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11 ways to find the best candidates on Seek

This article was originally posted on the RecruitLoop Blog.

With some of the recent discussion/controversy about Seek's latest pricing (and technology) decisions, we thought it…


Added by Michael Overell on June 12, 2012 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

How a ship's voyage can help us clarify what good change management can do for us

A lot of what we do is help clients articulate how they want to change, and then work out what they need to do to get there.  It’s fascinating work, because not only is there the obvious change management component; this also touches on an organisation’s culture, its systems, people, processes, skills, strategy, vision and business planning.

Often, this starts off as a desire “to do things differently” or the knowledge that “things need to change around here”; but with no clear view…


Added by Tammy Tansley on June 8, 2012 at 13:24 — 2 Comments

Your Feel Good Friday from Balance at Work

Nice one...  …


Added by Susan Rochester on June 8, 2012 at 10:26 — No Comments

When navel-gazing can be healthy

As a young manager it was drummed into me that I focus on my customers and the services or products I provided to the customer.  It didn’t occur to me to question the philosophy in those days, after all the most senior people in the business advocated it and I certainly cared a lot about customers.

If you are outcome focused and performance manage your people against customer service, company standards, results, targets and outcomes, for example, you are practicing the key behaviours…


Added by Christina Lattimer on June 8, 2012 at 10:26 — No Comments

Paid Parental Leave: Before & After


You may have already…

Added by Elysha Stephens on June 6, 2012 at 16:44 — No Comments

The benefits of adopting a coaching culture

Feed a man for a day or teach him to fish, what would you choose? ”Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Consider that each senior leader in your organisation is being coached and that part of their …


Added by Robyn Creed on June 5, 2012 at 16:26 — No Comments

A Tale of Two Airlines

Why do so many airlines (and other organisations for that matter) maintain practices and policies that appear to be aimed at annoying their customers at best and enraging them at worst?  Isn’t great service always a differentiator for any business?

I heard two contrasting examples of airline shenanigans at…


Added by Niamh Milligan on June 5, 2012 at 15:57 — 2 Comments

Are these the two dumbest recruiters in history?

Sometimes you just have to wonder at how dumb some people can be.

I know, not a nice way to start a blog post, but wait till you hear this.

Not long ago I was coming back to Sydney from a week in the Firebrand London office. I stopped over in Bangkok, and had two hours in the Qantas lounge there, doing what all the other business dudes were doing. Blackberry,…


Added by Greg Savage on June 5, 2012 at 11:08 — No Comments

A coffee with....Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell is the author of the international bestselling novel, The Bride Stripped…


Added by Niamh Milligan on June 5, 2012 at 0:02 — No Comments


I call it ‘fizz’ and we all know someone who has it.

Let me explain….individuals with ‘fizz’ radiate a quiet confidence, joy and calm. They tend to be incredibly successful in their chosen field with energy to burn and a sense of humour to match. Stressed, tired or fed-up…..these words are not even in their…


Added by Niamh Milligan on June 4, 2012 at 23:54 — No Comments

Can you improve customer service by 'incentivising people'?

Qantas is planning to give financial bonuses to cabin crew and other staff based on customer satisfaction (Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June 2012). Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told the Herald “Incentivising people for doing a good job is absolutely the way to go. The Apple guys do it and it’s very powerful.”

What’s wrong with Alan Joyce’s  approach?

1. If you…


Added by Susan Rochester on June 4, 2012 at 17:23 — 6 Comments

Learning from mistakes

Making a mistake is part of everyday life and our errors are mostly unexceptional. Many organisations believe they have the leadership capability framework that allows people to make and learn from mistakes. But this, for the most part, isn’t true.

A recently published book “Better by Mistake: the unexpected benefits of being wrong” by Alina Tugend uses the example of a night shift supervisor in a food factory to highlight what can happen when an organisation doesn’t allow employees…


Added by Mandy Geddes on June 4, 2012 at 12:48 — 2 Comments

Let's connect - the new way to network

Last week I spoke at the UNSW (The University of New South Wales) AGSM (Australian Graduate School of Management) MBA networking evening “Let’s Connect” on the importance of networking.  I don’t know about you… but surely this topic has been…


Added by Nicole Underwood on June 4, 2012 at 12:12 — No Comments

Best Practice Graduate Development Strategies - Part 3

Best Practice Graduate Development Strategies

In a four part series, the team at DBL have put together a comprehensive ‘best practice’ guide to graduate development. Although by no means exhaustive, the series is a great resource and useful ‘how-to’ for graduate managers both new to the industry, and for veterans looking for new or fresh ideas to enhance their existing program, enjoy!



Added by Matt Chaplin on June 1, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments

A university education: overrated and underpaid?

Last week Suncorp Bank released its May 2012 Wages Report. This report is a fascinating analysis of Australian average weekly earnings by industry, gender and state and territory. The data is drawn from official Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports (specifically 6291.0.55.003 - Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Feb 2012 and 6302.0 Average…


Added by ross clennett on June 1, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Please vote for the Employee Attachment Inventory in Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 People’s Choice Award.

Voting ends tomorrow at midday

The Employee Attachment Inventory has been named in Anthill Magazine’s ‘SMART 100’ index. Anthill’s ‘SMART 100’ Index was developed in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products.

We’re very excited about this and truly honoured to be recognised.

It’s not easy to launch and raise awareness of a new product that challenges conventional thinking. So please vote for us in Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 People’s Choice…


Added by Anthony Sork on May 31, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Recognising your team - 8 ways to say "Thank You" without saying the words

A recent report in HR Magazine by David Woods reported “Employers are failing to inspire their staff and make them feel valued, with only 21% of employees believing their company cares about its staff, according to a YouGov survey of over 1,000 workers, commissioned by performance consultancy, River Marketing.

The results don’t surprise me, although I think it’s a downright shame that people aren’t experiencing a greater sense of value from the workplace. People need to feel valued,…


Added by Christina Lattimer on May 29, 2012 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

How to reduce staff turnover with a flexible culture

Staff turnover is an ongoing headache for most businesses.  Even booming industries like mining & resources are experiencing their fair share of hurt with with 18% of workers leaving within the…


Added by Nicole Underwood on May 28, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Your Feel Good Friday from Balance at Work


Added by Susan Rochester on May 25, 2012 at 11:23 — No Comments

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