Month: October 2015

Selfie sticks should be banned for massaging our self-obsession

It is just over 100 years since Sigmund Freud’s polemical claim that narcissism is not only a normal, but also an ubiquitous, personality trait. “Loving oneself,” he argued, is the “libidinal complement to the egoism of the instinct of self-preservation”. In other words, we have evolved as selfish animals because… Read More

PBC is Sponsoring and Exhibiting at the 2015 AAGE Conference

PBC will be exhibiting at the 2015 Australian Association of Graduate Employers’ (AAGE) graduate recruitment and development conference. This year will mark PBC’s seventh consecutive year at the event. The event brings together employers from around the nation to learn, develop and network around issues impacting the industry. Come visit… Read More

Graduate Experience vs. Predictive Validity

Graduate Selection Assessment Methods: Graduate Experience vs. Predictive Validity Designing a best practice graduate assessment process is not easy. Numerous factors need to be considered and reconciled. Two of the most important considerations today should be the candidate experience and the predictive validity of the assessment methods used. The candidate experience… Read More

Hogan CEO Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on Talent Signals

Hogan CEO, Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, recently spoke to a Sydney audience on the topic of talent signals. In the war for talent, the demand for easier, faster and cheaper ways to accurately identify talent is always increasing. In this presentation, Tomas explores contemporary methods of talent identification in the digital… Read More

Drinks with Hogan: Identifying Talent

There's more to identifying talent than looking at a resume or seeing how someone performs in an interview. Hogan Consultant Darin Nei discusses the finer points of using personality assessment to identify talent in this installment of Drinks with Hogan. Read More

Donald Trump is proof that authenticity doesn’t make you a better leader

Most people love the idea that authenticity is a key ingredient of effective leadership. They also can’t understand the popularity of Donald Trump, the most authentic politician in the world right now. This creates a considerable cognitive dissonance: are authentic leadership theories wrong, or is The Donald destined to be… Read More

Charismatic leaders bad for business, says psychologist

For the past two decades, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has researched and written about charisma and confidence in all types of leaders from business to politics and the creative industries. There are four general qualities that make for more effective leadership: Trustworthiness & integrity Good judgment Having a vision that persuades… Read More

Gender as an Asset and a Liability in Leadership

Following the September 16th GOP debate and the October 13th Democratic debate, political pundits praised the performance of the two female candidates, Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton. An online article published by The Atlantic noted that Carly Fiorina won the GOP debate “largely because she skillfully exploited the thing that… Read More

The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You've probably heard more than once that you need to "get in the zone" and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social media sabbaticals, digital detoxes, or spiritual retreats. Others try yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.… Read More

Hogan a Proud Partner of Odgers Berndtson’s CEO x 1 Day Program

For the third consecutive year, Hogan has partnered with leading global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson as the exclusive assessment provider for its CEO x 1 Day program. The career-shaping CEO x1 Day program gives third and fourth year Canadian university students the opportunity to be CEO for one day… Read More

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