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Pace of Change- creating the right leadership culture

All organisations are powered by technology. Technology determines how we communicate and collaborate, how we interact with our clients and how we attract our future customers.

Miriam Luke By Miriam Luke
October 2018

How to make 360 degree feedback really work

Having overseen the implementation of over 20,000 360 feedback surveys across over 1000 different organisations I have learned a lot and seen a lot that works well- however I have also heard from individuals and organisations that have been put off by the poor implementation of 360 projects in the past.

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
September 2018

Agile- everyone's talking about it, but does anyone know what it is?

If you have been to a business conference recently, browsed LinkedIn, scanned twitter, or even just overhead people in the gym class (yes, really!) you have probably heard the term 'Agile' or 'Agile working'. So what is 'Agile'?

James Shimmen By James Shimmen
August 2018

The Changing Culture of Recruitment; transparency and Glassdoor

96% of job seekers say it's important to work for a company that embraces transparency, but transparency and honesty is not necessarily something we associate with the world of business.

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
August 2018

Emotional Intelligence and the Presidency of Donald Trump

Emotional Intelligence has become a really hot topic of conversation around leadership and an organisations journey to success in the last few years. Emotional Intelligence was found to be responsible for 58% of your overall job performance, deeming it a trait to be desired in candidates and leaders alike.

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
July 2018

High Performing Leaders and Making Good Teams Great

How are good teams made? It’s hard enough to build a team that's capable of performing averagely, let alone to an exceptional level. Our Client Director James Shimmen, explains while still talking football.

James Shimmen By James Shimmen
June 2018

The Importance of Individuals

Individuals are important to the success of every organisation.

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
May 2018

Leadership and people challenges in technology companies

Today's organisations are becoming increasingly technology dependent and technology led. So how are leaders changing the mindset, behaviour and workplace employment practices in order to be successful in the future?

Miriam Luke By Miriam Luke
April 2018

How to use Psychometric Testing to Overcome New Business Challenges

Business challenges, such as employee retention and skills shortages have been around forever and as our economic climate demands change, so do our people and leaders.

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
April 2018

KFC & DHL- The importance of effective planning and problem solving

As widely reported in the press a couple of weeks ago KFC had a major supply issue whereby many of their stores had to close due to a lack of chicken. Although the media storm around this has died down this continues to be an issue for the fast food chain.

James Shimmen By James Shimmen
March 2018

Developing high performing school leadership

Getfeedback's approach to leadership and management development in schools is based on extensive research. It has been designed to help individuals understand their leadership strengths and provide a view of these strengths within the team and context in which they operate.

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
March 2018

Feeling the Pressure

Pressure effects everyone regardless of who they are and what job they do. But what happens to people when the pressure is on? How does people's behaviour change and most importantly, how can we predict it?

James Shimmen By James Shimmen
February 2018

Recruiting School Leadership roles

Effective recruitment of high performing leaders is fundamental to a school's success. Finding people with the necessary skills, experience, qualifications and with a strong values match attributes will enable the school to deliver quality results.

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
February 2018

What are the future leadership and people challenges in technology?

Today's organisations are becoming increasingly technology dependent and technology led. So how are leaders changing mindset, behaviour and workplace employment practices in order to be successful in the future?

Miriam Luke By Miriam Luke
January 2018

GDPR for small businesses

GDPR, the 'thing' that we have all been pushing to the end of our to do lists over the last few months but with the start of the new year just breaking and the deadline of May 2018 approaching it is now time to give this some serious thought and put an action plan in place if you haven't already.

Hannah Deakin By Hannah Deakin
January 2018

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy

One of the hot topics of conversations for HR and recruitment professionals over the last year was surrounding the apprenticeship levy, the uncertainty and its effect on UK businesses.

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
January 2018

Getfeedback's Review in Numbers

Since we formed in 2000 we have had the privilege of delivering a lot of exciting and interesting work. In reviewing our achievements this year, I also took the time to reflect on the work completed since we started all that time ago.

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
December 2017

How Self-Awareness Can Lead to a Happier Work Life

In recent years there have been a lot of articles and studies regarding self-awareness. Much research claims that helping employees become more self-aware contributes to improving their productivity, performance and satisfaction not just in the work place but in all aspects of their life.

Sian Sims By Sian Sims
November 2017

The Challenge of 21st Century Leadership

What skills will our leaders of the future need to deliver success? Will they be different to those leadership values and behaviours that we recognise as best practise today?

Miriam Luke By Miriam Luke
November 2017

ABP Reflections 2017

It was my first experience as a delegate at the Association for Business Psychology conference this year in Brentford Lock 12th & 13th of October. Two days of exploring advancements and insights into the latest research and technology within business psychology all framed with a focus on the exploration of the psychology of the dark side.

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
October 2017

My Top Three Innovations from The ABP Conference 2017

Simple Innovations from The Associated Business Psychology Conference

Miriam Luke By Miriam Luke
October 2017

Why is a feedback culture important?

Having feedback built into your company's culture has proven to increase employee engagement which in turn increases productivity, morale and success.

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
October 2017

What are your strengths?

For ability, personality and motivation online psychometrics can undoubtedly help shed light on areas of strength and preference but where should you start with regards to behavioural development?

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
September 2017

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

How do you choose the right psychometric test for your people project?

James Shimmen By James Shimmen
August 2017

Brexit and the Leadership Skills Gap

It's been a year since it was confirmed the UK would be leaving the European Union and now we find ourselves thinking about the impact the decision is having on the UK's skills gap and our current recruitment difficulties.

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
August 2017

How to successfully Business Partner

 A pioneering approach- Many organisations are aware of WHAT they want their employees to start doing as business partners and the business benefits are clear. Our research says that leaders need help and a specific approach to successfully develop the HOW of business partnering.

Miriam Luke By Miriam Luke
July 2017

What makes a great place to work?

 What makes a great place to work? This is a question often asked of us when we deliver engagement surveys for clients and there’s never a simple one solution answer that works for everybody so here are Getfeedback's 3 top tips for creating a great place to work

James Shimmen By James Shimmen
July 2017

Power to the people

Discover that THE biggest factors in a projects success are communication and honesty-Improving performance by honestly engaging individuals

Abigail Clayton By Abigail Clayton
June 2017

Recruiting and retaining Millennials

 Any longstanding business will tell you the most effective way of saving money and energy is through attracting and retaining the right talent for your business- so, what's changed with age and what you need to be doing to keep up?

Sophie Merryweather By Sophie Merryweather
June 2017