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Prue Laurence
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Director at Psylutions

Member Since January 2013

Docklands, VIC, 3008

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Prue Laurence is the Director and Principal Consulting Psychologist with Psylutions. She plays an integral role in the design and implementation of the suite of Psylutions services. A registered psychologist, Prue has over 15 years of business consulting experience within both the government and commercial fields. Preferring to work closely with her clients, Prue is passionate about ensuring they receive tailored and seamless delivery of Psylutions services.

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Career Planning

Sorry for this blog post.

Today when meeting with a client, I apologised for my position in the company.  I am the Managing Director of Psylutions cut-e Australia, an entity that was formed last April when my company Psylutions merged with a global psychometric testing provider, cut-e.  I have been part of Psylutions, a company I started for over eight years. I have given my all to the development of the company, blood...

Human Resources

The Trustworthiness Of Beards - Does A Beard Build Trust?

Physical appearance have always had its influence on decision making when it comes to interpersonal relations on a daily basis. Every single one of us is guilty of that. But what do physical appearance and personality have to do with each other in the business world? And what are the physical signs of a trustworthy person? Is the trustworthiness of facial hair actually a thing? Do business owner...

Recruitment

Video killed the phone interview star

So by now you’ve probably heard of video interviewing as the ‘next big thing’ in recruitment.  But what is it all about?  How does it work?  Should you be considering it? Video interviewing involves using software that allows candidates to record their answers to a number of interview questions using a webcam at a time that is convenient to them.  Recruiters can then review candidates...

Human Resources

Employee Engagement - who's role is it?

Employee engagement has long been a buzzword in HR circles.  At a theoretical level, many organisations now seem to understand the importance of having an engaged workforce.  They conduct engagement surveys, analyse the results and compare them to those of previous years.  This can then inform them which of their staff engagement initiatives are working, and in what areas they need to make impr...

Leadership

People are our greatest asset… or are they?

It was great to hear a case study presented by Sam Marchetta (High Potential Learning Leader, EY) for our webinar on “Putting Talent on the Business Agenda” earlier this week (view the recording here).  This was a good opportunity to hear about how EY has developed targeted programs and initiatives to drive a talent agenda that aligns with the overall business strategy.  It was also a grea...

Team Management

Why we all need comedy relief

Written by Nicole Russom With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival currently taking place, it got me thinking about the benefits of laughter for our wellbeing.  As adults, we don’t laugh nearly as much as we did as children.  Given the responsibilities of adult life, the everyday struggles such as managing finances, relationships, work and the like, it can be easy to get down on life...

Human Resources

Three reasons not to use psych testing

I am a believer in the value psych testing can add to understanding someone’s motivations, preferences, potential and underlying abilities. Having built a business around psych testing for selection and development, this faith is certainly an asset to our service offering! But not everyone I meet is a true believer and at times I am faced with scepticism and wariness. And I can understand this...

Recruitment

The Surgeon’s Dilemma: How to find out if you have unconscious bias

Here’s a challenge for you. A father and his son are involved in a horrific car crash and the man died at the scene. But when the child arrived at the hospital and was rushed into the operating theatre, the surgeon pulled away and said: “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son”. How can this be? Have you worked it out yet? How long did it take? This story – called the surgeon’...

Team Management

Is your talent “net” catching butterflies?

We were overwhelmed by interest in our webinar this week on Performance vs. Potential (http://www.psylutions.com.au/research.html#news).  This topic came out of our Talent Management research where we found that when identifying key talent, organisations take into account their performance (performance reviews, key performance indicators) but don’t necessarily consider whether the employee has ...

Leadership

You rock sister! Celebrating International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! For 102 years we have reserved March the 8th as a day to celebrate and value the social, political, and economic achievements and contributions of women. What started as a strongly political movement to promote equal rights, including suffrage for women, has evolved into a demonstration of respect, appreciation and love towards women. Each year there is a theme...

Leadership

Why can't you be more like me?

At a networking event recently, I met two new people. Let’s call them Sarah and Kate.  Both were smart, dynamic, professional women and both were good potential contacts for me. I clicked right away with Kate. She had red hair and in many ways reminded me of a younger me, determined, energised, and ambitious. Sarah was nice. She was chatty and pleasant, liked the same sports as I do, but I didn...

Social Media

How to fake it till you make it - personal branding and overcoming imposter syndrome

  I attended a networking event recently where the speaker, Justine Bloome, an expert in social media from The Village Agency (http://thevillageagency.com/) discussed Imposter Syndrome and how this can have a potentially limiting impact on our careers, and particularly the careers of women. Imposter Syndrome is not a distinct personality trait but a behavioural reaction to certain situations. ...

Human Resources

Why you should send your workers home

 It’s a beautiful 30 degree day in sunny Melbourne, and I’m enjoying the light breeze out on my back deck while I tap away on my laptop writing this blog.  Work life balance is an important practice at Psylutions, and as part of that we try to have one day a week where we work from home.  And no, this does not mean I sleep in until 9am and check emails from my bed (as my partner likes to be...

