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Join our team

We’re looking for a new member of the team, to help us achieve our mission to improve the quality and experience of work. This exciting new role is primarily focused on generating new business and growing our portfolio of clients. But as a key member of our team, you’ll also have an important voice in […]

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Thinking of introducing wearable technology?

We’re becoming increasingly addicted to measuring our own performance; how fast we run, how many steps we take, how much and what kind of sleep we get. Needless to say, wearable technology has enormous potential for businesses too; understanding employee data can help guide investment in many business areas including engagement, culture and training and […]

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‘You’ve got mail!’ research goes global

Ahead of the Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference this week, we’ve been promoting the results of our ‘You’ve got mail!’ research, exploring the impact of email on our health and well-being. We’re delighted at the opportunities that we’ve had to talk about this important issue. Dr Richard MacKinnon, Insight Director at the Future Work Centre, […]

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How you manage your emails may be bad for your health

Joint press release from the British Psychological Society and the Future Work Centre, Sunday 3 January 2016 New research suggests that it’s not just the volume of emails that causes stress; it’s our well-intentioned habits and our need to feel in control that backfires on us. These are some of the key findings presented next week, […]

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Developing the next generation of occupational psychologists

One of the aims of our organisation is to raise the bar of occupational psychology, which we do by carrying out scientific research that helps organisations make better decisions and openly sharing the results with as wide an audience as possible. But we believe that to really achieve this aim, we need to put our […]

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Join our team – Principal Psychologist

Do you want to work for an organisation that’s shaping the future of occupational psychology? Do you want to shape evidence-based solutions for organisations without the constraint of a pre-defined set of products and services? Are you passionate about communicating the science of occupational psychology to the general public? If so, we have a unique […]

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You’ve got mail!

As part of our 2015/16 research focus on the role and impact of technology at work, we’ve spent the past few months exploring the impact of email at work. Email is part of most people’s lives. But despite its widespread use and popularity, for some individuals and employers, it can be a source of major […]

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New event series: Insight into Action

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Insight into Action events, which give you the opportunity to share and learn with your peers. These highly interactive sessions are focused on unlocking solutions to your current challenges by sharing experiences, asking questions and identifying practical actions to take away and implement. By developing evidence-based approaches to […]

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Why does HR need an evidence base?

Are people who work from home more productive? Will our open-plan office make people communicate more effectively? How does coaching work? Does 360-degree feedback do more harm than good? Does management training create better managers? All very good questions, but how often are they asked in the typical HR work environment? Not often enough, if […]

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The road less travelled

If you were standing at a fork in a path, and the path was well-trodden in one direction but overgrown in the other – which would you choose? Probably the well-trodden one, right? That’s how some organisations make decisions. Whether it’s who to hire, what training and development to invest in or how to make […]