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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.

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.

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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.

Using Personality to Better Support Your Remote Workers

The number of people working from home has gradually increased in recent years. In 2019, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that over 5% of UK employees worked mainly from home, and over 12% reported working from home at some point during the week leading up to the ONS survey.

Dr Simon Toms explores.

The Accessible, Affordable Solution to Volume Recruitment

PROFILE:MATCH2™ is a psychometric that takes the rigour of using personality assessment for volume recruitment & translates into your competency language.

The Risk Type Compass and PsyCap

As a test publisher, PCL are responsible for the ongoing research and development of their psychometrics. Findings from this research not only inform the development of our assessments – they generate insight into best practice in their use. Dr Simon Toms explains.

Using the ABCDE approach within Emotional Intelligence Coaching

How can applying Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and the ABCDE approach can help in coaching conversations – especially those focused on emotional intelligence topics or an individuals’ EQi report results? Preeya Patel explores.