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  • Diversity and inclusion are strong contributors to improved performance and profitability for Australian businesses. Many companies are looking for ways to measure a candidate’s openness toward diversity initiatives from a selection process, as often, diversity and inclusion are included in their organisational values. Not only this, employees are looking for a human-centred and inclusive workplace now more than ever. For a company to live and breathe …

  • An organisational psychology approach to workplace well-being

    What is workplace well-being, and why is it important? As Psychologists, when we talk about well-being in the workplace, we ‘re not just talking about a general feeling of happiness or contentment. We’re really interested in understanding the various components of well-being to allow us to best assess, facilitate, and actively develop well-being within a business. In addition to alluding to the presence of positive emotions …

  • Computer generated vs tailored psychometric reports

    One of the questions that we are commonly asked by new customers is whether our psychometric reports are computer generated or written by a person. There are distinct advantages and disadvantages to each of these, depending on the purpose of the assessment, your budget, and how quickly you need results. Many people are familiar with the instantly computer-generated reports that are offered by a number of …

  • The Post Covid Career Change

    With post-Covid life emerging for many of us, we’re seeing a lot on social media about people of all ages contemplating career and job changes (including the ‘supposed’ Great Resignation). Some are claiming that Working from Home (WFH) for prolonged periods has led to a new awakening for many of us in respect to our work lives and how we want to work into the future. …

  • Refining Recruitment: Responding to a candidate short market

    In Perth, Western Australia, we are currently in a job-rich market. Due to growth following the pandemic, an increase in job openings has been experienced. Candidates are in high demand and may receive multiple job offers. Recruiting in a candidate short market requires employers to recruit a little differently. Whilst shortening recruitment processes makes sense to keep candidates engaged in the process. Understanding a candidate’s culture …

  • Earlier in the year, Director of People Solutions, Mark Greenwood and colleague Georgia Nedkoff ran an online webinar and took a deep dive into assessing and developing culture, engagement and wellbeing in organisations through a number of case studies.   Webinar Agenda Introduction People Solutions, who we are Case Study Overview People Solutions Approach Case Study 1 – Well-being Diagnostics – Mining Case Study 2: Organizational …

  • How to support your employees after a company restructure

    Studies have shown that downsizing can negatively impact employees who remain with the company. Decreasing the workforce by just 1% has been found to increase turnover by up to 31% in the following year1. Following downsizing, employees who retain their position will often experience significant declines in job satisfaction, organisational commitment and job performance. As redundancies happen around them, they will evaluate the performance of leaders …

  • Why invest in outplacement services?

    When you hold a leadership role in any business, there is a strong likelihood you will be faced with managing an organisational restructure. While this change can be difficult to deal with on an emotional level, there’s also the challenge of deciding which roles must be made redundant. As your choices could potentially impact loyal and dedicated employees, you need to ensure there are proper processes …

  • In December last year, People Solutions team members Georgia and Courtenay ran an online webinar to a range of HR managers. The webinar delved deep into assessment centres, and how to successfully run them in a virtual world. We know that COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging environment for businesses, and many have had to adapt their entire business model to survive. The question is, how …

  • Measuring Candidate Integrity during Selection

    The understanding of organisational psychology has been progressively improving year after year. With this increased understanding, comes an awareness of the value it can bring to a business. Psychologists and organisational development professionals are being hired purely to understand how people operate in the workplace. Companies have recognized the importance of rolling out company-wide values – and the even greater importance of ensuring they’re upheld daily …

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