Archive for the ‘values’ category

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

Job Opportunity with Zircon: Trainee Business Psychologist

March 2nd, 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 would 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. Zircon provides a unique offering of talent assessment, development, coaching and succession solutions to clients.  We build bespoke solutions for clients that both meet and exceed their expectations. The role of the Trainee Business Psychologist is to support our excellent consulting team with the research, design, delivery and validation of talent projects and events for clients. » Read more: Job Opportunity with Zircon: Trainee 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

Using a 180 Diagnostic Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of your Team

July 29th, 2015

At Zircon we understand that successful and effective teamwork is an integral part of many businesses’ plans for achieving key organisational objectives. Teamwork relies upon individuals working together in a co-operative environment to achieve common team goals through the sharing of knowledge and skills, where team members can develop effective, mutual relationships. Put simply, teamwork is “a co-operative process that allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results” (Scarnati, 2001, p.5). » Read more: Using a 180 Diagnostic Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of your Team

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

What are the Characteristics of Successful HR Leaders?

July 11th, 2014

The Zircon 2013 research found that a successful HR/Talent Leader should:

• Pragmatic and decisive
• Commercial, numerate and business focused
• Holistic, entrepreneurial and externally focused
• Credible, consultative and professional
• Open minded, innovative and visionary » Read more: What are the Characteristics of Successful HR Leaders?