Work and Business

Speaker Dr Louise Ashley, Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Royal Holloway, University of London and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Professional Service Firms at Cass Business School.
Psychologists in the workplace can, through their understanding of people and behaviour, offer meaningful models, theories and practical methods to facilitate the engagement challenges facing sustainability and corporate responsibility professiona
Performance ratings are almost universally hated: employees view them as unrepresentative of real performance, and managers see them as bureaucratic.  Yet, many employers are reluctant to do away with them.  Until now.
Aims & working programme: Through a series of presentations and discussion sessions we wish to:
We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend a free 2 hour interactive workshop.  The session is aimed at students, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in getting young people in the UK into good employment.
A day of interactive workshops aimed at psychologists, sustainability professionals and anyone interested in exploring ideas around engagement and behaviour change in relation to sustainability.
Issues around psychology and employment came to the fore during June, with a report on ‘coercive strategy’ in UK government workfare programmes, a demonstration against the placement of psychologists in job centres, and statements on the topi
The Society is concerned that psychological tools are being misused in the UK benefits system and could lead to results that lack validity, efficacy or fairness.
People with low self-belief are liable to hold on to negative assumptions about themselves despite concrete evidence of the contrary; that is, they fail to "generalise from success".
A new report suggests that people claiming unemployment benefits are being coerced in to undertaking psychological interventions.
The British Psychological Society’s Presidential team has expres
The government should commission an ‘end-to-end redesign’ of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process, says a new briefing paper from the British Psychological Society.
David Gilbertson spent a professional lifetime in the business media industry.  He started out as a journalist before going on to run first Informa and then Emap, two of the UK's largest publishing and event companies.
This week (31 May – 6 June) is Work Wise Week 2015 and Dr Roxane Gervais, chair of the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology, has written a blog post on the Work Wise Week website.
Patents, citations, and copyright all indicate how much it matters to people that they can claim an idea as their own.
People’s evaluation of the International Olympic Commission’s decision to award London the 2012 Olympic Games depended on two potentially problematic reasons - how big a success people felt the Games had been and on how foreseeable a positive outc
Malcolm Gladwell’s influential book The Tipping Point popularised the notion that ideas, products and movements owe popular success to opinion leaders: people who are highly connected via weak ties to others, persuasive in character, and an expert
The editors of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology have put together a free virtual issue on the work-family inte
If you want a dynamic workforce, seek not the young, but the young at heart. That’s the message of a new study that surveyed over 15,000 employees from 107 companies to determine how subjective age influences workplace performance.
The President of the British Psychological Society has welcomed a statement on the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 from EFPA – the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations. Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes said:
Male job applicants who are perceived to have high levels of leadership potential are rated as a better employment prospect than women with proven leadership track records suggests a study funded by a 2014 British Psychological Society (BPS) Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme grant.
Just witnessing aggression or other bad behaviour at work can affect our well-being, but the right support from employers and colleagues can limit the consequences.
Chartered Psychologist Dr Joanna Wilde has been elected as one of the directors of the Council for Work and Health. Dr Wilde is also the lead for work and health policy within the British Psychological Society and its representative on the Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (Employment).
Cross your fingers, touch wood, and don’t forget the rabbit’s foot. What leads people to put faith in such habits?
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