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We’re all familiar with gossip in the workplace, both the benign variety – did you know Tom is applying for X-Factor? – as well as more serious talk concerned with perceived injustices, such as the real reason for that recent promotion. When such speculations insinuate a group working together to achieve secret ends, we’re into the realm of conspiracy theory.

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Our Division of Occupational Psychology’s Going Green Working Group is holding a one-day conference on ‘Behaviour Change in Action’ in London on Monday 19 September.

It is open to professionals and practitioners from all fields as well as members of the public.

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At work or study, whenever you choose to break away from your main task to do something else – such as leaving an email you’re in the middle of writing to go check Facebook instead – you are effectively interrupting yourself. It’s obvious that self-interruptions risk hurting your focus, but you might not realise just how much.

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The world of selection and assessment is constantly evolving as we learn more about the factors that contribute to job success. In this lively and participative event, you will learn about the research behind psychometric testing and some examples of how different instruments can be used in organisational settings. You will also learn about emerging trends for the future and how to make sure that you are implementing best practice when you use psychometric tests.

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The latest tests to have been reviewed by our PTC are Facet5, the Professional Profile 2 and Personal Development Analysis.

BPS members and RQTU members can sign into the PTC website and read the reviews.

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Reports such as Francis, Winterbourne, Vale of Leven and Berwick highlight important concerns about leadership, professional disengagement, change management and culture in the NHS, and the impact these have on safe, effective patient care. 

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When the morning alarm carves us out of our slumber, restoring the previous night’s raspy throat and foggy head, we have a decision to make: get up and go, or call in sick. What happens next is influenced by workplace norms about whether absence is commonplace or exceptional, a current pulling us towards the office or letting us settle back into bed.

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Big-wigs have much to gain from ingratiating themselves with even bigger ones. But ingratiators face a dilemma: no one likes a suck-up, and people at the top of the food chain have plenty of practice in detecting and dismissing them.

A new article discussed on our Research Digest blog finds that company directors get around this dilemma by employing a clever psychological tactic.

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A new study has interviewed 135 people in 10 different occupations to explore times when work was meaningful or meaningless.

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This interactive and experiential workshop offers a novel, collaborative and practical approach to creating and sustaining inclusive cultures

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Already offering assessments and want to make sure your practice meets best practice guidelines?

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Do you want to offer this service to your adult clients? 

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Introduction to a methodology to enable leaders and managers to let go of control; provide routes to collaboration, and to work towards developing individuals to self-manage

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Working for a commercial organisation, especially in a senior position, there may be more scope for bigger pay cheques, performance bonuses and a company car.

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According to the philosophy of 'lean space management', a minimalist workspace shorn of clutter is distraction-free and ideal for productivity.

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Gain insight into work-life balance issues nd a range of practical tools to use in your own practice

Timetable

09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging.

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Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.

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People portrayed as stronger storytellers are considered as higher status than those that aren’t – and this status can make them more romantically attractive, at least in the eyes of women.

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The refugee crisis across Europe has raised important issues for UK occupational psychologists, including the employment, support and development of refugees in our workplaces.

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People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored.

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A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.

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Anyone will tell you that the most successful organisations have leaders who match the company culture.

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Event information

If you are a Trainee Occupational Psychologist or are planning to enrol as one in the future, then this event is definitely for you.

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Event information

We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend a free 3 hour speaker and networking session, with a complimentary glass of wine.

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