Management Today report on a Virgin Media Business survey
- PeopleIntell - the first PEI Licensed Delivery Centre takes Paul Ekman approved courses into the USA
- 92% of HR professionals believe they are lied to every week
- Risk based screening by Transportation Security Administration based on Paul Ekman science
- Ekman research into face and body language sparked research giving professional basketball players the edge
- MSc in Forensic Emotion Awareness - 10000-hrs to expertise
- The truth is on our faces: Former Army psychologist trains troops to spot lies through microexpressions
- Are Facial Expressions of Emotion Universal ?
- Can Ekman based training in emotions help those on the Aspergers spectrum?
- One-day study launched to take a leap from myths and guesswork to data driven analysis with this distillation of the science behind truth and lies.
- Applicants are invited for a 3 year Commercial Ph.D. project hosted in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Emotional Intelligence Academy Ltd.
- Cliff Lansley speaking at the International Coaching Federation in London about how the science of Dr Paul Ekman can be applied to enhance the coaching process
- Ekman trained staff are 50 times more effective at spotting high risk passengers
- Dr Ekman charms an international delegation with leading edge research and a range of new online tools
- The cost of not picking up deception in job applications can cost employers £4k-£6k per mistake
- Paul Ekman approved courses take facial microexpressions, emotion awareness and deception courses global.
- EIA to launch FACS (Facial Action Coding System) for Body Language
- Emotional awareness (85%) beats IQ (27%) according to recent research by Virgin Media Business
- BLINK - and you will miss them; Microexpressions - the window to your emotions.
- Paul Ekman International have been invited back to the Northern conference of the Association of Business Psychologists at Manchester Business School on 21st July 2011 (6pm-9pm).
- The average adult in UK lies three times in a day
- LIE TO ME - Series 1-3 spreading around the world on FOX and SKY.
- Paul Ekman International plc launches pilot training programmes in Australia, New Zealand, UK and the Republic of Ireland.
- Paul Ekman approved programmes can now be delivered on-site - giving you the flexibility to choose the time and place for your training.
- Take this ten mnute BBC test to see if you can spot a genuine smile.
- Explore the basic facial expressions with this novel app!
Bad news for those jobless graduates who turned to pricey
post-grad courses while they waited for the job market to recover:
a survey by Virgin Media Business has found that business owners
are actually far more interested in 'soft skills' like
communication skills and empathy than the number of letters after
your name. Apparently, 85% of employers look for candidates with
these qualities and a 'can-do' attitude, compared to just 27% who
look for academic qualifications. All those MBA-toting C-suite
wannabes might wince - but perhaps it's partly a sign of the
The survey, of 5,000 business owners, also found that just 28% of employers look for professional qualifications - although perhaps that's more a reflection of the current state of these qualifications than anything else. Moves are afoot to boost the status of vocational courses in particular, so they're not seen as a second-class option. But that's going to require business and the education sector to work closely together to make sure these courses are teaching the right skills.
Even more surprisingly, just a quarter of employers claim to look for computer literacy. Given that office workers make up 12m of the UK's 30m-strong workforce, this seems a little odd - unless they just take it for granted these days that any old punter can work an office desktop (with the possible exception of MT editor Matthew Gwyther). Or perhaps they're just too dazzled by those impressive communication skills?
To be fair, this survey is presumably not trying to suggest that a big smile and a sparkling personality are a valid substitute for a degree. But with unemployment standing at 2.53m, this is a hirers' market; since most employers will be inundated with applications from a raft of well (or even over) qualified candidates, soft skills could well be the deciding factor. And faced with the choice between someone with a first-class MA but no discernible interpersonal skills, and a less well-qualified candidate who's fluent and engaging at interview, we know who we'd choose - every time… (Management Today - April 2011)