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Is Dressing Up for Work Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Posted on Apr 27, 2022

The question of whether or not to dress casually or informally for work is one of the many cultural norms that the pandemic has thrown into disarray. Some workplaces that were previously quite formal have now relaxed their standards (in alignment with increased working from home flexibility). Whereas in other workplaces, 2022 has seen an […]

You’ve heard of exit interviews, but have you heard of a stay interview?

Posted on Apr 6, 2022

There are currently many workers taking advantage of the candidate-favouring job market and moving on to new opportunities. As a result, organisations who wish to retain high quality talent must endeavour to convince their valued workers to stay. One of the most effective ways of doing this is a “stay interview”.  This recent article on the […]

What are the top soft skills for success?

Posted on Mar 10, 2022

If you want to be the best in your field, there are certain skills that you need to develop and master. People usually focus on improving their hard skills and don’t give much consideration to the soft skills required for success.  Hard skills are teachable and measurable abilities, such as reading and writing or your […]

The two interview questions that candidates commonly fail

Posted on Mar 2, 2022

Interviewing is a skill that you get better at the more you do it. You can (and should) train yourself prior to interviews. A significant aspect to your interview training is understanding common mistakes people make so you can avoid them.  Below are two frequently asked interview questions that candidates often fail. 1. Why are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hiring overseas candidates

Posted on Dec 17, 2021

With the current Australian job market favouring candidates and creating a talent shortage, many organisations are now casting a wide net including looking overseas. If you’re an employer wanting to hire right now this might feel a little premature with certain border restrictions still in place.  However, there are some steps you can take to either […]

PwC Survey Examines What Workers Want

Posted on Dec 9, 2021

A recent survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) of 1,800 Australian workers titled The Future of Work – What workers want: Winning the war for talent has useful insights for businesses wanting to retain valued staff. If the projected ‘Great Resignation’ kicks off in Australia early next year, it’s a good idea for organisations to be on the […]