented Brexit leaders will I believe see some organisations continue to grow and prosper.  However, the countdown is well and truly with us and the need for clarity and progression has never been stronger particularly with both Airbus and BMW recently warning about the threats of [...]

25 04, 2018

What my heart attack taught me about NHS teamwork

April 25th, 2018|

What my heart attack taught me about NHS teamwork The following blog reflects on my recent experience of having a heart attack.  As a business psychologist it was great to have the opportunity to just watch what was happening in a serious medical emergency and the follow-up care I received.  This article considers a very [...]

5 03, 2018

Using Psychometrics The Pitfalls

March 5th, 2018|

Using Psychometrics - The Pitfalls For HR When using psychometrics the pitfalls for HR departments can unexpectedly call into question (often by the hiring managers) questions around how well does the assessment meet the relevant work performance criteria.  As a first step we would recommend that HR professionals embark on an evaluation process to [...]

31 01, 2018

Reinventing Talent Assessments

January 31st, 2018|

Reinventing Talent Assessment Reinventing talent assessment has now become a key concern for talent and recruiting managers of organisations.  In a recent report by CEB (formerly SHL) they identify with many of the questions organisations are now posing about selecting talented people for their business. Can you identify with the following? "Our new recruit [...]

29 12, 2017

Being Kind at Work

December 29th, 2017|

Being Kind at Work Being kind at work it would appear, benefits people who do an act of kindness, the recipient, the organisation and the overall organisational climate.  A range of experiments (mainly laboratory based) has consistently shown that when someone is kind to us we ‘pay it forward’ and as a result we [...]

16 10, 2017

5 Signs of Emotional Intelligence

October 16th, 2017|

5 Signs Of Emotional Intelligence These 5 Signs of Emotional intelligence predict people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, achieve success and are particularly useful in every day work situations. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and both career and business success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional [...]