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Working from home: Your risks and liabilities

Working from home: Your risks and liabilities

Are you clear about your responsibilities? Working from home (WFH) is becoming an established, albeit, currently poorly defined, aspect of employment, whether you are an employee or contractor or business owner. Invariably there is a contract of employment/engagement...
Fancy a place in the C-Suite?

Fancy a place in the C-Suite?

One measure of success in the business world is the position you hold and its attendant responsibilities and authority accompanied by above average rewards. Where once there were very limited roles in the C-suite category; CEO, CFO, COO, in the last 20 years, societal...
Setting up the team for the new workplace paradigm

Setting up the team for the new workplace paradigm

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rapid and radical change to the management of teams in organisations. While many are adapting in the short term, the new remote configuration is here to stay as it has many benefits, enabled by IT capabilities and an independent...
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...