Jeff Hayes gives his perspective on The Myers-Briggs Company
Our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment
In light of Europe’s new regulations on data protection, we’ve outlined our commitments to GDPR.
The BBC, Norway and a tech start-up who is bucking the trend.
Exploring the MBTI Thinking-Feeling Step II facets in the context of Brexit
Myers, Briggs and International Women’s Day
A robot workforce with personality? Where does the MBTI framework fit in?
I’m embarrassed by a tweet I sent yesterday. I quoted a BBC article that I’m now doubtful about. It wasn’t the tweet about Clarkson; I’m still fully behind the BBC’s decisive action in the face of an odious form of workplace bullying. No, the tweet was about research into regional differences of personality in Great Britain.
In the news this week, it seems that Humberside Police have come up with a novel way of recruiting their new Deputy Chief Constable. Prospective applicants were asked to include a ‘selfie’ with every request for an application pack. According to Chief Constable Justine Curran, this was because it was “vital that candidates embraced new technology” (hence presumably the idea that candidates should demonstrate their cutting edge technological expertise by taking and emailing a photograph). In Curran’s words, “it is vital that potential candidates understand the importance of embracing new technology within Humberside Police at the point of applying for the role”.
Visits to our Personality Matters blog were at an all-time high in 2014, and we covered a wide range of topics in our weekly posts. Over the last 12 months we've talked about the best MBTI-based books and the various resources available for L&D teams. We’ve promoted Movember, and we’ve commented on the Paul Flowers furore. We've also continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from recruitment and assessment centres to polarity management. But what are the top five posts that readers have returned to again and again?
Few things in life are free – but OPP has some really cool free resources to support you in your work! To help celebrate our 25 years in the business, we’ve taken a trawl through the various goodies available for zero outlay on our website. They range from white papers and feedback materials to fun quick guides and infographics – many of which can also be found on our practitioner downloads page.
The news headlines today seem to make uncomfortable reading for test publishers like OPP. Apparently, failed Co-op Chairman Paul Flowers “aced” psychometric tests during recruitment, thereby pipping the more experienced and skilled candidates at the post. Given the disastrous results of Paul Flowers’ leadership of the bank, surely this means that psychometric tests are useless and should be thrown out?
Good leadership means being able to navigate through both good times and bad. So where are the political leaders as the riots unfold in London and elsewhere?
Members of Gen Y who have been stuck in career plateaus are likely to try and move on to bigger and better things once we're out of recession.
The ability to predict who will have the potential to exercise good judgment is useful when choosing a leader.
We all have preferred methods for dealing with conflict, but we may not be using the approach that is most appropriate for a particular situation.
Reports suggest that rising youth unemployment is creating a ‘lost generation’ of young people.
The surge in social media usage in recent years presents new problems for employers about employees' conduct on such sites.
David Cameron’s veto at the recent EU summit has given us all something to talk about. At OPP, the whole episode has been a reminder of the variety of ways that a person might approach conflict and negotiation.
Shared business ownership can have many benefits in the workplace.