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We were getting smarter, but now we may be dumbing down

We were getting smarter, but now we may be dumbing down

For decades now researchers into cognitive ability – how smart we are - have observed a phenomenon called the “Flynn Effect” (Trahan et al, 2014). If you looked at long term results on IQ tests they tended in western countries to go up, by about 3-5 IQ points per...

A major initiative against sexual harassment

A major initiative against sexual harassment

Lynne McLennan, CEO of UFS Dispensaries, brought a very exciting initiative to my attention. She has been involved in the development of Not in My Workplace which is a powerful initiative to end sexual harassment at work. The model is all about senior leaders...

Four Tips For Forecasting the Workforce of the Future

Four Tips For Forecasting the Workforce of the Future

One of the biggest challenges in workforce planning is forecasting the workforce of the future. How can you accurately predict the workforce you are going to need in order to achieve your goals? Here are a few key tips: Get your strategy straight. Please see last...

Most organisations do not have strategy

Most organisations do not have strategy

SACS is very active in workforce planning. The graphic above is the SACS Model of Workforce Planning which we have used in many workforce planning projects in a range of sectors. You will see that the components of effective workforce planning include defining your...

A major initiative against sexual harassment

Not In My Workplace

Lynne McLennan, CEO of UFS Dispensaries, brought a very exciting initiative to my attention. She has been involved in the development of Not in My Workplace which is a powerful initiative to end sexual harassment at work. The model is all about senior leaders...

Why do people love the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

Why do people love the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is often cited as the best selling psych test in the world, but there has been much recent coverage about its very weak scientific basis. A big problem with the MBTI is that it was not developed using the usual scientific method...

Miserable middle managers!

Miserable middle managers!

The graph above shows the engagement scores of more than 2600 employees across Australia. The scale on the left is average scores on an internationally validated measure of engagement – the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, (Schaufeli et al, 2006). The higher the score...