Articles from The Myers-Briggs Company

Businesses must focus on employee personality to avoid ‘generational gap’ myth

Research shows that Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) will hold five different job roles before the age of 25, with almost half of respondents saying that they have experienced a career setback after a falling-out with their boss.

Voters urged to look beyond leaders’ image this general election

#GE19 - Modern leaders must demonstrate flexibility in order to be effective Over 3.1 million people have applied to register to vote in the upcoming UK general election, with The Electoral Office reporting the figures as record breaking. As a surge of voters go to the polls on the 12th of December in what is expected to be one of the most polarising elections of recent history, business psychology experts The Myers-Briggs Company urges voters to use self-awareness to look beyond the traditional image of leadership.

Businesses must consider purpose for an engaged workforce, says The Myers-Briggs Company

Recently, top CEOs launched a call to action to businesses, policymakers, and civil society organisations, stating the need to work together to ensure businesses provide value to society through a strong purpose and ethical foundation.

Leverage the entrepreneurial skills of your employees #GEW2019

40% of workers consider themselves an entrepreneur, research reveals The Myers-Briggs Company encourages businesses to leverage employees’ entrepreneurial strengths for improved financial performance during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Flexible working can lead to burnout culture #FutureofEmployment

Organisations must take a stand against the ‘always-on’ culture or risk the rise of a disengaged and dissatisfied workforce, says John Hackston:

Wellbeing at work improves with age - The positive role of relationships, gender and nationality in workplace wellbeing #WorldMentalHealthDay2019

This World Mental Health Day, research from The Myers-Briggs Company provides key insights into workplace wellbeing   Recent research from The Myers-Briggs Company – focused around a study of more than 10,000 people from 131 countries – reveals how well-being at work improves with age and looks at the positive role of relationships in workplace well-being, as well as the role of gender and nationality. 

Narcissistic leaders damage organisations, threaten opportunities for women and harm diversity

New report reveals the fall of ‘great man’ style of leadership and how narcissistic leaders can damage organisations - The Myers-Briggs Company advises businesses to examine the threat of narcissistic leaders.

The UK government has led the charge on using social value to drive economic benefits

The Myers-Briggs Company urges businesses to make social value-driven decisions As of this summer, the UK government will consider the social value of an organisation when awarding government contracts. The move is expected to transform the process of government procurement, better support small businesses, and reduce impact on the environment. This purpose driven approach to procurement will attract a more diverse range of companies bidding for government contracts, including small businesses, charities, and social enterprises.

The age of #AI brings job uncertainty when companies fail to involve employees in digital transformation journeys

With technological progress advancing at a rapid rate and figures from PWC highlighting that a third (30%) of jobs are at risk of automation within the next 20 years, employees are feeling deeply uncertain about the future workplace.

Neglecting the human element in cyber safety protocols exposes business to cybercrime

Only four in 10 (42%) businesses focus on compliance training as part of their cyber security protocol to ensure sensitive data is kept secure, reports ESET, a global leader in IT security. More worryingly, 63% rely predominantly on passwords.

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