Helping Workers with Dyslexia

Posted On April 21, 2016 by Sue

A woman with dyslexia recently won a disability discrimination case against her employer, Starbucks. She said that with some relatively straightforward adjustments she could have fulfilled her role successfully, but those were never made. This article from the BBC describes some adjustments which can be made to help people with dyslexia, for example: People with […]

Testing, Testing, 1, 2…

Posted On April 21, 2016 by Sue

Psychometric tests and questionnaires can offer invaluable insights when recruiting new people or exploring the potential of existing employees. If chosen well and used appropriately, such instruments can provide different, and often deeper, insights than more subjective methods of assessment, such as interviews. Whilst skilled interviewers and well-constructed interview processes can deliver useful predictive or developmental […]

What makes us feel good about work?

Posted On December 1, 2015 by Sue

Have you ever been part of a project where you expended extra time, energy and effort, only to have the direction of the work suddenly changed by your boss?  Perhaps the project was shelved completely without much explanation?  One of the biggest topics which continues to challenge occupational psychologists is how to keep individuals motivated […]

Learning Trends

Posted On December 1, 2015 by Sue

Recent research by HR Dive conducted with various learning experts and industry leaders focused on the key trends for learning in 2016 and beyond.  Although this research was conducted in the US, we recognise how the themes they highlight also apply in the UK: There is an increase in video and gamification – for example, […]

What’s the problem?

Posted On September 1, 2015 by Sue

Designing and delivering a successful intervention relies on clear and correct diagnosis of the issue. Easy, eh? Well no, most of the time it isn’t easy at all. Needs assessment is important but not always straightforward because of the dynamics at play. Edgar Schein describes the traps that we can fall into if we “do […]