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Blog 2017-09-20T11:36:01+00:00

The Role Of The Executive Psychologist As A Coach

I believe that executive coaches, with the pre-requisites in business and a background and affiliation to psychology, make excellent coaches. Here are my top four reasons for the benefits of the executive psychologist as a coach.

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Is Organisational Development and Why Is It Important?

There are few words than cause fear as quickly as the word Change. Despite being anxiety inducing, it is the organisations that embrace change who survive; however, those who remain stagnant often fail. As Benjamin [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

What is a More Strategic and Encompassing Approach to a Performance Management System Framework?

A Performance Management System (PMS) offers a guiding map to direct efforts and to assess how successfully organisations are meeting their business objectives. Successfully implemented PMS provide productivity improvements and enhanced strategic capabilities.

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Can I Take Psychometric Assessments for Recruitment and Selection?

Psychometric assessments provide detailed understanding of a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behavioural and personality style, values and motivations.

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

What Is a Coaching and Development Performance Management Model?

Research supports that developing the emotional intelligence of managers equips them with the skills and abilities to provide their employees with effective and continuous coaching for performance.

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways Organisational Leadership Training Can Benefit Your Company

Good leadership is a key ingredient to an organisation’s success. Many companies promote employees into leadership positions based on their technical expertise, however, it takes more than technical knowledge to make a successful leader.

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

NZ Health and Safety Legislation; Fostering Wellbeing and Resilience

With the recent changes to Health and Safety (H&S) legislation, New Zealand employers need to ensure that they are taking all practicable steps to ensure both the mental and physical well-being of their employees [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The 360 Story – Introduction to 360s

360-Degree surveying is a popular way for organisations to evaluate performance, assist employee development, and support talent management processed. By one estimate, multi-source feedback such as a 360 surveying is used in 90% of Fortune 1000 organisations.

By | September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Leaving Value – Exit Interviewing as a Strategic Intervention

A common complaint from organisations is that exit interviews are a waste of time, effort, and money. The reason for this is that they are simply done as part of the checklist for any exiting employee. Box ticked. Job done. But therein lays the problem.

By | September 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Ethics in Our Profession – Finding More Questions Than Answers

Today, guidelines defined by the established professional bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society (APS), British Psychological Society (BPS), and the American Psychological Association (APA) are referred to as the benchmark for ethical practice in psychology.

By | July 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments