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PCL’s Professional Skills Event

A cornerstone of the SSP is the ‘Professional Skills Event’. This event has been held on location at PCL’s office in Tunbridge Wells, but 2020 saw it shift to 100% online. As with previous years, it was a jam-packed day filled with a diverse array of content delivered by a range of presenters.

Peer Insights: Joanna Vinacour

We’re excited to be launching our new mini blog series, Peer Insights, a place for HR, L&OD, People Managers and Workplace Psychologists to learn from each other’s experiences.

This week, we chatted to Joanna Vinacour, Learning and Development Business Partner at Wunderman Thompson Commerce. Joanna is also an independent career coach. Click to learn more!

Peer Insights: Gemma Appleford

We’re excited to be launching our new mini blog series, Peer Insights, a place for HR, L&OD, People Managers and Workplace Psychologists to learn from each other’s experiences.

First up, we chatted to Gemma Appleford, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor, Early Careers, at IPG Mediabrands. Gemma, recently shortlisted as a Future Leader in the HR Excellence Awards, is heavily involved with MOTION, IPG Mediabrand’s apprenticeship programme.

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Change before you have to: Determinants of successful organisational change

2018 saw PCL’s publication of the white paper ‘Resistance is futile: Risk disposition & achieving successful organisational change’. Conducted with the University of Edinburgh’s Charlotte Flohberg, the research strongly evidenced the extent and nature of influence...

PCL’s Professional Skills Event

A cornerstone of the SSP is the ‘Professional Skills Event’. This event has been held on location at PCL’s office in Tunbridge Wells, but 2020 saw it shift to 100% online. As with previous years, it was a jam-packed day filled with a diverse array of content delivered by a range of presenters.

Peer Insights: Joanna Vinacour

We’re excited to be launching our new mini blog series, Peer Insights, a place for HR, L&OD, People Managers and Workplace Psychologists to learn from each other’s experiences.

This week, we chatted to Joanna Vinacour, Learning and Development Business Partner at Wunderman Thompson Commerce. Joanna is also an independent career coach. Click to learn more!

Have Your Elves a Very Merry Christmas!

It was the night before Christmas, and Santa’s elves were busy making their final preparations before their annual journey to the UK…..

Peer Insights: Gemma Appleford

We’re excited to be launching our new mini blog series, Peer Insights, a place for HR, L&OD, People Managers and Workplace Psychologists to learn from each other’s experiences.

First up, we chatted to Gemma Appleford, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor, Early Careers, at IPG Mediabrands. Gemma, recently shortlisted as a Future Leader in the HR Excellence Awards, is heavily involved with MOTION, IPG Mediabrand’s apprenticeship programme.

The Risk Type Summit: One Year On

Did you know that on this date in 1984, McDonalds made its 50 billionth hamburger? Or that, apparently, it’s National Peanut Butter Fudge Day in the US? Even more momentous, however, is that it has been ONE WHOLE YEAR since our Risk Type Summit. Click to read about a few of the things we’ve been working on since.

The PCL Ponderers – the Risk Types that would form PCL’s football dream team

Football is played at an astounding pace. Top-level footballers reach speeds comparable to Olympic sprinters; with Kylian Mbappe recently reaching a staggering 36 km/h. The speed of players is only exceeded by the speed of the ball. Shots on goal regularly exceed 100...

A day in the life of PCL’s Composed Risk Type

To show how Risk Personality influences our everyday decisions, Elliot Phillips outlines a typical day in the life of a Composed Risk Type.

Academic Engagement through PCL’s Student Sponsorship Programme

Launched in 2016, the Student Sponsorship Programme was founded on the principle of academic collaboration. It achieves this by providing MSc students with access to our cutting-edge psychometrics. These have formed the basis of numerous exciting and innovative research projects.

Remote Working Advice

For many of us, the initial ‘we’re all in this together’ enthusiasm of working from home has long since faded, and this week’s reversed guidance is likely to have a damaging effect on both motivation & wellbeing. With this in mind, our Business Psychologists at Psychological Consultancy Ltd., have compiled the following advice to support those that may be struggling.