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Why your LinkedIn profile is more important than you think

Posted on May 9, 2022

In most industries your LinkedIn profile is a crucial component to maximising career opportunities. LinkedIn launched in 2003 and its relevance has only grown. The platform, used primarily for networking and career development, is the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn Benefits If the majority of people in your industry appear on LinkedIn, it is a […]

Battling ageism in the workplace

Posted on Apr 20, 2022

There’s no doubt ageism in the workplace still exists. It’s up to employers to ensure they are not using a person’s age as a reason not to hire them.  It’s illegal to discriminate against a candidate due to their age. But regardless, ageism still occurs in some circles and it can be hard to completely […]

Fixing the superannuation gender gap

Posted on Apr 13, 2022

Most people are aware of the reality of the gender wage gap and in recent years many businesses have taken conscious measures to try and reduce it. There is still plenty of work to be done, however in general things are trending in the right direction. A subject that isn’t discussed as often is the […]

What incentives are companies offering to attract and retain talent?

Posted on Mar 25, 2022

The dynamics of the job market are beginning to shift, however at the moment it is still favouring candidates. In this current competitive situation, attracting and retaining talent is an important issue for all businesses. We’re seeing high numbers of talented professionals quitting their jobs because they’re not feeling fulfilled in their position and they […]

Is LinkedIn still a useful business networking tool?

Posted on Mar 16, 2022

LinkedIn has over 722 million members across the world and is regarded as the leading global business networking tool. According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, three people are hired through LinkedIn every minute.  Even though it can sometimes present like any other social media platform, there are career benefits to be had if you utilise it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Christmas Party Faux Pas to Avoid

Posted on Dec 10, 2021

With the festive season upon us, many of us are looking forward to celebrating and letting our hair down after a strange and stressful year. Work Christmas parties are a great chance to do this but there can be pitfalls, and these are often borne out after excessive drinking. It’s a good idea to be […]