Why you shouldn't apply for jobs you can already do

A useful reminder that we should treat job requirements as guidelines for what a role is about, rather than as a rigid checklist where we must meet every criteria. As the author states, “If you’re completely qualified for the job you apply…

Do highly neurotic people have more chaotic minds?

Due to the well established nature of the Big Five personality traits, there has been extensive research into the potential impact for those who score highly on those such as Neuroticism. However, less research has been conducted into the psychological…

The impact of poor numeracy

On the day that celebrates the importance of numbers in everyday life – National Numeracy Day – this article outlines some interesting findings around the impact of poor numeracy on people, employers and the economy. The Power of Num…

'A Players' - how to hire Talent

Some interesting and pragmatic pointers for internal recruiters, HR professionals and business leaders from Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix. https://hbr.org/2018/01/how-to-hire  

The biggest challenge in Unconscious Bias Training?

How biased are you towards people who are different to yourself? Think about how biased you are compared to your friends and colleagues. Done that? Good. Chances are you've come to the conclusion that you are LESS biased than other people,…