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How Company Culture is Being Reinvented

Posted on Feb 28, 2022

There are many causes to be concerned about in these extraordinary times. However, it’s good to keep in mind that there are some things that are changing for the better. One such change is the reinvention of company culture. Now more than ever, companies are expected to provide their employees with flexibility, as well as […]

How to manage employees that want to travel overseas (and may not return)

Posted on Feb 24, 2022

After two years of border closures due to the pandemic, Australia has now removed the requirement for fully vaccinated people to have exemptions to travel to or from Australia. While the size of the influx of overseas visitors into Australia remains to be seen (as the borders only opened two days ago), the restrictions around […]

Are workers ready and willing to return to the office?

Posted on Feb 21, 2022

There is a lot of uncertainty around the post-pandemic future of office spaces. As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease around Australia, more and more workers will be returning to the office. However, it’s unclear to what extent they are willing to return. Late last year the Property Council of Australia’s statistics indicated that occupancy in […]

Three Reasons Why Pursuing Your Passion Can Be Overrated

Posted on Feb 16, 2022

Did you grow up being told to find your passion and pursue it? Many of us frequently heard this and other advice in the same vein, like the old adage ‘choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’. It’s an appealing idea of course, who wouldn’t […]

How organisations can navigate cancel-culture and raise their social standards

Posted on Feb 14, 2022

There are an increasing number of organisations (and individuals) that are becoming subject to cancel culture and/or boycotts. Whether it’s the Spotify boycott initiated by singer-songwriter Neil Young in response to the streamer’s star podcaster, Joe Rogan, spreading vaccine misinformation on his show, or the recent Sydney Festival boycott. Now more than ever, organisations need […]

Six words and phrases you should avoid saying in interviews

Posted on Feb 10, 2022

1. I don’t know… If the interviewer asks you about your motivations for wanting the job and you don’t have any clarity on why it is you’re going for it, it’s not going to go well for you. Be sure to have done some research on the role and company beforehand. It’s in your best […]

Implications of the Australian border re-opening

Posted on Feb 8, 2022

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced yesterday that as of February 21, overseas visitors will be welcomed back to Australia so long as they are fully vaccinated. This will be the first time since 2020 that our borders have been open without significant restrictions and quarantine requirements. Aside from a few exempt countries, the current situation is […]

Is the anti-work movement growing?

Posted on Feb 3, 2022

We’ve all had those days when we’re not feeling motivated for work. Even if you’re fortunate to be employed in an area you enjoy, with nice colleagues at an organisation that values you, it’s normal to experience occasional dips in enthusiasm. The ebbs and flows of job satisfaction are to be expected over the course […]

To Stay or to Go? 10 Signs it’s Time to Leave Your Job.

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

  It happens to everyone, the inevitable “itchy feet” that comes once you’ve been in the same job for a while and makes you question your future career. OR maybe it’s the opposite, you’re so thoroughly content in your current role that when another opportunity does come by, you quite happily wave it on.   […]

Lessons from the Australian Open champions that will help your career…

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

The 2022 Australian Open finals over the weekend delivered some incredibly riveting tennis. The nation celebrated Ash Barty’s focussed and dignified victory over Danielle Collins in the women’s finals, which ended a 44-year wait for an Australian to win an Australian Open singles title. Audiences were also captivated when Rafael Nadal orchestrated a comeback in […]