Archive for the ‘values’ category

Examining the Relationship between Meaning, Performance and Potential

October 15th, 2013

Researchers are increasingly looking at the importance of meaning at work and its relationship to talent and potential. ‘Meaning’ is the sense among employees that what they do really makes a difference to themselves, to others, or to their company and as a result have a strong belief in their work and the value they add. ‘Meaning quotient’ (MQ) is the measure of that level of meaning and success for the individual. » Read more: Examining the Relationship between Meaning, Performance and Potential

Is Authenticity a Value, Capability or a Strength?

August 30th, 2013

At Zircon, Dr Amanda Potter and her team of Occupational Psychologists have been asking the questions – “Is Authenticity important at work?” and “Is Authenticity a Value, Capability, Competency or a Strength?”

Is Authenticity Important at Work? » Read more: Is Authenticity a Value, Capability or a Strength?

Assessing Talent – The Critical Success Factors

July 12th, 2013

Dr Amanda Potter, Head of Zircon Management Consulting Ltd, and her team of Occupational Psychologists have recently conducted a global research study to assess the critical success factors of the FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 global organisations. The reason for this research, was that Dr Potter has found that more and more organisations are looking to adopt a values or strengths-based recruitment and development process to benefit the success of their assessment procedures. » Read more: Assessing Talent – The Critical Success Factors

Are Competencies enough to Assess Talent?

May 24th, 2013

At Zircon, Dr Amanda Potter and her team of Occupational Psychologists are increasingly finding that clients want us to design Capability models rather than Competency models for talent assessment. Recent research by Zircon Management Consulting Ltd has found that in the last three years 27% of FTSE 100 organisations are moving away from competency frameworks to capability models. Furthermore, 52% of organisations are using a combination of capability and competency models… » Read more: Are Competencies enough to Assess Talent?

Two fifths of employees don’t believe business values are worth the paper they are written on

May 16th, 2013

At Zircon, Dr Amanda Potter and her team of Occupational Psychologists have been researching the importance of values on personal and business success. The Zircon team acknowledge that there is a need for mutual values between the organisation and its employees in order to achieve Cultural Fit. Values often reflect a person’s sense of what is “right or wrong”, and can impact upon their attitude and behaviour, including how a person interacts with others in their environment. » Read more: Two fifths of employees don’t believe business values are worth the paper they are written on

Dr. Amanda Potter at the Learning & Skills Conference

May 8th, 2013

Dr Amanda Potter of Zircon, recently presented the findings of the extensive research into FTSE100/Fortune500 organisations which reveals that talent management strategies are not being well enough communicated throughout larger organisations and that competencies alone are no longer enough to make effective hiring, succession planning and development decisions. » Read more: Dr. Amanda Potter at the Learning & Skills Conference

Universities no longer advertising free unpaid internships and work placements

May 3rd, 2013

At Zircon we strongly believe in the wealth of experience that internships and work experience placements can bring to the future careers of students which is why we welcome students into our environment as much as we can. Not only does it help the students to affirm their career choices but they can also bring diversity into our workplace which we always welcome. » Read more: Universities no longer advertising free unpaid internships and work placements

More Mr Nice Guy – Why ‘Nice Companies’ Can Be More Successful

April 26th, 2013

Within Zircon, Dr Amanda Potter and her team of Occupational Psychologists are constantly working hard to remain up-to-date with current research within the realms of Occupational Psychology. Being a specialist organisation in Talent Management, Zircon are aware of the growing importance of having successful leadership and a flawless reputation to their clients. » Read more: More Mr Nice Guy – Why ‘Nice Companies’ Can Be More Successful

Happiness and Success: A Linear or Circular Relationship?

April 19th, 2013

Are positive people more successful or are successful people more positive?

Within Zircon we work with our clients to identify the critical success factors and differentiators of success for their employees. When discussing success, it is often presumed that success in life stimulates the onset of positivity and happiness; however a recent article written in the Appreciating » Read more: Happiness and Success: A Linear or Circular Relationship?

Are Competency Interviews valid for Graduate Assessment?

February 15th, 2013

Within Zircon, we have a keen interest on whether or not competency or capability assessment is enough, or should we also look at how organisations can assess and develop strengths at work? A recent blog posted by Capp (http://blog.cappeu.com/) has raised the concern that due to the nature of competency-based interviewing for graduate roles, many talented and capable graduates may struggle to gain jobs. The heart of the issue is that graduates frequently face a “chicken and egg” conundrum, whereby experience is necessary to gain a job, yet a job is necessary to gain experience. » Read more: Are Competency Interviews valid for Graduate Assessment?