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,…

Diversity training - how do we know if it works?

Diversity is high on the agenda for many of our clients at the moment. However, with little research available on which initiatives work and subsequently how to measure behaviour change going forward, unfortunately, when it comes to fostering…

The appeal of the 'Dark Triad'

Studies on the ‘Dark Triad’ of personality traits have seen a lot of coverage in recent years, with news articles often focusing on their reported link to success in leadership roles. This article discusses why it is important to ensure…

The Advantages of Intellectual Humility

The ever-changing demands of job roles has meant that businesses are increasingly looking for ways to assess individual learning agility and curiosity. A recent article by the BPS may offer some helpful advice for the future, highlighting potential…

Becoming a Consultant – advice for new graduates

As children we yearn to be grown-ups. As students we are constantly thinking about the day when we will have no essay deadlines and we can't wait for that dream job we have studied for. However, it is not until we reach the end of our time at…

Passing job interviews - according to Goldman Sachs

Some interesting advice from Goldman Sachs on how applicants should present themselves for interview, which seem applicable to most organisations - be authentic, be interesting, demonstrate your 'grit' and ask good questions. Of course, the…

Oliver Bailey joins Sten10 as Consultant

We are delighted to welcome Oliver Bailey to the team as a Consultant. Oliver joins with a wealth of experience gained at other consultancy firms, along with his skills as a copywriter from his previous career doubtless proving invaluable in…

Embrace your light side

At Sten10, our clients often ask us to appraise the so-called 'dark side' of personality when we conduct executive assessments.This article is a useful prompt that encourages a more holistic appraisal of leaders (and indeed anyone at work).…