HR trends for 2019 have been the topic of conversation since last year. But now that the year is well and truly underway, what areas are rising up the Google ranks already? Wellbeing, Gen Z…
You can learn new skills and, to some extent, change certain behaviors, but cognitive abilities, values and a number of behavioural traits are stable.
7 steps to help shape the team dynamic and improve performance levels. They may seem obvious but are only too easy to neglect.
The most important skill right now and for the future is ‘Critical Thinking’. Being able to separate fact from fiction and evaluate arguments well, has never been so important. But how can businesses measure Critical Thinking?
You need great people at all levels in every job role. Hiring bright people possessing good reasoning and critical thinking skills, creativity, plus the right behaviours and values enables a company to change, adapt and ultimately, thrive.
What invaluable tools could assist recruiters in ensuring they are in pursuit of the absolute cream of the crop and seeing real talent more clearly? Psychometric tests are the answer.
Is it possible to learn to be Happy? Dr Peter Honey explores how reviewing where you are in your learning cycle can help you become an effective, and happier learner.
A Google search on Critical Thinking Ability now delivers over 287,000,000 results. But what is CTA exactly and why is there increasing organisational interest in the importance of this ability in their employees?
The future of manufacturing is changing, and with this the skills needed by new hires. We explore how assessing mechanical reasoning ability can help recruiters find the right candidates.
A look at the life and work of a pioneering practitioner, Ivan Pavlov.
The changing demands of the modern workforce have led to calls for companies to involve workers in the design and layout of the office.
Discover Raymond Cattell, his life, his personality trait taxonomy and why his work is so influential today in our piece: Cattell, Personality and his Impact on Personality Profiling.
It is expected that by 2022 we will need an additional 101 extra learning days (The Future of Jobs 2018 report, WEF), and that 85% of job that will exist in 2030 haven’t yet been invented (DELL Report, reported). So what does this mean from a recruitment perspective?
A look at how numerical reasoning tests differ from mathematics, and how common misconceptions about this form of recruitment can create anxiety amongst candidates.
We take a look at Dr John Watson – famous psychologist that cited the theory of behaviourism.
We explore five of the most useful methods used to identify and select employees during the recruitment process.
There are many ways that managers can help to promote learning, advancement and ultimately, the success of team members. Dr Peter Honey, creator of the Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) presents 40 methods managers can use to improve learning opportunities within their teams.
Angus McDonald, ex Chair of the BPS Committee on Test Standards, expresses concern over survey findings which indicate that over 30% of psychometric test users are unqualified.
Dr Peter Honey, looks at how learning is one of those things that, despite its undoubted importance, is easy to take for granted.
We discuss the difference in popularity and effectiveness of candidate recruitment methods, including personality and ability assessments.
Critical Thinking is a key 21st Century Skill, here Wyn Davies, Global Head of Ability and Personality Assessments at Pearson TalentLens, introduces this skill for the future.
Angus McDonald, Director of Realise Potential and previously Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Committee on Test Standards, explains why tests of cognitive ability are essential for recruiters.
Critical Thinking is essential in decision making. We look back at the moment when Winston Churchill had to take one of the most difficult decisions in world history.
In a world where assessments offer powerful objectivity for recruiters and HR executives, many employment decisions are still made using subjective methods.
The best Critical Thinkers distinguish themselves from other people because they have a few characteristics that strengthen critical thinking.
These days, people are finding it increasingly difficult to keep track of what’s on their to-do list for any particular day or week; and are turning to applications such as ‘Evernote’ and ‘Wunderlist’ to help organise their tasks and activities.