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This week's blog reviews the Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference 2017. 

The theme of this year’s DOP conference was, ‘Research into Practice: Relevance & Rigour’.

This theme encompassed the importance of evidence based practice and how applying scientific research to the ways we work, leads to effective people and organisations.

Read on for the highlights of the 3 days.

2016 has been a tumultuous year! Most people would single out a certain referendum or presidential campaign as their high (or low) light.

At TalentLens, we do not have the expertise to offer an authoritative opinion on either. Via our psychometric assessments, we do however get involved in thousands of recruitment campaigns each year.

This week, we share some of the toughest interview questions asked over the last 12 months.

Do you find that your new hires are often not what you expected them to be?

After careful consideration, examining CVs and a rigorous interview process, you select the best candidate, only to find that they do not seem motivated in the role and are causing disruption and distraction.

They may even leave the business much sooner than expected. Why does this happen? What can be done in an attempt to prevent bad hires?

The 2016 ABP conference was called 'The Future of Business Psychology'.

The future of work has been a common theme in the past year and there has been a lot of discussion about what will help to drive it.

This week’s post looks at some of our conference highlights.

The extensive norm update now available for the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal provides more choice and accuracy for employers when determining candidates’ and existing employees’ ability.

In this week’s post, with 26 new norm groups available for the Watson Glaser, we highlight the importance of choosing a relevant group of people to compare test takers’ scores to.

Dr Peter Honey, the creator of the Learning Style Questionnaire reveals his 12 learning values

My mission has always been to help organisations to be successful through learning. Learning is an occupational competence that remains constant. Continuous improvement, via learning, is the key to innovation and effectiveness.

My position can be represented by a simple formula:

Wyn Davies from TalentLens UK explains how to assess for problem solving skills during staff recruitment and development 

Problem Solving appears alongside other core competencies in numerous organisational frameworks that are used in both recruitment and development.

Problem solving is an everyday requirement. Often without even thinking about, it we solve problems ourselves or consult others for advice.

Here at Pearson Talentlens we use psychometric assessments to recruit and develop staff. Our personality tools help our partners to see likely personality traits and values of candidates.

They also help to reveal personality type or learning style of existing employees. Given our interest in behaviour and personality, we decided to take a look at an early practitioner, Ivan Pavlov.

Discover more about the life and work of this fascinating individual in our visual piece.