ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) asked Talentspace director and Chartered Psychologist Dr Rob Yeung to write an article reviewing the effectiveness of some common methods used by organisations to interview and evaluate candidates. One key finding from the academic research is that investment in better assessment and selection methods typically has a higher […]
As little as a decade ago, it was assumed that effective leaders needed to be charismatic individuals with strong visions for their organisations. However, the latest business school research as well as practice suggests that a different style of leadership actually gets better results.
Most leaders have a so-called ‘dark side’ – behavioural weaknesses that emerge when they feel under pressure at work. For example, some people get irritable or outright angry. Others withdraw and become less communicative. A few take greater risks. Understanding the dark side is important for all of us. If we understand our personal weaknesses, […]
Many managers believe themselves to be good judges of character. However, most human resources professionals as well as business schools researchers accept that the traditional interview is a poor method for selecting the best candidates. We know this because of research looking at the predictive validity of different interview methods. Predictive validity is the correlation […]
On being promoted into larger roles, many leaders experience some disorientation and find that they are not as effective as they would wish to be. Talentspace consultants are frequently asked by organisations to assist leaders in making faster transitions into new roles so that they can be fully effective as quickly as possible. In this […]
The Sunday Times commissioned Talentspace to write a book on Successful Interviewing and Recruitment. The first edition of the book came out in 2008 but was successful enough to warrant a second edition which was published in 2010. This second edition remains in print and continues to sell both in the UK as well as […]
Leaders continue to report that the management of change – and especially getting employees to buy into change – remains a key priority. This short article from Accountancy magazine discusses briefly some of the challenges – and possible solutions – for tackling employees’ resistance to change.
Given Talentspace’s deep experience of assessing senior individuals within the banking and finance sector, Finance Week magazine asked for an article on the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with using personality tests at work. The article is reproduced in full below. When we tell clients that we sometimes use personality tests to help organisations decide […]
Few people enjoy being criticised. Yet constructive, carefully-phrased criticism is a potent tool. Organisations that foster a culture of constructive criticism find that their teams perform more strongly. Individuals who seek out criticism and feedback about themselves learn more quickly and find themselves able to do their jobs more successfully. This article taken from a […]
Many managers believe that they are good judges of character. Unfortunately, many line managers overestimate their ability to spot strong candidates and weed out weak ones. In this article from the Executive Appointments section of The Sunday Times, Talentspace director Dr Rob Yeung outlines some ways in which structuring selection interviews can help line managers […]