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The Fluid Reality of Staff Deployment

There's something important about the selection of new staff that those on both sides of that transaction ought to know. No matter who is appointed, they will not do that job in the way that was originally intended, or in the way that it was described, or...

Using Personality Questionnaires with Scalable Professions

Scalable professions are those that require years of work with a modest baseline reward but an outside chance of a disproportionately large payoff. Examples of this could be a research scientist in search of next generation antibiotics, an artist, an app...

Pots, Pans & Personalities – 25 Years Of PCL

Pots, Pans & Personalities – 25 Years Of PCL

This year marks the 25th birthday of PCL – and what better way to celebrate a 25th birthday than with a team cooking challenge? We donned our aprons, grabbed our metric-imperial conversion charts and headed to Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School to get the party...

Risk, Danger and How to Cope with the Boom and Gloom

Risk, Danger and How to Cope with the Boom and Gloom

There has been a relentless change over recent years in the use of the words ‘risk’ and ‘danger’, presumably reflecting our preoccupations with the many and varied hazards that we all face daily. First reactions to the accelerating rise in our use of ‘Risk’ might be...

Can you predict job satisfaction?

Can you predict job satisfaction?

Can you predict job satisfaction? Are those assessed to have the highest levels of job satisfaction really the most effective and productive employees? PCL research into the relationship between scores on key competencies and job satisfaction generated some unexpected...

Do You Have the EQ to Thrive at Work in the Next Five Years?

In fewer than five years, more than a third (35%) of skills considered important today will have changed, according to a report by The World Economic Forum. Amongst cognitive abilities such as complex problem solving and critical thinking, emotional intelligence –...

Personality Profiling – What’s the Right Blend?

Personality Profiling – What’s the Right Blend?

Personality Profiling – What’s the Right Blend? Staff recruitment decisions are always based on matching profiles against some kind of model or ideal. Psychometrics certainly provide the most objective way of measuring abilities and personality characteristics, but...

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