Archive for the ‘values’ category

What does it take to be a successful businesswoman?

March 8th, 2017

Women in the Boardroom

Survey of female executives launched on International Women’s Day to uncover “What Women Bring to the Boardroom” and how to smash the glass ceiling.

Today Zircon is launching a new survey investigating the strengths of women who have achieved board status and are part of the top team in large corporations.

Responding to today’s International Women’s Day challenge to #BeBoldForChange, Zircon’s business psychologists want to interview successful female executives in order to understand the characteristics and benefits women bring to boardroom discussions, strategy, planning and decisions, and how this differs to men.

» Read more: What does it take to be a successful businesswoman?

From A Level Psychology to Working with a Team of Psychologists – My Journey and Experience

July 4th, 2016

I have had a wonderful week at Zircon; I have learnt lots about the company and the occupational psychological field, I’ve met many of the team involved at Zircon and been lucky for their constant support and lucky that they have shared their mountain of knowledge with me (and not just work related things!) » Read more: From A Level Psychology to Working with a Team of Psychologists – My Journey and Experience

From HR to Psychology

June 6th, 2016

Having just arrived in the UK as an experienced HR Generalist looking for UK experience, and wanting to expose myself to as much as possible, I attended a Talent Assessment Accreditation Course at PA Consulting. The Talent Assessment tools and the research behind them really sparked an interest in me, and I was thrilled when I was accepted for a 3-week full time internship at Zircon. » Read more: From HR to Psychology

Love me, love my Strengths

April 15th, 2016

Identifying and using your unique strengths and understanding their link with happiness, well-being productivity and engagement.

Tuesday 10th May 2016, 6.30-8.30pm, Zircon Management Consulting, 4 Breakfield Mews, 30 Breakfield, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2HS.

Speakers: Beatrice Redfern and Lauren Albrecht, Zircon Management Consulting Ltd. » Read more: Love me, love my Strengths

Job Opportunity with Zircon: Senior Consultant Business Psychologist

March 10th, 2016

Zircon Management Consulting is a Business Psychology Consultancy specialising in Talent Management. We offer a variety of talent services such as Assessment, Development, Training and much more.

The Location: The role will be based predominantly at the Head Office unless you are required at client sites. The Head Office is in Coulsdon, Surrey which is in Greater London, close to Coulsdon South Station / Zone 6.

Salary: Competitive base salary and monthly performance based bonus scheme.

The Purpose of the Role: This is a chance to be part of a highly energetic and entrepreneurial consulting team.  The role of the Senior Consultant Business Psychologist is to create, manage, lead and deliver Occupational Psychology services for clients, to support Directors with the research, design, delivery and validation of talent projects and to support with the coaching and development of the junior Psychologists and administrators. » Read more: Job Opportunity with Zircon: Senior Consultant Business Psychologist

Is Coaching Self-Disclosure Important for Coaching Success?

October 8th, 2015

As Coaching Psychologists, we are increasingly encouraged to work as equal partners with people to overcome problems or facilitate success. When we are working with clients to solve problems, help them recover from failure, or cope with difficult circumstances, should we be behaving differently with them? » Read more: Is Coaching Self-Disclosure Important for Coaching Success?

Strengths and Engagement?

September 18th, 2015

Is there relationship between using your Strengths at work and how engaged you are?

It is likely that you will have different preferred strengths to your friends and team. Whilst you might have a preference for environments where you can be meticulous, your friend might prefer an environment where they can be a risk taker. » Read more: Strengths and Engagement?

What are your Core Personal Values?

September 14th, 2015

Within Zircon we agreed that Tenets, also known as personal values, are a set of broad preferences reflecting a person’s sense of what is “right or wrong” or what “ought to be”. Tenets (or values) are inherent to how an individual behaves, how they are guided and how they interact with others. Values are something that a person has, believes in, or owns. Tenets influence both attitude and behaviour. » Read more: What are your Core Personal Values?

A Sit Down With…Dr Amanda Potter, the Founder of Zircon

August 17th, 2015

Amanda is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Associate Fellow of the Division of Occupational Psychology, part of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and she formed Zircon Management Consulting in 2000. As part of a 15 years anniversary celebration piece, I asked to sit down with Amanda to find out a bit more about Amanda’s background and how she set up the company. I asked her a number of questions the answers to which I hope you find engaging. » Read more: A Sit Down With…Dr Amanda Potter, the Founder of Zircon

Assessment Biases

June 22nd, 2015

Biases within selection and assessment are prejudices which favour or discriminate a person or group.  Biases are exceptionally common and can occur especially if the assessment is important or key to the organisation, due to the high level of investment.  We all regularly draw on our biases from our subjective nature and past experience and these usually are not detrimental.  » Read more: Assessment Biases