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Which Companies Will be the Ones to Triumph following Difficult Times

COVID-19 has affected our economy, businesses and our society in so many ways. We were initially in disbelief – is this really happening? Companies are making redundancies and restructuring, businesses are looking at ways to try to sustain their profit and ride through these difficult times, and socially we are experimenting with new ways of

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The Way We Work is Changing, But Should the Way We Interview Too?

It seems just as soon as we adapted to the remote way of working, most, if not all of us, already have a plan in place to start filtering back into an office environment. Personally, I couldn’t be happier about it. I didn’t adapt as well as some, and as luxurious as it once sounded

You Can’t Wear Trackies in the Office

This national lockdown due to COVID-19 forced many companies to change the way they operate very quickly and with very little warning. People had to adapt overnight and change the way that they work. Now that restrictions are slowly easing a lot of companies are having to transition BACK into working from the office. This

Looking for work? Here’s two useful tips.

“Jason, how many careers exactly have you had?” Even though I was speaking to someone I had known for over 20 years, I didn’t initially know how to answer this question. Although my career has been relatively stable, I’ve still managed to transition between areas of expertise including Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Recruitment, Automotive, Geolocation Technology,

Connectivity in the Virtual Workplace

We all know the world of work is changing. There is so much noise about what jobs will be taken by Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and the future of work. Globalisation and Technology have been spruiked as major game changes in the talent space for a while now and I still believe these factors to

The high ROI of strong workplace foundations

I promise that this article will not become yet another about that virus, there are already plenty of those circling the internet.  Suffice to say that it is an interesting time for workplaces and their leaders right now, one that will test our capabilities. Instead, this article is about the importance of sustainable strategies that

Career Tips – Ensure Your Skills Remain Transferable

In October 2017 I wrote Evolution is Unstoppable, an article demonstrating how customer loyalty doesn’t last forever.  Loyalty is challenged when people have the luxury of choice… often the new options are better, faster and cheaper.  At that time, Holden had just ended its Australian motor vehicle manufacturing and the once mighty “Roaring Lion” was

Diversity In The Workplace – More Than Just Meeting A Quota

Diversity in the workplace is becoming a more and more prominent issue in today’s society with organisations having ‘quotas’ in terms of male to female ratios to achieve gender balance. I was having a conversation with a group of male and female friends about this recently and it turned into a somewhat lively discussion about

Career Advice for Job Seekers on Holidays; Why It’s Important to Stay Relevant!

The end of the year is nigh and as a job seeker, there is no better time to be prepared for 2020 than now. Here is what you should be doing to remain relevant in the job market and ahead of the pack this new year. As the festive season has just passed us by,