Resilience Test

Resilience Test

What is resilience and why is it important? In this white paper, we look at how resilience is the ability to adapt positively in the face of challenging situations and adverse events. In everyday life, resilience has been linked to life satisfaction, and physical and...
Are Young People Less Resilient Than They Used to Be?

Are Young People Less Resilient Than They Used to Be?

SACS is currently undertaking a project for an organisation which has many employees working in a line of work which requires high levels of resilience. The organisation typically recruits raw graduates into these roles and trains them over the course of several...
Why are some people more resilient than others?

Why are some people more resilient than others?

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be more naturally resilient than others? If you’ve known someone a long time you will have formed a view about how well they cope when things get tough. Research has demonstrated that there are two dominant personality...
Are you too smart to be resilient?

Are you too smart to be resilient?

Are smarter people more or less resilient than those who are not so smart? It turns out that this is not an entirely straightforward question. Here are a couple of key points: People with high levels of cognitive ability tend to be able to cope better with a wide...
Resilience is engagement and engagement is resilience

Resilience is engagement and engagement is resilience

Do you want to create a resilient workforce? You have two levers: The qualities of people you let in through the front door The quality of the leadership they receive once they are in If you recruit the right people – cheerful, positive people with an energetic...
What is resilience and where does it come from?

What is resilience and where does it come from?

One of the most common things that leaders say to me is that they want to create a more resilient workforce.  As a psychologist this raises some key questions: What exactly do we mean by “resilience”? You may know that psychologists are obsessive about “constructs”. ...