May 28, 2015 by
Australian employers should shift from their “myopic” focus on hiring specialists to embrace workers with broad-ranging skills, according to a researcher and author. Experience in areas including humanities, social sciences, economics and graphic design have all become increasingly important as every industry becomes transformed by the web, Paul X. McCarthy told HR Daily. “The web […]
April 4, 2015 by
Mental illness will be experienced by at least one in five of us this year. The most common mental illnesses will be anxiety, depression and substance use disorders. If you have a company of 200 people this means at least 40 employees will be attempting to function at work whilst experiencing some serious challenges in […]
February 12, 2015 by
I am sure most of you will have heard about “climbing the corporate ladder” – where moving “up” in an organisation is the only way to further your career. Other kinds of moves in organisations are met usually with a raised eyebrow – such as “sideways moves” or “backward steps” – as though it implies […]
February 10, 2015 by
Job Seeking is a sales process. Anticipation and preparation for a certain amount of rejection is important if you are to function well, especially when you finally get to interview stage (which you most definitely will.) We have noticed many job seekers over the years underestimate just how much they were being impacted by the […]
March 23, 2012 by
We hear a lot of discussion these days about people feeling satisfied at work (or not). The most astounding statistic I heard in the last 12 months was from a survey taken in Australia that found that 63% of employees were currently dissatisfied with their jobs. Now I know we all have our bad days, […]
October 31, 2011 by
At some point in our careers, we reach a fork in the road. The only recognised way ahead is to choose the Generalist route where we spend our time managing others. However, many of us are driven by specialisation – we have a strong desire to become a subject matter expert, a “guru” in our field. Which path are you facing?
October 31, 2011 by
Having a career Thrisis (or ‘Thirties Crisis’) raises a lot of questions. Am I on the right path? What are my highest value skills? What does work-life balance look like? Before making your next career move, reflection is often the best starting point.