Startup

Start-up Survival Story

  Tell us a bit about your business? Psylutions is a group of business consulting psychologists. We work with clients to help them select, develop and engage the right people through the use of psychometric testing (e.g. personality testing) and behavioural assessment (e.g. interviews, work sample assessments). We are not recruiters, but partner with internal recruitment teams to select and dev...

Career Planning

Sorry for this blog post.

Today when meeting with a client, I apologised for my position in the company.  I am the Managing Director of Psylutions cut-e Australia, an entity that was formed last April when my company Psylutions merged with a global psychometric testing provider, cut-e.  I have been part of Psylutions, a company I started for over eight years. I have given my all to the development of the company, blood...

Human Resources

The Trustworthiness Of Beards - Does A Beard Build Trust?

Physical appearance have always had its influence on decision making when it comes to interpersonal relations on a daily basis. Every single one of us is guilty of that. But what do physical appearance and personality have to do with each other in the business world? And what are the physical signs of a trustworthy person? Is the trustworthiness of facial hair actually a thing? Do business owner...

Recruitment

Video killed the phone interview star

So by now you’ve probably heard of video interviewing as the ‘next big thing’ in recruitment.  But what is it all about?  How does it work?  Should you be considering it? Video interviewing involves using software that allows candidates to record their answers to a number of interview questions using a webcam at a time that is convenient to them.  Recruiters can then review candidates...

Human Resources

Employee Engagement - who's role is it?

Employee engagement has long been a buzzword in HR circles.  At a theoretical level, many organisations now seem to understand the importance of having an engaged workforce.  They conduct engagement surveys, analyse the results and compare them to those of previous years.  This can then inform them which of their staff engagement initiatives are working, and in what areas they need to make impr...

Leadership

People are our greatest asset… or are they?

It was great to hear a case study presented by Sam Marchetta (High Potential Learning Leader, EY) for our webinar on “Putting Talent on the Business Agenda” earlier this week (view the recording here).  This was a good opportunity to hear about how EY has developed targeted programs and initiatives to drive a talent agenda that aligns with the overall business strategy.  It was also a grea...

Human Resources

Three reasons not to use psych testing

I am a believer in the value psych testing can add to understanding someone’s motivations, preferences, potential and underlying abilities. Having built a business around psych testing for selection and development, this faith is certainly an asset to our service offering! But not everyone I meet is a true believer and at times I am faced with scepticism and wariness. And I can understand this...

Team Management

Why we all need comedy relief

Written by Nicole Russom With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival currently taking place, it got me thinking about the benefits of laughter for our wellbeing.  As adults, we don’t laugh nearly as much as we did as children.  Given the responsibilities of adult life, the everyday struggles such as managing finances, relationships, work and the like, it can be easy to get down on life...

Recruitment

The Surgeon’s Dilemma: How to find out if you have unconscious bias

Here’s a challenge for you. A father and his son are involved in a horrific car crash and the man died at the scene. But when the child arrived at the hospital and was rushed into the operating theatre, the surgeon pulled away and said: “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son”. How can this be? Have you worked it out yet? How long did it take? This story – called the surgeon’...

Team Management

Is your talent “net” catching butterflies?

We were overwhelmed by interest in our webinar this week on Performance vs. Potential (http://www.psylutions.com.au/research.html#news).  This topic came out of our Talent Management research where we found that when identifying key talent, organisations take into account their performance (performance reviews, key performance indicators) but don’t necessarily consider whether the employee has ...

Leadership

You rock sister! Celebrating International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! For 102 years we have reserved March the 8th as a day to celebrate and value the social, political, and economic achievements and contributions of women. What started as a strongly political movement to promote equal rights, including suffrage for women, has evolved into a demonstration of respect, appreciation and love towards women. Each year there is a theme...

Leadership

Why can't you be more like me?

At a networking event recently, I met two new people. Let’s call them Sarah and Kate.  Both were smart, dynamic, professional women and both were good potential contacts for me. I clicked right away with Kate. She had red hair and in many ways reminded me of a younger me, determined, energised, and ambitious. Sarah was nice. She was chatty and pleasant, liked the same sports as I do, but I didn...

Social Media

How to fake it till you make it - personal branding and overcoming imposter syndrome

  I attended a networking event recently where the speaker, Justine Bloome, an expert in social media from The Village Agency (http://thevillageagency.com/) discussed Imposter Syndrome and how this can have a potentially limiting impact on our careers, and particularly the careers of women. Imposter Syndrome is not a distinct personality trait but a behavioural reaction to certain situations. ...

Human Resources

Why you should send your workers home

 It’s a beautiful 30 degree day in sunny Melbourne, and I’m enjoying the light breeze out on my back deck while I tap away on my laptop writing this blog.  Work life balance is an important practice at Psylutions, and as part of that we try to have one day a week where we work from home.  And no, this does not mean I sleep in until 9am and check emails from my bed (as my partner likes to be...

Startup

Start-up Survival Story

  Tell us a bit about your business? Psylutions is a group of business consulting psychologists. We work with clients to help them select, develop and engage the right people through the use of psychometric testing (e.g. personality testing) and behavioural assessment (e.g. interviews, work sample assessments). We are not recruiters, but partner with internal recruitment teams to select and dev...

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