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Optimum Advice Episode 2 – Balance Your Team

We are continuing our Optimum Advice vlog series, and in today’s second episode we look at whether ‘hiring for culture-fit’ is good advice in an age where diversity is so important. In doing so, we will offer up a slightly better way of looking at this topic – balancing your team – as a strategy

Optimum Advice Episode 1: Balance Your Strengths

At Optimum Consulting, we are really keen to ensure our customers have access to the best advice available. There is plenty of bad advice out there. With this in mind, we started creating a video series that we call OPTIMUM v BAD ADVICE. In our inaugural episode, Jason looks at the common advice to develop

A great time for great advice.

Let’s agree, COVID-19 is already changing the global business environment in ways that could not have been imagined in January 2020. It is the pace of change that has caught everyone by surprise and whilst many things may return to ‘normal’ at some point in the future, there are some things that will have changed

2020…Business as unusual

If someone had told me eighteen months ago that I’d be working and living in a new city, I wouldn’t have believed them. I was happy enough in my routine, I was comfortable with where I was at. As 2019 began to draw to a close,  I chose to reflect on the year. Was I satisfied

A Six Point Checklist to Manage the Coronavirus Impact on your People

In these uncertain times with the impact of COVID-19, it’s critically important to have a robust crisis management plan. Whilst there are many things that are outside of our control, there are also plenty of things that are within our control. It is about controlling the controllables, and that is what this article is all

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Tips to Beat Stress and Stay positive During Coronavirus

The outbreak of Coronavirus is proving very scary and very hard as human beings for us to know to handle. This disease we are learning more and more about by the day is causing a lot of stress and anxiety for everyone. I went into the supermarket on the weekend and I was shocked and

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

Resume Writing Tips

Having a well-written, professional resume is extremely important. Your resume is the first impression you get to make and is the most important tool that you have to impress your potential employer. Whether you’ve got years of experience or are newly joining the workforce, your chance of securing an interview is much more likely if

Tips to Handle Change

Not only is 2020 a new year but also the start of a new decade. Exciting times! 2020 will of course bring with it a word that we hear a lot but may not like all the time, a word that excites some but that can dis-engage others, a word that that can evoke different