Psychometric insights

Risk types & team decision making…

Workplace decision and team decision making, we know, can be problematic. With 60% of managers reporting that bad workplace decisions are just as frequent as good ones, this Mckinsey article also highlights how cognitive biases ‘affect the most important strategic decisions made by the smartest managers in the best companies’. So what can be done to make team decision making more effective?

PCL’s 25 years of Hogan Assessments

October 12th 2022 was a BIG day in the PCL diary, as 100 valued guests came together to celebrate our 25th anniversary with Hogan Assessment Systems (technically 26, but what’s a year between friends?)

The personality-based approach to risk management

Differences in risk disposition are measurable. Based on cognition and emotion, the Risk Type Compass psychometric assessment (RTC) divides the full spectrum of risk dispositions into eight reliably distinguishable Risk Types. Supporting a personality-based approach to risk management.

The PCL Student Sponsorship Programme

2021 ended with the exciting news that PCL had been nominated by the Association of Business Psychologists for the ‘Excellence in using Business Psychology for Social Impact’ award for our work on the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP). Born from a desire to further...

5 Misconceptions about Psychometric Assessments

Annie has around 10 staff and due to recent successes, is planning to add five further employees to her team. She has been considering the pros and cons of using psychometric assessments within her recruitment and development strategy but has reached a crossroads as to whether assessments are suitable for her business. Erin Ferrie explores common misconceptions behind psychometric assessments.

Cognitive diversity in the boardroom

Within a context of mutual respect, cognitive diversity maximises decision-making talents, minimises groupthink, and empowers the quality of decision making needed in today’s fast-changing climate. The Risk Type Compass tool supports the assessment of Cognitive Diversity within teams and boardrooms.

Risk types & team decision making…

Workplace decision and team decision making, we know, can be problematic. With 60% of managers reporting that bad workplace decisions are just as frequent as good ones, this Mckinsey article also highlights how cognitive biases ‘affect the most important strategic decisions made by the smartest managers in the best companies’. So what can be done to make team decision making more effective?

PCL’s 25 years of Hogan Assessments

October 12th 2022 was a BIG day in the PCL diary, as 100 valued guests came together to celebrate our 25th anniversary with Hogan Assessment Systems (technically 26, but what’s a year between friends?)

Are risk takers more likely to be self-employed?

Are risk takers more likely to be self-employed? Can personality predict self-employed status? Dr Simon Toms explores.

The personality-based approach to risk management

Differences in risk disposition are measurable. Based on cognition and emotion, the Risk Type Compass psychometric assessment (RTC) divides the full spectrum of risk dispositions into eight reliably distinguishable Risk Types. Supporting a personality-based approach to risk management.

The PCL Student Sponsorship Programme

2021 ended with the exciting news that PCL had been nominated by the Association of Business Psychologists for the ‘Excellence in using Business Psychology for Social Impact’ award for our work on the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP). Born from a desire to further...

5 Misconceptions about Psychometric Assessments

Annie has around 10 staff and due to recent successes, is planning to add five further employees to her team. She has been considering the pros and cons of using psychometric assessments within her recruitment and development strategy but has reached a crossroads as to whether assessments are suitable for her business. Erin Ferrie explores common misconceptions behind psychometric assessments.

Cognitive diversity in the boardroom

Within a context of mutual respect, cognitive diversity maximises decision-making talents, minimises groupthink, and empowers the quality of decision making needed in today’s fast-changing climate. The Risk Type Compass tool supports the assessment of Cognitive Diversity within teams and boardrooms.

So, you know your Risk Type, but what next?

You’ve done it. You’ve successfully completed the Risk Type Compass assessment and found out where you are positioned within the Compass. After a brief IM conversation with your team about their RTC location, what comes next? 

How Emotional Intelligence can help you to reach the Squid Game

Did you catch the Netflix series, Squid Game? Not only did it make us hide behind our sofas, but it also got us thinking about the link to Emotional Intelligence. Erin Ferrie explores.

Pro social rule breaking: Are rules made to be broken?

In a recent collaboration with Aston University’s Alex Deaves, we were curious to see if our expertise in personality measurement could be used to predict an employees liklihood to participate in pro social rule breaking. Here’s what happened…