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…
graduate psychology

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).…

Podcast with Ben Williams of Sten10: Using The Science Of Recruitment To Make Better Hires

I was recently interviewed by Margarida Bonito of London Business Coaching on the 'Science of Recruitment'. A 12-minute, whistle-stop tour through all aspects of the application of Occupational Psychology to the world of hiring. I hope you find…

Go beyond Interest Inventories when career counselling young people

Interesting article here about the level of self (and other)-insight that teenagers have. It seems that they are very poor at judging some traits and abilities. Considering that career counselling is often predicated upon a self-assessment of…

'Why is a Tennis Ball Fuzzy?' and other odd interview questions

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I was once asked 'How many traffic cones there are in the UK?' for a job at a consulting firm. I started trying to work out the number of miles of road in the UK, what proportion were likely to be coned at any one point and the average distance…