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People of Influence and Positive Purpose

We all have people in our life who we can rely on.  I call them “PIPP’s” or People of Influence and Positive Purpose.  They are the people we turn to in times of uncertainty.  They are also the people who have our best interests in mind when dispensing counsel, sharing opinions or asking challenging questions.

The Employee and Job Seekers’ Golden Guide for Successful Salary Negotiation

The Employee and Job Seekers’ Golden Guide for Successful Salary Negotiation

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, churning out skills of a trade, or seeking your perfect place of employment; to get your net worth, it is important to be familiar with the golden rules of salary negotiation. And because it’s not everyone’s forte, we have compiled our expert tips to help get you well prepared for

Strategies to Build Resilience to Manage Stress and Improve Mental Health

Resilience – What is it really? Resilience is determined by a person’s capacity to deal with stressful times and grow as a result. With leaner teams, increased work demands, working from home, social isolation, financial stressors, growing technology dependence, family responsibilities and the work-life balance struggle there is no surprise tactics to effectively manage stress,

It’s Time to Upskill

Change is inevitable; there is no way around it. COVID-19 has proven that our world can change in an instant. Businesses have been forced to adapt to new ways of working and had to learn the importance of training and educating staff so they are more dynamic and agile in the face of change. Although

Looking for a new job? Differentiate yourself with a video resume!

With 2021 well and truly into full swing now, the Australian job market has a quiet confidence about it.  Sure there are still many uncertainties, and there are various industries that are yet to recover (the travel industry is just one example), but it’s certainly a better situation than what most of 2020 was able

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

3 Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About 2021

Although it’s only January, the year 2021 is already providing its share of challenges.  Global Covid-19 infections are rising at an alarming rate and lockdowns continue to disrupt family, social and business life; the US Presidential election fall-out has escalated to storming of the Capitol by angry citizens, and trade tensions continue between China 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

have you asked for a salary rise?

Have you asked for your pay rise?

One of the most effective and easiest ways to earn more money is to ask for it, right? Easier said than done. Asking for a pay rise can feel uncomfortable, unnatural and just plain awkward. However, it doesn’t need to be. Keep reading for some easy hints and tips to successfully ask for a pay