Work and Business

The Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology has announced this year’s annual award winners.
New unemployment figures could provide a light at the end of the tunnel for UK workers who have feared for their jobs during the economic downturn.
Employee satisfaction can be boosted when workers are provided with bonuses to help others, new research has suggested.
A trend showing greater equality in leadership in the UK has been welcomed by the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN).
Organisations know that job candidates are presenting an idealised version of themselves in their CV and at interview. According to reports, many recruiters are therefore taking to social media to find an uncensored version of their applicants.
The key personality traits of successful politicians have been identified through new research.
A high number of executives do not believe that their managers have the leadership skills required of them.
People are able to lead effectively during times of uncertainty because plans can be made on the assumption that the future will be relatively stable.
To coincide with the UK Work-Life Week the Division of Occupational Psychology’s (DOP) Work-Life Balance Working Group is holding an afternoon seminar on Monday 23 September at the BPS London offices that will showcase assessment tools developed by two leading researchers in the field.
Well-being programmes organised by employers should focus on mental health, it has been suggested.
To coincide with the UK Work-Life Week the Division of Occupational Psychology’s (DOP) Work-Life Balance Working Group are holding a seminar on Monday 23 September at the BPS London offices. 
People often do nothing when faced with a situation that requires them to make a proactive decision.
To coincide with the UK Work-Life Week the Division of Occupational Psychology’s (DOP) Work-Life Balance Working Group are holding a seminar on Monday 23 September at the BPS London offices.
People who are loyal to the company they work for tend to earn more money, new research has shown.
Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and those at the higher-end of companies sometimes have narcissistic tendencies, it has been noted.
Social harmony at work may be improved when colleagues eat together, new research has suggested.
A person's mental well-being may suffer if they work too much, new research has shown.
Working fewer hours does not guarantee that an employee will be happier, new research has suggested.
Workers could be kept happy by corresponding anonymously with their bosses.
Conferences only cater for 'corporate peacocks' and play to the strengths of these types of personality only, new research has suggested.
Large open-plan offices have become the norm across modern cities despite a sizeable literature documenting the disadvantages, including increased distraction and diminished worker satisfaction.
The control staff feel over their work can be limited through the uncertainty associated with zero-hour contracts, it has been noted. Speaking on behalf of the British Psychological Society's
Individuals are less likely to purchase a product if it is the only option available.
People who take part in job interviews conducted via video conferencing often come across as less likeable.
Whether or not an applicant would be happy in the job is a key consideration for employers looking to find the right person for a role.
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