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The current global health crisis has brought into focus the need for organisations and individuals to adapt quickly to change. The world of work has already seen massive changes brought on by technological developments and broader social change. OPRA’s career development tools facilitate the development of critical skills needed for the future, through an online, customised, and self-directed learning experience. Contact us to understand how OPRA’s award-winning solution can help your organisation better prepare your people for the future of work.

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Managing Psychological Fatigue


Accumulated feelings of prolonged uncertainty and rapid change can have a significant impact on mental health. Whilst it is important to be able to identify signs of fatigue in yourself, it is important to also recognise the signs in others and your team.


What You Need to Know About Facial Validation

Facial validation is a widely used tool to help verify the identify of those completing psychometric assessments remotely and ensure there isn’t any unusual behaviour during assessment completion (i.e., candidates getting support from others during the assessment).


Talent Retention In A Competitive Market


Talk to any recruiter right now, and they will tell you that there is a shortage of skilled workers. With applicants having their pick of roles, organisations are having to compete to recruit as well as retain the skilled workers.


Designing Leadership Programs

Designing Leadership Programs

This infographic outlines the steps needed to be taken in designing effective leadership programs, from defining program goals and outcomes to identifying mentors and resources.


Identifying Staff Development Needs

Identifying Staff Development Needs

This infographic explores the components of a ‘Needs Assessment’ in the context of staff development. This process is used to determine what training is necessary and how and to who it should be delivered to.


Managing Performance:
Understanding the Performance Review Process

Managing Performance

“What is an ideal performance review process?” A question our clients often ask around this time of year. At OPRA Psychology Group, we have the expertise and capability to help you design and build an integrated performance framework that supports optimal performance across the employment life cycle.


Managing Change:
Teams & Organisations

People are more likely to be open to change and contributing actively if they feel the decision is not a forgone conclusion, that there is still scope for discussion and that their opinion will be welcomed and heard. So, what is the need for change? What outcome are you as a leader or as an organisation looking to achieve?


Setting Yourself Up For Success


How receptive are you to change? Where do you attribute change to and how do you perceive it? When things are not going well, are you able to think about what you can influence, or is it someone else’s role? Personality, past experiences, mentality, and perspective shape your responses to change.


Supporting Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces

This report looks at how to attract a diverse workforce, recruiting for inclusive attitudes, managing individual biases, and how to create inclusive policies. It also addresses the importance of focusing on your leaders and explores how diversity promotes success.


Transitioning to a New Normal

Industry leaders, WesTrac, NZ Police and JLL, discuss innovations and strategies for adapting to the new normal, post-COVID-19, and provide insights into how their workplaces are adjusting to going back to work. To listen to the recorded panel discussion click below.

opra transitioning to a new normal

Whether your team are working fully remote, are operating in rotations, or only select staff have changed their work location, many organisations are starting to focus on a return to their pre-COVID-19 state of work or some type of ‘new norm’.


Diversity and Inclusion: Unfinished Business
(Panel Discussion)

Identifying Safety Risks in Workers

With the cost of safety incidents so high, Australian businesses go to great lengths to ensure that workplaces are safe. This includes clearly defining practices and procedures that are designed to reduce and eliminate risk, use of personal protective equipment, extensive training and education.


Recruiting for Current Times

recruiting for current times

How can we actively select employees who are likely to be more effective working remotely than others? We know that personality preferences can predict a person’s job performance but can we predict remote job performance through understanding and measuring candidates’ personality?


Job Design & Employee Resilience

Job Design

Is your approach to job design working in our current work context? Employee wellbeing and resilience is critical to a business’s capacity to survive, even thrive, through periods of prolonged uncertainty and change. So, what are the different factors that affect employee resilience?


Wellbeing and Engagement Check

Pulse Survey Summary

Wellbeing and Engagement Check is a 10-minute questionnaire that focuses on the areas we know as Psychologists have a direct impact on wellbeing and psychological health. Importantly, the survey also includes a measure of overall well-being using the World Health Organisation Wellbeing Index.


Plasticity & Stability in Personality

OPRA Plasticity and Stability

An exciting new breed of assessments that reflect modern neuroscientific thinking about personality has emerged. Understanding personality attributes in relation to plasticity and stability enables organisations to both recruit and upskill existing staff to be fit for the future.



OPRA Futureselves

In times of uncertainty and transition, it is easy to get absorbed into worrying about our careers and forgetting about other aspects of our lives. Here, we introduce to you the concept of Futureselves that will keep your focus on a long-term, future-focused perspective to develop yourself holistically, maintain your motivation during difficult times, and foster happiness and wellbeing.


Personality Preferences:
How People React to COVID-19

OPRA Personality Preferences

Everyone sees the world and reacts to situations differently. Understanding each other’s differences and preferences increases the ability for teams and leaders to connect, collaborate, and support each other during challenging times.


Helping Businesses & Employees Respond to the
Economic Impact Caused by COVID-19

COVID 19 Support

OPRA Psychology Group is committed to helping all organisations during this time of crisis. OPRA has a team of expert Psychologists and consultants who can assist in delivering focussed and concise support options to help those impacted by the economic challenges.


Career Transition Program

OPRA Career Transition Program

OPRA’s Career Transition Program, often referred to as Outplacement, has been designed to meet the needs of the individuals going through redundancy and job change, whilst taking into account the commercial impact on an organisation.


Personal Resilience in Uncertain Times

Personal Resilience OPRA Psychology

Resilience in psychology is the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and adversity. COVID-19 presents as a major health, social, economic and personal challenge which will require us to demonstrate resilience at home and work. OPRA has pulled together some simple but effective strategies for you to use, share within your workforce or with your friends and family.


Working Remotely

Working Remotely OPRA Psychology

Working remotely presents its challenges. It may be difficult to know what to do or how to manage if you find you must abruptly start working from home! Here are some tips for keeping well and being productive.


The Role of Leaders in Supporting Remote Teams

OPRA Leaders Supporting Remote Teams

During uncertain and stressful times, staff will look to leaders for guidance, support, and clarity. Key business practices may look a little bit different for the time being, but the functionality of leaders and managers to guide, support, ensure productivity and accountability remain integral to a business’ success.


Tips for Working From Home

Career Transition Program

Module 1

Module 1: Overview & Introduction

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Module 2

Module 2: Taking Stock

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Module 3

Module 3: Assessment

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Module 4

Module 4: Preparation

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Module 5

Module 5: Avenues to the
Employment Marketplace

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Module 6

Module 6: Winning at Interviews

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