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Three Lead Metrics Every Workplace Should Consider

Chances are that you already know about the difference between ‘lead’ and ‘lag’ measures/indicators.  Just in case, lag indicators are those that are best described as outcomes, like sales revenue and profit.  The performance that led to the number has already happened.  Lead indicators, on the other hand, are those which are most likely to

How to Ensure Gender Equality in the Workplace

Many employers these days are recognising a change in the tides when it comes to gender equality. This world-wide issue is not something that can be changed overnight. As a business owner or operator, there are steps you can do to encourage a gender-friendly environment. Curious to see how your workplace stacks up? Check out

The HR Secrets of Fast-Growth Companies

Summary In an ever-evolving and competitive market, companies need to set themselves up for growth from Day One. Most are unsure how to do this. As they grow, the culture that was once their beating heart, starts to fragment and dissipate, and with no definable culture, attracting talent becomes a more difficult task. The problem

What do Candidates Really Want from Recruiters?

Finding the perfect job or the perfect employee can be as hard as finding blood in a stone if you don’t have a recruitment manager who has your back. But what does it really take to satisfy a candidate? Here we uncover the truth about what candidates really want. The heart and soul of quality

Where do I start?

You could be new to the Brisbane market, looking for your first full-time role out of university, venturing out after a long stint or looking to get into a new industry or stream of work. So here are a few pointers.

7 Signs You Should Find a New Job

Are you having a difficult time at work? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your job? Now, very few people will be leaping out of bed to go to work on a Monday. No one is constantly thrilled to go into work. We all have those days when we’d rather be doing anything else. However, that shouldn’t

How to sell yourself when looking for a job

Looking for a new job?  If yes is your answer, here are some tips on how to present yourself to employers and easy steps to increase your chances of being found by hirers and considered for live job vacancies. STEP 1 Be proactive and visible. Think like a politician!  Yep, I actually said that.  Although

How important is training and development?

Training and development (T&D) can improve competitiveness in a global market, decrease skills and performance gaps, be used as a motivational tool for employees and improve individual capabilities and performance.

The power of ‘Good Work’ – Reflections of a Senior Business Leader

I was speaking with a close and respected Senior Business Leader the other day who had recently finished a senior executive role after two seemingly successful years in the job.  On refection he said he was in a business that, with his experience and knowledge, he would be at the top of his game.  He