16 Oct 2013

Time Management
The importance of effective time management skills in the workplace has been highlighted by issues including increasing workloads, less funding and greater diversity in the client base. A situation has been created where health professionals need to achieve more in less time, making good time management skills essential. The importance of these skills has been endorsed by graduates, supe...

03 Dec 2012

Workforce
Over 2 million Australians, or 1 in 4 workers, are classified as casual workers.  A spokesperson from the ACTU described the trend in the increase in casual workers, or 'casualisation' of the workforce as "one of the dominant trends in the Australian workplace during the past decade".Much has been written about the casualisation of the workforce and there are many opinions on the ben...

28 Mar 2012

Our last blog looked at psychometric tests and the difference between psychometric and skills tests.The main focus was on cognitive ability tests and specific skills sets.  An interesting question, therefore, is where does personality fit in?Personality testsPersonality tests are psychometric tests. They are based on personality research and theories about how personality is ...

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....