Category: News

Work Psychology Group widens access for 2021 work experience cohort

It’s been an unprecedented 365 days, to say the least. And we wanted our annual studentships to reflect that.   Which is why, here at Work Psychology Group (WPG), we are running our work experience programme slightly differently in 2021.  Casting our net wider  Studentships are an important part of WPG. In past years, we would offer two Occupational Psychology (OP) Masters students from either the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and/or City, University of…

Returning to work: the communication pointers every employer should act on

According to a recent survey, 65% of employees are anxious about returning to the office as lockdown measures across England are set to gradually ease.    And who can blame them? In the past year, a lot has changed. From our responsibilities and routines to our roles and the ever-changing nationwide restrictions imposed on the way that we live, work and play.   It’s because of this…

Do you have the resilience to win a BAFTA?

It’s a big weekend for the film industry with the British Academy Film Awards happening in two events on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April.  The creative industries have been amongst those most challenged in the past year, so it seems a particularly good time to celebrate their achievements and tenacity. And to reflect on what…

Medical Student Selection During the Pandemic – messages for the future

The coronavirus pandemic has inexplicably altered the way we do most things. And in the field of organisational psychology, it has caused major disruption to the recruitment and selection process.   In a healthcare setting, over the past year assessors have had to rely solely on remote digital selection methods.   But how fair and valid are these new assessment processes? And what lessons can we learn from this unprecedented time in healthcare selection?   This was one topic of discussion…

Is it time for a resolution refocus?

According to Business Insider, 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by February.  So, at WPG we’ve been asking ourselves how we can make sure that the goals we’ve set are the right ones in 2021.  And then how we can change our behaviour to achieve them.  We’ve come up with some top tips if you’re feeling your stamina start to slip.  Take heart –…

New year, new team members for Work Psychology Group

It might only be the second month of the year, but Work Psychology Group (WPG) has kicked off 2021 by welcoming a trio of new starters. Consultant Psychologist Amelia Powell and Psychologists Melissa Washbrook and Elis Sugiyarto have joined the WPG UK team.  Although all are working from home right now of course.   Professor Fiona Patterson, Founding Director, said: “It’s an interesting time for organisational psychology right now. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced companies…

Helping individuals and organisations navigate the continued impact of Covid-19. Reflections from the 2021 Division of Occupational Psychology conference

At WPG we kicked off 2021 by attending the annual DOP (Division of Occupational Psychology) conference. Held by the British Psychological Society, it was an interactive, engaging and informative virtual event.  And with a clear focus on networking and strengthening the Occ. Psych community.  Plus, our very own Professor Fiona Patterson gave a keynote address on her career journey so far.  This included her choices successes, and key learnings.   One of…