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Using Goals to Navigate Through COVID-19

Goal setting is something that does not come naturally to me. I’ve always thought that setting goals was a bit “wishy-washy” and that if you wanted to do something, just get in and do it. Why did you need to talk about it, write it down and explain the steps? In my mind, that was

The Last Dance – COVID-19 version

The last few months have brought a lot of change to my every day life. I never thought that things could change so dramatically within a day. Monday was a day like any other. I would go to work, have face to face interviews, lunch with my colleagues and go to my soccer training. On

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

Top 5 myths about the job application process…debunked

Let’s be real. Applying for a job can be stressful, and feel like a full-time job in itself. To maximise your chances of success, some careful thought is required. Are you using the right keywords in your search? Are you setting your search using the right filters? Are you tailoring your cover letter to suit

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BEST? Tips to bring your “A” game now

If ever there was a time to be at your best, it is now. Life is tough at the moment and it is swinging punches at us with a fury like never before.  We can curl up and be pummeled or bring our “A” game and start punching back.  Of course, I mean this figuratively

Leadership through crisis

Leadership through a crisis

Well 2020 has sprung us all a few surprises – and not the good kind! Here in Australia, we started the year with severe droughts, severe bushfires and then, of course, the biggest impact to the global economy we have seen in a lifetime: a global pandemic in the form of Covid-19. So how do

Luckily we already had our Performance Drumbeat in place.

One of the things that has stood out for us as a company over the last few weeks has been that despite the obvious upheaval, our method of supporting team performance (we call it a Performance Drumbeat) hasn’t had to change too much.  Yes we have made adjustments, however at a time when there is

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,

Optimum Advice Episode 3 – HR Metrics

We are continuing our ‘Optimum Versus Bad Advice’ series with one of Jason’s favourite topics – HR Metrics. Everyone in business these days will be familiar with the expression ‘what gets measured gets done’. But does that mean that things that aren’t measured don’t get done? And if we assume that we can’t measure everything,