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Evidence Matters

Newsletter - December 2015

Dear <<First name>>,

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas, and we look forward to growing our community next year.

In this edition of Evidence Matters, you'll find:
  • Insight into Action workshops 2016: Do you want to learn more about implementing an evidence-based approach at work? Then our Insight into Action workshop is for you. Dates for 2016 now available.
  • Evidence Matters seminars: Introducing a series of complimentary breakfast seminars where we shine an evidence-based spotlight on topical HR issues and debates.
  • Beyond the happy sheet webinar: If you missed our webinar on evaluating training and development, you can now access the recording along with other resources to help you measure the true impact of your L&D investment.
  • Life as an early career psychologist: The first of a new series of blog posts written by our six early career psychologists, sharing their experiences of what it’s like to be starting out in their career.

Workshop: Insight into Action

Dates are now available throughout 2016 for the Insight into Action workshops.

These workshops are focused on unlocking solutions to your current challenges by reviewing and applying models of evidence-based practice, sharing experiences with peers, and identifying practical actions to take away and implement.
A huge thank you to all those who joined us for the workshop in November; it was so encouraging to see the level of debate, lively discussions and ideas throughout the day.

Please visit our website to find out more about the workshop and book your place.

Seminar: Evidence Matters

Throughout next year, we'll be running a series of complimentary breakfast seminars, during which we'll shine an evidence-based spotlight on topical HR issues and debates.

Our first two events are:

26 February 2016 : Performance review
In this seminar, we’ll critically evaluate the annual performance review and why many organisations are questioning its value. We’ll also provide a framework for you to start thinking about performance appraisal more systematically and performance management more generally.

22 March 2016: Employee engagement
Here our focus is on employee engagement, its various definitions and what the evidence tells us about the benefits we can reasonably expect from engagement solutions. We’ll equip you with the rationale to manage discussions with your stakeholders and challenge providers, ensuring that you ask them the right questions and increase your chances of getting a return on your investment.

Find out more about these sessions and book your place

Webinar: Beyond the happy sheet

In November, we ran a webinar on how to apply evidence-based practice to the evaluation of training and development. During this session, we introduced evidence-based practice and looked at how it can be applied to the evaluation of training and development. We then discussed the practical steps you can take to gain a better understanding of the impact training and development is having in your organisation.

You can access the recording of the session, along with a selection of other resources, to help you plan the next step on your journey as an evidence-based practitioner, and improve the quality of training and development evaluation in your organisation:

Blog: Life as an early career psychologist

Our six early career psychologists, who joined us in September, are now well underway with their development programme. In a series of blogs, we'll be sharing their experiences of what it’s like to be starting out in their career.

The first of these posts is from Rhiannon McGuinness, where she shares her perspective on what it’s like to leave university and take the first step in her career as an occupational psychologist.

Read Rhiannon's post on 'Taking your first steps as an occupational psychologist'

If you’ve got any questions about what you’ve read in this edition, or you simply want to find out more about what we do at the Future Work Centre, please get in touch with us at or visit our website at

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