Posted by Shelly on 24 Mar 2017
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Impact Consulting Psychologists visit The Calabash Trust through Ethical Tourism

Recently, Impact’s Managing Director & Chartered Occupational Psychologist Shelly Rubinstein visited the Calabash Trust whilst visiting South Africa. Founded In 1999, the Calabash Trust is a non-profit non-government organisation based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa promoting ethical tourism and community empowerment in local townships. As well as being at the forefront of community-led development projects, the organisation provides excellent opportunities for overseas volunteers to help out in local schools and pre-schools as part of their commitment to educational promotion initiatives for disadvantaged children. More



Posted by Shelly on 24 Mar 2017
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Assessment & Selection: Reflections on the use of different selection tools in day to day practice. By Anthony Spencer MBPsS.

This article is a reflective piece by Anthony Spencer on the use of different selection methods as used in day to day business psychology consultancy practice. Anthony touches upon various methods he has studied whilst doing a part-time MSc in Organisational Psychology at Alliance Manchester Business School as well as the implementation of such practices where appropriate in actual consultancy at Impact Consulting Psychologists. More



Posted by Shelly on 21 Feb 2017
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Top 3 Highlights from the DOP Conference 2017

At the Impact Consulting office we cannot believe how fast the start of 2017 has flown by! At the beginning of January we attended the Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, held in Liverpool, and we would like to spend a few moments reflecting on our time spent there.

‘Research into Practice: Relevance and Rigour’ was this year’s conference theme, which highlighted important issues over evidence-based practice, what exactly it is and how to become more evidence-based. As psychologists this issue and how to tackle it should be at the forefront of our minds and our practice.

The two days we spent there provided us with a wealth of knowledge and insight into new trends and developments within the field, from both academics and practitioners. It was a great time to meet new faces and catch up with old friends…and have some fun in the conference’s very own recreation of a Vegas casino!

We felt very inspired by those who presented and would like to share with you our top 3 highlights from the conference… More



Posted by Shelly on 19 Dec 2016
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Psychological Capital: A person’s ‘HERO’ within can enhance wellness in the workplace

The tendency across psychology disciplines has been to focus on the negative aspects of people, such as stress, burnout and work-life conflict. This negative focus has of course broadened the understanding of human behaviour but it has also inhibited the growth of knowledge into psychologically healthy humans, in terms of growth, development and well-being.

A positive psychology movement began with the aim to shift the emphasis away from what is wrong with individuals to what is right with them[i]. Read more about positive psychology here. This movement was introduced to the organisational psychology field and from it emerged the positive psychological construct Psychological Capital (PsyCap)[ii] [iii].

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Posted by Shelly on 19 Dec 2016
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Top 10 Tips for Leading Change

Change is usually unpopular but nevertheless inevitable. Since the mid-2000’s organisational change has been an ongoing feature of the business landscape, whether it’s implementing new technology, restructuring teams or adapting to new markets. Leading is crucial for change initiatives, as leadership is about influencing others in order to achieve a collective task. These top 10 tips are designed to provide insights into leading change.

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