The interface between behaviours and systems is the key factor in safety
New Direction Consulting
New Direction Consulting specialises in shaping an organisation’s culture by focusing on
the processes, mindsets and behaviours that drive business performance
Our consulting team offers a fusion of operations experience, science and psychology to help leaders manage their culture,
their results and their safety record.
At New Direction Consulting, many of our clients face difficulties with safety in their organisation. Despite good systems
and training, safety is still a concern. Many people using our services comment that they need to change “the way we do
things around here”. Company culture and employees attitidues have a significant impact on safety.
Our clients are drawn to our services because they are concerned about
- Having the best standards of safety possible
- Significant or frequent breeches of safety protocol
- The loss of reputation for the organisation
- Declining productivity
- Compromised quality
- Staff morale and wellbeing
If these issues impact your role or your organisation, New Direction Consulting through
their partnership with Hogan Assessment Systems Inc. can help you reach a solution
Safety and Personality
When we are busy, we often overlook the importance of fundamentals. Safety is
fundamental to an organisation’s reputation and profitability, and safety starts with the
Organisations need employees who can think and act safely. They must engage employees and create a culture of safety
awareness that reaches from the junior employee to the executives. Personality measurement is a key predictor of
employees’ attitudes and dispositions toward safety.
Hogan Assessments Systems Inc.
Hogan Assessments Systems Inc., in their work to help organisations understand how
personality influences safety-related behavior, have built the Hogan SafeSystem Model, a
competency model combining expert review of safety predictors and empirical evidence from
more than 30 years of research.
New Direction Consulting uses Hogan’s approach to safety and have identified three components of workplace safety that are crucial for enhancing employee performance:
1. A culture of worker
engagement – engaged workers
will follow rules and regulations.
> This is assessed through
The SafeSystem Climate Survey, which
provides feedback regarding the
perceptions of safety at all levels of the
organisation and results in a company-wide safety score.
2. Worker personality – People
have the potential to differ in
their approach to safety
This is measured using
employees and job applicants in terms
of six safety-related competencies and
provides valuable information for helping
them develop safer work behaviors.
3. Organisational leadership
– safety improves when it is
valued by management
> The SafeSystem Coaching Process
provides leadership with the data-based
feedback needed to build and maintain a
culture of safe working practices.
The Hogan SafeSystem
The Hogan SafeSystem is built on the Hogan
Personality Inventory (HPI), the industry
standard for predicting job performance. The
HPI is supported by more than 30 years of
research and is the foundation for thousands
of current selection and development
programs around the world
The process and the follow up report will help companies
make upfront decisions about applicants for safety-sensitive
organisations and help companies evaluate the safety orientation
of their incumbent workforce. Once the assessment has
been completed, NDC reviews the responses at the individual,
group and organisational levels and produces a customised
Safety Survey Report to benefit the safety processes within the
How can it help your company and your employees?
The results of the safety assessment can be used as a staff
selection tool to identify candidates with the best intrinsic
safety values and attitudes
It can assess the current working employees and can lead to
valuable training and personal/professional development
It can highlight areas to address in order to decrease the
number of incidents in the workplace
It can highlight attitudes towards safety which could
compromise an organisation’s PR
We appreciate each organisation is different and therefore it
is important that the services we offer are bespoke for your
Please contact us! We can arrange an introductory discussion
to explain any of our services, our approach and discuss the
challenges your organisation faces.
We look forward to speaking to you!
Call us: +44 (0)158 2227620 or +353 (0)87 2437365