A Sik Mind? - With Dr George Sik - September 2015
Sunday, 20th September 2015
Our 360 Degree system has become one of the best-loved features of our Psychometric Portal in a short space of time with many of our clients, whose use for it covers many aspects of development and appraisal, as well as coaching specifically. We were by no means the first suppliers of such a system but having had a lot of other systems to look at was very helpful, as we were able to see what we thought worked and didn’t work in a good 360 degree system.
A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - December 2014
Monday, 15th December 2014
With coaching ever more essential in the workplace, it is always fascinating to see psychometrics employed in this field. Although traditionally associated with selection, personality profiling is increasingly used in learning and development and indeed the area of coaching specifically, with our instrument, The Quest Profiler, being no exception. The section about Conflict Styles and Conflict Resolution, for example, helps remind us that different people deal with conflicts and adversarial situations in different ways, and the better we understand these, the more we can see why conflicts might have occurred in the past and try to stop them from happening in the future.
Best Employers, Employee Engagement Conference attracts over 100 business people from across the region
Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
Put simply, the Best Employers Eastern Region Initiative is three easy steps: Step one: The Survey “The Psychometric Portal’, is online and is 100% confidential, encouraging open and honest answers from employees providing an authentic reflection of your company culture and values. Step two: The Seminars Following completion of the survey, participants are invited to attend a series of workshops designed to help put the results into practice. Covering leadership and employee engagement, with guest speakers from business leaders across the region, it is the perfect opportunity to find innovative solutions for your business and find out if you have won an award. Step three: The Awards celebrate the best in the Eastern Region. All participants are automatically entered for a series of awards including: innovation, employee engagement and Customer Focus as well as county specific awards.
Coaching for Results in Business
Thursday, 26th May 2016
Whilst coaching has been a key part of sporting success for many years, it has only recently been highlighted as an essential business tool. In today's fast moving and complex global world, coaching is increasingly the most effective way of achieving sustained learning and development of both individuals and teams. Top performance results from properly focused attention and investment. More and more companies are turning to coaching to complement the overall development of the individual. After all, it's individuals that create excellence. This approach allows space for conventional technical skill based training as well as a focus on individual issues that enhance performance, and the payoffs are significant.
East Anglia's 'Best Employers' to be crowned at innovative workplace culture conference
Friday, 16th September 2016
The Best Employers Eastern Region 2016 Awards conference will take place on Thursday 6 October at Hengrave Hall in Bury St Edmunds, celebrating the region’s best places to work and featuring guest speakers from high profile organisations discussing leadership, culture and its impact on business performance.
How The Best Employers Survey Can Help Organisations To Attract And Retain Talent
Thursday, 9th June 2016
It widely recognised that the most effective business leaders are those who pay attention not only to what a company does in terms of its operations, but also to how it does it. Additionally, the impact of an organisation's culture, values, and engagement often extends beyond those who work directly for it - for example, it can also impact on customers, suppliers and prospective recruits. It is not until you have identified your organisation's strengths and development needs that you can create an effective solution that will form a solid foundation for the future. Culture & Engagement provides you with the foundation stone for change in your organisation, and is a real catalyst for improving business performance.
Norfolk Leaders in Learning Network Event - Date Announced.
Thursday, 16th June 2016
The CIPD have announced the date for the next Norwich Leaders in Learning Network Event. There are two sessions, which are running in partnership with the local CIPD branches, on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at Norwich City Football Club - Lotus Lounge Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE. You do not have to be a member of the CIPD to attend this event.
The Impossible Path Of The Middle Manager
Tuesday, 5th July 2016
The path of the middle manager is never an easy one, positioned between the board and the workers, middle managers are often caught between a rock and a hard place. But, essential for just about everything from increasing productivity to raising engagement levels; we think they deserve better.
What is mentoring?
Friday, 27th May 2016
Mentoring refers to a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. It is a process for sharing knowledge relevant to work, career, or professional development.