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HPTI in Legal Occupations

LEdward Walker HPTI ExpertEdward has worked in resourcing and talent management for over 10 years, the majority of which has been spent within the professional services sector.  During this period, he was elected to the Advisory Council of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, where he represented the legal sector.  Edward also has experience of delivering complex HR projects for

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HPTI Launch with Thomas International

We are vey pleased to announce that Thomas International has officially launched the HPTI as exclusive, worldwide distributors.

Thomas has been at the forefront of assessment innovation for 35 years. We provide assessments in 56 languages and have a presence in over 60 countries. Today, we are working with 32,000 companies and 300,000 trained Thomas users worldwide. Our clients span every type of business of all sizes; completing over 1.5 million assessments every year.

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Understanding motivation in the workplace: the scenic route v. the highway

A friend recently asked, “How do I motivate my newly on-boarded team?” I replied, “Find out what they are motivated by.”


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Facts and Facets of Workplace Resilience



Resilience is one’s ability to adapt to stress, adversity and change. It draws on elements of personality, values and motivation. The High Potential Resilience (HPR) assessment measures facets of resilience and identifies potential threats to resilience at work.

Resilience is strongly linked with other important characteristics like personality and values. Thus, some people may be predisposed to being more resilient to emotional stress or uncertainty. Yet, resilience can vary greatly and can be affected by personal and career circumstances, financial resources and many other factors. It can change over time so, crucially, can be trained, developed and supported.

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When Is Low Adjustment An Asset at Work?

Trait Adjustment

Whether you call it low adjustment, neuroticism, high reactivity to stress, or just being grumpy, higher adjustment tends to be considered a positive thing. At work, most employers are looking for cheerfulness and a positive outlook. We know from the research that those with higher adjustment tend to be more engaged, more satisfied with their work, and more positive about their own success (MacRae & Furnham, 2014). 

Yet, adjustment remains relatively stable across career trajectories. Adjustment is rooted in biological and chemical processes. Adjustment levels are unlikely to change, but often the advantages of having lower adjustment are overlooked.

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