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future of work

The Future of Work – continuing trends for 2024

Rehumanisation According to a study by Bain, 58% of people surveyed said the pandemic had made them question both their commitment to their employer and their desire for more work/life balance. With that balance being towards life, not work. There is a sense of wanting to belong, have a sense of common purpose and community,

It’s that time of year again – End of Financial Year

It’s that time of year again – End of Financial Year

End of financial year is fast approaching. Don’t we all love tax time! While accountants are focussing on getting the books in order, it is important for organisations look at their HR practices as these play a critical role in setting the business up for success in the new financial year. What exactly should organisations

How can trust help across the employee life cycle

Trust – How can trust help across the employee life cycle

Trust Definition: to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable. (Cambridge Dictionary). Trust – a simple 5 letter word that underpins our moral fibre. How can trust help across the employee life cycle? Optimum has 4 pillars to our business: Attract – trust

navigating redundancy

Navigating A Redundancy

I caught up with a client last week who with much sadness informed that he had just been made redundant. He is a talented senior executive who spent 17 years with this organisation and it was a shock and unexpected. As the economy changes unfortunately redundancies are becoming more real.Being made redundant can be a

Perseverance in the recruitment process A guide for Graduates

Perseverance in the recruitment process: A guide for Graduates

We’ve all heard the phrase “New Year, New Beginnings,” which may be interpreted differently depending on one’s situation; for some, it may imply changing habits, while others may see it as an opportunity to land a new job. Most notably, in the recruitment market, this is when most graduate openings are advertised. As a recent


Resilience in the Workplace: Build outlook, and bounce back from setbacks

In todays, fast-paced and ever-changing work environment, resilience has become a crucial skill for individuals and organisations to thrive. Resilience refers to the ability to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and maintain a positive mindset in the face of adversity. It is a crucial factor in determining how well individuals and teams can


2024! What will this year bring?

Let’s reflect and see what Nostradamus predicted back in 1555: with a 70% success rate it may be worth taking his predictions into account. 2024 according to him will bring climate chaos: “The dry earth will grow more parched…and there will be floods.” Australia has already witnessed both these events… He also predicted: “Combat and

How to not lose momentum leading up to Christmas 4

How To Not Lose Momentum Leading Up To Christmas

2023 has certainly flown, and in what feels like the blink of an eye we are now approaching the end of the year. Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and people’s thoughts are already turning towards Christmas. This is the time of year where in our professional lives it is easy to lose momentum,

Keeping up with the changing landscape!

Keeping up with the changing landscape!

If you are a business leader or people leader/manager there is one thing that will continue to happen. One word that some embrace; some fear; some are immune to, some are tired from it, some are excited by it….one thing is for sure – you can’t stop it! That word is CHANGE. A six letter,