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The Simplest Things

Around the office last week we all spoke about R U OK day. Some of us spoke about the importance of such a day and the ambassadors who are involved, others about how silly of an idea it is and some just looked puzzled before asking what in the world it even was! For those of you

When Office Banter Goes A Step Too Fluffing Far…

In my opinion, an office without good banter is like a nightclub without alcohol and music…dull. I came to Australia after working for a company in the UK where I got told off for saying the ‘F’ word in a good-humoured context in the office.  In protest I started using the word ‘fluff’ when I

Office Gossip – Team Builder or Culture Killer?

Everyone loves a bit of gossip, I’m sure we’ve all taken part in an office gossip session at some point in our lives. You know the kind I’m talking about… Did you hear about Luke in accounting? What’s wrong with Sarah in sales, she’s been really moody lately? It seems to be a great Aussie

The Wise “Old” Man

This week, I spent a couple of days in Melbourne. Apart from the weather (which was pathetic one day, perfect the next), Melbourne is one of my favourite places to visit. It has a buzz and a vibe and is always energetic. While I was there, I had the pleasure of having a lunch with

Turning Results Around Through Planning, Communication and Teamwork

I know, I know, we’ve heard it all before; by reading those self books that talk about the art of communication and effective planning – they say it all the time. But it really is amazing what can be achieved through effective organisation, communication and teamwork. I’ve recently had an experience which I thought brought

State Of Mind

State of the economy… state of the job market… state of the carbon tax… state of the miners… state of China… is it all State of Mind? It’s pretty easy to hear, read and see a lot of negativity at the moment – the economy, China, carbon tax, miners tax, Government lay-offs, Greece, Spain; Europe

Keep Your Eye On The Prize!

I always find the Olympics to be a really interesting exercise. As a viewer, I am glued to the television when I see athletes of the caliber of Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps apply their trade. I enjoy seeing sports that I never watch, highlighted on the world stage; the strength of gymnasts scares me

How Do You Bring Yourself to Work?

With the appointment of our new General Manager to the Perth office we have had several conversations where he has highlighted that “how you bring yourself to work” is important. It is important to bring energy and positivity because this will impact not only your work but your fellow team mates. He also highlighted the

More than meets the eye!

Did you know that you can outsource your payroll function to Optimum? Or that we run executive search campaigns? And did you know Optimum is able to provide a range of Human Resource Consulting services including performance management advice, salary benchmarking, panel interview representation, psychometric profiling and outplacement programs? And did you know we offer