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The new breed team leader

The new breed team leader

Since the start of the COVID, responses to surveys have consistently indicated that about 50% of the workforce wishes to work remotely, 2-5 days per week. The improvement to their quality of life and productivity is too substantial to relinquish so, they do not want...
Employer culture: clues before you join

Employer culture: clues before you join

We recently conducted a survey on LinkedIn on the relative importance of Cultural Fit and Skills in achieving success in a role. 96% of respondents stated Cultural fit was equally or more important than capability. This awareness is very encouraging as it is our...
Recruiters and your next job

Recruiters and your next job

Often applicants feel recruiters are inattentive and unhelpful. Many job seekers understandably expect to rely on the commitment and skills of Recruiters to find their next role. Many find a new role this way, but many are disappointed with their experience in dealing...
Working from home: Finding the balance for employer and employee

Working from home: Finding the balance for employer and employee

Our observations of people completing Outplacement and accepting new roles has convinced us that Work from Home is now a permanent feature of the workplace. Recent anecdotal and survey evidence also confirms that employees are committed to retaining the new flexibility of working from home where possible (and where relevant), meaning they will not accept new roles that do not accommodate their needs, and will move from an existing role if it refuses to meet their needs.

Job search hell…..some coping strategies

Job search hell…..some coping strategies

Compiled by Susan McNulty, Consulting Psychologist and Peter E Pick, CEO, Nine Lives Consulting.     Job searching is a stressful activity beset with setbacks and personal doubt, anxiety and poor communications. Not many people report that they enjoy the...
Minimising Stress

Minimising Stress

Stress is an insidious negative force that comes in many forms. It manifests itself as physical symptoms such as lack of sleep and eating disorders, mental symptoms such as confusion, anxiety and anger and a whole array of symptoms which are a combination of...
Overcoming reluctance to return to the office…

Overcoming reluctance to return to the office…

Maybe it’s not just about pyjamas and trains… As the official restrictions are eased and employers and CBD businesses seek to encourage more people to return to their central offices, they are bemused by the lack of enthusiasm amongst a large proportion of the...
Flexible Work Arrangements: What is best for me?

Flexible Work Arrangements: What is best for me?

The Covid-19 response forced employers to rapidly install the requisite infrastructure and systems to enable working from home, and many have found this as been a positive experience. Physical barriers have been permanently removed, the workplace culture resistance...
How to behave when a close friend or loved one is job searching

How to behave when a close friend or loved one is job searching

When someone close to you has been retrenched or for other reasons is entering the job search phase, it is useful to understand the situation from their point of view to ensure your behaviour is supportive and not unintentionally irritating or dispiriting. People who...
Why should someone hire you?

Why should someone hire you?

What is your commercial offer? Why should someone hire you? Does your offer, or Personal Value Proposition, match the needs of the employer? Your Personal Value Proposition (PVP) is a statement you make about  yourself and your work history to convey an understanding of how you work and what you have to offer a prospective employer.