Category: Research

Do strengths change?

In our work around strengths – helping people to find, share and develop their strengths – we’re often asked the question…do strengths change over time? So that question most often comes from the angle of: if I have something that really drains me and I’m

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MUST READ: Radical findings on strengths at work

During the first half of the year, Strengths Partnership undertook extensive research on workplace strengths with an expert statistician, using a sample of 47,000 employees from our Strengthscope® database.  Strengthscope® measures 24 work-based strengths divided into 4 categories: Emotional, Relational, Thinking and Execution strengths. The

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Why Many Work-based Assessments Will Fail the Test

According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review, more than 76% of organisations use assessments tests (mainly personality and ability tests) when hiring and this figure is expected to climb to 88% over the next few years (Chamorro-Premuzic, 2015). Using assessment for development purposes,

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Strengthscope® becomes the first strengths assessment to achieve Registered Test Status with the UK’s British Psychological Society (BPS)

Featured on HRDIVE Strengthscope® becomes the first strengths assessment to achieve Registered Test Status with the UK’s British Psychological Society (BPS) Innovative talent management company, Strengths Partnership, today announces that its Strengthscope® profiling system has achieved Registered Test Status with the UK’s British Psychological Society (BPS).

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How do I know if a profiling tool actually works?

There’s a lot going on in the world of technology, and in the world of HR.  And the two come together in many ways – one being profiling tools.  Or if you like, psychometrics.  Except that not all profiling tools are psychometrics.  That is, some

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Why traditional leadership 360 programs fail

Leadership 360-degree surveys (where the leader gets feedback on their effectiveness from a range of different co-workers and stakeholders) are increasingly popular tools used by organisations to help leaders build self-awareness and improve their performance. In theory, they should be an excellent way to develop

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Is perseverance more important than intelligence?

HR Zone published Is perseverance more important than intelligence? Intelligence, or a person’s cognitive ability to understand and deal with complex problems in a rational and purposeful way, is undoubtedly a huge asset in the workplace, and is crucial in dealing effectively with work demands

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