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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 days ago

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  • Measurement of racism and sexism

    Are you worried about the prospect of hiring employees who have racist or sexist attitudes?  You should be – there is much evidence that people with these attitudes act badly towards the people they do not respect.  These attitudes are extremely difficult to uncover during interviews, and reference checks tend not to reveal the person’s READ MORE The post Measurement of racism and sexism appeared ...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • My “heart attack”

    Friday the 13th of January turned out to be an eventful day for me.  I had come back from leave about a week earlier and my wife Suzy was still in Spain.  I had not felt well that day, but after a meeting in Docklands I began to feel seriously ill.  I was very faint READ MORE The post My “heart attack” appeared first on SACS Consulting.

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Are you comfortable with office parties?

    How comfortable are you with office parties? To find out if your next hire is an introvert or extrovert, click here. Andrew Marty Managing Director SACS Did you know you can subscribe to the SACS blog? Head over to our Blog page and enter your email address to be kept up to date! * Source: http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/a20683 The post Are you comfortable with office parties? appeared first on ...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • How coffee can make you go cold on a job candidate

    This is an intriguing finding from the world of “priming”.  Priming has a big impact on how we respond to other people – what we think of them and whether we like them. Solomon Asch (Williams and Bargh 2008) discovered that if we experience physical warmth just before meeting someone we are likely to regard READ MORE The post How coffee can make you go cold on a job candidate appeared first on SAC...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Turn to the person next to you, look into their eyes, and..

    I’m sure you’ve experienced this exercise at a conference.  You know what comes next: Introduce yourself to them… Tell them what you think of them… Ask them why they came, etc. The reason that these exercises are so common is that conference organisers are virtually always extraverts, and they love this kind of thing.  This READ MORE The post Turn to the person next to you, look into their eyes, a...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Is this what’s wrong with the IT sector?

    Due to the growth of SACS online business, I have had to hire three senior IT professionals over the last 18 months. At SACS, the recruitment sequence of events is as follows:   Advertise Review CVs Psych test Interview This is highly effective for us because we do not waste time interviewing people who do READ MORE The post Is this what’s wrong with the IT sector? appeared first on SACS Consultin...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Four leadership behaviours to drive change

    All leaders are in the change management business.  Whenever you seek to improve things you bring about change.  Human beings are often accused of being change resistant, but I refute this.  Human beings took over the world and survived the ice age.  How could they do this if they were change resistant? We live happily READ MORE The post Four leadership behaviours to drive change appeared first on...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Emotional Intelligence – Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Will

    I recently had a meeting with the charismatic Chief Executive of South Gippsland Shire Council – Tim Tamlin.  We were discussing the topic of effective relationships with people, especially when they are upset, and he gave me a description of a technique which he has found particularly useful. The technique is the work of Otto READ MORE The post Emotional Intelligence – Open Mind, Open Heart, Open...

  • Violence and genes

    Melbourne is reeling from a tragedy at the moment.  Once more we have the case of an offender who has committed a large scale crime.  This time the weapon was a car and it resulted in multiple victim’s deaths and injuries. Once more there will be soul searching and recriminations about whether previous offending was READ MORE The post Violence and genes appeared first on SACS Consulting.

  • Low IQ politics makes perfect sense

      I read an article recently which introduced me to a new phrase – Low IQ Politics. I had not heard this before, but it makes perfect sense. Some key elements of low IQ politics are beliefs such as: A particular ethnic minority is responsible for the majority of our problems Stories about the sufferings READ MORE The post Low IQ politics makes perfect sense appeared first on SACS Consulting.

  • Losing Resilience in the Clickbait Era

      Have you ever noticed how emotional social media posts are? Here is a selection of words and phrases I found in a range of recent tweets and other posts: It makes me mad that… This is so irritating… It’s offensive to say… X is obviously very selfish… Much has been written in recent times READ MORE The post Losing Resilience in the Clickbait Era appeared first on SACS Consulting.

  • What’s the link between intelligence and violent behaviour?

    The criminologist Brie Diamond from the University of Texas at Dallas made a very interesting discovery about prisoners in jail (Diamond, B. et al, 2012).  She got hold of data about the intelligence of a large sample of prisoners in the US prison system.  She identified cell blocks as high IQ, Medium IQ and Low READ MORE The post What’s the link between intelligence and violent behaviour? appeare...

  • I have some feedback for you…

    People hate feedback, and it is an extremely ineffective method of causing people to change.  Think I’m joking?  Go up to someone and utter the words in the title above – “I have some feedback for you.” Watch their non-verbals.  Typically you will get a deep look of concern.  The person will be looking at READ MORE The post I have some feedback for you… appeared first on SACS Consulting.

  • Does your personality determine how you vote?

    It turns out that your personality does have a big impact on voting behaviour.  A number of studies have shown that you can predict a person’s voting behaviour with a significant degree of accuracy if you know their personality makeup (Gerber et al, 2011). One personality factor which seems to have an impact is that READ MORE The post Does your personality determine how you vote? appeared first on...

  • CEO bonuses for engagement survey results?

    There has been much coverage in the media recently dealing with the issue of CEO bonuses and whether they should be tied to the wellbeing of the workforce the CEO is responsible for. In general the criteria for a sound incentive scheme are: The person should be able to influence the outcome The outcome should READ MORE The post CEO bonuses for engagement survey results? appeared first on SACS Cons...

  • Why we need more deviants at work

    Whenever we hear the term “deviance” we immediately think of people doing the wrong thing – counterproductive work behaviours, as they are known in psychology research.  This is understandable, because bad behaviours have a massive effect on people’s wellbeing and organisation outcomes such as productivity. But what about the other side of deviance – positive READ MORE The post Why we need more de...

  • Could your name be holding your career back?

    Back when I was a psychology student I was told of a fascinating study. Researchers got hold of an essay written by a primary school student. They asked a couple of hundred teachers to mark the essay and ensured that all the teachers were sent exactly the same essay. The only thing that they changed READ MORE The post Could your name be holding your career back? appeared first on SACS Consulting.

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Do you have a good personality?

    Is there such a thing as a good personality?  For most purposes when someone says that a person has a good personality it means that they like them.  For employment purposes there is such a thing as an ideal personality.  Here’s how it looks: Highly conscientious – hardworking and committed. Emotionally stable – tends not READ MORE The post Do you have a good personality? appeared first on SACS Co...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Here are the two most powerful drivers of staff engagement

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about our research project with Deakin Uni, where we measured the levels of engagement of 2700+ employees across Australia.  I explained that the number one driver of engagement was the degree to which leaders encouraged staff to make their own decisions.  Click here to see that post. We READ MORE The post Here are the two most powerful drivers of staff engagement app...

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

SACS Consulting

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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