Posts Tagged ‘Engagement’

The Importance of Experience

April 21st, 2015

Within Zircon we recognise that the concept of employability for new trainee Psychologists is a complex one; candidates need to focus on their self-awareness, motivation, positive attitudes and have an understanding of their impact on others in order to be successful. Trainee Psychologists more than even need to be proactive to seek and seize opportunities, they need to enhance their marketability, build on their strengths and develop their weaknesses. More than this they need a clear focus on what interests and excites them and have a clear vision, goals and aspirations about the future. They need to » Read more: The Importance of Experience

On the Shoulders of Giants

February 12th, 2015

Personality research and in particular the research into Individual Differences has played a central role in the history of British Psychology. Especially in Britain, this area of personality has been dominated by the contributions of two of the most prolific and well-cited psychologists in the world – Hans Eysenck and Jeffrey Gray. Eysenck’s tripartite division of personality (the Giant Three model) was a launching point: Extraversion (E), Neuroticism (N) and Psychoticism (P). » Read more: On the Shoulders of Giants

Walk and Talk!

February 9th, 2015

We are often reminded of the benefits of exercise, which researchers continue to investigate. Some of these benefits include: positive mood states (Craft and Perna, 2004), lower levels of anxiety and depression (Stephens, 1988), and lowered risk of numerous chronic diseases (Blair and Morris, 2009). As indicated, the benefits are both physiological and psychological, and so exercise, it seems, is as good for the mind as it is the body. Here at Zircon we embrace this in our unique approach to coaching which couples the benefits of exercise with those of coaching. An approach which has shown to be both effective and popular with our clients. » Read more: Walk and Talk!

Work Experience at Zircon is NOT About Making Tea!

February 6th, 2015

I joined Zircon for a busy two week internship having recently completed my MSc in Occupational Psychology. I applied for the internship with the intention of getting some hands-on experience as a graduate Business Psychologist and to gain insight into the realities of being a Business Psychologist. Given my lack of such experience, I had many unanswered questions about the realities of life beyond my qualifications in Occupational Psychology, and more specifically about what exactly it looks like to be an occupational psychologist; something which I am aiming towards. » Read more: Work Experience at Zircon is NOT About Making Tea!

My Internship with Zircon Management Consulting

December 24th, 2014

As a third year Psychology undergraduate, our university offered us the opportunity to undertake a yearlong placement in industry. Unlike most I decided to split this into multiple placements, ensuring a breadth of experience in different psychology rooted roles, as a consequence, helping me to develop my skill set and eventually decide on a future career path. Over the past 3 months I have been lucky enough to be interning at Zircon Management Consultancy. I was encouraged from the start by Zircon’s professional interview method for the work experience role, the detailed vetting process they employ » Read more: My Internship with Zircon Management Consulting

Work Experience Opportunities for Trainee Business Psychologists with Zircon

October 10th, 2014

Job Description
Zircon are offering opportunities for trainee Business Psychologists to get work experience.

Zircon are offering opportunities for Trainee Occupational/Business Psychology students and graduates who are looking for unpaid work experience placements. We are offering between 2-4 weeks work experience as a way to complement the MSc, to increase awareness and exposure to the field of Business Psychology. We offer an ideal place to gain experience within the specialist field of talent management at our offices in Coulsdon, Surrey. » Read more: Work Experience Opportunities for Trainee Business Psychologists with Zircon

Emotional Intelligence at Work within the Financial Industry

October 9th, 2014

Emotional Intelligence, otherwise referred to as EI or EQ involves the ability to recognise your emotions, understand what they are telling you, and realise how your emotions affect the people around you. EQ is also the ability to recognise the emotions of others. Therefore, having high EQ enables a greater understanding of yourself and others, allowing you to manage relationships more effectively. As a result, high EQ is associated with occupational success, resistance to stress and greater resilience and optimism (Mayer, 2008). Emotional Intelligence has become increasingly investigated within the areas » Read more: Emotional Intelligence at Work within the Financial Industry

My Work Experience at Zircon Management Consulting Ltd

October 3rd, 2014

Approaching the start of my third year as a Psychology undergraduate, I wanted to confirm my decision about the area of psychology to specialise in and gain some experience to have under my belt when I graduate. After researching various occupational psychology companies, I found Zircon, having stumbled upon a blog written by a previous intern. Having read further about the company, their products, services and organisational culture, I decided Zircon was a great organisation with which I would love to gain some experience. » Read more: My Work Experience at Zircon Management Consulting Ltd

Zircon Business Psychology Internship

July 16th, 2014

As a studying MSc student I was pleased to learn about the opportunity to intern with Zircon Consulting through my Programme Director. This firm was of particular interest because their practice and expertise is in the area we were studying precisely at the time, Performance Appraisal and Talent Management.

I reached out to the team with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae only to be efficiently walked through the initial » Read more: Zircon Business Psychology Internship

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?