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29 Sep 2009

Time Management
Published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Out of Time? Researchers at the University of Sydney's Department of Psychology have found that being a good time manager is closely related to how conscientious a person is, and that this may be a personality trait rather than a skill one can acquire. Good time managers are also likely to be early birds, and slightly more prone to worrying....
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13 Aug 2009

Personality Assesment
This paper examines and summarises the big five-factor model, a tool used for studying personality. One of the long-held goals of psychology has been to establish a model that can conveniently describe human personality, with the intent to use this model in improving the general understanding of personality. Currently, a handful of models have risen to prominence, and have thus far...
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24 Jul 2009

Psychometric Testing

As published in Computer Weekly

More than 70% of top companies now use psychometric tests – and there is no way to trick them in order to get a job says job agency body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. They also warn that trying to guess the “right” answer to test questions is not only impossible but will probably reveal someone as a liar.

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22 Jul 2009

Emotional Intelligence
How It Affects Learning, Work, Relationships, and Our Mental Health Emotional intelligence (or EI) — the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, and to understand emotions in ourselves and others — has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions. It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from relationship...
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25 Jun 2009

Identify Leaders

“When hiring for a position, taking into account the various interview techniques at the disposal of the average Director, Executive, HR Manager or Business Owner, we can expect that there is about a 70%  chance that the person employed will be an average or good employee.”

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21 Jan 2008

Job Performance
An independent study investigating the relation of the "Big Five" personality dimensions (Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism) to three job performance criteria (job proficiency, training proficiency, and personnel data) for five occupational groups (professionals, police, managers, sales, and skilled/semi-skilled) is summarised below....