A Guide: Tackling Competency-Based Interviews

Competency / behavioural-based interviews are a good opportunity for the company to find out a lot about you, but it is also your chance to display the qualities and skills necessary for the job and the better prepared you are, the better the interview will be. The key to a successful and satisfying interview for […]

Five Ways To Work Well From Home

So many people are likely to be continually working from home for the first time due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). For others, it will be business as usual. About one in three Australian workers now regularly work from home and it is becoming more popular all the time. If you are not […]

Work-Life Balance: The Impossible Dream?

Ah, work-life balance. We must hear that phrase every day. Philosopher Alain de Botton said that “There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” I would say it is almost an impossible task; with the glow of technology we are all available 24-7. Not sure about you, but I often […]

How To Boost Team Culture

Your team has had a great week/month or even year. It’s time to celebrate. But how? I am sure all managers have been guilty of the same-old basic “shout out” e-mail or booking lunch. The feeling that these two things are a staple gesture to demonstrate how much value is placed on what has been […]

Paws for Thought – ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’

Calling all dog lovers out there. Date for the diary – 24th June – officially ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’. If you adore dogs, surely this must be one of the most important dates in the calendar! Dog lovers across Australia have wistfully imagined being able to take their beloved furry-friends to work. Now […]

Is Hiring ‘Top Talent’ A Trap?

Every organisation wants to hire ‘top talent’. We hear this every day. We want a “gun”, “the best”, “an A grade candidate”. But what if hiring the cream of the candidate crop doesn’t always mean recruiting the top applicant? Here’s how switching your focus to fixate on prospective employees can help your business break free […]

Meetings. How to establish your presence

Ode to the introverts amongst us Mention the word “meeting” to most people and there will at least be an inward groan. Get a group of colleagues together and suddenly all hell breaks loose. Whether it’s the lack of oxygen in the room or something in the water, but what can start as a friendly […]