News

Welcome to the Hogrefe news page. Here you’ll find our archive of news articles exploring contemporary themes in the fields of psychology and psychometrics – as well as updates on our ever-growing range of assessments and training courses.

Measuring success in post-Covid recruitment, selection and development

Although Covid-19 continues its global hold, some industries are showing signs of recovery, growth and recruitment, and already the HR world is scrambling to guess how recruitment and selection processes will adapt to meet a new employment market. With the number of vacant positions and applicants…

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The Intelligence and Development Scales – 2nd Edition (IDS-2): tackling the complexities of post-pandemic assessment

The spread of the novel Covid-19 virus has shaped our lives for the past year and a half; in our educational and professional lives, we were suddenly affected by distance learning, remote working, flexible working arrangements and more. And in our personal lives, social distancing and contact…

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Building back better: accessing communication support

As the UK gradually eases out of lockdown restrictions, a growing number of professional associations and charities are calling for increased resourcing around speech, language and communication therapy.

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Why now is the time to understand management and leadership competencies

As we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel for a life post-pandemic, the challenges facing our business leaders are not quite over yet. Here we consider the hurdles that await and argue why now is the right time for leaders to gain an understanding of their competencies.

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Hogrefe says farewell to Jackie Wagner

When Jackie Wagner joined Hogrefe in 2006, it was in response to a flyer dropped through her door – a company called The Test Agency had recently been acquired by Hogrefe and was seeking a German-speaking office administrator...

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Promoting good mental health

During the last 12 months, globally, we have experienced levels of worry, stress, uncertainty, fear, disruption and challenge which has been more than enough to test the average human. Some people have faced greater significant challenges through illness, bereavement, job loss and financial…

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Leadership in a VUCA world

The VUCA acronym has been adopted by business since the 1980’s to help leaders and organisations understand and manage volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Today, it is easy to argue that the Covid-19 pandemic has produced the most novel VUCA situation that leaders have had to navigate…

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Emotional processing in the workplace: why we need to focus on employee wellbeing

The link between productivity and employee wellbeing is clear and the role that organisations play – and are expected to play – in supporting the wellbeing of its employees has increased sharply over the past year. Yet wellbeing has been difficult to quantify until now...

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The impact of lockdown on children’s speech and language development: what can we do to help?

A recent article published by the BBC highlighted the negative impact that the lockdown has had on children’s speech and language development. Although the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions has no doubt been a contributing factor, a lack of access to speech and language services was a…

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Make a difference with Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy (PACT)

PACT is an evidence-based, adult-mediated and video-aided intervention proven to enhance social communication competencies in children aged 2 to 10 years with ASD. It is the first autism intervention proven to significantly and sustainably reduce autism symptoms.

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Autism in the UK: prevalence, assessment and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

In this article by Hogrefe Ltd's Principal Psychologist, Liz Hey, we take a snapshot of autism in this country – examining the current prevalence levels and what recent research tells us about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting those with autism and their families.

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Meet the Author: Richard Hossiep, co-author of the BIP-6F Second Edition

Hogrefe Ltd is delighted to be publishing the Business-focused Inventory of Personality – 6 Factors (BIP-6F) Second Edition, the latest edition of the BIP-6F, and based on the BIP, a pioneering measure which has contributed significantly to the overall acceptance of personality testing in the…

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Personality and the pandemic: what the research says about effective remote working

While some of you may be relishing the opportunity to work from home, others may be desperate to return to the office. Our personalities have and will continue to play a major role in how we both perceive and react to the changes brought on by the pandemic.

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Now available: the Integrative Childhood Temperament Inventory (ICTI) online test

In an October 2020 article we talked about the importance of focusing on children’s mental health and the growing need for assessment and intervention, including important areas such as children’s behaviour and temperament. With the increased amount of time many young children have now spent away…

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Our range of autism assessment products

Autism is not a single disorder, but a spectrum of disorders with a common core of symptoms. This core is characterised by widespread irregularities in social interaction and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behaviour. Our range can help with autism…

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