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Workplace Factors that Hurt Mental Health

According to research from Black Dog Institute and the Australian Government, there are nine workplace factors that are hurting mental health. Knowing what the factors are may help you to identify them and manage the risks proactively to have a healthy workplace. 

Dec 14, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Future of Work- Change & Transformation

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22 Tips for a Happier Life

Are you keen to change your outlook and consider a fresh perspective for a happier life? This post highlights a mix of time-tested, unconventional, and research-backed tips and lessons for improving your happiness, health and well-being. 

Dec 13, 2021

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Motivators & Drivers

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Improve Team Connection With Assessments

If you could enhance team connection in a virtual world, what could that do for engagement, idea generation, results and retention?  Getting the tech right is really important, but it’s actually the human side of the set up that makes the biggest difference to connection and culture.

Nov 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Employee Engagement- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The Main Cause of Job Stress is Not What You Expect

Who has more stress? A CEO or an Administrator? You might think the CEO has more to worry about, and that's a reasonable assumption. After all, those who occupy the most senior positions are required to shoulder greater responsibilities than those in administration or support roles.

Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Psychology- General Business- Coaching & Mentoring

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Fight or Flight at Work: Your Stress Response

The fight-or-flight response (or fight-flight-fright-freeze-faint) is also known as the acute stress response, although many writers refer to it simply as the stress response.

Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Coaching & Mentoring- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Top 10 Stress Management Tips

Stress management is different for everyone. There's no one-size-fits-all approach; however, there are common strategies that emerge time and time again in the stress management literature. Having reviewed many of these strategies, here are our top 10.

Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Psychology- General Business- Coaching & Mentoring

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What is Organisational Development?

Businesses that want to change, pivot, grow and sustain their competitive advantage turn to Organisational Development specialists. Organisational Development (OD) is a field of applied science and draws on Sociology, Psychology (particularly Industrial-Organisational Psychology) and theories of motivation, leadership, learning and more. 

Apr 27, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development- Change & Transformation

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Psychometric Testing in the Workplace

Psychometric assessments were first used by the US Army during World War I in an attempt to predict which soldiers would suffer from post-traumatic stress (called “shell shock” at the time). Today, the psychometric testing industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 million with annual growth estimated at 15%. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Recruitment & Selection- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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