Archive for October, 2011

The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity

October 31st, 2011

On Wednesday 12th October 2011 Dr Amanda Potter and Ruth Sweetman from Zircon went to an introductory talk about The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity defined by Franklin Covey who already have 10 million people using their 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The 5 Choices are on a worldwide tour and they believe that by following these 5 choices consistently people can produce extraordinary productivity. » Read more: The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity

Zircon at the 2011 BPS Go Green Conference

October 28th, 2011

On Friday 7th October 2011 Zircon was invited to volunteer at the British Psychological Society/Division of Occupational Psychology ‘Go Green’ Conference. As Zircon are striving to be as Green as possible by incorporating sustainable practices in the workplace, it was important to attend to try to find new ways to incorporate sustainability into the business. » Read more: Zircon at the 2011 BPS Go Green Conference

Zircon – moving forward to limit exposure to bribery

October 20th, 2011

The Anti-Bribery Act 2011

In 2011 The Anti Bribery Act made it illegal to offer or receive bribes and to fail to prevent bribery. All individuals as well as British and foreign companies are covered by the Act, provided they have some operations in the UK. Zircon values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. It recognises that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in bribery will also reflect adversely on its image and reputation. Zircon’s aim therefore is to limit its exposure to bribery and therefore a policy has been installed to implement the Act. » Read more: Zircon – moving forward to limit exposure to bribery

Zircon at the BPS – Wessex Conference.

October 14th, 2011

Mood & Creativity – Surrey University Lecturer Paul Sowden

It was my first time at a BPS Wessex event and this particular one was held at Surrey University on the evening of 29th September 2011. There were around 100 Psychologists (Clinical, Counselling, Developmental and Occupational) in attendance, ranging from PhD students and Chartered Psychologists practicing in the market, to academic psychologists sharing their knowledge and research. » Read more: Zircon at the BPS – Wessex Conference.

Talent Management Seminar – BIA/RSA Conference Tuesday 27th September 2011

October 7th, 2011

Ensuring Success when Merging Organisations

Dr Amanda Potter was invited to speak on the subject of Executive Coaching at the BioIndustry Association (BIA) and RSA’s Talent Management Seminar. Her presentation focussed on the benefits of coaching, case studies of success and some of the pitfalls clients should be aware of before engaging with a coach. » Read more: Talent Management Seminar – BIA/RSA Conference Tuesday 27th September 2011

The Going Green Sustainability Conference

October 6th, 2011

The Going Green Working Group is proud to announce their forthcoming conference on Green Sustainability Initiatives in the workplace.

The conference is to focus on how psychology can apply research and best practices to changing attitudes and behaviours in the workplace to support sustainability.

The conference, funded by the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP), part of the British Psychological Society (BPS) is holding the one day event to help demonstrate through a series of one-off presentations on how to engage employees to adopt sustainable green practices at work. » Read more: The Going Green Sustainability Conference