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What have your biggest failures taught you?

Most of us dread failure, for obvious reasons. No one likes that sinking feeling you get when you know you messed up, or things have gone the opposite to how you expected. But failure can be an important ingredient to success, if you’re prepared to learn from it. We recently had a successful businessman friend … Read More

 Is the 4-day work week the way of the future?

Would you choose to work four days a week instead of five? Who wouldn’t! It’s a no-brainer. What if you had to maintain the same level of productivity as a five day week? Still keen? There is a program underway in the UK exploring this.  The program As reported in this CNN article, “The six-month pilot commits … Read More

50,000 accountants projected to be out of work in the next ten years 

According to new research, automation could put almost 50,000 accountants out of a job over the next 10 years. Accountants are just one of many at-risk jobs cited in the workforce data report compiled by Faethm by Pearson. The analysis uses billions of data points to make predictions about the job and skills landscape of … Read More

Job Seekers – What to do when it’s not them, it’s you!

Most people looking for work right now are well aware that we are experiencing a hot job market which favours candidates. We are currently seeing almost one unemployed person per vacant job, compared to three times that number pre-pandemic.  Employers are often having to go above and beyond in order to secure talent. Companies are also … Read More

Would a sign-on bonus persuade you to take the job?

There was a time when receiving a sign-on bonus was far from the norm. It was predominantly offered as extra enticement to corporate bigwigs being head-hunted by company competitors. Nowadays, due to what Seek has termed the ‘great jobs boom’, sign-on bonuses are becoming far more commonplace. The AFR recently reported on the extra inducements employers are … Read More

What’s the line between company culture and a cult? 

We’re living in a new age of work perks. More and more companies are realising that to hire and retain the best and brightest talent they need to go above and beyond the standard workplace. But what is the line between a vibrant work culture and a cultish corporate culture? Today we’re taking a look … Read More

When are wages going to significantly rise?

These are incredibly dynamic economic times. As anyone who’s picked up a newspaper or turned on the television this year would be aware, interest rates are being aggressively increased in an attempt to control rampant inflation. Meanwhile, Australia’s unemployment rate is at a remarkable 48 year low of 3.5 per cent. There is now almost one job … Read More

Why are STEM jobs growing nearly twice as fast as other jobs?

Has your mind been blown this week by the release of the James Webb Telescope’s (JWT) ground-breaking new images of the universe? We have been in awe of them. With so much bad news around, it’s uplifting to hear about achievements in science and technology. The innovative JWT is the most ambitious telescope ever invented. … Read More

Australian Job Vacancies Have More Than Doubled in Just Two Years

You’ve probably heard around the water cooler that there’s a skills shortage at the moment, or that it’s currently a “hot candidate market.” This isn’t just anecdotal. An article in the AFR highlights the fact that there were nearly 480,100 job vacancies in Australia in May, which was an increase of 13.8 per cent on … Read More

Avoiding Burnout in these Challenging Times

2022 is turning out to be quite the year! After two years of numerous lockdowns, we’ve launched back into the busier version of our lives with abandon. We’re trying to fit it all in. People are holidaying in warmer destinations like Europe and Bali, many are changing jobs, others are renovating, and we can finally … Read More