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How Organisations are Reducing Barriers to Employment

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

Whether deliberately or unconsciously, it’s sadly true that many job seekers experience discrimination in some form based on factors such as age, gender and race. The notion that the most qualified and suitable candidate will be hired for the job unfortunately doesn’t always play out in reality. So how can organisations work to be more […]

Are Australian Salaries Set to Rise?

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

Australian employees have been experiencing declining wage growth since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). However, the housing market, utilities and the overall cost of living continues to rise so there has been accumulating pressure applied to workers. The current candidate shortage within the Australian job market could be a major contributing factor in forcing […]

Why Empathy is an Essential Trait in Great Leaders

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

Is empathy the most important attribute in a leader? The traditional view is that leaders need to be strong, decisive and influential. These are all still important characteristics, but recent research indicates that empathy may just be the most significant trait of our times. As we navigate the challenges wrought on our lives as a result […]

Will You Receive a Counter-Offer When You Quit?

Posted on Nov 3, 2021

Many industries are currently facing a candidate shortage. Unemployment is low, many fields have skills shortages and plenty of workers have had a mindset shift. Essentially, we’re in a candidate-driven market and there’s more competition for employers to hire and retain talent, so it’s a great time to be a jobseeker. It’s an ideal time […]

Should COVID-19 Vaccination Be a Condition of Employment?

Posted on Nov 2, 2021

Australia is establishing a new normal in the midst of a global pandemic. As a society we’re adjusting to living with COVID-19 and numerous restrictions have been lifted to the relief of many, especially Australians who endured long lockdowns.  A number of workplaces now require a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Some within […]

Six Tips for Getting the Best Out of Recruiters

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

Working with a recruiter is one of the best ways to get the job you want. However, some people aren’t fully across how to make the most of recruiters. Here are six helpful points to help you better utilise the relationship. 1. Be clear about your expectations It’s important that you are clearly communicate your […]

Help Employees Find Purpose at Work or They’ll Leave

Posted on Oct 28, 2021

We spend an average of 40 hours every week working, so it makes sense that our wellbeing is improved when we have a strong sense of identity and purpose at work. In the past, many companies weren’t concerned with their employees’ sense of purpose – they instead saw themselves as purely transactional. Staff were simply […]

Burnt Out or Back to Business as Usual?

Posted on Oct 26, 2021

Yesterday, school children across NSW returned to the classroom after more than 100 days of lockdown. A big step towards a new normal and a relief for parents who have been juggling the demands of home learning alongside their work commitments.  With the kids back at school, will parents who had been tasked with doing […]

How to Help LGBTIQ+ Employees Feel Comfortable at Work

Posted on Oct 21, 2021

In a country as diverse as Australia, it’s a given that our workplaces will reflect a large variety of human demographics. However, recent research has found that a majority of LGBTIQ+ employees still aren’t comfortable being open about their identity at work.  The findings of the latest Indeed/YouGov survey into workplace diversity indicate that there […]

The Future of Work – How Companies Need to Adapt

Posted on Oct 20, 2021

Businesses across the world are currently adjusting to changes in employee attitudes as a result of COVID-19. The majority of office workers no longer accept the former norms of white-collar life, where they were mostly required to be in the office from 9-5, Monday-Friday. Even before the pandemic, these changes were afoot, but now the […]