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Retaining your team starts with discovering how things really are

I originally sat at my laptop to pen (type) a piece for business leaders about the phenomenon that is The Great Resignation.  However, if you are a business leader, you are possibly overwhelmed by how many people are already talking about it.  Everyone in your team is about to resign is what many would have

3 key talent strategies to review in an ever-changing world.

At Optimum Consulting, our clients range from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large institutional clients which gives me a fascinating insight to the people challenges these businesses face. One thing that resonates with all at the moment is that there seems to be a trend to go back to a simpler way of doing things, and

Internal mobility – A possible solution to fight the current talent shortage and retention challenges

There is absolutely no doubt, it is not only hard to find quality talent in 2021, but retaining talent is also proving a challenge. You only need to speak to any hiring manager, HR professional, recruiter or anyone looking to engage and retain talent, to know it is tough. Job ads are underperforming – the

Exciting Acquisition Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Brisbane-based recruitment specialist APRG has been acquired by Optimum Consulting Group. APRG will continue operating under the same brand and with the same excellent team whilst also benefiting from Optimum’s existing expertise. Optimum Consulting Group’s Managing Director Brad McMahon commented “We are thrilled to welcome

Ready to take the next step in your leadership career

Ready to take the next step in your leadership career?

One of the characteristics that differentiates good business leaders from great business leaders is the ability to consider the future and prepare their teams and companies for a number of different possibilities that may play out.  With uncertainty being as high right now as it has at any point in this current generation, it is

What makes a great team

I hope everyone reading this appreciates just how hard this is for me to write. I am a self-confessed cricket tragic and I love watching a good Test match. I can honestly say that the 4 Test matches between the Australian and Indian men’s teams played this Summer were some of the most gripping and

Create a culture of innovation, people development, and customer focus

Many people and organisations seem to think that great company culture is determined by whether a group of employees get along on a personal level or not, which couldn’t be further from reality. A company’s culture is characterised by a range of common attributes, internal processes and employee behaviours that are well aligned with the

Retaining your staff in 2021

In a tight economy, employee retention is one of many (if not the most critical) issues employers are facing. The costs of employee turnover is a lot higher than just their salary. Team productivity, engagement, culture, hiring costs and many other “soft costs” need to be considered when losing an employee. What can employers do

Adapting it is human nature

Adapting – it is just human nature!

7 insights into how Covid has influenced the employee life cycle: Adapting – it is just human nature! So, if 2020 has taught us anything it is that we must adapt to change in a VUCA environment. I am lucky enough to be part of an organisation where we deal with a wide variety of