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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

ChatGPT

Happy (belated) Birthday to ChatGPT… so, how have you embraced AI?

Led by the engineering masterminds at OpenAI, Chat GPT was launched in late 2022 and recently celebrated its first birthday on November 30th. It’s crazy to think it’s been here over a year. Many have adopted it rigorously into both their personal and work lives; from researching the best Martini recipe, and understanding how elections

Planning for Success in the Next Financial Year

Planning for Success in the Next Financial Year

As recruiters, strategic planning plays a pivotal role in achieving success in the ever-changing market. With the current financial year coming to a close, it is crucial to prepare for the year ahead. By doing so, you can maintain a competitive edge, adapt to emerging trends, and attract top talent. This article outlines essential steps

Increase your job search success in this age of AI

Increase your job search success in this age of AI

Well, we are already at the end of February and after two months back at work people are now starting to think “should I look for a new role?” You’ve been on holidays. You have come back to the office and reality is – nothing has changed. So February/March are a great time to put

2023 – the war for talent is over!

At a time where most of us are refreshed after a break – we turn into positive beings! We cut back on chocolate and alcohol, we promise ourselves to hit the gym this year… we swap fries for salad…we are hopeful that the labour shortage is behind us and that 2023 will bring fresh hope…the

skills shortage in Australia

The skills shortage certainly remains but could it be fixed this week?

Sadly, I don’t think so (but we’ll get to that). This week is a good week, bringing the much welcomed first day of Spring and the wonderful change in season. Whilst I’m sure it will still be cold in Canberra there will be some heat with Labor’s Jobs and Skills Summit. The two-day event starts on Thursday

Cultural change – music from the past to help us in 2022!

“Come gather ‘round people, wherever you roam  And admit that the waters around you have grown…  Don’t criticise what you can’t understand  Your old road is rapidly ageing  Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend a hand  For the times, they are a-changin’  Bob Dylan wrote these lyrics in 1964 and

5 Steps to Manifesting Results and Bringing Your Goals to Life

5 Steps to Manifesting Results and Bringing Your Goals to Life

We’re a quarter of the way through 2022. Work is hectic. The family has demands of you. Someone you know has had COVID. You’re barely making it week to week and are hanging out for those long weekends coming up. That new year’s resolution you had to go to the gym every day – now